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The California Building Industry Association (CBIA) is a statewide trade association representing thousands of homebuilders, remodelers, subcontractors, architects, engineers, designers, and other industry professionals.

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Governor Brown Signs AB 116, Adds Fuel to CA Housing Recovery

WASHINGTON, D.C. - July 12, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) --Governor Brown has signed Assembly Bill 116 (Bocanegra) extending for two years 3,500 existing parcel maps representing 400,000 housing units that can now be constructed.

CHF|CIRB January 2013 California Construction Review

WASHINGTON, D.C. - April 17, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- CHF|CIRB recently released the statistical data comprising the California Construction Review (CCR) to subscribers. The new numbers reveal a 1% increase in single family housing units as comp...

CBIA Bill Moves to Senate: Would Allow Sprinkler Installations by Plumbers

WASHINGTON, D.C. - April 17, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- AB 433 (Gordon) has been approved by the Assembly Floor on a 73-0 vote. Introduced in February, this CBIA-sponsored measure would allow residential fire sprinkler systems in new homes to be insta...

CBIA Sponsored 24-Month Map Extension Bill Introduced

January 17, 2012 - (RealEstateRama) -- Earlier this week, Raul Bocanegra (R-Pacoima) introduced a measure that will save CBIA's members millions of dollars and ensure projects critical to the state's housing and economic recovery move forward.

PCBC Announces 2013 Opening Keynote Speaker Bestselling Author Dan Pink

December 17, 2012 - (RealEstateRama) -- CBIA is pleased to announce bestselling author Dan Pink will be the Opening Keynote Speaker on Thursday, June 6 at PCBC 2013. Dan is the author of several provocative, bestselling books about the changing world o...

Homeowners Can’t Put the Cart Before the Horse: Notice of Claim Must Come Before...

December 7, 2012 - (RealEstateRama) -- Senate Bill 800, commonly known as the “Right to Repair," became effective January 1, 2003 and establishes a mandatory process prior to the filing of certain types of construction defect claims against homebuild...

CHF | CIRB – July California Construction Review Released

November 30, 2012 - (RealEstateRama) -- CHF CIRB released their July 2012 California Construction Review to subscribers last week. The review demonstrates the positive turn in the construction industry has taken over the past year. A few highlights fr...

California Housing Starts Dip Across the Board in January, CBIA Announces

SACRAMENTO, CA - February 23, 2012 - (RealEstateRama) -- The state’s homebuilders pulled permits for fewer new single-family and multifamily homes in January when compared to the previous month and when compared to January 2011, the California Buildi...

State’s Housing Affordability Climbs to New Heights in Fourth Quarter, CBIA Announces

SACRAMENTO, CA - February 16, 2012 - (RealEstateRama) -- Housing affordability continued to increase in all but three of the state’s metropolitan areas included in the report and reached the highest statewide level since the California index was deve...

California Homebuilding Foundation to Induct Six Industry Leaders into Hall of Fame

SACRAMENTO, CA - February 2, 2012 - (RealEstateRama) -- Six homebuilding leaders will be honored at the California homebuilding industry’s most prestigious event, the California Homebuilding Foundation Hall of Fame Celebration.

It’s Official: 2011 Marks Third-lowest Year on Record for California Housing Production

SACRAMENTO, CA - January 25, 2012 - (RealEstateRama) -- California saw the third-lowest yearly housing permit total and the worst yearly total on record for single-family units in 2011, the California Building Industry Association announced today.

California Housing Production Continues Rise in November, CBIA Announces

SACRAMENTO, CA - December 22, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- California housing production increased for a fourth consecutive month in November but the state is still on track to end the year with the third-lowest housing starts tally on record, the Califo...

CBIA Elects New Officers for 2012

December 2, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- Ray Panek is the senior vice president for forward planning for KB Home Northern California. In his current position, Panek manages the design, entitlement, permitting and development of all KB Home projects in th...

California Housing Production Increases for Third Consecutive Month in October, CBIA Announces

SACRAMENTO, CA - November 22, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- California housing production increased for the third consecutive month in October as builders pulled permits for 17 percent more housing units when compared to October 2010, the California Build...

California Housing Affordability Rises in Third Quarter, CBIA Announces

SACRAMENTO, CA - November 17, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- Californians were able to afford a higher percentage of homes sold in the third quarter of 2011 as housing affordability increased in 22 of the state’s 28 metropolitan areas included in the rep...

New Study Finds Fault with Oft-Cited Justification for Government-Mandated Affordable Housing Requirements in California

SACRAMENTO, CA - November 16, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- According to a new study released today, the use of residential nexus analysis (RNA) in determining inclusionary housing percentage requirements and in-lieu fees for both residential and commerci...

California Housing Starts Climb Again in September, CBIA Announces

SACRAMENTO, CA - October 25, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- Driven again by a substantial increase in the multifamily sector, California housing starts rose 10 percent in September when compared to the same month a year ago, the California Building Industr...

California Housing Starts Rebound in August, CBIA Announces

SACRAMENTO, CA - September 23, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- Driven by a substantial increase in the multifamily sector, California housing starts surged in August posting a 30 percent increase over the same month a year ago, the California Building In...

California Housing Production Falls in July, CBIA Announces

SACRAMENTO, CA - August 29, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- California housing production fell sharply in July and posted the lowest monthly permit total since January of 2009, the California Building Industry Association announced today.

California Housing Affordability Dips in Second Quarter, CBIA Announces

SACRAMENTO, CA - August 19, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- Housing affordability in California decreased in the second quarter of 2011 as 16 of the state’s 28 metropolitan areas included in the report showed declines, the California Building Industry Association announced today.

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