Industry News

May is National Remodeling Month

by Chris Majzun Jr., President, North Coast Building Industry Association (NCBIA) Your 80-year-old aunt is coming to stay for a few days. You’re looking forward to the visit, but realize your… Read More

If You Want the Job Done Right, Hire a Professional Remodeler – May is National Remodeling Month

  by Chris Majzun Jr., President… Any homeowner planning to remodel wants nothing less than a professional job.  Who wouldn’t want the best quality in terms of workmanship and materials… Read More

Tight Inventory and Rising Costs

by NAHB Chief Economist Robert Dietz A strong month for home sales in March reinforced the trend of positive housing demand. Sales of new single-family homes grew 15.6% from a… Read More

Nine Overlooked Spring Cleaning Jobs

by Judie Docs, Executive Officer, CSP, MCSP, CGP, CMP, MIRM With winter finally leaving and warmer weather on the way, it’s time to tackle all that spring cleaning! It can… Read More

Homeownership Rate Stable

Reprinted from NAHB by Na Zhao According to the Census Bureau’s Housing Vacancy Survey (HVS), the U.S. homeownership rate was 63.6% in the first quarter 2017, which is statistically no different… Read More


Tuesday, June 27th – Wednesday, June 28th Marriott University of Dayton – Dayton, OH 1414 S. Patterson Blvd., Dayton, OH OHBA Members, This meeting you will obtain updated information on… Read More

2017 OHBA Legislative Review – Report #4

HOUSE WRAPPING UP ITS BUDGET, CONSIDERING THOUSANDS OF AMENDMENTS The House will wrap up its review of HB 49 Biennium Budget with an adoption of an omnibus amendment, introducing numerous… Read More

Increase in Remodeling Market Index Reflects Broad-Based Confidence

by Carmel Ford The National Association of Home Builders’ (NAHB) Remodeling Market Index (RMI) posted a reading of 58 in the first quarter of 2017, up five points from the… Read More

Builder Confidence Holds Firm in April

by Robert Dietz on April 17, 2017  Builder confidence in the market for newly-built single-family homes remained solid in April, falling three points to a level of 68 on the National… Read More

Impact of the Duty on Canadian Lumber Announced April 25

by Paul Emrath on April 25, 2017  On April 25, the Department of Commerce levied a 19.88% duty rate against Canadian softwood lumber exports to the United States. Due to “special circumstances,” the… Read More