Land Development

How Sacramento Is Streamlining Approval Processes to Provide More, Greater Variety of Housing

Filed in Advocacy, Housing Affordability, Land Development by on March 12, 2021 0 Comments
How Sacramento Is Streamlining Approval Processes to Provide More, Greater Variety of Housing

Sacramento’s 2040 General Plan Update envisions growth of 72,000 new homes and 80,000 new jobs over the next 20 years. Included in the general plan are key themes of housing availability, affordability, racial equity, sustainability and addressing climate change.

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Learn All About Land Development in NAHB Live Online Courses

Filed in Education, Land Development by on March 9, 2021 6 Comments
Learn All About Land Development in NAHB Live Online Courses

Successful land development can substantially increase revenue and profit for smaller home builders. Back by popular demand, NAHB Education is offering two dynamic land development live online courses in March.

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Join Upcoming Webinar on Dismantling Structural Inequities in Zoning

Filed in Education, Land Development, Membership by on February 25, 2021 0 Comments
Join Upcoming Webinar on Dismantling Structural Inequities in Zoning

To provide a clear example of how different jurisdictions are re-examining structural inequities, NAHB has convened a panel to discuss how housing advocates are proposing to revise state zoning laws to reduce segregation.

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Two ‘Final’ Environmental Rules That are Not Yet Final

Filed in Environment, Land Development by on January 22, 2021 0 Comments
Two ‘Final’ Environmental Rules That are Not Yet Final

On Jan. 20, the Biden administration implemented a regulatory freeze for all pending regulations. Two “final” environmental rules affecting the housing industry were swept up in this presidential action.

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Understanding Land Use Updates in the 2020 National Green Building Standard

Understanding Land Use Updates in the 2020 National Green Building Standard

The ICC 700-2020 National Green Building Standard® (NGBS), released in spring 2020, updated two key sections that should be bookmarked for home builders engaged in land use and housing development.

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The Future of Urban and Suburban Housing in the Wake of COVID-19

Filed in Education, Land Development by on October 27, 2020 2 Comments
The Future of Urban and Suburban Housing in the Wake of COVID-19

The pandemic has dramatically changed how most Americans view their homes. The need for more spaces within a home for work, schooling and exercise have driven many to evaluate where they live. But what happens to urban home building if more people move?

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Builders: Learn What it Takes to Become a Successful Land Developer

Filed in Education, Land Development by on October 23, 2020 0 Comments
Builders: Learn What it Takes to Become a Successful Land Developer

Successful land development can substantially increase revenue and profit for smaller builders. This fall, NAHB Education is offering two online courses to help builders become successful land developers.

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Lot Values Down in 2019

Filed in Economics, Land Development, Trends by on October 19, 2020 0 Comments
Lot Values Down in 2019

Median single-family lot prices came down in 2019, breaking their relentless climb for the first time since 2013, according to NAHB’s analysis of the Census Bureau’s Survey of Construction data, The 2019 median lot price was $45,000, which amounts to a 9% decline since 2018, when half of the lots were selling at or above $49,500.

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Housing in Opportunity Zones

Filed in Land Development, Tax Reform by on July 17, 2020 0 Comments
Housing in Opportunity Zones

Opportunity Zones (OZs) are an economic development tool created by the federal government in the 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. Here are some examples of successful OZ projects across the country.

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How Stringent Design Regulations Restrict Housing Affordability and Choice

How Stringent Design Regulations Restrict Housing Affordability and Choice

Housing affordability has long been at the forefront of housing policy and attention. Recent land use trends provide additional development methods to make the residential development and regulation process more efficient, but some localities are moving in the opposite direction by enacting burdensome residential design standards that go well past good design principles. NAHB’s Residential Design Standards: How Stringent Regulations Restrict Affordability and Choice report addresses this issue and explores other alternatives.

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