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The California Building Industry Association is a statewide trade association representing thousands of businesses, homebuilders, remodelers, subcontractors, architects, engineers, designers and other industry professionals. A recent study determined that homebuilding generates approximately $60 billion a year to the California economy and creates an estimated 526,000 jobs statewide.

Use this section to learn more about CBIA's mission and commitment to the industry. You can also learn more about CBIA leadership and how to contact members of the CBIA staff.

Housing Statistics

Looking for housing numbers? We've got you covered with monthly housing starts, new home sales and median sales prices of new homes, quarterly housing affordability numbers, and complete sets of statistics broken down by metro region. Our numbers come from reliable sources, including CIRB, Hanley Wood Market Intelligence and NAHB/Wells Fargo Market Intelligence.

Press Releases

Read the most recent releases from CBIA on housing construction, new home sales and other topics relevant to the homebuilding industry. Older releases can be accessed in our press release archive.

Industry News

What is happening in the homebuilding industry? Summaries and links to the day's top housing and homebuilding news from media outlets are posted in this section every weekday. Industry News is also available to members and or media by subscribing to a daily email.

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Industry News

11/4/2014
Registration is now open for CBIA’s 2015 Winter Governance Meetings

We hope you join your colleagues in the building industry for CBIA’s Winter Governance Meetings on February 10th & 11th, 2015.  The meetings will take place at the Citizen Hotel in Downtown Sacramento.

Registration is now open here!

Along with Government Affairs, BRE Committee and Board Meetings, this event will feature CBIA’s Annual Legislative Advocacy Reception the evening of February 10th in the ballroom of the Citizen Hotel.  Last year’s event was attended by over thirty legislators, providing CBIA members with a chance to discuss key issues with some of California’s key policy makers.

11/3/2014
CHF|CIRB September Permit Statistics

Total housing unit starts increased 9% from August 2014. Multi-family units totaled 3,682 new units, a 22% increase from last month. When comparing 2014 year-to-date totals with 2013, new housing units are up for the first time this year, totaling 61,361 single- and multi-family units.

Other Highlights from the September 2014 California Construction Review:

  • The unemployment rate for the State of California in September 2014 was 6.9%, decreasing by 0.5 from 7.4% in the previous month.
  • California construction employment averaged 697,100 in September 2014, up 2,200 from August 2014.
  • The largest project in September 2014 was a new $150 million, 12-story office, retail and parking building in San Francisco City.
10/29/2014
Exhibit sales are going strong for PCBC 2015

As we head back to San Diego in June, we’ve increased the amount of square footage on the exhibit floor—and we’re pleased to announce that space is already 70% full!  The floor footprint will increase to 64,000 square feet, up 15% over the 2014 show floor. 
 
In addition to the hundreds of exhibitors and thousands of product solutions on display, the exhibit floor will also feature two show homes, our new "Smarter Home Showcase", and PCBC’s exclusive and highly successful buyer programs the Key Buyers Club and National Buyers Circle.  Mark your calendar for June 24-25 and make plans to join us in San Diego.