Publications


2014 Publications

The Home Book: A Complete Guide to Homeowner and Homebuilder Responsibilities

The Home Book is a new publication modeled after a highly successful book initially released in 2002. Builders can receive a 20% discount by purchasing the book through CBIA. Learn more.

2012 Publications

The Economic Benefits of Housing in California

Updated in August, the CHF report shows that the new-home building industry contributes $20.7 billion and 122,000 jobs per year to the California economy. Read the executive summary and report here

2011 Publications

The Use of Residential Nexus Analysis in Support of California's Inclusionary Housing Ordinances: A Critical Evaluation

New study finds that the use of residential nexus analysis (RNA) in determining inclusionary housing percentage requirements and in-lieu fees for both residential and commercial development often produces highly inflated affordable housing requirements and in-lieu fees. Read the report.

2010 Publications

The Economic Benefits of Housing

Updated in August, the CHF report shows that the downturn in new-home building has resulted in the loss of hundreds of thousands of jobs and tens of billions of dollars in economic output to California’s economy. Read the report.

Profile of the Typical Single-Family Builder in 2009

HousingEconomics.com prepared a detailed profile of NAHB members who specialize in single-family home construction, including average units built, employees and business activity. Read the report.

U.S. Solar Energy: Year in Review

Despite the recession, solar energy grew in installations, jobs and revenues during 2009, according to the Solar Energy Industries Association. Read the report.

Water Use in the California Residential Home

New homes built to today’s standards use far less water than homes built 20 years ago and will use even less water when the California Green Building Standards Code comes into effect in 2011. Read the report.

2009 Publications

Shopping for Your Home Loan

HUD's booklet will help you become familiar with how interest rates, points, balloon payments, and prepayment penalties can affect your monthly mortgage payments. Download the booklet

Housing Builds Jobs

CBIA's 12-page report on the 2009 principles and policies of California homebuilders. Read the report.

CBIA Green Building and Sustainability Policy

CBIA is actively involved in evaluating and promoting performance strategies and programs that enhance energy efficiency and water conservation. Read the full statement.

2008 Publications

New Construction: Adding Value to Our Communities

The HBA of the Central Coast study shows that construction in San Luis Obispo and Santa Barbara counties contributed more than a quarter-billion dollars over five fiscal years toward public improvements. Read the study.

Building Diversity

A group of industry leaders have been working to identify ways in which CBIA can offer services and resources to a more diverse membership. Read the brochure.

The Economic Benefits of Housing in California

New housing construction contributes nearly $40 billion per year to the California economy and supports over 266,000 jobs statewide. Read the report.

Carbon Footprint of Single-Family New Construction

ConSol reports on the impact in the wake of the passage of the California Global Warming Solutions Act (AB 32). Read the report.
Meeting AB 32: Cost-Effective Greenhouse Gas Reductions in the Residential Sector
County-By-County Breakdown of Housing Inventory

If Homeownership is a Priority

The 2008 edition of CBIA’s annual statement of the principles and policies of California homebuilders. Read the statement.

2008 Housing Forecast

CBIA Chief Economist Alan Nevin gives his annual economic forecast for California's new-home production in 2008.
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2007 Publications

Latino Homeownership Poll

The Latino Homeownership Poll report from David Binder Research details the findings of the poll, which surveyed a total of 957 Latino adults from throughout California and gauged their attitudes towards homeownership and obstacles they face in owning a home.
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Hispanic Homeownership in California: A CBIA Economic Treatise

CBIA Chief Economist Alan Nevin details the economic issues facing California as the state looks to the future and tries to accomodate population growth while providing affordable housing for Latinos and all Californians.
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The Housing Bottom Line: Fiscal Impact of New Home Construction on California Governments

Despite frequent claims that new housing costs state and local governments more in services than it generates in tax revenue, a study concludes that housing does pay its own way – and then some.
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2007 Mid-year Housing Forecast

CBIA Chief Economist Alan Nevin offers a revised forecast for California’s home production in 2007.
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2007 Housing Forecast

California’s housing production in 2007 is expected to continue taking a breather as the market slowly returns to historically normal levels after the frenetic pace of the early part of the decade.
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The Pursuit of the American Dream

The 2007 edition of CBIA’s annual statement of the principles and policies of California homebuilders.
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2006 Publications

CBIA/California Builder 2006 Housing Forecast

CBIA Chief Economist Alan Nevin issues his annual forecast for homebuilding around the state. (1-06)
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Homeownership in California: A CBIA Economic Treatise

California's homeownership rate is next-to-last in the nation. If the state's homeownership rate just matched the national average, 1.6 million additional families would enjoy the benefits of owning their own home. (3-06)
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The Economic Benefits of Housing in California (June 06)

Homebuilding contributes nearly $68 billion a year to the state’s economy and creates close to 487,000 jobs, according to a study prepared by the Sacramento Regional Research Institute. The report also found that the entire housing industry — including all goods and services purchased for existing homes as well as new homes — generates nearly $273 billion in economic activity, supports about 960,000 jobs and accounts for about 11 percent of all economic activity in California.
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2006 Principles and Policies

The 2006 edition of CBIA's annual statement of the principles and policies of California builders.
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