Welcome to the ViewAndSearch.com Blog

2011-10-06 14:12:07
Housing Can Be 'Key Engine of Job Growth'

Daily Real Estate News | Thursday, October 06, 2011

The National Association of Home Builders is stressing the need for policymakers to remove anti-housing barriers that they say are preventing a housing market recovery. After all, NAHB says, housing can be the answer policymakers have been searching for in boosting jobs and economic recovery. 

The housing industry can be the “key engine of job growth” the country needs, says Bob Nielsen, chairman of the National Association of Home Builders.Nielsen says that constructing just 100 single-family homes can generate more than 300 jobs and $8.9 million in taxes and revenue for state, local, and federal governments.

Yet, Nielsen says the government keeps placing stringent policies that are preventing the housing market from recovering and that are dampening demand and reducing Americans ability to purchase a home, from the tightening of credit and possible stricter down payment qualifications to reducing the conforming loan limit on Oct. 1. 

One of the main hurdles home builders are facing is obtaining credit from banks so they can begin working on new homes. The tightening of credit has brought new-home construction practically to a standstill in many parts of the country. 

Since April 2006, more than 1.4 million residential construction jobs have been lost, according to NAHB. “Yet there is demand for housing in markets that are on the mend,' says Nielsen. 'Home builders have plenty of shovel-ready jobs set to go but they can't keep their doors open and create jobs in their communities if federal regulators continue to shut off the credit spigot.'

By Melissa Dittmann Tracey, REALTOR® Magazine Daily News

Provided by,

Doug Spiers / Associate Broker 

Global Choice Real Estate
1436 South Legend Hills Drive Suite 314
Clearfield, Utah 84015

Direct (801) 726-7173

Email:
DougSpiers@aol.com 

ViewAndSearch.com

“The highest compliment I can receive is the referral of your friends, family and business associates. Thank you for your trust and confidence.”

 
Blog Archive
2017-10-13 11:57:01
4 Reasons to Sell This Fall

2016-05-06 07:23:41
Best Long-Term Investment

2016-02-02 16:49:28
No Matter Which Groundhog You Listen To...

2016-01-29 14:35:49
Existing Home Sales Bounce Back

2015-12-09 08:46:15
Real Estate News You Need to Know Wed. 12/9/15

2015-12-03 08:11:23
2016 Home Prices and Rates?

2015-10-16 10:43:16
2016 Home Prices?

2015-10-15 12:27:38
Rental Repairs?

2015-10-15 12:24:39
Millennials?

2015-10-13 07:15:49
New Home Sales Surge

2015-10-07 10:35:23
30-Year Fixed Mortgage Rates Fall to 5-Month Low;

2015-07-29 07:20:05
What you need to know today.

2015-07-22 13:45:39
Rates Today July 22,2015

2015-01-08 07:32:51
Mortgage Rates Hit 19-Month Low

2014-12-24 10:04:16
30-Year Fixed Mortgage Rate Up From 19-Month Low;

2014-09-02 18:21:41
30-Year Fixed Mortgage Rates Drop

2014-08-31 08:55:58
Housing Market Looking Up

2014-08-22 21:25:38
US housing recovery appears to be back on track

2014-07-08 08:16:44
4 in 10 US households use cellphones only

2014-06-30 12:51:26
Pending Home Sales Surge 6.1%

2014-04-29 18:07:58
Pending Home Sales 4/28/14

2013-11-14 12:56:43
30-year-mortgage rate rises to 4.35%

2013-11-13 07:58:25
Fewer Late On Mortgage Payments = Housing Strength

2013-05-02 15:12:13
Home prices along Utah's Wasatch Front

2013-04-12 15:14:02
Salt Lake housing market looks for spring rebound

Click here to see ALL articles.


Comment on this Article

Your Name:
Your Email:
Comments:
Verify:  Please enter the numbers shown to help eliminate spam.