It is hard to believe now, but there was once a time here in the Baldy View region when homebuilding was a simple case of purchasing a plot of land...
This National Home Ownership Month, KVCR attended the fourth Annual Housing Policy Conference and prepared this short video.
Rising housing costs are putting a major squeeze on Americans.
The summer home-shopping season is in full swing and that is why we choose the entire month of June to celebrate the benefits of homeownership.
Fontana Mayor Acquanetta Warren at the request of the Trump Administration took a recent trip to Washington.
On Friday, June 2nd, BIA Baldy View hosted its 4th Annual Housing Policy Conference in Ontario. The event consisted of three panels and a keynote speech given by Ben Metcalf, California Housing & Community Development, Director.
The shortage of affordable housing is a looming threat to San Bernardino County, real estate experts heard Friday.
Back in the mid-1950s, journeyman Hollywood film director William Castle struck upon...
Elected leaders and housing experts to also discuss policy solutions to San Bernardino County’s estimated housing shortage of 65,000 units by 2019.
Go back just a couple of decades and think about what a home office entailed...
California is the “Golden State,” yet with every new home built, it grows greener.
Thanks to his NAHB membership, Dave Rauch just saved $1,000 on another new truck.
“Granny flat” is a real estate term used to describe a small apartment over a garage and is one of those...
BIA Baldy View has been working with the County Land Use Services Department on an application for Early Release of Utilities. Early Utility Release is a process that allows home builders and developers to test utilities for new construction, prior to final building inspection. This streamlining process provides a means for builders and developers to expedite occupancy by bypassing the pre-occupancy wait time of up to eight weeks for the installation of utility meter following final inspection. Ultimately allowing builders to deliver new homes to the homebuyers in a timely manner.
To learn more please visit http://cms.sbcounty.gov/lus/Home.aspx
Over the past several months, the BIA Baldy View Chapter (BIA) has been working with the City of Victorville on a new policy that creates a mechanism for the City to accept a lien agreement as securities for subdivision improvements. The lien agreement policy, Ordinance No. 2365, was adopted by the City Council in a vote of 4 to 1 on May 2, 2017.
Developers and home builders in Victorville will now have the option to secure subdivision improvements with a lien agreement, traditional bonding or a combination of both. This will significantly reduce the financial burden and carrying cost of new development in the City.
Working collaboratively with Victorville on this business-friendly policy is another example of the commitment by BIA Baldy View Government Affairs team to:
- Advocate for a balanced approach to fees related to development and zoning regulations
- Pursue efficiency and best recommended practice improvements with utilities, planning, and engineering departments
One of the key reasons America celebrates National Remodeling Month in May is because at some point, every homeowner will...
NAHB denounces the 20% duty on Canadian lumber, saying it will harm American home buyers, consumers and businesses.
Starting in May, our nation will transition from celebrating National New Homes Month to National Remodeling Month.
One of the biggest reasons that today’s new home is the finest, most durable and...