NCBIA May 2022 BUILDER Newsletter

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North Coast Building Industry Association (NCBIA) BUILDER newsletter is the official newsletter of the NCBIA and is published monthly by the NCBIA. The NCBIA is an affiliate of the Ohio Home Builders Association (OHBA) & the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB).

NCBIA Office

5077 Waterford Dr. Suite 302 Sheffield Village, OH 44035 Phone: 440.934.1090 info@ncbia.com | www.ncbia.com

NCBIA Staff

Executive Officer Judie Docs | judie@ncbia.com Executive Assistant LaBreeska Bellan | labreeskancbia@gmail.com

Advertising Policy - The North Coast Building Industry Association reserves the right to reject advertising in the Builder newsletter based on content. Acceptance of advertising does not imply endorsement of the product or service advertised.

NCBIA Life Directors

Jeremy Vorndran, 84 Lumber Tom Caruso, Caruso Cabinets Bob Yost, Dale Yost Construction Liz Schneider Dollar Bank Mary H. Felton, Guardian Title Jack Kousma, Kousma Insulation Jeff Hensley, Lake Star Building & Remodeling Chris Majzun Sr., Majzun Construction Co. Chris S. Majzun Jr., Majzun Construction Co. Jim Sprague, Maloney + Novotny, LLC Randy Strauss, Strauss Construction Tom Lahetta, Tom Lahetta Builders, Inc.

Marketing Associate Ashlyn Bellan | ashlynncbia@gmail.com

2022 NAHB Delegates

These are our members who represent our local industry in Washington DC and Columbus:

2022 NCBIA Officers President Sara Majzun, Majzun Construction Co. Vice President Tim King, K. Hovnanian Homes - Ohio Division Associate Vice President John Toth, Floor Coverings International Treasurer Melanie Stock, Treasurer, First Federal Savings of Lorain Secretary Mike Meszes, Secretary, DRC Construction Co.

2022 NCBIA Board of Directors

Sam Hudspath, All Construction Services Dan Bennett, Bennett Builders & Remodelers Brett Adams, Genoa Bank Dave Linna, Linna Homes & Remodeling Jason Rodriguez, Lorain County Joint Vocational School Mike Gidich, MDG Maintenance, LLC Brian Schwab, RestorePro, Inc. Dave Weisenberger, Tusing Builders & Roofing Services

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Randy Strauss, Strauss Construction Jack Kousma, Kousma Insulation (alternate)

Sr. NAHB Life Director

Randy Strauss, Strauss Construction

Ohio’s State Rep. to NAHB

Ric Johnson, CAPS Builder & Right at Home Technologies

OHBA Past Presidents Randy Strauss, 1996

2022 OHBA Trustees

Randy Strauss, Strauss Construction Sara Majzun, Majzun Construction Co. (alternate) Mary H. Felton, Guardian Title (alternate)

OHBA Area 2 Vice-President

Ric Johnson, CAPS Builder & Right at Home Technologies

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INSTALL ATION - CIR. OF E XCELLENCE - HALL OF FAME

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Member Mixer

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Lake Quartz, 909 Canterbury Road, Suite Q, Westlake 44145

NATIONAL HOME REMODELING MONTH 11

Wednesday 3:00 & 5:00 PM

E XECUTIVE COMMIT TEE & BOARD MEE TINGS

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MEMORIAL DAY | OFFICE CLOSED

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NATIONAL HOMEOWNERSHIP MONTH 9

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Thursday 6:30 PM

NIGHT AT THE CRUSHERS

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2009 Baseball Blvd., Avon

Friday 11:30 AM

GENERAL MEMBERSHIP MEE TING & COOKOUT

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INDEPENDENCE DAY | OFFICE CLOSED

Wednesday 3:00 & 5:00 PM

E XECUTIVE COMMIT TEE & BOARD MEE TINGS

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GOLF CL ASSIC

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SOF TBALL GAME & FAMILY PICNIC

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Pogie’s Clubhouse, Amherst

Board

Sweetbriar Golf Course, Avon Lake

Amherst Twp. Park, Amherst Twp.

Rev. 4/11/2022


Table of Contents 6 - Letter from the President 7 - Menu of Services 8 - Save the Dates 10-11 Executive Officer’s Report

13-14 - 2022 Annual Golf Classic Flyer

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NAHB Housing Affordability

23 - NAHB Now: U.S. Trade

Rep's Visit to Canada, Jerry Konter

24 - Eye on the Economy:

Tightened Monetary Policy Harming Housing Affordability

25 - Eye on the Economy:

The Fed Commits to Aggressive Tightening of Monetary Policy

Meeting & Cookout 2022

31 - Home Warranty Books

Rise for Construction Job Openings

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Legislative Review

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28 - General Membership

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20 - Eye on Housing: Slight

Thank You, Spikes!

Access Exclusive Education Opportunities

Sedgwick Membership Benefits!

Welcome New Members!!

Johnson, NAHB State Rep

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Ohio HBA Rebates

Slows from 40-Year High in April

18 - Message from Ric

Crushers!

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16 - Eye on Housing: Inflation 29 - Eye on Housing: States with Highest and Fastest Rising Construction Wages

44 - 2022 Night at the

32-33 - 2022 NCBIA

Calendar of Events

39 Thank you, Ashley of Cambria! Lake Quartz Member Mixer Photo Gallery

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LETTER FROM THE PRESIDENT

The NBCIA team: What does that mean?

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ver the past two years we talked about being “in this together” on the regular. Everyone was dealing with the “new normal” and finding ways to adapt and mold their business so that they could continue to grow and thrive in the ever-changing world around us. What does it mean to be a part of the NCBIA and “in this together” though? Why are we a part of this association? How can you or your company benefit from being part of the team? Let’s think about this for a second shall we… We have members that have been a part of our association since the late 1970s, and we have members that have just joined us in the past 60 days. Each member plays their own part in helping the NCBIA continue the upward path we are taking. I want you to take a second and think about why are you a member of the NCBIA? Is it for the workers compensation benefits? The Speedway Super Fleet account? Or maybe you joined so that you could network with others in the industry and learn about how you can grow your business. Everyone has their own reasons for joining. The bigger question is why do you continue to be a member? Here is why I do it: I have been an official member of the NCBIA since 2013, but I have been involved with the industry since I was very young. I grew up the daughter of a builder and can remember attending Home-ARamas and project house builds as far back as I can remember. I truly believe that this association has the power to get things done within our industry. Between our local individuals, those working for us at the state level at OHBA and the national level at NAHB we have accomplished so much! Sara Majzun, Majzun Construction Co.

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I truly believe that this association has the power to get things done within our industry.

We cannot accomplish any of these goals though if we do not work as a team. It is imperative that our veteran members help grow and guide our newer members not only within the association but within our industry as well. One day we are all going to want to retire and it is important that we groom those individuals to come in and take our places so that the NCBIA can keep doing the work with our initiatives. We want to embrace these new and younger members and hear out their ideas. We have things that we do a certain way because “we have always done it that way” and maybe that way is not the most efficient anymore due to new technology. Personally I DESPISE the phrase “well we have always done it that way” and I have banned it in our board room. I want our new members to feel that they can get involved and that their opinions matter. We need to be constantly open to change in our association as the world around us is always changing as well. In closing I want all of our members to feel they can reach out to myself, the NCBIA staff or any of the board members with a problem they might be experiencing, and we can all work together to help get a solution. We are here to help your business grow and thrive and become everything it can be so please do not ever hesitate to reach out! Even though we are through the pandemic, we are still all "in this together."

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Save the

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Want to be a sponsor for any of these events? Let us know! Sponsor early to get maximum exposure!!!!! Call or email Judie at judie@ncbia.com for marketing opportunities to help your bottom line!!!!!

Do you have some business news to share? Business anniversaries, accomplishments, awards, publications, etc.? Send to judie@ncbia.com. We want to hear from you!

Bucky Kopf is Avon Lake Citizen of the Year

Thursday, June 9th 6:30 PM Night At the Crushers 2009 Baseball Blvd. Registration available online!

Friday, June 17th

11:30 AM General Membership Meeting & Cookout Pogie's Clubhouse, Amherst Registration available online!

Thursday, August 4th Annual Golf Classic Sweetbriar Golf Course 750 Jaycox Road Avon Lake Registration available online!

If you would like to participate on a committee, please email Judie Docs at judie@ncbia.com Check the website at www.ncbia.com for up-to-date changes, additions, and corrections to these events!

Congratulations to our builder member, Bucky Kopf for being named as Citizen of the Year by Avon Lake Community Council. The Community Council announcement reports that Bucky's unanimous selection is based on his longstanding generosity and philanthropy in the community. As the driving force behind projects like the Avon Lake High School baseball fields, park land for the Kopf Family Reservation and support of sports organizations and nonprofit groups in the community, Bucky's generosity is far-reaching. Avon Lake Community Council is composed of 24 community organizations that work together to share resources, ideas and raise awareness of member organization causes.

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EXECUTIVE OFFICER’S REPORT

COME TOGETHER-

A Night to Remember! You saw all the photos in last month’s Builder Newsletter but here is a recap of all the awards given out. This first award was an extremely distinguished award as we have only ever had two other individuals from our association receive it before her. Mary H. Felton of Guardian Title received a Statesmen Spike Award which is the highest spike award you can receive, earning more than 500 spikes. Mary has given countless hours to this association, chairing numerous committees, a member of the Board of Directors, Officer, Life Director and finally 2015-2016 President. We greatly appreciate everything she has done for our association and the industry. Each year the president gives out Diamond of Distinction awards to individuals that were instrumental in helping during their presidency. The first set of awards goes to Matt Herb of Fidelity National Title and Jon Sherer of Paraprin Construction. These men have embraced their roles as the Membership committee co-chairs and we won three of five NAHB membership awards. Next, Tim King of K. Hovnanian and John Toth of Floor Coverings International who are co-chairs of the Workforce Development committee. They have put in countless hours and emails to get our Lorain County JVS mentorship program off the ground. by Judie Docs, CSP, MCSP, MIRM, CMP, CGP

We inducted 2 new members into our Hall of Fame! Our first individual, Terry Bennett of Bennett Builders and Remodelers has been a member of the NCBIA since 1992 and has been heavily involved with the Cleveland HBA, Ohio Home Builders Association, and the National Association of Home Builders since the late 70s. He was the president of the Cleveland HBA in 1986 where, at the time, he was the youngest president they have ever had. In our association he has served on countless committees including the remodeler’s council where he was chairman from 1998 to 2001, membership committee, installation banquet committee and the past president’s council. In 2003 he took on the role of President where he was the 1st individual to take on a two-year term. Also, in 2003 he was a guest instructor at the Lorain County Joint Vocational School. He has won many awards throughout his career including two OHBA Best of Ohio Awards, eight NCBIA Remodeler of The Year Awards, NAHB Remodeler of the Month in May of 2005, as well as dozens of other NCBIA Circle of Excellence Awards. He truly shows what it means to give everything you can to an association. Our second inductee, Jim Sprague of Maloney + Novotny LLC has been a member since 1993 and on our board of directors since 1994. He became a life director in 2004 and has held many other positions within the NCBIA. Jim is also a two-time award winner of the Diamond of Distinction award and was the first individual to ever receive one of these. He has been involved with the finance committee, the home show committee, ambassadors committee as well as the promotional committee that was started when Erie & Huron Counties were brought into our association. It was with that committee that Logo Man was born! Logo Man was created to help create brand awareness with our new logo, and Jim was exceptional at it! Jim has dedicated many years to this industry and its members and for that we thank him.

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Ending the evening were our 2021 Circle of Excellence Awards which features the Best of NCBIA, and the awards were as follows: Best Marketing Piece - NORTH STAR BUILDERS Best Website! And the winner is - BENNETT BUILDERS & REMODELERS Best Single-Family Community! And the winner is - K. HOVNANIAN HOMES Best Bathroom Remodel Over $50,000 – BENNETT BUILDERS & REMODELERS Best Kitchen Remodel Over $100,000 - BENNETT BUILDERS & REMODELERS Best Home Addition over $100,000 - BENNETT BUILDERS & REMODELERS Two Gold Awards for Best Achievement in New Home Sales were given to... BRANDON ROLKO FROM K. HOVNANIAN HOMES and KIM LUCCIONI FROM NORTH STAR BUILDERS Platinum Award for Best Achievement in New Home Sales MELISSA RODRIGUEZ FROM K. HOVNANIAN HOMES Best Superintendent/Production Manager BOB KELLER OF K. HOVNANIAN HOMES Best Production Home 2001-3000 Square Feet - K. HOVNANIAN HOMES Best Custom Home 2001-3000 Square Feet - GRANDE MAISON CONSTRUCTION Best Custom Home 3001-4000 Square Feet - BENNETT BUILDERS & REMODELERS Best Custom Home over 4000 Square Feet - NORTH STAR BUILDERS Best Commercial Remodel Over $150,000 - BENNETT BUILDERS & REMODELERS Associate of the Year - MELANIE STOCK, FIRST FEDERAL SAVINGS OF LORAIN Remodeler of the Year - BENNETT BUILDERS & REMODELERS Builder of the Year - NORTH STAR BUILDERS

Watch out for our 2022 Call for Entries packet coming out in a few weeks - - who knows I could be writing about you next year!!!

May 2022

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ncbia - membership application

5077 waterford dr., suite 302 sheffield village, ohio 44035 Please complete and return this form with one-time membership application fee of $50 and one full-year’s dues. If your application is not approved by the phone 440.934.1090 Board of Directors, a refund will be issued. www.ncbia.com contact __________________________________________________________________________________ phone ____________________________________________ company ________________________________________________________________________________ fax _______________________________________________ address ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ street address

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ANNUAL

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NAHB Housing Affordability

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MORE THAN 10,000 NAHB MEMBERS SEND Letter to Biden Warning of Housing Crisis

ore than 10,000 NAHB members from all 50 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico sent a letter to President Biden on April 27 calling on the White House to take immediate action as the growing housing affordability crisis is pushing the housing market to an inflection point that threatens to derail the current housing and economic expansion.

While NAHB has made some recent inroads with lumber prices beginning to decline in recent weeks and the Commerce Department announcing a reduction in lumber tariffs, much more needs to be done to improve housing affordability in this highinflation environment.

Members of the housing community hammered home the following message:

NAHB is calling on Congress to take the following steps to help ease the housing affordability crisis and to fix supply chain disruptions that are raising construction costs:

Rising costs stemming from historically high price levels for lumber and other building materials, supply chain bottlenecks, surging interest rates, excessive regulations and a persistent lack of construction workers have significantly decreased housing affordability conditions, particularly for entry-level buyers and renters. NAHB — through its powerful grassroots — called for meaningful steps to allow builders to increase the supply of affordable single-family and multifamily for-sale and for-rent housing. NAHB warned the White House that if the housing sector falters, the economy will surely follow. Suspend Lumber Tariffs Now With tariffs on Canadian lumber shipments into the United States and production bottlenecks fueling lumber price volatility that has added more than $18,600 to the price of a new home since last August, residential construction industry workers called on Biden to immediately suspend tariffs on softwood lumber imports from Canada and to move quickly to enter into negotiations with Canada to pursue a new, long-term softwood lumber agreement. In the letter to Biden, builders also called on the White House to address federal regulatory reform to reduce upward pressure on housing costs. “Reducing burdensome regulations that account for nearly 25% of the price of building a singlefamily home and more than 30% of the cost of a typical multifamily development will provide more homeownership and rental housing opportunities for all Americans,” the letter said. May 2022

Congress Must Act as Well

Pass Rep. Bruce Westerman’s (R-Ark.) No Timber from Tyrants Act, which would ban lumber imports from Russia and ramp up responsible harvesting of timber from federal lands to create jobs and produce more sustainable wood products.

Pass the Ocean Shipping Reform Act, which would ease building material supply chain bottlenecks and allow builders to increase production of badly needed affordable housing.

Promote and fund job training programs to prepare individuals for careers in home building and pursue immigration policies that help fill labor gaps while protecting the nation's borders.

NAHB will continue to keep the pressure on the Biden administration and Congress, and is working 24-7 to keep housing in the national forefront and to resolve these critical housing affordability issues that are affecting all our members across the country. You can view the letter and the signatories here, and learn more about NAHB’s efforts to address the lumber and building material supply chain crisis.

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EYE ON HOUSING

INFLATION SLOWS FROM 40-Year High in April BY: FAN-YU KUO

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onsumer prices increased at a somewhat slower pace in April, the smallest monthly increase since August 2021, though inflation remains near a 40year high. The food at home and shelter index rose at their fastest pace since November 1980 and April 1991. Though gas prices have fallen from their March highs, the pace of inflation will likely stay high in the months ahead as global supply chain disruption persists. The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) reported that the Consumer Price Index (CPI) rose by 0.3% in April on a seasonally adjusted basis, following an increase of 1.2% in March. Excluding the volatile food and energy components, the “core” CPI increased by 0.6% in April, following an increase of 0.3% in March. The food index increased by 0.9% in April, while the price index for a broad set of energy sources fell 2.7%. Most component indexes continued to rise in April. The indexes for shelter (+0.5%), food (+0.9%), airline fares (+18.6%) and new vehicles (1.1%) showed sizeable monthly increases in April. The increase in airline fares index was the largest monthly increase since the inception of the series in 1963. Meanwhile, the indexes for gasoline fell by 6.1% in April, offsetting increases in natural gas (+3.1%) and electricity (+0.7%). The index for shelter, which makes up more than 40% of the “core” CPI, rose by 0.5% in April. The indexes for owners’ equivalent rent (OER) increased by 0.5% and rent of primary residence (RPR) increased by 0.6% over the month. Monthly increases in OER have averaged 0.4% over the last three months. More cost increases are coming from this category, which will add to inflationary forces in the months ahead.

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During the past twelve months, on a not seasonally adjusted basis, the CPI rose by 8.3% in April, following an 8.5% increase in March. The “core” CPI increased by 6.2% over the past twelve months, following a 6.3% increase in March. The food index rose by 9.4%, the largest annual increase since April 1981, and the energy index climbed by 30.3% over the past twelve months. NAHB constructs a “real” rent index to indicate whether inflation in rents is faster or slower than overall inflation. It provides insight into the supply and demand conditions for rental housing. When inflation in rents is rising faster (slower) than overall inflation, the real rent index rises (declines). The real rent index is calculated by dividing the price index for rent by the core CPI (to exclude the volatile food and energy components). The Real Rent Index remained unchanged in April, after increasing by 0.1% in March. Over the first four months of 2022, the monthly change of the Real Rent Index remained virtually unchanged, on average.

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EYE ON HOUSING

STATES WITH HIGHEST And Fastest Rising Construction Wages BY: NATALIA SINIAVSKAIA

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s the construction labor market remains tight and skilled labor shortages persist, wages in construction continue to rise, often outpacing and exceeding typical earnings in other industries. According to the latest Current Employment Statistics (CES) report from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), average hourly earnings (AHE) in construction vary greatly across 43 v that reported these data. Some of the highest AHE are recorded by states in Northeast and along the Pacific coast. As of March 2022, seven states reported average earnings, not seasonally adjusted, in excess of $40 per hour, including Massachusetts – $43.89, New Jersey – $42.17, Illinois – $41.83, New York – $41.61, Alaska – $40.67, Rhode Island – $40.26, and Washington – $40.19. At the same time, not seasonally adjusted US average hourly earnings in construction were $34.01. The overall US private sector AHE were under $32.

While differences in regional hourly rates might reflect variation in the cost of living across states, the faster growing wages are more likely to point out to specific labor markets that are particularly tight. Yearover-year, all but one state reported rising hourly wages. The only exception was Alaska where hourly rates declined 3.4%. Eight states reported the increase in hourly rates of over 10% – Oregon (14.3%), Mississippi (12.6%), North Carolina (12.5%), Virginia (11.8%), Kentucky (11%), West Virginia (10.9%), South Carolina (10.6%), New Mexico (10.4%).

On a monthly basis, the average hourly earnings grew fastest in Louisiana (3.3%), Arkansas (3%), Virginia (2.9%), South Carolina (2.4%), Alabama (2.4%), North Dakota (2.1%) and Montana (2%). At the other end of the spectrum are mostly Southern states with their vast majority reporting not seasonally adjusted average hourly earnings in construction of $30 or less. The bottom ten states with the lowest AHE include eight states in the South. The lowest hourly wages are in Mississippi – $25.36, Arkansas – $26.41, followed by Idaho – $27.4 and New Mexico – $27.76. Alabama – $28.44, Texas – $28.6, Georgia – $28.71, Oklahoma – $28.86, Kentucky – $29.04, and Florida – $29.15 conclude the bottom ten hourly wages in construction list. May 2022

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Message from Ric Johnson, NAHB State Rep

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HBA Mourns the passing of Norma Jean Slough Ric Johnson

· In our letter to Biden, builders also called on the White House to address federal regulatory reform to reduce upward pressure on housing costs. OHBA mourns the loss of Mardy Patel’s mother, Norma Jean Slough. on Monday, May 09, 2022. Her obituary can be found here. If over the years you attended any of our State meetings, Norma would be sitting at the registration table with Mardy, smiling and assisting with getting everyone ready for the events of the day. Sympathy cards and notes of remembrance can be sent to mpatel@ohiohba.com or via mail to OHBA 17 South High Street, Suite 700, Columbus, OH 43215. More than 10,000 NAHB Members Send a Strong Message to Biden · More than 10,000 residential construction workers from all 50 states sent a letter to President Biden on April 27 calling on the White House to take immediate action as the growing housing affordability crisis is pushing the housing market to an inflection point that threatens to derail the current housing and economic expansion. · Our members hammered home the following message: Rising costs stemming from historically high price levels for lumber and other building materials, supply chain bottlenecks, surging interest rates, excessive regulations and a persistent lack of construction workers have significantly decreased housing affordability conditions, particularly for entry-level buyers and renters. · NAHB – through our powerful grassroots -- called for meaningful steps to allow builders to increase the supply of affordable single-family and multifamily forsale and for-rent housing. We warned the White House that if the housing sector falters, the economy will surely follow. · With tariffs on Canadian lumber shipments into the U.S. and production bottlenecks fueling lumber price volatility that has added more than $18,600 to the price of a new home since last August, NAHB called on Biden to immediately suspend tariffs on softwood lumber imports from Canada and to move quickly to enter into negotiations with Canada to pursue a new, long-term softwood lumber agreement.

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· “Reducing burdensome regulations that account for nearly 25% of the price of building a single-family home and more than 30% of the cost of a typical multifamily development will provide more homeownership and rental housing opportunities for all Americans,” the letter said. · While we have made some recent inroads with lumber prices beginning to decline in recent weeks and the Commerce Department announcing a reduction in lumber tariffs, much more needs to be done to improve housing affordability in this highinflation environment. · NAHB is calling on Congress to take the following steps to help ease the housing affordability crisis and to fix supply chain disruptions that are raising construction costs: •

Pass Rep. Bruce Westerman’s (R-Ark.) No Timber from Tyrants Act, which would ban lumber imports from Russia and ramp up responsible harvesting of timber from federal lands to create jobs and produce more sustainable wood products.

Pass the Ocean Shipping Reform Act, which would ease building material supply chain bottlenecks and allow builders to increase production of badly needed affordable housing.

Promote and fund job training programs to prepare individuals for careers in home building and pursue immigration policies that help fill labor gaps while protecting the nation's borders.

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Message from Ric Johnson, NAHB State Rep (Continued....) NAHB Legislative Conference is Set for Wednesday, June 15 •

· Our members will have an opportunity build on the momentum generated by our letter to Biden and push Congress to act by attending the 2022 NAHB Legislative Conference

· So it’s important to spread the word now that the single biggest

grassroots event of the year – the NAHB Legislative Conference – will take place in Washington, D.C. on Wednesday, June 15. •

· The Legislative Conference will provide you a unique opportunity to go to Capitol Hill and hold face-to-face meetings

with your federal lawmakers. •

· This is your chance to call on your members of Congress to act now to implement solutions to the housing affordability

crisis and supply chain bottlenecks that are raising construction costs and harming housing affordability. •

· Your participation in this effort can make a difference for housing. We hope to see you in Washington on June 15.

· Meanwhile, NAHB will continue to keep the pressure on the Biden administration and Congress and is working 24-7 to keep housing in the national forefront and to resolve these critical housing affordability issues that are affecting all our members across the country.

· Learn more about NAHB’s efforts to address the lumber and building material supply chain crisis by visiting. nahb.org/ lumber.

NAHB Supports Efforts of GOP Lawmakers on WOTUS · In a move supported by NAHB, all 50 Republican senators have sent a letter to the Environmental Protection Agency urging it to halt its “waters of the United States” (WOTUS) rulemaking process while the Supreme Court considers a case brought by Idaho couple Chantell and Mike Sackett on the Clean Water Act. •

More than 200 GOP House lawmakers sent a separate letter

RCAC to take up review of 2020 National Electric Code (NEC)

to the EPA seeking the same ask. •

The Sackett case could have major implications for Clean Water Act enforcement.

The Senate letter states that “proceeding with the rulemaking at this time, despite the pending litigation and potential influential verdict, will only deepen uncertainty within the regulated community.”

“Given the severe financial penalties stakeholders could face for conducting standard agricultural or other land development practices under the proposed rule, family farmers and ranchers are understandably alarmed by the administration’s attempted land grab,” the GOP lawmakers stated. The EPA and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers announced that as of Sept. 3, the agencies have halted implementation of the Navigable Waters Protection Rule (NWPR) and are interpreting WOTUS consistent with the pre-2015 regulatory regime until further notice. This unilateral decision by the agencies -- without public input -- means that landowners must immediately follow the federal definition of WOTUS that existed prior to both the Trump and Obama administration’s WOTUS rules. While the agencies reiterated their commitment to change the regulatory definition of WOTUS under the Clean Water Act (CWA) announced in June, that effort is expected to take more than a year to complete. NAHB Senior Officers, members and HBA staff testified at a series of hearings throughout last August and more recently last month to voice their support for retaining the NWPR and thereby avoid having the agencies revert back to asserting federal control over non-navigable and isolated wetlands, ephemeral streams, and roadside drainage ditches. The regulated community faces significant regulatory uncertainty in light of the agencies’ decision, as sections of the pre-2015 rules have been found unlawful by the courts, and the guidance documents provided by the agencies have been superseded by more current guidance. NAHB is exploring all options to limit this federal overreach, as well as the challenges this reversion to the old rules will create. We will continue to keep members updated on further developments and provide additional guidance once it becomes available. Meanwhile, builders who have received, or are in the process of applying for federal wetlands permits or jurisdictional determinations, are encouraged to log onto nahb.org/wotus where they can access NAHB’s guidance to frequently asked questions to help navigate the current landscape.

At its August 24, 2022 meeting, the committee members will hear Petition 22-01 asking the committee to adopt the newest version of the electrical code to Chapter 34 of the 2018 RCO. Interested parties are encourage to attend and provide comments and examples of current issues with ARC Faults, Service Calculations, and any other issues concerning the electrical code. Public comments are requested as the committee considers the 2020 NEC and its costs, effectiveness, and relevance to building affordable, safe homes in the State of Ohio.

Like NAHB, the GOP lawmakers are also very critical of the WOTUS rule as it is currently proposed.

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EYE ON HOUSING

SLIGHT RISE FOR Construction Job Openings

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he construction labor market remains tight, as the industry sees a rising number of job openings year-over-year. The count of open construction jobs increased slightly to 396,000 unfilled positions in March. The highest measure in the history of the data series (going back to late 2000) was 416,000 in April 2019. The housing market remains underbuilt and requires additional labor, lots and lumber and building materials to add inventory. Hiring in the construction sector ticked down to a 5.2% rate. The postvirus peak rate of hiring occurred in May 2020 (10.4%) as a rebound took hold in home building and remodeling. Construction sector layoffs remained low at a 1.6% rate in March. In April 2020, the layoff rate was 10.8%. Since that time however, the sector layoff rate has been below 3%, with the exception of February 2021 due to weather effects. The rate trended lower in 2021 due to the skilled labor shortage and remains low in 2022. The job openings rate in construction remained elevated at 4.9% in March, with 396,000 open positions in the sector. This is significantly higher than the 336,000 count recorded a year ago. points to 17.7%. The Conference Board also reported the share of respondents planning to buy a home within six months. The share of respondents planning to buy a home stayed unchanged at 5.8% in March, the lowest level since November. The share of respondents planning to buy a newly constructed home remained at 0.6%, while for those who planning to buy an existing home fell to 2.3%.

The number of quits in construction in March (242,000) marked an increase and was notably higher than a year ago (187,000). Looking forward, the construction job openings rate is likely to see increased upward pressure as both the residential and nonresidential construction sectors expand. Attracting skilled labor will remain a key objective for construction firms in the coming quarters and will become more challenging as the labor market strengthens and the unemployment rate declines.

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STATEMENT FROM NAHB CHAIRMAN JERRY KONTER On U.S. Trade Rep's Visit to Canada

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erry Konter, chairman of the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) and a home builder and developer from Savannah, Ga., issued the following statement regarding U.S. Trade Representative Katherine Tai’s recent visit to Canada to discuss the U.S.-Canada trade relationship with her counterpart Mary Ng, Canada’s minister of International Trade, Export Promotion, Small Business and Economic Development: “It is extremely disappointing that the issue of tariffs on Canadian lumber shipments into the U.S. appeared to be dismissed by U.S. Trade Representative Katherine Tai when she recently visited her Canadian counterpart in Ottawa for high-level trade talks. The U.S. is in the midst of a housing affordability crisis fueled in part by lumber tariffs that are acting as a tax on American home buyers and contributing to unprecedented lumber price volatility that is raising the cost of housing. “This is an issue that should be at the forefront of bilateral trade talks and Canada has clearly expressed an interest to resolve this urgent matter. The U.S. must make it a priority to move immediately to negotiate a new softwood lumber trade agreement with Canada that will eliminate tariffs and help the economy recover from the disruptions of the past year.”

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EYE ON THE ECONOMY

TIGHTENED MONETARY POLICY

Harming Housing Affordability

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he Federal Reserve’s monetary policy committee increased the target for the short-term federal funds rate by 50 basis points, increasing that benchmark to a top-end of 1% for the first time since February 2020. Additionally, the Fed announced plans to reduce its balance sheet, which as a part of quantitative easing increased substantially to include $2.7 trillion of U.S. Treasury securities and mortgage-backed securities. The Fed will begin rolling off mortgage-backed securities on a partial basis beginning in June, ultimately reaching a monthly cap of $35 billion in September. The combination of these changes is partially reflected in current interest rate conditions, with the 10-year Treasury rate near 3% and the average 30-year fixed-rate mortgage above 5%. Nonetheless, rates will continue to move higher.

ROBERT DIETZ

The more hawkish stance for monetary policy is intended to tame inflation, which is near a 40-year high. It is likely that the peak pace of inflation has now passed; however, future readings will remain elevated over recent norms. Moreover, the economy is showing clear signs of slowing, with first quarter GDP growth registering a surprising -1.4% annualized rate of decline. This indicates the economy has nearly stalled and is at risk of stagflation, a combination of low growth and elevated inflation last experienced in the 1970s. Rising rates have taken a toll on housing affordability. Indeed, in the first quarter of 2022, those who indicated they could afford fewer than half of homes available for sale in their market made up 81% of buyers — the highest share since the pandemic. Overall buyer conditions have fallen back to 2018 levels, the last period of Fed tightening. Declines for affordability are affecting sales data. For the first quarter, the FHA-backed mortgage share of the market fell to a 15-year low, a sign of declining demand for first-time buyers. New single-family home sales in March declined to an annual rate of 763,000, 12.6% lower on a year-over-year basis. Because of rapidly rising construction costs, median new home prices are up more than 21% year over year. Inventory is rising as well due to lean resale supply. New home inventory has increased 35.8% year over year, although much of that gain is for homes that have not yet completed construction. The homeownership rate was steady at 65.4% in the first quarter of 2022. However, given the challenges with affordability, we are likely to see some softening of this rate in the quarters ahead. Given that housing is 16.7% of GDP, this is a rising concern for a macroeconomy facing a growing series of challenges.

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EYE ON THE ECONOMY

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THE FED COMMITS TO Aggressive Tightening of Monetary Policy BY: NAHB CHIEF ECONOMIST

ollowing a 25 basis points increase in March, the Federal Reserve’s monetary policy committee unanimously approved a further 50 basis points increase for the federal funds target rate, the largest increase for the rate in more than two decades. The Fed also provided details for its plan to reduce its balance sheet (quantitative tightening), which will further tighten financial conditions. Taken together, these monetary policy moves will produce higher mortgage rates in 2022 and 2023 as the Fed attempts to curb elevated inflation. However, today’s announcement matched market expectations, with some impacts already incorporated in bond rates and prices. Today’s moves were not more hawkish than expected.

ROBERT DIETZ

Forecasters and the Fed’s own projections suggest an ongoing series of aggressive rate hikes as 2022 progresses. The prior March “dot plot” of Federal Open Market Committee participants’ future policy expectations indicated a median outlook of seven 25 basis point increases in 2022, one at each future meeting, plus an additional three 25 basis points of tightening in 2023. Many forecasters see a more aggressive pace, with some suggesting the Fed could increase by 75 basis points in June. However, Chair Powell appeared to rule that option out during his press remarks, while confirming additional 50 basis points hikes are ahead. We continue to believe, however, that rate hikes for the end of 2022 and 2023 will be data dependent, as the Fed wants to avoid a recession while tackling inflation. The economy will undoubtedly slow with this expected path of policy. Higher interest rates are also reducing housing affordability and pricing prospective buyers out of an already tight property market. It is also important to note that there is not a direct connection between federal fund rate hikes and changes in long-term interest rates. Indeed, during the last tightening cycle, the federal funds target rate increased from November 2015 (with a top rate of just 0.25%) to November 2018 (2.5%), a 225 basis point expansion. However, during this time mortgage interest rates increased by a proportionately smaller amount, rising from approximately 3.9% to just under 4.9%. This week’s Fed announcement also provided details on the its plan for balance sheet reduction. In a phased approach, the Fed will allow a capped level of proceeds from maturing bonds to roll off on a monthly basis. This allows for a partial reduction of assets held by the Fed. Starting in June, the plan will involve a reduction of $30 billion of Treasury securities and $17.5 billion of mortgage-backed securities (MBS). After three months, the monthly cap for Treasury bonds will increase to $60 billion and $35 billion for MBS. Balance sheet reduction has a larger proportional effect on long-term rates, like mortgages. However, this plan matches prior market expectations, so some of the expected market impact is already priced in rates.

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The Fed noted that inflation is elevated due to “supply and demand imbalances related to the pandemic, higher energy prices, and broader price pressures.” While this verbiage may incorporate policy failures that have affected aggregate supply and demand, I do think the Fed should acknowledge the role fiscal, trade and regulatory policy is having on the economy and inflation as well. Given this expected path of monetary policy, we reiterate our policy recommendation with respect to a soft landing. Clearly, elevated inflation readings call for a normalization of monetary policy, particularly as the economy moves beyond covid-related impacts. However, fiscal and regulatory must complement monetary policy as part of this adjustment. Higher inflation in housing is due to a lack of rental and for-sale inventory and cost growth for building materials, lots and labor. Higher interest rates will not produce more lumber. A smaller balance sheet will not increase the production of appliances and materials. In short, while the Fed can cool the demand-side of the economy, additional output on the supply-side is required in order to tame the growth in costs that we see in housing and other sectors of the economy. And efficient regulatory policy in particular can help achieve this goal and fight inflation.

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LEGISLATIVE REVIEW

APRIL 27, 2022 REPORT #7 TWO IMPORTANT OHBA BACKED BILLS SIGNED BY GOVERNOR

HB 175 Water Pollution (Hillyer, B.) To deregulate certain ephemeral water features under various water pollution control laws. Text/Analysis In an effort which began with the changes to the WOTUS rule under the Biden Administration, OHBA has played a crucial role in the passage of HB 175. Once in effect, the law will exempt any ephemeral stream – those present only in times of precipitation – that is not subject to U.S. Army Corps of Engineers oversight from the state's Water Pollution Control Laws. The changes would also establish requirements for impacts to those features that are subject to Army Corps regulation, including mitigation requirements and best management practices. The director of the Environmental Protection Agency is prohibited from imposing any requirements on those features beyond those specified. HB 175 brings badly needed relief from the over regulation of ephemeral streams. Clearly, the enactment of HB 175 is a major cost saver for all land developments. The analysis of HB 175, as enacted, can be reviewed at the following link: https://www.legislature.ohio.gov/download?key=18775&format=pdf Please feel free to contact OHBA with any questions.

HB 126 Property Values (Merrin, D.) To modify the law governing property tax complaints. Am. 4503.06, 5715.19, and 5717.01 HB 126, introduced by Rep. Derek Merrin (R-Monclova), will rein in predatory property valuation challenges and protect commercial and residential property owners. HB 126 cleared both chambers earlier this month after a conference committee resolved significant differences between House- and Senatepassed versions of the bill. The compromise version of the legislation will: • Restrict tax challenges by local entities and individuals to property they don't own that is sold within the tax year of the complaint and goes for 10% and $500,000 more than the county auditor's assessed value, and indexes that cap to inflation beginning in 2023. • Require subdivisions to first adopt a resolution authorizing the complaint and mandate property owners be notified at least seven days prior to the vote. • Prohibit local boards from appealing board of revision decisions. • Remove a requirement that districts pass a resolution before filing a counter-complaint with a BOR. • Ax a requirement that school districts receive notice of a complaint if the complaint alleges a change in full market value of at least $50,000 and modify the timeline in which school districts can file a complaint to 30 days after the initial complaint is filed. • Require a BOR to dismiss a complaint filed by a subdivision within one year after the complaint was filed if the board hasn't yet rendered a decision. • Retain the Senate-passed bill's prohibition on private pay agreements but specify that the prohibition applies only to agreements entered on or after the bill's effective date. • Clarify that a local subdivision cannot adopt a resolution that authorizes the filing of complaints in future tax years. The enacted legislation can be reviewed at the following link: https://search-prod.lis.state.oh.us/solarapi/v1/general_assembly_134/bills/hb126/EN/07/hb126_07_EN?format=pdf

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LEGISLATIVE REDISTRICTING CONTINUES While the legislature is on break for a few weeks, the Ohio Supreme Court again invalidated the most recent maps, and the federal court ruled more time to be given to the Redistricting Commission. The federal court indicated the Commission had until May 28th, at which time, the federal court would institute the 3rd set of maps for an August primary. So far, no further meetings have been held, but everyone’s attention remains on the ultimate conclusion pending. The primary for the statewide offices and congressional seats is set for May 3rd. Please feel free to contact OHBA with any questions or concerns.

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