Home builders

California homebuilders pull out, deflating housing hopes

Homebuilders are pulling back from new construction, contrary to what economists say is necessary to ease California’s housing affordability crisis. In the first six months of 2019, builders obtained approval for 51,178 new homes in California, almost 20% lower than the same period a year earlier. This puts the state on track for the first […]

Home builders

Robertson County leaders raise taxes on home builders to fund schools

Robertson County commissioners hope to raise money for schools by adding 30 cents per square foot to the lien tax on new residential construction projects. The move comes three years after commissioners lowered the lien tax to 70 cents per square foot from $ 2 in a bid to promote growth and get home builders […]

Home builders

Home builders choose to build outside Rapid City to save money

Rapid City’s budget hearing on Tuesday night saw city council reject a mayor’s proposal to increase building permit fees – as a way to cover the city’s $ 203,000 budget deficit. And while the Black Hills Home Builders Association calls it a victory for affordable city housing, there are still issues that make Rapid City […]