The MBA Pierce 2016 Housing Forum took place on May 4th at the Pioneer Park Pavilion in Puyallup. Over 80 people attended the event including MBA Members, Elected Officials and City/County Staff. The event was featured in the Tacoma News Tribune: http://www.thenewstribune.com/news/business/article75717532.html
Our two speakers for the Housing Forum included the following:
Aaron Terrazas, Senior Economist for Zillow: Mr. Terrazas presented a Pierce County housing market overview focused on housing prices in an era of growth and tight supply. You can view his PowerPoint presentation here: http://cdn2.blog-media.zillowstatic.com/3/PierceCountyMBA_May2016-62d261.pdf
Robert Dietz, Ph.D., Chief Economist for NAHB: Dr. Dietz presented the housing forecast for the national, Washington State and Seattle/Tacoma metropolitan areas as well as information on the impact of land use regulations on housing costs. Dr. Dietz discussed a new NAHB study which shows that on average, regulations imposed by government at all levels accounts for 24.3% of the final price of a new single-family home built for sale. For more information, please go to: http://eyeonhousing.org/2016/05/regulation-24-3-percent-of-the-average-new-home-price/.
You can also view Dr. Dietz's PowerPoint presentation at https://chambermaster.blob.core.windows.net/userfiles/UserFiles/chambers/9280/Image/MBA_Pierce_County_2016_0426.pdf