SAN FRANCISCO - Nevada, Arizona, and Florida have the highest housing market "hotness" ratings, a real estate expert told Construction Contractors' Alliance (CCA) members at a recent meeting in San Francisco. The ratings are based on housing permits per 1,000 residents.

Jeff Meyers, CEO of Meyers Real Estate Information, also told CCA members that 2004 will be a solid year for homebuilding. Interest rates, a limited supply of new homes, and an improving economy will help make 2004 a good year, he stated.

Tim Ross, director of tax consulting operations, Clifton Gunderson's Tax Efficiency Consulting Services, talked with the group about ways to identify their unknown tax and cash flow benefits.

The plumbing and mechanical new construction contractors also compared notes on several topics during roundtable discussions. These topics included "Recruiting and Retaining Manpower Ideas," "Quality Control Programs and Policies," and "Health Insurance."

CCA is an enhanced service group of the Plumbing-Heating-Cooling Contractors-National Association. It serves larger plumbing and mechanical new construction contractors specializing in residential, industrial, commercial, and institutional construction.

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Publication date: 04/05/2004