Can’t-Miss Events for Young Building Pros at IBS

Filed in International Builders' Show by on January 18, 2019 0 Comments
Can’t-Miss Events for Young Building Pros at IBS

NAHB’s International Builders’ Show is the premier event for those in the residential construction business — especially for the thousands of young building professionals who are the future of the industry.

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DHS Blocks Certain Foreign Nationals from H-2B Visas

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DHS Blocks Certain Foreign Nationals from H-2B Visas

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has announced that residents of the Dominican Republic, Ethiopia and the Philippines will no longer be able to enter the U.S. on temporary work visas. The decision could affect builders who utilize H-2B programs, which give visas to seasonal workers in construction and other industries.

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At NAHB’s Urging, IRS to Waive 2018 Withholding Penalties for Most Filers

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At NAHB’s Urging, IRS to Waive 2018 Withholding Penalties for Most Filers

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has announced that it is waiving the tax penalty for many home builders and other small businesses that pay estimated quarterly taxes but whose 2018 federal income tax withholding and estimated tax payments fell short of their total tax liability for the year.

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Remodelers’ Confidence Holds Relatively Steady

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Remodelers’ Confidence Holds Relatively Steady

NAHB’s Remodeling Market Index posted a reading of 57 in the fourth quarter of 2018, only one point lower than the previous quarter.

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Green Building Becoming the Standard for New Homes

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Green Building Becoming the Standard for New Homes

Is green here to stay? All indications are yes. Homes are increasingly being designed, constructed, and operated toward the greener end of the construction continuum.

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Lower Interest Rates Stabilize Builder Confidence

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Lower Interest Rates Stabilize Builder Confidence

Buoyed by falling mortgage rates, builder confidence in the market for newly-built single-family homes rose two points to 58 in January on the National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index (HMI).

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Avoiding Poor-Performing Homes and Profit-Killing Call Backs

Filed in Home Building, International Builders' Show by on January 15, 2019 1 Comment
Avoiding Poor-Performing Homes and Profit-Killing Call Backs

Building expenses don’t always finish accruing once you turn over the keys to the buyer. The secret to maximizing your bottom line depends on how well you control your call-back costs.

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Older Americans Increasingly Burdened by Housing Costs

Filed in Economics, Housing Trends by on January 15, 2019 0 Comments
Older Americans Increasingly Burdened by Housing Costs

The housing industry continues to deal with an affordability crisis, and a new report reaffirms that an alarming portion of American households are over burdened with housing costs.

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Inaugural Jobsite Safety Zone at IBS Offers Live Demos, Key Resources

Inaugural Jobsite Safety Zone at IBS Offers Live Demos, Key Resources

The inaugural IBS Jobsite Safety Zone will feature safety product exhibitors and a learning space for product demonstrations, presentations, one-on-one Q&A sessions and much more.

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Construction Job Openings Down as Building Activity Slows

Filed in Economics by on January 14, 2019 0 Comments
Construction Job Openings Down as Building Activity Slows

As higher interest rates slowed building activity at the end of 2018, the number of unfilled jobs in the construction sector decreased in November.

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