FHA Proposes New Condo Approval Rules

Filed in Codes and Regulations, Housing Finance by on September 28, 2016 1 Comment
FHA Proposes New Condo Approval Rules

The Federal Housing Administration is proposing new rule for condominium developments that the agency says is intended to be more flexible, less prescriptive and more reflective of market conditions.

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Court Hears Marathon Argument on Climate Change Rule

Filed in Codes and Regulations, Environmental, Legal by on September 28, 2016 0 Comments

The U.S Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, on Tuesday, considered an U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) rule that has wide-ranging ramifications for the U.S. economy and the potential to uniquely impact home builders.

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Michigan Associate Member Revs Up for Veterans

Filed in Associates Today, Councils & Committees, Membership by on September 28, 2016 0 Comments
Michigan Associate Member Revs Up for Veterans

Associate member Geri Nelson support our Nation’s veterans during an annual charity motorcycle ride.

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Mississippi HBA Builds Home for Fire Victim

Filed in NAHB Cares by on September 27, 2016 3 Comments
Mississippi HBA Builds Home for Fire Victim

When Miss Martha Mason lost her home to a fire almost two years ago, her insurance company did noto reimburse her for all the damage. She didn’t have enough coverage. But she did have the Home Builders and Remodelers Association of North East Mississippi.

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White House Releases Housing Development Toolkit

The White House on Monday released a Housing Development Toolkit that  highlights regulatory barriers to housing development and outlines tools and strategies that local governments can use to diminish the impact these barriers have on housing production and affordability. The President’s FY2017 HUD budget includes a $300 million proposal for Local Housing Policy Grants to help […]

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Award-Winning Remodeler Creates Customers for Life

Filed in Awards, Business Management, Remodelers by on September 26, 2016 1 Comment
Award-Winning Remodeler Creates Customers for Life

Have clients who ain’t got no satisfaction? Then you probably ain’t got many leads. NAHB’s Remodeler of the Month award recipient has built most of his business strategy around exceeding the expectations of his current clients, and maintaining consistent communication with his previous clients. As the company approaches its 60th anniversary, the strategy appears to be working.

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New Home Sales Remain Solid in August

Filed in Economics by on September 26, 2016 1 Comment
New Home Sales Remain Solid in August

Sales of newly built, single-family homes fell 7.6% in August from an upwardly revised July reading to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 609,000 units, according to newly released data by HUD and the U.S. Census Bureau. This marks the second consecutive month that sales have topped a 600,000 annual pace since the Great Recession.

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NGBS: What’s New, What’s Different

NGBS: What’s New, What’s Different

The ICC/ASHRAE 700-2015 National Green Building Standard (NGBS) was approved by the American National Standards Institute and made available earlier this year. NAHBNow breaks down what’s changed in the world of sustainable construction since the 2012 NGBS, and what builders, remodelers and developers can expect in the 2015 edition.

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‘Building an Appetite’ Recipe Submissions Due Sept. 30

Filed in NAHB Cares by on September 23, 2016 0 Comments
‘Building an Appetite’ Recipe Submissions Due Sept. 30

First Vice Chairman Granger MacDonald and his wife Kathy are creating a collection of NAHB cookbooks to celebrate the life of their son, Doug Wistner — and they’re asking for your recipes.

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Say Thanks to These Spikes

Filed in Leadership, Membership by on September 23, 2016 1 Comment

Thank you to the following fine recruiters — including NAHB Chair Ed Brady — for bringing the most new Builder and Associate members to our Federation in August.

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