7 Sensational Kitchen Design Trends

Filed in Design, Housing Trends by on June 19, 2019 0 Comments
7 Sensational Kitchen Design Trends

Thoughtful planning and attentive design of the kitchen sets the tone for the rest of the home. Gather inspiration for new styles with these seven kitchen design trends.

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House Tax-Writing Panel to Consider Tax Extenders Legislation

Filed in Capitol Hill by on June 19, 2019 0 Comments
House Tax-Writing Panel to Consider Tax Extenders Legislation

On June 20, the House Ways and Means Committee will mark up H.R. 3301, the Taxpayer Certainty and Disaster Tax Relief Act of 2019.  This legislation would retroactively reinstate and extend many key housing tax provisions through Dec. 31, 2020.

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Young Building Professionals Look to Attract More Like Themselves

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Young Building Professionals Look to Attract More Like Themselves

Attracting new workers to the trades is a top priority of NAHB, HBAs, construction companies, schools, governments, economists, and pretty much anyone else with an interest in home building. Included in the group of concerned observers are current young building professionals.

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Home Rehab Program Converts Eyesores Into Assets

Filed in Affordability, Design, Land Development, Remodelers by on June 19, 2019 0 Comments
Home Rehab Program Converts Eyesores Into Assets

Homes for rehab are often beset with significant structural issues such as collapsed roofs, mold, water infiltration or cracked foundations. In the greater Chicago area, the Affordable Housing Corporation of Lake County (AHCLC) created a successful approach to revitalizing communities.

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NAHB Legal Action Fund Awards Grants to Help Member Litigation

Filed in Legal by on June 18, 2019 0 Comments
NAHB Legal Action Fund Awards Grants to Help Member Litigation

The Legal Action Committee announced the recipients of its latest round of legal aid grants at the NAHB Spring Leadership Meeting in Washington, D.C.

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Housing Starts Relatively Flat Off of Strength in Multifamily Sector

Filed in Economics by on June 18, 2019 0 Comments
Housing Starts Relatively Flat Off of Strength in Multifamily Sector

Total housing starts declined 0.9% in May to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.27 million units from an upwardly revised reading in April, according to a report from the U.S. Housing and Urban Development and Commerce Department.

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Zoning Restrictions Present Major Obstacles to Housing Affordability

Filed in Affordability, Land Development, Multifamily by on June 18, 2019 1 Comment
Zoning Restrictions Present Major Obstacles to Housing Affordability

Boston has seen notable growth in recent years, but it has been unable to keep up with housing demand. A new report, “The State of Zoning for Multi-Family Housing In Greater Boston,” illustrates the effects zoning restrictions can have on housing affordability in a major metropolitan area.

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Remodelers and Professional Women in Building Awards Now Open

Filed in Awards, Remodelers by on June 17, 2019 0 Comments
Remodelers and Professional Women in Building Awards Now Open

Applications are now open for two additional awards programs: The NAHB Remodelers Awards and the Professional Women in Building (PWB) Awards. Each awards program recognizes professionals and organizations for their contributions to the home building industry through their respective councils.

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Builder Confidence Solid in June Amidst Growing Economic Uncertainty

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Builder Confidence Solid in June Amidst Growing Economic Uncertainty

Builder confidence in the market for newly-built single-family homes fell two points to 64 in June, according to the latest NAHB/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index (HMI) released today. Sentiment levels have held at a solid range in the low- to mid-60s for the past five months.

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Shield It, Shore It or Slope It During the Trench Safety Stand Down

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Shield It, Shore It or Slope It During the Trench Safety Stand Down

Today marks the start of the 2019 Trench Safety Stand Down. This week, the stand down gives employers, supervisors and foremen the opportunity to speak directly to workers about trench and excavation hazards.

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