Builders Mutual Insurance Company discusses an alarming new safety issue trending in the home building industry, and how they’re helping builders combat it.
The West Tennessee HBA has secured a $151,000 three-year grant from the Plough Foundation to to get the word out about the potential and benefits of aging in place, to provide and pay for CAPS training and certification for their remodeler members and other community specialists, and collect data to evaluate how well it’s all working. It’s all good.
NAHB will launch a new member benefit Sept. 19. “Housing Headlines” is an electronic news digest that will bring members housing news from around the country. This free digest will be issued every Friday morning and depending on the news of the week, will include articles on the economy, mortgages, GSE reform, housing trends, immigration reform and more.
Led by a steep 31.7% decline in multifamily production, nationwide housing starts fell 14.4% to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 956,000 units in August, according to newly released figures from HUD and the Census Bureau. Single-family housing starts dropped 2.4% to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 643,000 units.
For the first time ever, five former HUD secretaries appeared together on Sept. 15 during a special presentation at the Bipartisan Policy Center’s 2014 Housing Summit in Washington, D.C. to discuss major challenges facing the housing sector and their insights on housing policy. Here’s what they had to say.
Builder confidence in the market for newly built, single-family homes rose for a fourth consecutive month in September to a level of 59 on the NAHB/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index, released today. This latest four-point gain brings the index to its highest reading since November of 2005.
If you are interested in finding out how you are doing when it comes to marketing via social media, your opportunity to do so is coming up in October at the Building Systems Councils Showcase24. Digital marketing specialists from Group Two Advertising, an agency that works exclusively to connect builders with buyers, will be on hand at the conference to give attendees a personalized, on-the-spot analysis of their social media efforts.