Remodeling Awards Give Businesses a Boost

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Remodeling Awards Give Businesses a Boost

Earning an award isn’t just a feel-good moment for the honoree. It’s an opportunity for the recipient to enjoy a prolonged boost in business. Two former award winners can testify to that fact.

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Democrats Introduce Several Tax Bills Focusing on Affordable Housing

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Democrats Introduce Several Tax Bills Focusing on Affordable Housing

In the final days prior to the start of the traditional August congressional recess, Democrats in the House and Senate have put the spotlight on the affordable rental housing crisis by introducing a number of new bills.

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Housing Starts Hold Their Ground in July

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Housing Starts Hold Their Ground in July

Total housing starts inched up 0.9% in July to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.17 million units, according to data released this morning by HUD and the Commerce Department.

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Green Builders Prepare for HERS Amendment Putting Smaller Homes on Even Ground

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Green Builders Prepare for HERS Amendment Putting Smaller Homes on Even Ground

The green building sector is getting ready for the Jan. 1, 2019 deadline for all HERS raters to use an amendment that puts smaller homes on a level playing field.

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Professional Women in Building Members: Get Involved in Public Service

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Professional Women in Building Members: Get Involved in Public Service

Oregon State Rep. Julie Parrish and her former House of Representatives colleague, Oregon Home Builders Association CEO Jodi Hack, shared their inspiring stories of entering public office at the NAHB Professional Women in Building Council’s legislative breakfast during the Midyear Board of Directors Meeting.

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ZIP System® Sheathing and Tape for Resilient Roofs

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ZIP System® Sheathing and Tape for Resilient Roofs

Storm season is coming, and with it, a heightened sensitivity to protecting jobsites and the durability of homes down the road.

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Builder Confidence Remains Firm in August

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Builder Confidence Remains Firm in August

Builder confidence in the market for newly built single-family homes edged down one point to a solid 67 reading in August on the NAHB/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index.

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OSHA Releases Silica Standard FAQ for Construction

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OSHA Releases Silica Standard FAQ for Construction

OSHA just released a set of 53 frequently asked questions to provide guidance to employers and employees on its respirable crystalline silica standard for construction. 

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HUD Publishes Notice on Disaster Recovery Funds

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HUD Publishes Notice on Disaster Recovery Funds

HUD has published a notice for the purpose of assisting in long-term recovery from 2017 disasters.

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HUD to Amend Its Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing Rule

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HUD to Amend Its Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing Rule

On August 13, HUD published a notice inviting public comment on amendments to its Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing (AFFH) regulations.

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