3 Tips for a Profitable Basement Remodel

3 Tips for a Profitable Basement Remodel

With the growing popularity of short-term rentals through companies like Airbnb, countless home owners are looking down their basement stairs and seeing great potential. But not all basements are created equal. A seasoned remodeler offers some advice to builders for when they begin the basement-remodeling process with prospective clients.

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Here’s the Scoop on Board, Committee Meetings

Filed in Councils & Committees, Leadership, Membership by on February 19, 2018 0 Comments

Relive your favorite moments from the most recent NAHB Board of Directors meeting and the annual Meeting of the Members by taking a gander at the video highlights.

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NAHB Honors Tomorrow’s Industry Leaders

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NAHB Honors Tomorrow’s Industry Leaders

NAHB recently honored some the industry’s rising stars and student leaders at the Student Chapter Awards Ceremony during the 2018 International Builders’ Show.

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HUD Allocates Disaster Recovery Funds

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HUD Allocates Disaster Recovery Funds

The Department of Housing and Urban Development has released its policies regarding how it will allocate $7.39 billion in Community Development Block Grant disaster recovery funds provided by the 2017 Supplemental Appropriations for Disaster Relief.

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Efficient Plumbing System Earns Ingenuity Award

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Efficient Plumbing System Earns Ingenuity Award

The NAHB Leading Suppliers Council (LSC) presented this year’s Spark Award — honoring an LSC member for developing the most cutting-edge product or service that “takes the home building industry to the next level”— to the SharkBite EvoPEX.

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Housing Production Makes Healthy Gains to Start New Year

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Housing Production Makes Healthy Gains to Start New Year

A surge in multifamily production pushed overall housing starts up 9.7% in January to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.33 million units after an upwardly revised December reading, according to newly released data from HUD and the Commerce Department.

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Budget Accord May Affect Rebuilding Efforts

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Budget Accord May Affect Rebuilding Efforts

The two-year budget accord signed by President Trump earlier this month contains provisions from a House of Representatives disaster relief bill (H.R. 4460, the Disaster Recovery Reform Act) designed for states hit hard by hurricanes and wildfires in 2017. However, the details on how these provisions will work are still in flux.

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Karen Schroeder Honored as PWB Woman of the Year

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Karen Schroeder Honored as PWB Woman of the Year

The NAHB Professional Women in Building (PWB) Council has named Karen Schroeder as NAHB PWB Woman of the Year for her dedication to promoting the efforts of women in building-related fields who contribute to and advocate for the industry.

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Home Shoppers, Start Your Engines – It Could Take a While

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Home Shoppers, Start Your Engines – It Could Take a While

A national poll conducted by NAHB found 61% of prospective home buyers have been trying to find a home to buy for at least three months. Those who were polled cited several reasons for their prolonged search.

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Builder Confidence Stays Strong in February

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Builder Confidence Stays Strong in February

Builder confidence in the market for newly built single-family homes remained unchanged at a healthy 72 level in February on the NAHB/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index

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