Wear Your NAHB Pride on Your Sleeve

Filed in Membership by on April 17, 2015 0 Comments
Wear Your NAHB Pride on Your Sleeve

Before you head out to your next NAHB meeting or the golf course, visit the NAHB apparel store. It’s perfect for indoor at the office or out on the greens.

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Water Woes: What the California Drought Means for Home Building

Filed in Construction Industry, Home Building by on April 17, 2015 1 Comment
Water Woes: What the California Drought Means for Home Building

After visiting a survey site near Lake Tahoe that should have been covered with five feet of snow on April 1 and instead finding dry grass, California Gov. Jerry Brown issued an executive order mandating new water conservation measures. The drought that began four years ago continues to worsen, and residential use is now in the crosshairs.

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Get Ready for National Home Remodeling Month

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Looking for a way to get home owners motivated to remodel? May is National Home Remodeling Month, and NAHB has resources to help you get the word out about the advantages of remodeling with a qualified professional.

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It’s New Homes Month. Have Your Hugged Your Realtor Today?

Filed in Business Management, Sales & Marketing by on April 16, 2015 0 Comments
It’s New Homes Month. Have Your Hugged Your Realtor Today?

If you are looking for more new home sales, it’s time you cozied up with your local real estate agents. Most new homes, near 70%, are sold with the assistance of real estate agents, so if you aren’t effectively marketing to them, it’s likely you’re missing out on sales. Check out the top five ways to keep agents in your area involved and engaged, so you can maximize sales and profit.

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Housing Production Posts Modest Gains in March

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Housing Production Posts Modest Gains in March

Nationwide housing starts rose 2% to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 926,000 units in March from an upwardly revised February reading, according to newly released data from the U.S. Commerce Department.

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NAHB Seeks Congressional, Regulatory Action to Ease Tight Credit Conditions

Filed in Capitol Hill, Housing Finance by on April 16, 2015 0 Comments
NAHB Seeks Congressional, Regulatory Action to Ease Tight Credit Conditions

NAHB today urged Congress and federal regulators to take steps to ease tight mortgage credit conditions afflicting many creditworthy borrowers and to support a stronger, more robust recovery of the housing and mortgage markets.

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House Approves Mortgage Choice Act

Filed in Capitol Hill, Housing Finance by on April 15, 2015 0 Comments
House Approves Mortgage Choice Act

In a bipartisan show of support, the House voted 286-to-140 yesterday to approve H.R. 685, the Mortgage Choice Act of 2015. The legislation is designed to help working American families and first-time home buyers improve access to home loans and qualified mortgages while protecting consumers from bad loans.

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J.D.s Mean More Than Feds May Think, Court Decides

The 8th Circuit Court of Appeals decided a wetland case on April 10 that may prove to be very beneficial for home builders and developers. If a property owner obtains a final jurisdictional determination (j.d.) that concludes the property in question is a wetland that falls under federal jurisdiction, can the owner dispute the j.d. in federal court? The 8th Circuit said yes.

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Builder Confidence Posts Upward Momentum in April

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Builder Confidence Posts Upward Momentum in April

Builder confidence in the market for newly built, single-family homes in April rose four points to a level of 56 on the NAHB/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index (HMI) released today.

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Wait Till You See Who Won the Member Video Contest

Filed in Councils & Committees, Membership by on April 15, 2015 1 Comment

We’re excited to announce the winners of the What NAHB Membership Means to Me video contest. NAHB members showed their creativity and talent in these fun, engaging videos. The panel of judges had a tough job of selecting the seven category winners that will be used in the association’s upcoming membership drive.

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