Ivory Homes Launches Affordable Housing Prize

Filed in Business Management, Housing Trends, Multifamily, NAHB Cares by on September 21, 2018 0 Comments
Ivory Homes Launches Affordable Housing Prize

A Utah home builder and NAHB member is spearheading an effort to generate innovative solutions to the nationwide crisis in affordable housing – and offering prizes totaling $200,000 to the top entries.

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Raising Funds and Building Hope

Filed in Councils & Committees, NAHB Cares by on September 20, 2018 0 Comments
Raising Funds and Building Hope

When the PWB Council’s first president, Hope Bettilyon, created the original PWB scholarship in 1955, her goal was simple: Collect $1 from each member to begin the tradition of an annual $1,000 scholarship. Today, the PWB’s Building Hope Scholarships are awarded annually to state and local PWB chapters that participate in the council’s annual award programs and membership competitions.

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Avoid Nail Gun Injuries with NAHB Safety Resources

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Avoid Nail Gun Injuries with NAHB Safety Resources

Nail guns are a leading cause of injury for carpenters and responsible for an estimated 25,000 work-related emergency room visits each year.

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NAHB Senior Officers Meet with Puerto Rican Leaders

Filed in Leadership, NAHB Cares by on September 20, 2018 0 Comments
NAHB Senior Officers Meet with Puerto Rican Leaders

NAHB Chairman Randy Noel and Second Vice Chair Dean Mon returned to Puerto Rico this week to commemorate the one-year anniversary of Hurricane Maria, and to meet with local HBA leaders and government officials and discuss progress toward the association’s initiatives.

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How to Help Hurricane Florence Recovery Efforts

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How to Help Hurricane Florence Recovery Efforts

As the remnants of Hurricane Florence continue to bring historic flooding to the Carolinas and several tornadoes touched down in Virginia, the NAHB Federation stands ready to help its members, their families and all victims impacted by the storm.

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Women Remodelers: Advancing the Industry

Women Remodelers: Advancing the Industry

From addressing issues challenging today’s remodeling professionals to setting an example for the next generation, women are making their voices heard in remodeling.

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Building Next Generation of Leaders Drives NAHB Associate of the Year

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Building Next Generation of Leaders Drives NAHB Associate of the Year

The reigning NAHB Associate of the Year, Kim Hefner-Hines, uses her past experiences to focus NAHB and HBA growth on young professionals and associates.

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Housing Starts Rise in August Amid Ongoing Affordability Concerns

Filed in Economics, Home Building, Multifamily by on September 19, 2018 0 Comments
Housing Starts Rise in August Amid Ongoing Affordability Concerns

Total housing starts increased 9.2% in August to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.28 million units, according to newly released data from HUD and the Commerce Department.

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Banking Agencies Propose Modifications to Commercial Real Estate Rule

Filed in Housing Finance by on September 18, 2018 0 Comments
Banking Agencies Propose Modifications to Commercial Real Estate Rule

Three banking agencies – the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. and the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency – on Sept. 18 invited public comment on a proposed rule to modify the agencies’ capital rules for high volatility commercial real estate.

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Chinese Tariffs Act as a $1 Billion Tax Hike on Housing, Could Jump to $2.5 Billion

Filed in Economics, Trade by on September 18, 2018 2 Comments
Chinese Tariffs Act as a $1 Billion Tax Hike on Housing, Could Jump to $2.5 Billion

President Trump’s decision yesterday to escalate the trade conflict with China could wind up imposing a $2.5 billion tax increase on residential construction at time when builders are already grappling with higher housing costs.

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