FHA to Insure Mortgages with PACE Loans

Filed in Codes and Regulations, Housing Finance by on July 22, 2016 0 Comments
FHA to Insure Mortgages with PACE Loans

On July 19, the Federal Housing Administration issued Mortgagee Letter 2016-11 providing – for the first time – guidelines to allow FHA insurance of mortgages on properties with Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) liens, if certain requirements are met.

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Associates & BUILD-PAC: Spreading the Word

Filed in Capitol Hill, Councils & Committees, Leadership by on July 22, 2016 0 Comments
Associates & BUILD-PAC: Spreading the Word

The Associates Committee kicked off 2016 with an important mission: Increase Associate member participation in BUILD-PAC, NAHB’s bipartisan federal political action committee, across all 50 states. And it’s working.

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Top Spikes Pulling in the Members

Filed in Leadership, Membership, Membership Minute by on July 22, 2016 0 Comments
Top Spikes Pulling in the Members

Every month, NAHB recognizes the top HBA membership recruiters in each region and, as the competition heats up this summer, we’ve got two ties.

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NAHB Calls on Trump and Clinton to Focus on Housing

Filed in Capitol Hill by on July 21, 2016 1 Comment
NAHB Calls on Trump and Clinton to Focus on Housing

NAHB Chairman Ed Brady today called on Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump and presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton to make housing a priority during this election season.

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White House Heeds NAHB Call for Thorough Review of EPA Stormwater Proposal

White House Heeds NAHB Call for Thorough Review of EPA Stormwater Proposal

EPA’s draft for the 2017 Construction General Permit will be reviewed by the Office of Management and Budget this fall. The review will include a detailed examination of the proposal’s potential impacts, including how much it could cost small businesses to implement the changes.

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RMI Holds Steady in 2nd Quarter

Filed in Councils & Committees, Economics, Remodelers by on July 21, 2016 0 Comments
RMI Holds Steady in 2nd Quarter

Although it slipped from 53 in the first quarter of 2016 to 52, it is still the 13th consecutive quarter that the NAHB Remodeling Market Index has a reading above 50, indicating that more remodelers say market activity is higher (compared to the prior quarter) than report it is lower.

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Updated PACE Loan ‘Best Practices’ Available

Filed in Environmental, Housing Finance by on July 20, 2016 0 Comments
Updated PACE Loan ‘Best Practices’ Available

The Department of Energy today released a draft of updated best practice guidelines for PACE loans, used to finance solar panels and other home improvements designed to save energy. The agency hopes the new guidelines will enable more states and communities to take advantage of the PACE programs, which are aimed toward resiliency and job creation as well as reducing home energy bills.

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Find Out What Other Single-Family Builders Pay Their Staff

Filed in Construction Industry, Economics by on July 19, 2016 0 Comments
Find Out What Other Single-Family Builders Pay Their Staff

The 2014 Single-Family Builder Compensation Study reveals the most recent compensation and benefits data available for 39 common positions at single-family home building companies.

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Housing Starts Rise 4.8% in June

Filed in Economics by on July 19, 2016 0 Comments
Housing Starts Rise 4.8% in June

Nationwide housing starts rose 4.8% in June to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.19 million units, according to newly released data from HUD and the Commerce Department. Overall permit issuance increased 1.5% to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.15 million.

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OSHA Anti-Retaliation Enforcement Provision Delayed

Filed in Labor, Safety and Health by on July 19, 2016 0 Comments

Originally slated to start Aug. 10, the rule will require employers to inform workers of their rights to report work-related injuries and illnesses without fear of retaliation, and to implement certain procedures for reporting injuries and illnesses. The new effective date is now Nov. 1.

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