New Fannie Mae Mortgage Program Makes it Easier to Purchase a Home

Filed in Homeownership, Housing Finance by on August 27, 2015 0 Comments
New Fannie Mae Mortgage Program Makes it Easier to Purchase a Home

Creditworthy borrowers with moderate to low incomes will be able to purchase a home with a downpayment as low as 3% through Fannie Mae’s newly announced HomeReady™ mortgage program.

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Women in Construction Conference Set for Phoenix

Women in Construction Conference Set for Phoenix

NAHB members will enjoy lively discussions and networking – as well as discounted registration fees – at the Building Together: Women in Construction Conference Sept. 23-25 at the Arizona Biltmore in Phoenix.

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Apartment, Condo Markets Show Positive Movement in 2nd Quarter

Filed in Construction Industry, Home Building, Multifamily by on August 27, 2015 0 Comments

NAHB’s Multifamily Production Index increased one point to a level of 55 for the second quarter. This is the 14th consecutive quarter with a reading of 50 or above.

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They’re Better-Branded Badger Builders

Filed in Membership, Sales & Marketing by on August 26, 2015 0 Comments
They’re Better-Branded Badger Builders

When the Wisconsin Builders Association emerged from the Great Recession, one of the first things members tackled was their “image problem.” They needed a new brand.

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NAHB Announces Finalists for Apartment and Condo Awards

Filed in Awards, Design, Multifamily by on August 26, 2015 0 Comments

Pedestrian-friendly units, unique amenities and the integration of buildings into their communities were some of the trademarks found in this year’s finalists for the 2015 Multifamily Pillars of the Industry Awards, which honor superior achievement in apartment and condominium development, design, marketing and management and are sponsored by NAHB.

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Feeling Quizzical: How Much Do You Know About OSHA?

Feeling Quizzical: How Much Do You Know About OSHA?

How well do you know your OSHA regulations? Take this quiz and see how you do – and how you can work to make your jobsite safer.

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Maryland Governor Pushes Jobs, Homeownership

Filed in Codes and Regulations, Home Building, Homeownership by on August 25, 2015 1 Comment
Maryland Governor Pushes Jobs, Homeownership

If pro-growth, pro-housing policies can be enacted in blue-state Maryland, then they can be enacted anywhere, Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan told an audience of business leaders in Washington, D.C. Hogan spoke Aug. 25 at NAHB’s headquarters as part of the Republican Governors Association’s ongoing DC Discussions series.

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FHA to Provide Guidance for Financing Renewable Energy Upgrades

Filed in Codes and Regulations, Housing Finance by on August 25, 2015 1 Comment

As part of the White House’s National Clean Energy Summit, the Obama Administration and the Federal Housing Administration (FHA) will issue a set of guidelines supporting borrowers seeking to make energy-efficient improvements to their homes.

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New Home Sales Up 5.4% in July

Filed in Economics, Housing Trends by on August 25, 2015 0 Comments

Sales of newly built, single-family homes rose 5.4% to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 507,000 units in July, according to newly released data from HUD and the U.S. Census Bureau.

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New York Rejects Sprinkler Mandates

Filed in Codes and Regulations, Home Building by on August 25, 2015 0 Comments

The New York State Code Council said no Aug. 19 to a proposal that would have required home builders to install fire sprinklers in all new one- and two-family homes and townhouses.

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