Eat My (Design) Dust – ’60 Ideas in 60 Minutes’ is Back

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Eat My (Design) Dust – ’60 Ideas in 60 Minutes’ is Back

One of the most popular sessions of the International Builders’ Show returns for IBS 2017 with an all new lineup of featured guests and future trends.

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New OSHA Director to Discuss the Agency’s 2017 Agenda at IBS

New OSHA Director to Discuss the Agency’s 2017 Agenda at IBS

Dean McKenzie, the new director of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) Directorate of Construction will address the NAHB Construction Safety and Health Committee at the 2017 International Builders’ Show.

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Cheers to Our Spikes

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Cheers to Our Spikes

Thank you to these five great recruiters for bringing the most new Builder and Associate members to our Federation in October.

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FHA Raises Loan Limits

Filed in Housing Finance by on December 2, 2016 0 Comments

The Federal Housing Administration has released its new schedule of loan limits effective Jan.1, and the nationwide rise in home prices means that buyers in 2,948 counties will see increases.

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Outlook Gloomy for Tax Extenders, Including Energy Incentives

Filed in Capitol Hill, Economics by on December 1, 2016 0 Comments
Outlook Gloomy for Tax Extenders, Including Energy Incentives

A number of temporary tax provisions, or tax extenders, are set to expire this month, and it appears unlikely that Congress will renew them. They include energy tax incentives used by builders, as well as home owner tax benefits including the deduction for mortgage insurance premiums.

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Builders Needed ‘Strong, Central Leadership’ in 1942

Filed in Home Building, Leadership by on December 1, 2016 0 Comments
Builders Needed ‘Strong, Central Leadership’ in 1942

We’ve told you about preparations for NAHB’s 75th anniversary and how we hope our state and local HBAs will join in the fun. But those of you who have been “around the block” once or twice might recall celebrating the last important milestone: NAHB’s 50th anniversary celebration in 1992.

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House Votes to Reinstate Health Reimbursement Arrangements

Filed in Capitol Hill, Labor, Safety and Health by on November 30, 2016 0 Comments
House Votes to Reinstate Health Reimbursement Arrangements

The House today passed the 21st Century Cures Act, a comprehensive health care package that includes NAHB-supported legislation that would allow home building firms and other small businesses to provide Health Reimbursement Arrangements (HRAs) to help their employees with rising health care costs.

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7 Things to Do in Orlando in 3 Hours or Less

Filed in International Builders' Show by on November 30, 2016 0 Comments

Headed to the International Builders’ Show in Orlando with friends or family and looking for things to do, but don’t necessarily want to spend all day standing in long theme park lines? Well, you’re in luck: Although Orlando is widely known as the theme park capital of the world, there is so much more to do in O-town besides going to one of the theme parks.

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Safety Violations Lead to Hefty Fines for Framing and Roofing Companies

Filed in Labor, Safety and Health by on November 30, 2016 0 Comments

Based on recent news releases pushed out by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), framing and roofing companies (especially those that have already been cited and/or fined) should be increasingly diligent about following safety and health regulations. OSHA’s enforcement of fall protection violations seems to have picked up at the recent renewal of its Region-Wide […]

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Working with Our Generous HBAs

Filed in Leadership, NAHB Cares by on November 29, 2016 1 Comment
Working with Our Generous HBAs

What all local associations in the NAHB Federation have in common is a passion for community service. You’ll never find a more generous group of people than home builders and their trade partners.

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