Remodeling Market Indicators Hit High in 4th Quarter

Filed in Economics, Remodelers by on January 18, 2018 0 Comments
Remodeling Market Indicators Hit High in 4th Quarter

NAHB’s Remodeling Market Index posted a reading of 60 in the fourth quarter of 2017, up three points from the previous quarter and only the second time since 2001 that the reading has reached 60.

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Single-Family Sector Boosts Housing Production in 2017

Filed in Economics by on January 18, 2018 0 Comments
Single-Family Sector Boosts Housing Production in 2017

Nationwide housing starts fell 8.2% in December to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.19 million units after an upwardly revised November reading, according to newly released data from HUD and the Commerce Department. The December numbers shows a return to trend after an especially strong November report, but overall 2017 saw significant gains in housing production

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7 Leaders Named ‘Ones to Watch’

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7 Leaders Named ‘Ones to Watch’

Seven young building industry professionals were honored as “Ones to Watch” at the NAHB International Builders’ Show last week. “These award winners are already making an impact on the home building industry and setting the pace for their colleagues,” said Adam Aschmann, 2017 chair of the NAHB Young Professionals Committee. “I join the entire NAHB leadership team in congratulating them on their success, and expect we’ll be hearing a lot from them in the future.”

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Like to Talk Building Codes? We Need You

Filed in Codes and Regulations, Councils & Committees by on January 17, 2018 0 Comments
Like to Talk Building Codes? We Need You

NAHB’s Construction, Codes and Standards Committee is seeking NAHB members interested in applying to serve for 2018 on one of its three subcommittees: the Building Codes and Standards Subcommittee, the Construction Technology Research Subcommittee, and the Energy and Green Codes and Standards Subcommittee.

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Builder Confidence Remains Strong as New Year Starts

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Builder Confidence Remains Strong as New Year Starts

Builder confidence in the market for newly built single-family homes dropped two points to a level of 72 in January on the NAHB/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index (HMI) after reaching an 18-year high in December 2017.

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Recipes Needed for Next Edition of ‘Building an Appetite’

Filed in Leadership, Membership, NAHB Cares by on January 17, 2018 0 Comments
Recipes Needed for Next Edition of ‘Building an Appetite’

As with the first edition, “Building More Appetites” will be a compilation of recipes submitted by Federation members and their families, as well as staff. Production has started on “Building More Appetites,” and we need recipes from you to make this second edition a much-needed resource in any kitchen.

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2018 Remodelers Chair Focused on Helping Businesses Thrive

Filed in Remodelers by on January 16, 2018 0 Comments
2018 Remodelers Chair Focused on Helping Businesses Thrive

Remodeler Joanne Theunissen, CGP, CGR, of Mt. Pleasant, Mich., was installed as the 2018 chair of the NAHB Remodelers last week during the International Builders’ Show in Orlando.

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Three Keys to a Killer Website

Three Keys to a Killer Website

When it comes to a website for your building or remodeling company, there’s only one measure of success: Whether that site makes you money. Myers Barnes, president and Chip Johnson, CEO, of Builder Designs talked about how to build a successful website at an NAHB International Builders’ Show “Techbytes” session last week.

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BALA Awards Shine Spotlight on Top Design Trends

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BALA Awards Shine Spotlight on Top Design Trends

A remarkable 129 single-family, multifamily, interior design, remodeling and community projects were honored at the 2017 Best in American Living™ Awards ceremony held during the NAHB International Builders’ Show in Orlando.

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EPA Must Re-examine Lead Definition and Clearance Testing Standards, Court Says

Filed in Codes and Regulations, Remodelers by on January 15, 2018 8 Comments
EPA Must Re-examine Lead Definition and Clearance Testing Standards, Court Says

A recent court decision that requires the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to take another look at its dust-lead hazard standard may result in tighter regulations for contractors who do lead-abatement work if it leads to a stricter standard for clearance testing. Changes may also eventually affect remodelers working in homes with lead paint.

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