NAHB Multifamily Builders Needed for Accessibility Survey

NAHB Multifamily Builders Needed for Accessibility Survey

Multifamily developers have plenty of stories about the difficulty of trying to comply with the myriad and sometimes conflicting, rules and regulations designed to make housing more accessible for those with disabilities. NAHB is hoping that some new survey responses will help to iron out the process.

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2018 Codes Webinar Set for Tomorrow

Filed in Codes and Regulations, Education by on May 24, 2017 0 Comments
2018 Codes Webinar Set for Tomorrow

Registration closes at 3 p.m. ET today for the webinar Significant Changes to the 2018 International Residential Code which will take place from 2-3 p.m. ET on Thursday, May 25. The webinar will highlights the differences between the upcoming code and the 2015 version.

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‘Persuader Rule’ One Step Closer to the Dustbin

‘Persuader Rule’ One Step Closer to the Dustbin

The Department of Labor today began the process of formally rescinding the Obama administration’s final “persuader” rule. The proposal to withdraw the rule is expected to be published in the Federal Register in the coming weeks, where it will be open to public comment.

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Oklahoma Remodeler: Never Stop Marketing

Filed in Awards, Business Management, Remodelers by on May 23, 2017 0 Comments
Oklahoma Remodeler: Never Stop Marketing

“Profits will continue to tighten as costs inevitably rise, but with continued networking, repeat customers and referrals, we expect to continue seeing a steady rise in our revenue,” says Mike Fournier, owner of The Sonrise Companies, and May’s NAHB Remodeler of the Month.

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New Home Sales Slip in April

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New Home Sales Slip in April

After a strong start to the year, sales of newly built, single-family homes dropped for the first time in 2017, falling 11.4%. Sales numbers for the first three months of the year were all upwardly revised, and the March sales pace was the highest since October 2007.

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Trump Proposes $6.2 Billion Budget Cut to HUD

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Trump Proposes $6.2 Billion Budget Cut to HUD

President Trump today proposed a $4.09 trillion budget request for fiscal 2018, which begins on Oct. 1. The plan would slash HUD funding by $6.2 billion, or 13%, to $40.7 billion, and includes billions of dollars of cuts to other Cabinet agencies to help offset a proposed $54 billion increase in defense spending.

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Improved WOTUS Rule Should Bring Stability, Panelist Says

Improved WOTUS Rule Should Bring Stability, Panelist Says

Speakers at the Environmental Law Institute’s National Wetlands Awards panel discussion May 17 know there are challenges ahead as the Trump administration launches its efforts to fix the flawed Obama-era “waters of the United States” rule, including how it may affect wetlands mitigation banks.

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Non-Canadian Softwood Lumber Imports Hit a 10-Year High

Filed in Home Building by on May 22, 2017 0 Comments
Non-Canadian Softwood Lumber Imports Hit a 10-Year High

In a positive development for home builders, lumber consumers and housing affordability, U.S. softwood lumber imports (excluding shipments from Canada) hit a decade high in the first quarter.

European suppliers – including Australia, Germany, Sweden, Finland, the Czech Republic, Russia, Lithuania, Estonia, Latvia and Romania – accounted for nearly all the increase.

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NAHB Remodelers Chair: ‘Ask Me Anything’

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NAHB Remodelers Chair: ‘Ask Me Anything’

Are you a consumer who wants to ask a professional questions about home remodeling? Or perhaps you are a remodeler and want to ask a peer their opinion about a remodeling project? Now’s your chance!

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Back by Popular Demand: Train the Trainer

Filed in Education by on May 22, 2017 0 Comments
Back by Popular Demand: Train the Trainer

If you’d like to join NAHB’s outstanding team of educators or simply improve your public speaking skills, Train the Trainer is your answer. This popular course is being offered June 12 at the National Housing Center in Washington, D.C.

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