HELOCS Deductible for Capital Improvements, IRS Says

Filed in Codes and Regulations, Housing Finance, Remodelers by on February 21, 2018 0 Comments
HELOCS Deductible for Capital Improvements, IRS Says

In a victory for NAHB remodelers, the IRS today issued a letter clarifying changes to home equity loans and lines of credit to confirm that households may take a tax deduction when these loans are used for home improvements.

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Top ZIP System Sheathing and Tape Installation Tips

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Top ZIP System Sheathing and Tape Installation Tips

Seal seams and transitional details with ease using ZIP System sheathing and tape by following these tips.

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Meet Master Instructor Paul Evans

Filed in Education, Leadership by on February 21, 2018 0 Comments
Meet Master Instructor Paul Evans

NAHB Master Instructors have taken the extra steps to connect with students and HBA staff, and serve as advocates for life-long learning. Each has more than 10 years of real-world experience in the content they teach and takes pride in promoting the NAHB Education curriculum.

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Lumber Exports and Imports are on the Rise

Filed in Construction Industry by on February 21, 2018 2 Comments
Lumber Exports and Imports are on the Rise

As punitive duties averaging more than 20% were imposed on Canadian softwood lumber imports in 2017, domestic producers responded by shipping record amounts of timber overseas, raising prices for builders and exacerbating housing affordability issues.

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Fall Prevention Class Now Offered Through NAHB

Fall Prevention Class Now Offered Through NAHB

As part of a renewed emphasis on keeping employees and subs safer on the jobsite, NAHB is launching a new series of free classes that may be coming to an HBA near you.

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80 Years and Counting: More Storage, Please

Filed in Design, Home Building, Housing Finance by on February 20, 2018 0 Comments
80 Years and Counting: More Storage, Please

Despite eight decades and a multi-generation divide, prospective home buyers in 1938 expressed preferences for many of the same features and amenities favored by today’s home buyers.

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3 Tips for a Profitable Basement Remodel

3 Tips for a Profitable Basement Remodel

With the growing popularity of short-term rentals through companies like Airbnb, countless home owners are looking down their basement stairs and seeing great potential. But not all basements are created equal. A seasoned remodeler offers some advice to builders for when they begin the basement-remodeling process with prospective clients.

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Here’s the Scoop on Board, Committee Meetings

Filed in Councils & Committees, Leadership, Membership by on February 19, 2018 0 Comments

Relive your favorite moments from the most recent NAHB Board of Directors meeting and the annual Meeting of the Members by taking a gander at the video highlights.

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NAHB Honors Tomorrow’s Industry Leaders

Filed in Awards, Student Chapters by on February 16, 2018 0 Comments
NAHB Honors Tomorrow’s Industry Leaders

NAHB recently honored some the industry’s rising stars and student leaders at the Student Chapter Awards Ceremony during the 2018 International Builders’ Show.

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HUD Allocates Disaster Recovery Funds

Filed in Disaster Response, Multifamily by on February 16, 2018 0 Comments
HUD Allocates Disaster Recovery Funds

The Department of Housing and Urban Development has released its policies regarding how it will allocate $7.39 billion in Community Development Block Grant disaster recovery funds provided by the 2017 Supplemental Appropriations for Disaster Relief.

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