Since 1987, the National Housing Endowment has distributed over $13 million in grants to support NAHB and the broader home building industry, and it wants to make sure all NAHB members know what the Endowment does and how to support its work. Take this survey and be eligible to win a $100 gift card — and learn more.
Augmented reality technology is beginning to pick up steam, and will soon allow builders to sale homes sooner, provide consumers with more design options up front, and make building processes more efficient.
Now available at BuilderBooks.com — Managing Your Business with 7 Key Numbers — lays out a process that helps business owners see where they stand every day, with every job, by monitoring just seven key numbers that drive all profits and cash flow.
The Coalition to Promote Independent Entrepreneurs, a group of business organizations that includes NAHB, is urging House and Senate lawmakers to reject a White House funding request for an additional $10 million in the fiscal 2016 budget for the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) to address activities regarding the misclassification of workers.
NAHB Remodelers recently selected Peter Grant, president of Grant Homes Remodel & Restoration in Tulsa, Okla., as the May 2015 NAHB Remodeler of the Month.
The Federal Housing Administration has announced that its Single-Family Policy Handbook is now available online. The handbook is designed to “help mortgagees and other participants in FHA transactions expand access to mortgage credit and make it easier to do business with FHA.”
The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) is seeking to expand the definition of an employer and the potential changes could have consequences for members of the residential construction industry.
Specifically, the NLRB is moving towards a broader definition of the joint employer standard and seeking to overturn the model that has been in place for 30 years.
NAHB today urged the Senate to pass pending legislation that would require the Environmental Protection Agency to go back to the drawing board and withdraw its proposed “waters of the United States” rule that would needlessly raise housing costs, trample states’ rights and add more regulatory burdens to small businesses.
Nationwide housing starts rose 20.2% to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.135 million units in April from an upwardly revised March reading, according to newly released data from the U.S. Commerce Department. This is the highest level of housing production since November 2007.
NAHB members and staff met with officials from the White House Office of Management and Budget last week to repeat their concerns about the soon-to-be-finalized redefinition of “waters of the U.S.” under the Clean Water Act.