FHFA Restructures Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac Multifamily Lending Caps

Filed in Housing Finance, Multifamily, Uncategorized by on September 13, 2019 0 Comments
FHFA Restructures Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac Multifamily Lending Caps

The Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) announced today that multifamily lending caps for Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac will be $100 billion for each enterprise for the five-quarter period from the final quarter of 2019 all the way through 2020. The new caps apply to all multifamily business, with no exclusions.

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Professional Women in Building Week Starts Monday

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Professional Women in Building Week Starts Monday

Join the Professional Women in Building (PWB) Council in recognizing the amazing impact of women in the residential construction industry. This year PWB Week will focus on workforce development, including daily blog posts on NAHBNow and two webinars on supporting women in construction.

Here are five easy ways you can support PWB next week,

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Big Gap Between Home Prices and Buyers’ Expectations

Filed in Affordability, Economics, Homeownership, Housing Trends by on September 13, 2019 0 Comments
Big Gap Between Home Prices and Buyers’ Expectations

New data released by the U.S. Census Bureau and the Department of Housing and Urban Development, combined with recent NAHB survey data, show a mismatch between the actual prices of new homes and the prices buyers expect to pay.

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Is the Long Saga of the HOW Companies Nearing an End?

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Is the Long Saga of the HOW Companies Nearing an End?

A decades-long receivership battle may soon be winding down with many home builders receiving a payout for an investment they made in the 1980s.

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Why Associates are Key to Successful Membership Drives

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Why Associates are Key to Successful Membership Drives

Comprising 68% of NAHB’s 140,000 membership network, Associate members are experts at their craft and are continuing to make strides in membership efforts. See how this growing body of members could play a vital role in your next membership drive.

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EPA Repeals Obama-Era WOTUS Rule

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EPA Repeals Obama-Era WOTUS Rule

In a positive development to resolve years of uncertainty over where federal jurisdiction begins and ends, the Environmental Protection Agency today rescinded the Obama-era waters of the U.S. (WOTUS) rule.

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4 Reasons Membership Drives are So Effective

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4 Reasons Membership Drives are So Effective

Growing and sustaining membership are among the biggest challenges HBAs face. One of the many ways to overcome them is to regularly host membership drives. In a recent Third Tuesday Townhall webinar, listeners heard from NAHB experts and peers alike on the ins and outs of what make membership drives so successful.

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Tips for Optimizing Your Company’s Social Media Presence on Mobile Devices

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Tips for Optimizing Your Company’s Social Media Presence on Mobile Devices

Getting noticed on social media isn’t easy, but there are some things you can do to break through the clutter, help your posts get seen and even attract followers.

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NAHB and EPA Leadership Address Key Issues Affecting Housing Affordability

NAHB and EPA Leadership Address Key Issues Affecting Housing Affordability

NAHB’s Senior Officers met with Andrew Wheeler, administrator for the Environmental Protection Agency, to discuss NAHB’s continued collaboration with the agency on key issues involving the home building industry.

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House Passes NAHB-Supported Appraiser Bill

Filed in Capitol Hill by on September 11, 2019 0 Comments
House Passes NAHB-Supported Appraiser Bill

The House yesterday passed NAHB-supported legislation that would allow state licensed appraisers to perform Federal Housing Administration (FHA) appraisals.

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