At NAHB’s Urging, IRS to Waive 2018 Withholding Penalties for Most Filers

Filed in Economics by on January 17, 2019 0 Comments
At NAHB’s Urging, IRS to Waive 2018 Withholding Penalties for Most Filers

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has announced that it is waiving the tax penalty for many home builders and other small businesses that pay estimated quarterly taxes but whose 2018 federal income tax withholding and estimated tax payments fell short of their total tax liability for the year.

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Remodelers’ Confidence Holds Relatively Steady

Filed in Economics, Remodelers by on January 17, 2019 0 Comments
Remodelers’ Confidence Holds Relatively Steady

NAHB’s Remodeling Market Index posted a reading of 57 in the fourth quarter of 2018, only one point lower than the previous quarter.

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Green Building Becoming the Standard for New Homes

Filed in Design, Sustainability & Green Building by on January 16, 2019 0 Comments
Green Building Becoming the Standard for New Homes

Is green here to stay? All indications are yes. Homes are increasingly being designed, constructed, and operated toward the greener end of the construction continuum.

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Lower Interest Rates Stabilize Builder Confidence

Filed in Economics by on January 16, 2019 1 Comment
Lower Interest Rates Stabilize Builder Confidence

Buoyed by falling mortgage rates, builder confidence in the market for newly-built single-family homes rose two points to 58 in January on the National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index (HMI).

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Avoiding Poor-Performing Homes and Profit-Killing Call Backs

Filed in Home Building, International Builders' Show by on January 15, 2019 1 Comment
Avoiding Poor-Performing Homes and Profit-Killing Call Backs

Building expenses don’t always finish accruing once you turn over the keys to the buyer. The secret to maximizing your bottom line depends on how well you control your call-back costs.

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Older Americans Increasingly Burdened by Housing Costs

Filed in Economics, Housing Trends by on January 15, 2019 0 Comments
Older Americans Increasingly Burdened by Housing Costs

The housing industry continues to deal with an affordability crisis, and a new report reaffirms that an alarming portion of American households are over burdened with housing costs.

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Inaugural Jobsite Safety Zone at IBS Offers Live Demos, Key Resources

Inaugural Jobsite Safety Zone at IBS Offers Live Demos, Key Resources

The inaugural IBS Jobsite Safety Zone will feature safety product exhibitors and a learning space for product demonstrations, presentations, one-on-one Q&A sessions and much more.

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Construction Job Openings Down as Building Activity Slows

Filed in Economics by on January 14, 2019 0 Comments
Construction Job Openings Down as Building Activity Slows

As higher interest rates slowed building activity at the end of 2018, the number of unfilled jobs in the construction sector decreased in November.

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NAHB, Industry Groups Hold Housing Event for Members of Congress

Filed in Capitol Hill by on January 11, 2019 0 Comments
NAHB, Industry Groups Hold Housing Event for Members of Congress

NAHB and several industry partners welcomed more than 50 members of the 116th Congress to Washington during a Friends of Housing reception last night on Capitol Hill.

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Tell Us Why Your HBA Is Tops

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Tell Us Why Your HBA Is Tops

NAHB is now accepting nominations for the Association Excellence Awards, an annual program that recognizes the outstanding accomplishments of state and local HBAs (HBA Awards) and executive officers (Individual Awards) in the field of association management.

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