4 Standout Associate and Builder Members Recognized at IBS

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4 Standout Associate and Builder Members Recognized at IBS

NAHB presented awards to four standout Associate and Builder members during the Associates of Excellence Awards luncheon at the International Builders’ Show. The awards recognize members for contributing to the strength of NAHB and the housing industry through leadership and professional excellence in a variety of areas.

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Builder Confidence Holds Steady in March

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Builder Confidence Holds Steady in March

Builder confidence in the market for newly built single-family homes holds firm in March, a sign that the market is stabilizing following the slowdown at the end of 2018.

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Governor Signs Arkansas Housing Affordability Bill into Law

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Governor Signs Arkansas Housing Affordability Bill into Law

In a victory for state home builders and NAHB, Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson earlier this week signed SB 170 into law, which will prevent cities and counties from regulating building design that would needlessly raise the cost of housing. 

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Scholarship Offers a Jump Start for Remodelers Council Leaders

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Scholarship Offers a Jump Start for Remodelers Council Leaders

The 2019 NAHB Remodelers Leadership Scholarship will provide $1,500 to offset travel expenses for local chairs or vice chairs of NAHB Remodelers-affiliated councils to attend NAHB’s Spring Board Meetings in Washington, D.C., June 4-8.

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6 Reasons to Invest in Green Roofs

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6 Reasons to Invest in Green Roofs

A green roof — also known as a living roof, eco-roof, vegetated roof and rooftop garden — has economic and environmental benefits that can offset its initial cost and required maintenance. This “living roof” is an extension placed above a typical roof surface. A green roof can also be at ground level over an underground built structure.

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ITC Opens New Investigation into Wooden Cabinets and Vanities from China

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ITC Opens New Investigation into Wooden Cabinets and Vanities from China

On March 6, the American Kitchen Cabinet Alliance, which includes more than 25 domestic companies, filed a petition with the Department of Commerce and the International Trade Commission (ITC) for the imposition of anti-dumping and countervailing (CVD) duties on wooden cabinets and vanities from China. The petition claims that the Chinese imports are being dumped at margins up to 259.99%.

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Boston Remodeler Inducted into National Remodeling Hall of Fame

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Boston Remodeler Inducted into National Remodeling Hall of Fame

During a remodeling career spanning more than a quarter-century, Paul Sullivan, president of The Sullivan Company, has not only created a successful business in his hometown of Boston, but he has also given back to the industry on many levels.

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January New Home Sales Demonstrate Demand for Affordable Homes

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January New Home Sales Demonstrate Demand for Affordable Homes

The latest new home sales report from the government indicates an increasing demand for homes sold in an affordable price range. In January 2019, 66% of all new single-family home sales were priced between $200,000 to $400,000 vs. 51% in January 2018.

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Lawmakers Introduce Bill to Help Ease Labor Shortages

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Lawmakers Introduce Bill to Help Ease Labor Shortages

Reps. Lloyd Smucker (R-Pa.) and Francis Rooney (R-Pa.) have introduced the Workforce for an Expanding Economy Act, legislation that would help alleviate the worker shortage in the construction industry.

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ANSI Square Footage Standard Review Process Begins

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ANSI Square Footage Standard Review Process Begins

Home Innovation Research Labs announced last week that it’s initiating the review and revision process for the American National Standard for Single-Family Residential Buildings, Square Footage – Method of Calculating (ANSI z765). The standard was last reaffirmed in 2013.

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