Builders Show Their Political Clout

Filed in Capitol Hill by on October 25, 2014 0 Comments
Builders Show Their Political Clout

“Call them the influencers,” The Hill said in an Oct. 22 story citing the top lobbyists of 2014.

The prominent Capitol Hill publication listed NAHB CEO Jerry Howard among this elite group of Washington power players, noting that “Howard is fighting for housing finance reform, an overhaul of the Federal Housing Administration and tax reform that preserves the mortgage interest deduction.”

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Indiana Governor Discusses Job Training Programs With Builders

Filed in About NAHB, Education, Labor, Safety and Health by on October 24, 2014 0 Comments
Indiana Governor Discusses Job Training Programs With Builders

Indiana Governor Mike Pence and State Representatives Dale DeVon and Heath VanNatter on Oct. 20 met with Rick Wajda, CEO of the Indiana Builders Association and NAHB CEO Jerry Howard to discuss how to implement construction training programs in the Hoosier state modeled along those offered by HBI.

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New Home Sales Inch Up in September

Filed in Economics, Home Building, Housing Trends by on October 24, 2014 0 Comments
New Home Sales Inch Up in September

Sales of new single-family homes inched up 0.2% in September to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 467,000 units, the highest level in six years, according to newly released data from HUD and the U.S. Census Bureau. Sales numbers for August were revised down from 504,000 to 466,000.

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Reserve your IBS 2015 Master Session Seat for $25

Reserve your IBS 2015 Master Session Seat for $25

Here’s how to get a leg up on your competition when you go to the International Builders’ Show (IBS) in Las Vegas in January: Reserve a seat for $25 and you’ll skip the long lines outside each Master session, and guarantee access to some of the industry’s best education sessions.

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Governors Speak Out Against ‘Waters of the U.S.’ Overreach

Filed in Codes and Regulations, Land Development by on October 24, 2014 0 Comments

Twelve Republican governors have joined the chorus of opposition to the federal government’s plan to expand its jurisdiction under the Clean Water Act – a proposal that would only add confusion and cost to the wetlands permitting processes for home builders.

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BUILD-PAC Advocates, High Donors Benefit from Political Update

Filed in About NAHB, Capitol Hill by on October 23, 2014 0 Comments
BUILD-PAC Advocates, High Donors Benefit from Political Update

BUILD-PAC officers hosted a Political Outlook Update call Oct. 15 to offer insight into the upcoming elections. BUILD-PAC, or the Builders United in Legislative Decisions Political Action Committee, is NAHB’s political arm and works to elect the most qualified pro-housing, pro-business candidates to federal office.

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New Study Highlights Benefits of the Affordable Housing Credit

Filed in Economics, Multifamily by on October 23, 2014 0 Comments
New Study Highlights Benefits of the Affordable Housing Credit

A new study of California affordable housing developments provides important findings concerning the role and benefits of the Low-Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC). The affordable housing credit ensures a supply of equity financing for the development of needed rental housing.

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Remodeling Market Index Reclaims All-Time High

Filed in Economics, Remodelers by on October 23, 2014 0 Comments

The NAHB Remodeling Market Index (RMI) reclaimed the high-water mark of 57 in the third quarter of 2014, the sixth consecutive quarter for a reading above 50. An RMI above 50 indicates that more remodelers report market activity is higher (compared to the prior quarter) than report it is lower. The overall RMI averages ratings of current remodeling activity with indicators of future remodeling activity.

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Do You Have the Lowe’s Black Card?

Filed in About NAHB, Membership by on October 22, 2014 0 Comments
Do You Have the Lowe’s Black Card?

We’re excited that our members are using the NAHB Member Advantage programs. However, we would like to clear up some confusion about what kind of account is necessary to access the Lowe’s discount. While Lowe’s has both a gold and a black card on its NAHB website advertisements, the NAHB member discount is only available on the black card, which is the Lowe’s accounts receivable card. If you do not have this card, you will need to open a new account to use the Lowe’s program.

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Union Wharf in Baltimore Wins Top Honor in Multifamily Awards

Filed in Awards, Membership, Multifamily by on October 22, 2014 0 Comments
Union Wharf in Baltimore Wins Top Honor in Multifamily Awards

NAHB recently named Union Wharf, an apartment community in Baltimore Multifamily Community of the Year as part of the association’s Multifamily Pillars of the Industry Awards.

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