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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A Network of Know-How Propels Portland Builder

Filed in About NAHB, Membership by on October 22, 2014 0 Comments
A Network of Know-How Propels Portland Builder

When Nathan Young was 22, he launched Nathan Young Construction Inc. in Portland, Ore. Now, at 39, has quite a bit of experience under his belt. Even so, he’s the first to say that it still saves him a ton of time and trouble when, instead of going through the ups and downs himself, he’s able to turn to someone else who’s been there, done that and learned from it. That’s where being a member of the HBA of Metro Portland has been key.

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Regulators Act to Loosen Tight Credit Spigot, Boost Home Sales

Filed in Codes and Regulations, Housing Finance by on October 21, 2014 0 Comments
Regulators Act to Loosen Tight Credit Spigot, Boost Home Sales

U.S. financial regulators this week announced separate actions that should boost the housing market and home sales by enabling more creditworthy borrowers to access home loans.

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Nominations Open for Best in Green Young Professional of the Year

Filed in Awards by on October 21, 2014 0 Comments
Nominations Open for Best in Green Young Professional of the Year

This year, for the first time ever, NAHB will recognize an up-and-coming green and sustainable professional in the home building industry as the Best in Green Young Professional of the Year. Each local association can submit one nominee for this award. The nominee should be under age 50 and actively engaged in their regional and/or […]

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Preparing a Winning Entry for The Nationals

Filed in Awards, Sales & Marketing by on October 20, 2014 0 Comments
Preparing a Winning Entry for The Nationals

The Nationals is now accepting entries in nearly 60 categories to recognize the best sales, marketing and design in the new home building industry. Applications are due by Oct. 31.

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NAHBContracts.com Now Open for Business

NAHBContracts.com Now Open for Business

NAHB recently launched the contracts subscription website, with access to a variety of residential construction contract forms and documents developed by NAHB exclusively for home builders and remodelers. Builders can also customize these documents to suit their own business needs, which means there is likely a contract template that is perfect for you.

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What’s Up With Materials Prices? Gypsum, for One.

Filed in Economics by on October 20, 2014 3 Comments
What’s Up With Materials Prices? Gypsum, for One.

The latest government report shows that gypsum wholesale prices edged 0.1% lower in September from the previous month and are down from the most recent February peak. However, prices won’t stay this way for long.

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Builders Helping Builders: Prospects to Profits

Builders Helping Builders: Prospects to Profits

Builders Helping Builders is an interactive blog post that allows members to tap into the vast knowledge and experience of the entire Federation in one convenient location.

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NAHB Remodelers Selects October Remodeler of the Month

Filed in Membership, Remodelers by on October 17, 2014 0 Comments
NAHB Remodelers Selects October Remodeler of the Month

NAHB Remodelers recently selected Stuart Gaines, president of New Blue Construction in Chattanooga, Tenn., as the NAHB Remodeler of the Month.

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