IBS 2021 Show Home Boasts Spaciousness in an Urban Setting

IBS 2021 Show Home Boasts Spaciousness in an Urban Setting

Built within the densely populated Winter Park community of Orlando, The New American Home® 2021 will showcase many of the amenities today’s home buyers are seeking – most notably, a prime location.

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The Future of Multifamily Design

Filed in Design, Disaster Response, Multifamily by on June 3, 2020 7 Comments
The Future of Multifamily Design

The COVID-19 pandemic has forced residents to look at a number of their everyday experiences — including the way they live. In multifamily developments, the areas of real changes will occur based on two components: health and safety protocols, and consumer demands.

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Resources to Promote National Homeownership Month in June

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Resources to Promote National Homeownership Month in June

National Homeownership Month in June is an opportunity to remind consumers about the evolving role of the home and its importance in our lives.

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NAHB Offering Educational Webinars throughout June

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NAHB Offering Educational Webinars throughout June

NAHB Education is offering a variety of dynamic webinars for industry professionals during the month of June. These webinars are specifically designed to help participants expand their knowledge on emerging trends, research and develop valuable skills, all while learning in a safe environment.

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Coronavirus Likely to Add Momentum to Increased Home Building in Smaller Markets

Coronavirus Likely to Add Momentum to Increased Home Building in Smaller Markets

The COVID-19 pandemic is likely to hasten a housing trend already taking place across the nation – residential construction activity that is expanding at a more rapid rate in lower density markets such as smaller cities and rural areas. Multifamily development is also proceeding at a brisk pace in areas where education and health services dominate. These are among the findings of the latest quarterly NAHB Home Building Geography Index (HBGI).

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More Than Half of Builders Used Incentives to Boost Sales in May

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More Than Half of Builders Used Incentives to Boost Sales in May

The NAHB/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index survey conducted in May 2020 reveals that more than half of single-family builders are using incentives to bolster sales and/or limit cancellations. This is essentially the same share of builders that were providing incentives during normal market conditions in 2003. By contrast the percentage of builders providing sales incentives was far higher during the Great Recession.

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How Smart Homes Could Benefit from Energy Management Systems

Filed in Sustainability & Green Building by on June 1, 2020 1 Comment
How Smart Homes Could Benefit from Energy Management Systems

The new ENERGY STAR Smart Home Energy Management Systems (SHEMS) Program establishes standards for managing smart-home technology energy use and software.

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Most Vulnerable Housing Markets

Filed in Construction Industry, Economics by on June 1, 2020 0 Comments
Most Vulnerable Housing Markets

Which housing markets are most vulnerable during this downturn brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic? Based on current unemployment trends brought on by the outbreak, an analysis by the American Community Survey (ACS) sheds light on which states are likely to lag when the housing recovery takes hold.

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House Passes Bill to Expand Loan Forgiveness Provisions of PPP Loans

Filed in Capitol Hill, Disaster Response by on May 29, 2020 0 Comments
House Passes Bill to Expand Loan Forgiveness Provisions of PPP Loans

By an overwhelming vote of 417-1, the House on May 28 approved legislation that would liberalize rules under the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) to give business owners more time to have the loans forgiven by the U.S. government.

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Housing Stands Poised to Lead a Recovery

Filed in Disaster Response, Economics by on May 29, 2020 2 Comments
Housing Stands Poised to Lead a Recovery

With one major exception, this week’s housing data showed some signs of stabilization after an effective two-month pause for major portions of the U.S. economy. While most indicators are down year-over-year, there are hints of a rebound in the data, provided businesses can continue to reopen as the virus slows its growth.

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