Here are the Top 4 Reasons to Register for IBS – In 24 Hours

Here are the Top 4 Reasons to Register for IBS – In 24 Hours

September is your only chance to take advantage of the best deals on registration to the NAHB International Builders’ Show, the building industry’s biggest event! The Show takes place Jan. 20-22 in Las Vegas, but now is the time to get ready: Registration opens tomorrow, Sept. 2!

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Multifamily Properties Can Soon Qualify for Energy Star Certification

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Multifamily Properties Can Soon Qualify for Energy Star Certification

Many single-family home buyers seek out Energy Star ratings for the houses they buy to take advantage of the savings that comes from energy-efficient building materials and appliances. Well, now multifamily renters who have a desire to “go green,” can get the same info and make an educated choice about where they want to live too.

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Attorneys: Join the LANDS Group

Attorneys: Join the LANDS Group

NAHB administers the Legal Action Network for Development Strategies, or LANDS Group, designed for experienced land use and environmental attorneys who focus at least half their practices on home building and development industry issues. LANDS provides networking opportunities combined with cutting-edge advanced-level education seminars.

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2014 SAFE Awards Ramps Up, 2013 Associate Winners Profiled

2014 SAFE Awards Ramps Up, 2013 Associate Winners Profiled

The NAHB/Builder’s Mutual Safety Award for Excellence (SAFE) is accepting applications through Sept. 26. SAFE acknowledges and honors individuals for developing and implementing high-quality, innovative, worksite safety programs. One of the categories you can nominate yourself or another builder/remodeler for is the Associate Safety Program of the Year.

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Master the Craft of Successful Selling

Filed in Education, Sales & Marketing by on August 29, 2014 0 Comments
Master the Craft of Successful Selling

Master the craft of successful selling by completing NAHB’s Certified New Home Sales Professional online course. And if you’re a member of the NAHB National Sales and Marketing Council, you can save $50 off the course fee if you purchase by Sept. 30.

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Unscrambling Energy Efficiency Lingo

Terminology related to energy-efficient homes can make anyone feel lost without an industry translator by their side. The following definitions should give you a better understanding of four of the most common energy-efficient home terminologies.

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Apartment Market Shows Ongoing Strength in Second Quarter

Filed in Economics, Multifamily by on August 28, 2014 0 Comments
Apartment Market Shows Ongoing Strength in Second Quarter

The Multifamily Production Index (MPI), a leading indicator for the multifamily market released by NAHB, posted a gain of five points to a reading of 58 for the second quarter. It is the 10th straight quarter with a reading of 50 or above.

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NAHB Remodelers Selects August Remodeler of the Month

Filed in Awards, Remodelers by on August 28, 2014 0 Comments
NAHB Remodelers Selects August Remodeler of the Month

Qualified Remodeler magazine recently selected Keith Allen, a custom builder from Germantown, Tenn., as the August Remodeler of the Month. QR interviewed Allen to get his take on remodeling and the industry in the most recent issue. Check it out here.

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Three Great Reasons to Enter the BALA Competition

Filed in Awards, Design by on August 27, 2014 0 Comments

Thinking about submitting an application for the Best in American Living Award, but unsure whether you should go for it or not? Well, wonder no more. Here’s what former winners have to say about why it’s a good move for you and your business.

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WSJ: Where Have All the First-Time Home Buyers Gone?

Filed in Homeownership, Housing Trends by on August 27, 2014 0 Comments
WSJ: Where Have All the First-Time Home Buyers Gone?

First-time home buyers aren’t playing as big a role in the housing market as they did a few years ago, when lower prices and a big tax credit lured them to the market. But when it comes to homes financed by conventional or government-backed loans, first-time buyers still account for a historically high share of purchases, according to a new paper from researchers at the Federal Housing Finance Agency.

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