‘Building Communities’ with an NAHB T-Shirt

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‘Building Communities’ with an NAHB T-Shirt

HBA of Greater Cincinnati EO Dan Dressman wore NAHB 75th Anniversary t-shirts during a late-July mission trip to Chinandega, Nicaragua.

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A Temporary Band-aid On Labor Shortages

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A Temporary Band-aid On Labor Shortages

The portion of builders experiencing labor shortages rose again last month. While long-term workforce development initiatives are underway, many builders have the same question: How or where can we find more laborers now? A lesser-known program from the Department of Homeland security is one option that could help temporarily boost production.

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Short-Term Window in Collecting Canadian Lumber Duties Could Boost Market

Filed in Economics by on August 17, 2017 0 Comments
Short-Term Window in Collecting Canadian Lumber Duties Could Boost Market

In what could be a positive development in the ongoing U.S.-Canadian lumber dispute, countervailing duties on Canadian lumber shipments into the U.S. will be temporarily suspended between Aug. 26 and Sept. 6. While no one can predict with any certainty how this will affect lumber prices, the lumber futures market is anticipating that this development could temporarily moderate the cost of lumber.

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NAHB Mourns Associate Leader Jerry Cowan

Filed in Leadership, Membership, NAHB Cares by on August 17, 2017 0 Comments

Gerald “Jerry” Cowan, a longtime and dedicated member from Greensboro, N.C., passed away July 29. Across the NAHB Federation, Mr. Cowan was heralded as someone who was always ready to help, never afraid to reach for a goal, and blessed with a tirelessly encouraging spirit.

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How to Modify a Nice View Into a ‘Show Stopper’

Filed in Housing Trends, International Builders' Show by on August 17, 2017 0 Comments
How to Modify a Nice View Into a ‘Show Stopper’

Unlike most homes across Central Florida, The New American Home® 2018 has a spectacular view. And by installing a package of state-of-the art window and door products from Panda, the view is even more awe-inspiring.

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NAHB Remembers Code Official Gilbert Gonzales Jr.

NAHB Remembers Code Official Gilbert Gonzales Jr.

Funeral services will be held Aug. 19 for Gilbert Gonzales Jr., a member of the International Code Council Board of Directors and a home builder’s advocate on building and energy codes.

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Single-Family Starts Hold Steady in July

Filed in Economics, Home Building, Multifamily by on August 16, 2017 0 Comments
Single-Family Starts Hold Steady in July

Nationwide housing starts fell 4.8% in July to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.16 million units, according to newly released data from HUD and the Commerce Department. Single-family production slipped 0.5% in July to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 856,000 after a strong, upwardly revised June reading.

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NAHB Mourns Passing of Past President Stanley Waranch

Filed in Leadership by on August 16, 2017 0 Comments
NAHB Mourns Passing of Past President Stanley Waranch

Virginia builder Stanley Waranch, a longtime association leader who served as NAHB’s president in 1972, died Saturday, Aug. 12 after a long illness. Mr. Waranch was 91.

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NAHB Applauds President Trump’s Order Rescinding Overreaching Flood Standard

Filed in Codes and Regulations, Environmental, Multifamily by on August 15, 2017 0 Comments

In response to the charge led by NAHB and as part of an Executive Order to expedite federal approval for infrastructure projects, President Trump today revoked Obama’s flawed EO 13690 and the Federal Flood Risk Management Standard

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HBA Awards Spotlight the Best in Association Management

Filed in Awards by on August 15, 2017 0 Comments
HBA Awards Spotlight the Best in Association Management

NAHB is proud to announce the winners of the this year’s Association Excellence Awards – HBA Awards, which honor superior HBA programming and outreach in the previous year.

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