Clinton Releases Plan to Help Small Businesses

Filed in Capitol Hill, Housing Finance by on August 27, 2016 0 Comments
Clinton Releases Plan to Help Small Businesses

In another sign that issues of importance to the housing community are gaining traction in the 2016 election campaign, Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton has unveiled a plan to make starting a small business “as easy as setting up a lemonade stand in the front yard.”

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‘Building an Appetite’ Needs You

Filed in Leadership, NAHB Cares by on August 26, 2016 0 Comments

At the NAHB Midyear Board of Directors meeting earlier this month, Kathy MacDonald gave an impassioned presentation about the importance of the Building an Appetite cookbook project — and why you should submit your favorite recipes today.

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BUILD-PAC Opens War Chest for November Elections

Filed in Capitol Hill, Membership by on August 26, 2016 0 Comments
BUILD-PAC Opens War Chest for November Elections

To help advance the housing industry’s agenda on Capitol Hill, the BUILD-PAC Board of Trustees on Aug. 10 approved an additional $500,000 in contributions to federal pro-business candidates running for office this fall.

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Cheers to the Top Spikes

Filed in Membership by on August 26, 2016 0 Comments

We are recognizing the top recruiters in each region. Thank you to the individuals for recruiting the most new Builder and Associate members to our association in July.

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Energy Bill Heads to Finish Line

Filed in Capitol Hill, Codes and Regulations, Environmental by on August 26, 2016 0 Comments
Energy Bill Heads to Finish Line

The House of Representatives has passed a bill that gives the Department of Energy a more common-sense and home buyer-friendly role in the building code process. The Senate passed a version of the energy bill that doesn’t include those key reforms. NAHB needs the help of all members of the Federation to fix that.

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NAHB, HBRAM Ask Court to Review MS4 Permit

Filed in Codes and Regulations, Environmental, Legal by on August 25, 2016 0 Comments
NAHB, HBRAM Ask Court to Review MS4 Permit

With its municipal separate storm sewer system permit for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, the Environmental Protection Agency is coming very close to regulating the number of homes that can be built on a site, and how the roads and driveways of a project must be laid out.

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Solar Power Prices Continue Descent

Solar Power Prices Continue Descent

Two new “state of the market” reports released Wednesday by the Department of Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory have found that solar energy system pricing, such as solar photovoltaic (PV), is at an all-time low.

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Apartment, Condominium Markets Dip Slightly in 2nd Quarter

Filed in Economics, Multifamily by on August 25, 2016 0 Comments
Apartment, Condominium Markets Dip Slightly in 2nd Quarter

Despite the modest drop, this is the 18th consecutive reading in which the majority of builders and developers view market conditions to be improving.

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Case Study: Supporting a Brand Through Social Media

Filed in Business Management, Sales & Marketing by on August 24, 2016 1 Comment
Case Study: Supporting a Brand Through Social Media

This recent case study featured in Sales + Marketing Ideas magazine highlights one company’s social media strategy, and how it helped them turn potential buyers into loyal brand ambassadors.

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New Rules for Drones Will Launch Aug. 29

New Rules for Drones Will Launch Aug. 29

The growing number of builders using drones on the jobsite will want to keep an eye on the new rules being issued by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) if they want to avoid potential fines.

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