Scaffold Safety: What to Do and What Not to Do

Filed in Labor, Safety and Health by on August 19, 2019 0 Comments
Scaffold Safety: What to Do and What Not to Do

Scaffolds, or temporary work platforms, can provide a safe and efficient way to execute tasks on a home building site. But the use of scaffolds is also one of the leading causes of injuries in construction.

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Making the Sale: The Importance of a Buyer Profile

Filed in 55+ Housing, Design by on August 19, 2019 0 Comments
Making the Sale: The Importance of a Buyer Profile

A model home’s job is to accurately reach a target buyer and create a space where a prospective buyer can envision themselves living. To be successful, you and your merchandiser must develop a buyer profile, which will teach you how a prospective buyer will be living in your home and what matters most.

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FHA Announces New Condo Approval Rule

Filed in Housing Finance by on August 16, 2019 0 Comments
FHA Announces New Condo Approval Rule

The Federal Housing Administration (FHA) this week published a final regulation that establishes a new condominium approval process.

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Single-Family Starts Continue Modest Improvement

Filed in Economics by on August 16, 2019 0 Comments
Single-Family Starts Continue Modest Improvement

Due to a decline in multifamily production, total housing starts fell 4% in July to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.19 million units. While single-family starts increased 1.3%, multifamily starts fell 16.2%.

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Discover the Top 5 Accessibility Myths in the Multifamily Industry

Filed in Education, Multifamily by on August 16, 2019 2 Comments
Discover the Top 5 Accessibility Myths in the Multifamily Industry

With the introduction of the DOJ’s Accessibility Initiative, and NCSHA’s 46 New Best Practices (nearly 10% of which deal directly with accessibility), it’s more important than ever for multifamily developers to understand accessibility regulations.

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Help Lift Housing By Bringing Material Costs Down

Filed in Affordability, Trade by on August 15, 2019 0 Comments
Help Lift Housing By Bringing Material Costs Down

The United States-Mexico-Canada-Agreement (USMCA) holds the potential to boost the housing economy and reduce price volatility for building materials. Take action now and ask your member of Congress to ratify the USMCA.

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Builder Confidence Trending Higher as Interest Rates Move Lower

Filed in Economics by on August 15, 2019 0 Comments
Builder Confidence Trending Higher as Interest Rates Move Lower

Builder confidence in the market for newly-built single-family homes rose one point to 66 in August, according to the latest NAHB/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index (HMI) released today.

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HBA ‘Draft’ Boosts Local Workforce

HBA ‘Draft’ Boosts Local Workforce

What would happen if the home building industry recruited talent like the National Football League draft? Job opportunities to boost the construction industry workforce.

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Don’t Miss Your Chance to Spotlight Top Projects and People

Filed in Awards by on August 14, 2019 0 Comments
Don’t Miss Your Chance to Spotlight Top Projects and People

Applications for several awards programs will be closing soon, so be sure to submit your application today. Plus, check out a new feature to help expedite the application process.

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Learn How to Develop Aging-in-Place Assessment Procedures in NAHB Webinar

Filed in 55+ Housing, Education by on August 13, 2019 0 Comments
Learn How to Develop Aging-in-Place Assessment Procedures in NAHB Webinar

During NAHB’s webinar Creating a Client Assessment Procedure for Aging in Place, scheduled for Thursday, Aug. 15, 2-3 p.m. ET, two case studies will be presented focused on older adults with progressive health conditions.

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