Will Brexit Spur a Financial Crisis?

Filed in Construction Industry, Economics, Home Building by on June 28, 2016 0 Comments
Will Brexit Spur a Financial Crisis?

Global uncertainty abounds regarding the financial, economic and political implications of the United Kingdom breaking away from the European Union. NAHB Chief Economist Rob Dietz recently explained several possible effects of the move, including how it may influence home building activity in the U.S. as well as the U.K.

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Green Project Scoring Sheets Now Available

Now that the April unveiling of the 2015 ICC/ASHRAE National Green Building Standard is in the rearview mirror, home builders interested in checking out how it works have a new tool: green certification scoring sheets from the Home Innovation Research Labs, which accredits verifiers and certifies green projects. Scoring sheets are available for new single-family and […]

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NAHB Commends Persuader Rule Injunction

Filed in Codes and Regulations, Legal by on June 27, 2016 0 Comments
NAHB Commends Persuader Rule Injunction

NAHB Chairman Ed Brady today commended the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas decision in National Federation of Independent Business et al. V. Perez et. al. granting the Plaintiff’s Motion for a Preliminary Injunction.

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Military Heroes Honored with Mortgage-Free Homes

Filed in Design, Homeownership, NAHB Cares by on June 27, 2016 1 Comment
Military Heroes Honored with Mortgage-Free Homes

Veterans and their families make life-changing sacrifices while in the service of their country. To show their gratitude, several Texas builders have volunteered to build custom homes that these real-life heroes can call their very own.

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When You Retire, You Become Your Own Boss – Be Prepared

Filed in Sponsored Content by on June 27, 2016 0 Comments
When You Retire, You Become Your Own Boss – Be Prepared

Retirement means many different things to different people. What will it mean for you, and will you have the resources you need to accomplish your dreams and goals?

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House GOP Tax Plan Would Impact Key Housing Tax Provisions

Filed in Capitol Hill, Multifamily by on June 24, 2016 1 Comment
House GOP Tax Plan Would Impact Key Housing Tax Provisions

House Speaker Paul Ryan and Ways and Means Committee Chairman Kevin Brady today unveiled the tax policy plank of a six-part House GOP policy agenda that would overhaul the tax code and affect important housing tax provisions.

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Top Spikes Sparkle in Their Regions

Filed in Leadership, Membership, Membership Minute by on June 24, 2016 0 Comments

Every month, we recognize the top recruiters in each region. Thank you to the following dedicated individuals for recruiting the most new members to our association in May.

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Bipartisan Policy Center: Seniors Need More Housing Choices

Bipartisan Policy Center: Seniors Need More Housing Choices

A new report from warns that the rapidly increasing population of older Americans is leading to an additional squeeze on housing supply and affordability. The report recommends 10 specific policy changes that Congress and the Administration must make to combat this growing threat.

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N.D. Home Builders Make Elderly Woman Plumb Happy

Filed in NAHB Cares, Remodelers by on June 23, 2016 0 Comments

A 78-year-old Christine, N.D. woman got to take a fresh shower in her own home late last month after nearly a year of sponge baths when a friend—posing as a licensed contractor—left her without a working bathroom.

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New Home Sales Fall 6% in May from Strong April Reading

Filed in Economics by on June 23, 2016 0 Comments
New Home Sales Fall 6% in May from Strong April Reading

Sales of newly built, single-family homes dropped 6% in May from a downwardly revised April reading to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 551,000 units, according to newly released data by HUD and the U.S. Census Bureau.

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