Mentoring Women in the Home-Building Industry Today

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Mentoring Women in the Home-Building Industry Today

Mentoring can have a significant impact on career success, whether it’s someone with whom to exchange ideas, guidance on challenging situations, or a champion supporting a career step or milestone. PWB Councils can help foster these connections through mentorship programs. Here are two examples of how to make mentorship programs work.

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HBA Wins Court Fight Against Building Permit Fees with Help from NAHB Fund

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HBA Wins Court Fight Against Building Permit Fees with Help from NAHB Fund

After nearly a decade of litigation and two trips to the state Supreme Court, the Home Builders Association of Michigan secured a resounding victory for the home building industry.

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Reminder to Register for the Fall Leadership Meeting

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Reminder to Register for the Fall Leadership Meeting

Delegates to the Leadership Council and members of the Board of Directors are encouraged to make plans now to attend NAHB’s Fall Leadership Meetings, Oct. 22-24, at the Hyatt Regency New Orleans.

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FHFA Restructures Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac Multifamily Lending Caps

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FHFA Restructures Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac Multifamily Lending Caps

The Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) announced today that multifamily lending caps for Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac will be $100 billion for each enterprise for the five-quarter period from the final quarter of 2019 all the way through 2020. The new caps apply to all multifamily business, with no exclusions.

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Professional Women in Building Week Starts Monday

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Professional Women in Building Week Starts Monday

Join the Professional Women in Building (PWB) Council in recognizing the amazing impact of women in the residential construction industry. This year PWB Week will focus on workforce development, including daily blog posts on NAHBNow and two webinars on supporting women in construction.

Here are five easy ways you can support PWB next week.

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Big Gap Between Home Prices and Buyers’ Expectations

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Big Gap Between Home Prices and Buyers’ Expectations

New data released by the U.S. Census Bureau and the Department of Housing and Urban Development, combined with recent NAHB survey data, show a mismatch between the actual prices of new homes and the prices buyers expect to pay.

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Is the Long Saga of the HOW Companies Nearing an End?

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Is the Long Saga of the HOW Companies Nearing an End?

A decades-long receivership battle may soon be winding down with many home builders receiving a payout for an investment they made in the 1980s.

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Why Associates are Key to Successful Membership Drives

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Why Associates are Key to Successful Membership Drives

Comprising 68% of NAHB’s 140,000 membership network, Associate members are experts at their craft and are continuing to make strides in membership efforts. See how this growing body of members could play a vital role in your next membership drive.

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EPA Repeals Obama-Era WOTUS Rule

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EPA Repeals Obama-Era WOTUS Rule

In a positive development to resolve years of uncertainty over where federal jurisdiction begins and ends, the Environmental Protection Agency today rescinded the Obama-era waters of the U.S. (WOTUS) rule.

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4 Reasons Membership Drives are So Effective

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4 Reasons Membership Drives are So Effective

Growing and sustaining membership are among the biggest challenges HBAs face. One of the many ways to overcome them is to regularly host membership drives. In a recent Third Tuesday Townhall webinar, listeners heard from NAHB experts and peers alike on the ins and outs of what make membership drives so successful.

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