On July 19, the Federal Housing Administration issued Mortgagee Letter 2016-11 providing – for the first time – guidelines to allow FHA insurance of mortgages on properties with Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) liens, if certain requirements are met.
NAHB Chairman Ed Brady today called on Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump and presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton to make housing a priority during this election season.
EPA’s draft for the 2017 Construction General Permit will be reviewed by the Office of Management and Budget this fall. The review will include a detailed examination of the proposal’s potential impacts, including how much it could cost small businesses to implement the changes.
Although it slipped from 53 in the first quarter of 2016 to 52, it is still the 13th consecutive quarter that the NAHB Remodeling Market Index has a reading above 50, indicating that more remodelers say market activity is higher (compared to the prior quarter) than report it is lower.
The Department of Energy today released a draft of updated best practice guidelines for PACE loans, used to finance solar panels and other home improvements designed to save energy. The agency hopes the new guidelines will enable more states and communities to take advantage of the PACE programs, which are aimed toward resiliency and job creation as well as reducing home energy bills.
The 2014 Single-Family Builder Compensation Study reveals the most recent compensation and benefits data available for 39 common positions at single-family home building companies.
Nationwide housing starts rose 4.8% in June to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.19 million units, according to newly released data from HUD and the Commerce Department. Overall permit issuance increased 1.5% to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.15 million.
Originally slated to start Aug. 10, the rule will require employers to inform workers of their rights to report work-related injuries and illnesses without fear of retaliation, and to implement certain procedures for reporting injuries and illnesses. The new effective date is now Nov. 1.