Starbucks, Anyone? Being Close By Could Help You Sell More Homes

Filed in Home Building, Housing Trends, Sales & Marketing by on March 31, 2015 0 Comments
Starbucks, Anyone? Being Close By Could Help You Sell More Homes

Builders and real estate agents are always on the lookout for creative ways to ramp up home sales. If the usual methods could use some sprucing up, check out these tactics that paid off for other builders over at ConstructionDive.com.

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Bat Fungus Threatens Home Building, Too

Bat Fungus Threatens Home Building, Too

A fungal infection threatening the population of Northern Long Eared Bats may threaten residential development in the 37 Northern and Central states the bats call home.

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NAHB Multifamily Pillars of the Industry Awards Now Open

Filed in Awards, Multifamily by on March 30, 2015 0 Comments
NAHB Multifamily Pillars of the Industry Awards Now Open

If your portfolio includes a stellar apartment or condo, this may be your year to enter the NAHB Multifamily Pillars of the Industry Awards.

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IRS Publishes Guide on New Tangible Property Regulations

Filed in Economics by on March 30, 2015 0 Comments
IRS Publishes Guide on New Tangible Property Regulations

As we move into the heart of the tax season, the IRS has recently announced new procedures for tangible property regulations that are pertinent for builders who own construction equipment as well as multifamily apartment owners.

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Builders Helping Builders: What’s Up With Starts?

Filed in Builders Helping Builders, Economics by on March 29, 2015 0 Comments
Builders Helping Builders: What’s Up With Starts?

Builders Helping Builders is an interactive blog post that allows members to tap into the vast knowledge and experience of the entire Federation in one convenient location. This week NAHB’s chief economist weighs in.

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NAHB Leaders Do Business in Japan

Filed in International Builders' Show, Leadership by on March 28, 2015 0 Comments
NAHB Leaders Do Business in Japan

2014 NAHB Chairman Kevin Kelly, CEO Jerry Howard and Vice President for Exposition Sales Michael Currier are in Japan this week to drum up interest in the International Builders’ Show.

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NAHB Members Needed for Survey on Work Hazards Website

Filed in Labor, Safety and Health by on March 27, 2015 0 Comments

The Center for Construction Research and Training  is looking for contractors to help evaluate and improve its Construction Solutions website – a relatively new online database of work hazards and practical control measures to reduce or eliminate them. Volunteers would agree to take a 10-minute electronic survey, attend a 45-minute webinar, OSHA’s Latest Efforts to Prevent […]

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Top 10 Publicly-Traded Builders Increase Market Share in 2014

Filed in Construction Industry, Economics by on March 27, 2015 1 Comment
Top 10 Publicly-Traded Builders Increase Market Share in 2014

The top 10 publicly-traded builders captured a 26.4% share of new single-family home closings in 2014, up from 25.3% in 2013. According to their respective Securities and Exchange Commission 10-K filings for last year, the group closed on 116,000 new homes of the 439,000 new home sales reported by the Census Bureau.

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April is New Homes Month!

Filed in Home Building, Sales & Marketing by on March 27, 2015 0 Comments
April is New Homes Month!

NAHB provides an online toolkit to help members promote the advantages of newly constructed homes.

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NAHB Urges Senate Panel to Consider Temporary Guest Worker Program

Filed in Capitol Hill, Labor, Safety and Health by on March 26, 2015 1 Comment

In a letter submitted to members of the Senate Homeland Security Committee, NAHB urged senators to consider the creation of a temporary market-based guest worker program that will divert unauthorized immigration into the legal system, shrink the shadow economy and support economic growth in the U.S.

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