After visiting a survey site near Lake Tahoe that should have been covered with five feet of snow on April 1 and instead finding dry grass, California Gov. Jerry Brown issued an executive order mandating new water conservation measures. The drought that began four years ago continues to worsen, and residential use is now in the crosshairs.
If you are looking for more new home sales, it’s time you cozied up with your local real estate agents. Most new homes, near 70%, are sold with the assistance of real estate agents, so if you aren’t effectively marketing to them, it’s likely you’re missing out on sales. Check out the top five ways to keep agents in your area involved and engaged, so you can maximize sales and profit.
NAHB today urged Congress and federal regulators to take steps to ease tight mortgage credit conditions afflicting many creditworthy borrowers and to support a stronger, more robust recovery of the housing and mortgage markets.
In a bipartisan show of support, the House voted 286-to-140 yesterday to approve H.R. 685, the Mortgage Choice Act of 2015. The legislation is designed to help working American families and first-time home buyers improve access to home loans and qualified mortgages while protecting consumers from bad loans.
The 8th Circuit Court of Appeals decided a wetland case on April 10 that may prove to be very beneficial for home builders and developers. If a property owner obtains a final jurisdictional determination (j.d.) that concludes the property in question is a wetland that falls under federal jurisdiction, can the owner dispute the j.d. in federal court? The 8th Circuit said yes.
We’re excited to announce the winners of the What NAHB Membership Means to Me video contest. NAHB members showed their creativity and talent in these fun, engaging videos. The panel of judges had a tough job of selecting the seven category winners that will be used in the association’s upcoming membership drive.