New-Home Sales Down 8.1% in June

Filed in Economics by on July 24, 2014 0 Comments
New-Home Sales Down 8.1% in June

Sales of newly built, single-family homes fell 8.1% to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 406,000 units in June, according to newly released data by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and the U.S. Census Bureau. Sales numbers for May were revised downward to 442,000.

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By One Metric, NAHB Green Building Standard Takes the ‘LEED’

By One Metric, NAHB Green Building Standard Takes the ‘LEED’

Among single-family builders, the NAHB National Green Building Standard (NGBS) is the most commonly used green building certification, according to a survey of NAHB single-family and multifamily members conducted by McGraw Hill Construction in 2013.

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Act Now on Housing Finance Reform

Filed in Capitol Hill, Housing Finance by on July 23, 2014 0 Comments
Act Now on Housing Finance Reform

In a July 21 editorial in the News Journal of Wilmington, Del., Rep. John Carney (D-Del.) said that a strong and stable housing finance system is essential to protect the 30-year mortgage.

NAHB Chairman Kevin Kelly responded affirmatively in a letter to the editor published the next day.

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Obama Signs Job-Training Bill Into Law

Filed in Capitol Hill, Construction Industry by on July 23, 2014 0 Comments
Obama Signs Job-Training Bill Into Law

President Obama on July 22 signed into law H.R. 803, the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act.

Championed by NAHB, the legislation will help alleviate labor shortages in the housing industry by providing investment and resources to train workers for careers in home building and other industries.

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New Home Prices by Metro Area and State

Filed in Economics, Housing Trends by on July 23, 2014 0 Comments
New Home Prices by Metro Area and State

In response to frequent requests from our members, NAHB Economics recently released its estimates of new single-family home prices by state and metro area. The most expensive new single family homes are built and sold in three Northeastern states: Connecticut, Massachusetts and New York – with their respective median new single-family home prices of $491,425, […]

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Keeping it Clean with Stormwater Management

Keeping it Clean with Stormwater Management

While the rules regarding how builders and developers need to manage stormwater runoff from their jobsites have been around for more than 20 years, the industry is still getting dinged. That could be because the rules themselves are as clear to some as, well, mud. Here’s a little clarification for you.

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Green, Contracts Courses Online this Fall

Filed in Education, Uncategorized by on July 21, 2014 0 Comments
Green, Contracts Courses Online this Fall

Registration has opened for two popular courses that NAHB has now made available in a format that you can complete from your computer: Green Building for Building Professionals Online and Construction Contracts and Law Online.

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High School Student Chapter Shapes Minds of Students

Filed in About NAHB, Construction Industry, Education by on July 21, 2014 0 Comments
High School Student Chapter Shapes Minds of Students

“Every student, you have to create a peg that fits that student; not fit the student into the peg,” said Chris Warren, a State College, Pa. high school construction educator who is shaping the lives of young students and preparing them for the workforce as the advisor for the school’s NAHB Student Chapter. Warren’s ideology […]

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Subscribe to NAHBNow and Get the News You Need

Filed in About NAHB by on July 18, 2014 0 Comments

Did you know that you can now subscribe to NAHBNow? Geared exclusively to NAHB members, NAHBNow is an interactive blog that delivers news, product information and educational resources to help your business to thrive. You can post comments, suggest stories, see links to other popular news sources and much more. Timely, social and innovative, NAHBNow is all about member value and how your association is working for you.

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A Robust FHA Vital for Housing

A Robust FHA Vital for Housing

Participating with other industry leaders in a July 18 panel discussion at a White House event commemorating the 80th anniversary of the Federal Housing Administration (FHA), NAHB Chairman Kevin Kelly said that the association will continue to work to support a vibrant agency that provides critical single-family and multifamily programs. “Moving forward, we need to […]

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