NAHB Staff Leadership Take a Bucket for the Cause

Filed in About NAHB by on September 19, 2014 2 Comments

The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge made its way to the National Housing Center in Washington, D.C. on a warm September Friday that soon turned dang cold for the NAHB Group Executive Team Members and regulatory leadership staff.

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House-Passed Bill Would Boost Mortgage Liquidity

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House-Passed Bill Would Boost Mortgage Liquidity

The House on Sept. 16 approved H.R. 5461, bipartisan legislation that would amend and clarify the definition of a qualified mortgage under the Dodd-Frank Act to allow more borrowers to qualify for sound home loans.

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Builders Mutual and NAHB Partner to Keep the Housing Industry Safe and Profitable

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Builders Mutual and NAHB Partner to Keep the Housing Industry Safe and Profitable

Builders Mutual Insurance Company discusses an alarming new safety issue trending in the home building industry, and how they’re helping builders combat it.

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4 of 5 Portlanders Prefer Single-Family Homes

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4 of 5 Portlanders Prefer Single-Family Homes

When it comes to housing type, Portland, Ore. area residents overwhelmingly prefer to live in single-family homes, according to a new study on where and how people want to live in the region.

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A 3-Pronged Approach to CAPS Success

Filed in Construction Industry, Education, Remodelers by on September 18, 2014 1 Comment
A 3-Pronged Approach to CAPS Success

The West Tennessee HBA has secured a $151,000 three-year grant from the Plough Foundation to to get the word out about the potential and benefits of aging in place, to provide and pay for CAPS training and certification for their remodeler members and other community specialists, and collect data to evaluate how well it’s all working. It’s all good.

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‘Housing Headlines’ Launches Sept. 19

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‘Housing Headlines’ Launches Sept. 19

NAHB will launch a new member benefit Sept. 19. “Housing Headlines” is an electronic news digest that will bring members housing news from around the country. This free digest will be issued every Friday morning and depending on the news of the week, will include articles on the economy, mortgages, GSE reform, housing trends, immigration reform and more.

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Multifamily Decline Pushes Housing Starts Down 14.4% in August

Filed in Economics, Home Building by on September 18, 2014 0 Comments
Multifamily Decline Pushes Housing Starts Down 14.4% in August

Led by a steep 31.7% decline in multifamily production, nationwide housing starts fell 14.4% to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 956,000 units in August, according to newly released figures from HUD and the Census Bureau. Single-family housing starts dropped 2.4% to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 643,000 units.

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5 Former HUD Secretaries Talk Housing

Filed in Homeownership by on September 17, 2014 0 Comments
5 Former HUD Secretaries Talk Housing

For the first time ever, five former HUD secretaries appeared together on Sept. 15 during a special presentation at the Bipartisan Policy Center’s 2014 Housing Summit in Washington, D.C. to discuss major challenges facing the housing sector and their insights on housing policy. Here’s what they had to say.

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Builder Confidence Hits Highest Level Since November 2005

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Builder Confidence Hits Highest Level Since November 2005

Builder confidence in the market for newly built, single-family homes rose for a fourth consecutive month in September to a level of 59 on the NAHB/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index, released today. This latest four-point gain brings the index to its highest reading since November of 2005.

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Get Your Social Media Efforts Graded at Showcase24

Filed in Councils & Committees, Education, Sales & Marketing by on September 17, 2014 0 Comments
Get Your Social Media Efforts Graded at Showcase24

If you are interested in finding out how you are doing when it comes to marketing via social media, your opportunity to do so is coming up in October at the Building Systems Councils Showcase24. Digital marketing specialists from Group Two Advertising, an agency that works exclusively to connect builders with buyers, will be on hand at the conference to give attendees a personalized, on-the-spot analysis of their social media efforts.

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