VA Updates Lender, Valuation Guidance for Borrowers Affected by COVID-19

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VA Updates Lender, Valuation Guidance for Borrowers Affected by COVID-19

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs today issued a circular that provides guidance for VA home loan borrowers affected by COVID-19 and describes temporary measures regarding loan origination, closing and guaranty. The agency also issued a separate notice regarding valuation practices during the pandemic.

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Power More Profits with NAHB Estimating and Scheduling Online Course

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Power More Profits with NAHB Estimating and Scheduling Online Course

The NAHB online course, Estimating and Scheduling for Profitable Business Operations, will help participants excel at performing two tasks critical to project preparation: estimating costs and creating the schedule to complete the project.

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EPA Releases Plan to Reduce TSCA Fees Burden

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EPA Releases Plan to Reduce TSCA Fees Burden

In a key win for NAHB, the Environmental Protection Agency has made a significant announcement affecting how the housing community will be impacted by implementation of the Toxic Substance Control ACT (TSCA) Fees Rule.

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Key Coronavirus Resources for the Housing Industry on NAHB.org

Key Coronavirus Resources for the Housing Industry on NAHB.org

NAHB continues to provide up-to-date economic forecasts, policy updates, business continuity, jobsite safety and communications resources for both NAHB members and HBA staff to help them navigate this current crisis.

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NAHB Chief Economist Provides Economic Update on Impact of COVID-19

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NAHB Chief Economist Provides Economic Update on Impact of COVID-19

NAHB Chief Economist Robert Dietz examines incoming data showing the negative effects of the sudden stop for the economy. NAHB is forecasting significant declines for second quarter GDP, followed by an additional drop in the third quarter and a rebound in the final quarter of 2020.

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Top Takeaways from Sustainability & Green Building Scholarship Winners

Top Takeaways from Sustainability & Green Building Scholarship Winners

For the first time this year, students and recent graduates interested in green building were able to receive financial assistance to attend the 2020 International Builders’ Show (IBS) through NAHB’s Sustainability and Green Building Scholarship for IBS. Networking, education, and exposure to demonstrations and real building applications for efficient building practices were among the highlights for each of the recipients.

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90 Organizations Urge DHS to Designate Residential Construction ‘Essential’

90 Organizations Urge DHS to Designate Residential Construction ‘Essential’

In an effort spearheaded by NAHB, 90 companies and organizations today called on the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to designate construction of single-family and multifamily housing as an “Essential Infrastructure Business.”

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Builders Report Coronavirus a ‘Major Impact’ on Buyer Traffic

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Builders Report Coronavirus a ‘Major Impact’ on Buyer Traffic

A recent survey confirmed the coronavirus is having an adverse effect on home builders’ businesses. Among several key aspects, a drop in prospective buyer traffic was, by far, the most widespread issue caused by the illness.

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CFPB Provides Flexibility During COVID-19 Pandemic

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CFPB Provides Flexibility During COVID-19 Pandemic

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) today announced that it is providing needed flexibility to enable financial companies to work with customers in need as they respond to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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NAHB Podcast: Senate Passes Stimulus Package

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NAHB Podcast: Senate Passes Stimulus Package

On this breaking news episode of Housing Developments, NAHB Chief Lobbyist Jim Tobin outlines the provisions in the $2 trillion coronavirus relief package passed by the Senate late Wednesday night.

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