Do You Know the Endowment? Here’s Money on It.

Filed in Membership, NAHB Cares by on May 22, 2015 0 Comments
Do You Know the Endowment? Here’s Money on It.

Since 1987, the National Housing Endowment has distributed over $13 million in grants to support NAHB and the broader home building industry, and it wants to make sure all NAHB members know what the Endowment does and how to support its work. Take this survey and be eligible to win a $100 gift card — and learn more.

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Augmented Reality Offers Home Builders More Freedom, Efficiency and Options

Augmented Reality Offers Home Builders More Freedom, Efficiency and Options

Augmented reality technology is beginning to pick up steam, and will soon allow builders to sale homes sooner, provide consumers with more design options up front, and make building processes more efficient.

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How to Generate and Maintain Predictable Cash Flow

Filed in Business Management by on May 21, 2015 0 Comments
How to Generate and Maintain Predictable Cash Flow

Now available at BuilderBooks.com — Managing Your Business with 7 Key Numbers — lays out a process that helps business owners see where they stand every day, with every job, by monitoring just seven key numbers that drive all profits and cash flow.

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DOL Employee Misclassification Crackdown Threatens Housing

Filed in Capitol Hill, Labor, Safety and Health by on May 21, 2015 0 Comments
DOL Employee Misclassification Crackdown Threatens Housing

The Coalition to Promote Independent Entrepreneurs, a group of business organizations that includes NAHB, is urging House and Senate lawmakers to reject a White House funding request for an additional $10 million in the fiscal 2016 budget for the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) to address activities regarding the misclassification of workers.

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NAHB Remodelers Selects May Remodeler of the Month

Filed in Awards, Membership, Remodelers by on May 21, 2015 0 Comments
NAHB Remodelers Selects May Remodeler of the Month

NAHB Remodelers recently selected Peter Grant, president of Grant Homes Remodel & Restoration in Tulsa, Okla., as the May 2015 NAHB Remodeler of the Month.

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FHA Single-Family Policy Handbook Now Online

Filed in Housing Finance by on May 20, 2015 0 Comments

The Federal Housing Administration has announced that its Single-Family Policy Handbook is now available online. The handbook is designed to “help mortgagees and other participants in FHA transactions expand access to mortgage credit and make it easier to do business with FHA.”

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NLRB Joint Employer Cases Could Impact Home Building Firms

NLRB Joint Employer Cases Could Impact Home Building Firms

The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) is seeking to expand the definition of an employer and the potential changes could have consequences for members of the residential construction industry.

Specifically, the NLRB is moving towards a broader definition of the joint employer standard and seeking to overturn the model that has been in place for 30 years.

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Senate Bill Would Fix Flawed EPA Water Proposal that Harms Housing, Economy

Senate Bill Would Fix Flawed EPA Water Proposal that Harms Housing, Economy

NAHB today urged the Senate to pass pending legislation that would require the Environmental Protection Agency to go back to the drawing board and withdraw its proposed “waters of the United States” rule that would needlessly raise housing costs, trample states’ rights and add more regulatory burdens to small businesses.

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Winter Housing Production Slump is Over

Filed in Economics by on May 19, 2015 0 Comments
Winter Housing Production Slump is Over

Nationwide housing starts rose 20.2% to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.135 million units in April from an upwardly revised March reading, according to newly released data from the U.S. Commerce Department. This is the highest level of housing production since November 2007.

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Members Bring Clean Water Act Worries to White House

Filed in Codes and Regulations, Land Development by on May 18, 2015 0 Comments
Members Bring Clean Water Act Worries to White House

NAHB members and staff met with officials from the White House Office of Management and Budget last week to repeat their concerns about the soon-to-be-finalized redefinition of “waters of the U.S.” under the Clean Water Act.

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