Speaker Lineup Announced for HUD-NAHB Innovative Housing Showcase

Speaker Lineup Announced for HUD-NAHB Innovative Housing Showcase

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and NAHB recently announced a dynamic list of government and industry leaders, entrepreneurs and journalists who will be speaking at the Innovative Housing Showcase, June 1-5, on the National Mall.

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Student Competition Winners Featured in NAHB Workforce Development Video

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Student Competition Winners Featured in NAHB Workforce Development Video

Fresh off a win in the NAHB Student Competition at IBS 2019 in Las Vegas, construction management students at Shelby County High School (Ky.) are featured in a recent workforce development video touting a career in carpentry.

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Key Energy-Efficient Features for Today’s Boomer Buyer

Key Energy-Efficient Features for Today’s Boomer Buyer

Baby boomers moving into communities desire energy-efficient features, especially windows and appliances, and in addition, 84% of potential homebuyers recently surveyed favor whole-home energy certification. See the key strategies Christopher Companies uses to address these desires in its The Crest of Alexandria development.

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Why Young Professionals Should Attend IBS — And How NAHB Can Make It Happen

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Why Young Professionals Should Attend IBS — And How NAHB Can Make It Happen

Young professionals can take advantage of NAHB’s IBS Scholarship Program, and take the information, inspiration and relationships they develop during the International Builders’ Show back to their companies to help them continue to grow throughout the year.

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New Home Sales Post Solid Rate of 673,000 in April

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New Home Sales Post Solid Rate of 673,000 in April

Sales of newly built, single-family homes fell 6.7% to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 673,000 units in April after a sharp upwardly revised March report, according to newly released data by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and the U.S. Census Bureau. The March sales pace of 723,000 units was the highest monthly rate since the Great Recession and the April figure was the third-highest pace.

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Confidence in Apartment and Condo Housing Sectors Weakens in First Quarter 2019

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Confidence in Apartment and Condo Housing Sectors Weakens in First Quarter 2019

Confidence in the market for new multifamily housing weakened in the first quarter of 2019, according to results from the Multifamily Market Survey released today by NAHB.

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Disaster Preparedness Must Focus on Upgrading Older Homes and Infrastructure

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Disaster Preparedness Must Focus on Upgrading Older Homes and Infrastructure

NAHB today called on Congress to focus on improving the older homes, structures and infrastructure that are less resilient to natural disasters because they were built when there were no national model codes in existence or constructed following codes that are now outdated.

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Congressional Leaders to Speak at Legislative Conference

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Congressional Leaders to Speak at Legislative Conference

Senate Republican Conference Chairman John Barrasso (R-Wyo.) and House Majority Whip Jim Clyburn (D-S.C.) will be the featured speakers at the NAHB Legislative Conference on Wednesday, June 5. The conference begins at 7:30 a.m. (doors open for breakfast at 7 a.m.) at the Hyatt Regency Washington on Capitol Hill. Bus transportation to the Hyatt Regency from the Marriott Wardman Park will be available at 6:30 a.m.

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NAHB Supports Building Safety Month with International Code Council

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NAHB Supports Building Safety Month with International Code Council

Building codes can have a profound impact on the comfort and safety of residents as well as the cost of construction and the cost of operating the home. NAHB can help its members work toward cost-effective and safe codes.

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What You Need to Know About IRS’ Updated Opportunity Zone Regulations

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What You Need to Know About IRS’ Updated Opportunity Zone Regulations

In April, the Treasury Department and IRS released a second set of proposed regulations related to the new opportunity zones tax incentive. NAHB has updated its resource page with a new FAQ outlining key points included in both sets of draft regulations.

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