Do Home Buyers Associate Your Brand with Quality?

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Do Home Buyers Associate Your Brand with Quality?

In today’s competitive home building environment, brand reputation matters more than ever before. Quality issues could result in negative online reviews or the home buyer sharing their experiences with friends, family and colleagues. By investing in a quality assurance program, you could protect your brand from potentially negative reviews and enhance your reputation, while saving money.

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Builder Confidence Drops as Housing Affordability Issues Rise

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Builder Confidence Drops as Housing Affordability Issues Rise

Growing affordability concerns resulted in builder confidence in the market for newly-built single-family homes falling eight points to 60 in November on the NAHB/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index (HMI). Despite the sharp drop, builder sentiment still remains in positive territory.

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Only 13% of Adults Plan on Purchasing a Home in the Next Year

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Only 13% of Adults Plan on Purchasing a Home in the Next Year

Only 13% of adults are planning to buy a home in the next 12 months, according to the Housing Trends Report, a research product created by the NAHB Economics team to track changes in buyers’ perceptions over time.

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Discover the Value of Attending IBS

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Discover the Value of Attending IBS

Attending a trade show or business meeting is an investment of your time and resources, so you want to make sure the cost-benefit ratio works in your favor. That makes your decision to attend the 2019 NAHB International Builders’ Show® an easy one since the incredible value it provides far outweighs the costs.

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Joint Statement from NAHB and HBI on the First Step Act

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NAHB commends Republicans and Democrats for working to advance the First Step Act and we join President Trump in supporting this bipartisan effort.

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2019 Remodeled Show Home Boasts Prime Location, Garden Features

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2019 Remodeled Show Home Boasts Prime Location, Garden Features

Finding the right home to serve as The New American Remodel 2019 was a lot easier said than done, especially in Las Vegas — a land of abundant tract-home communities. Michael Gardner, who is overseeing the 2019 remodel show home, knew he’d have to search diligently and strike quick when the right opportunity presented itself.

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Not a Lot of Lots, Builders Report

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Not a Lot of Lots, Builders Report

In a recent NAHB survey, 65% of builders reported that the overall supply of developed lots in their areas was low to very low. This is up only 1% from June 2017, but significantly higher than the 42% posted in September 2012.

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SAFE Awards Application Deadline Extended to Nov. 28

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SAFE Awards Application Deadline Extended to Nov. 28

The SAFE Awards recognize the achievements of builders and trade contractors who have developed and implemented high-quality safety programs.

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FHA Capital Reserves Post Healthy Gain, but HUD Signals No Sign of a Premium Cut

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FHA Capital Reserves Post Healthy Gain, but HUD Signals No Sign of a Premium Cut

The Federal Housing Administration (FHA) today released its annual report to Congress that shows the agency’s capital reserve ratio grew by more than $8 billion in fiscal 2018 to a total economic net worth of $34.86 billion. However, FHA Commissioner Brian Montgomery indicated it is still premature to consider a mortgage insurance premium cut in the near term.

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Statement from NAHB Chairman Randy Noel on FHA Actuarial Report

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Statement from NAHB Chairman Randy Noel on FHA Actuarial Report

The FHA report is very encouraging and shows a marked upturn in the health of the FHA Mutual Mortgage Insurance Fund.

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