Sustainability & Green Building Scholarship Available for 2020 International Builders’ Show

Sustainability & Green Building Scholarship Available for 2020 International Builders’ Show

Attending the International Builders’ Show (IBS) can help people make the connections needed to jumpstart a new professional trajectory. One unique opportunity to attend the 2020 IBS is through a new scholarship from NAHB’s Sustainability & Green Building initiative. The scholarship aims to provide exposure to students and recent graduates in the construction industry to the world of high-performance homes.

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Top Recruiters Can Win a Trip to Napa Valley

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Top Recruiters Can Win a Trip to Napa Valley

Signature Kitchen Suite will reward nine NAHB Builder members who sign up the most new members during this year’s fall membership drive with an all-inclusive trip to Napa Valley, Calif.

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Remodelers’ Confidence Holds Steady in Third Quarter

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Remodelers’ Confidence Holds Steady in Third Quarter

NAHB’s Remodeling Market Index (RMI) posted a reading of 55 in the third quarter of 2019, remaining stable from the previous quarter.

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Federal Code Mandates Costly and the Wrong Approach to Boost Energy Efficiency

Federal Code Mandates Costly and the Wrong Approach to Boost Energy Efficiency

NAHB today urged Congress to oppose any federal mandates that require the adoption of more stringent building codes because it would harm housing affordability, prevent healthy competition in the marketplace and may not achieve the intended results.

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Single-Family Housing Starts Hold Firm in September

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Single-Family Housing Starts Hold Firm in September

Due a decline in multifamily housing starts, total housing starts fell 9.4% in September to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.26 million units, according to a report from the U.S. Housing and Urban Development and Commerce Department.

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Top 3 Takeaways from 2019 Building Systems Housing Summit

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Top 3 Takeaways from 2019 Building Systems Housing Summit

Members of the offsite construction community gathered last week in Pittsburgh for NAHB’s annual meeting of the systems-built housing industry, the Building Systems Housing Summit. Attendees took advantage of numerous networking opportunities and enjoyed presentations by thought leaders in offsite home building.

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Bipartisan Legislation Introduced on Energy Tax Incentives

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Bipartisan Legislation Introduced on Energy Tax Incentives

Two NAHB-supported bipartisan bills have been introduced in the House and Senate to update and extend two expired energy tax incentives frequently used by home builders and remodelers. These provisions are part of a broader group of temporary tax incentives, known as tax extenders, that expired at the end of 2017. 

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Harvard Report Cites Growing Housing Inequality Among Older Adults

Filed in Affordability, Economics, Housing Trends by on October 16, 2019 2 Comments
Harvard Report Cites Growing Housing Inequality Among Older Adults

Harvard report highlights growing affordability challenges facing the nation with respect to housing its increasing older adult population.

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Builder Confidence Hits 20-Month High

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Builder Confidence Hits 20-Month High

Builder confidence in the market for newly-built single-family homes rose three points to 71 in October, according to the latest NAHB/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index (HMI) released today. Sentiment levels are at their highest point since February 2018.

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Big Builders Continue to Gain Market Share

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Big Builders Continue to Gain Market Share

The top 20 builders produced 29% of all the homes constructed in the country in 2018, according to data from BUILDER magazine. That share is a notable gain from 2017, when the largest 20 builders were responsible for 26.8% of all completions.

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