Financial Stability Oversight Council Supports FHFA Capital Proposal

Filed in Advocacy, Housing Finance by on September 28, 2020 0 Comments
Financial Stability Oversight Council Supports FHFA Capital Proposal

The Financial Stability Oversight Council voted unanimously on Sept. 25 to support a resolution in favor of the Federal Housing Finance Agency’s (FHFA) re-proposed capital framework for Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac that was issued this spring. Created by the Dodd-Frank Act of 2010, the Financial Stability Oversight Council is a committee responsible for monitoring the financial system in the United States.

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NAHB Conveys Urgent Concerns on Lumber with Commerce Secretary

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NAHB Conveys Urgent Concerns on Lumber with Commerce Secretary

NAHB Senior Officers and senior staff held a 30-minute virtual meeting with Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross on Sept. 25 to discuss the growing problem that escalating lumber prices and supply shortages are having on the housing industry and economic recovery.

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Porta Potties Don’t Have to Be Gross

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Porta Potties Don’t Have to Be Gross

For years we have settled for cleaning the portable restrooms on job sites just once a week and not offering easy access to wash your hands. But once-a-week bathroom cleaning is no longer good enough.

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Learn Appropriate Pricing Strategies in NAHB Webinar

Filed in Business Management by on September 25, 2020 0 Comments
Learn Appropriate Pricing Strategies in NAHB Webinar

Builders and remodelers constantly struggle with how to price in a way that delivers the profit they need without losing potential home buyers with pricing that is too high. Discover strategies to help you determine the right margins and markup to maintain a healthy profit.

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HUD Secretary Carson Discusses Agency Actions on Key Housing Issues

Filed in Advocacy, Housing Affordability, Membership, Multifamily by on September 25, 2020 0 Comments
HUD Secretary Carson Discusses Agency Actions on Key Housing Issues

U.S. Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson on Sept. 24 participated in an exclusive webinar for NAHB members and invited guests, and discussed the need to address the lumber crisis as well as HUD’s actions to address housing needs in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Recruit Your Way to Napa Valley

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Recruit Your Way to Napa Valley

Returning as NAHB’s exclusive membership sponsor, Signature Kitchen Suite (SKS) is once again offering Builder members and their Affiliate members a chance to win an all-inclusive trip to Napa Valley, Calif.

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White House Joins NAHB in Opposing House Energy Bill

Filed in Advocacy, Codes and Standards, Housing Affordability by on September 24, 2020 0 Comments
White House Joins NAHB in Opposing House Energy Bill

The White House today joined NAHB in opposing House energy bill H.R. 4447 due in part to problematic language regarding building codes that would harm housing affordability.

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A Communication Plan Can Help Your Business During a Crisis

Filed in Disaster Response by on September 24, 2020 0 Comments
A Communication Plan Can Help Your Business During a Crisis

A crisis communication plan developed before an emergency can help your business or HBA execute a well-organized response. Create an outline for your plan by following three simple steps.

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Social Media Marketing for Your Business

Filed in Business Management, Education by on September 24, 2020 1 Comment
Social Media Marketing for Your Business

Most companies in the home building industry have a website and a Facebook page, and various other social media accounts. Often what they are missing is a strategy to make them work together and produce results that meet goals.

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FHFA Further Extends Support for Borrowers

Filed in Advocacy, Disaster Response, Housing Finance by on September 24, 2020 0 Comments
FHFA Further Extends Support for Borrowers

The Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) announced today that Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac will extend buying qualified loans in forbearance and several loan origination flexibilities until Oct. 31, 2020. 

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