Don’t Be Afraid of Smart Home Technology

Filed in Business Management, Design, Housing Trends, Technology by on February 8, 2016 0 Comments
Don’t Be Afraid of Smart Home Technology

If you’re just now getting into smart-home technology, or have yet to do so because you think you don’t have the know-how, fear not – you don’t need to be a tech specialist. But you should become familiar with what’s trending and how you can address your clients’ needs… before they go to another builder.

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Super Bowl Pales in Comparison to Home Improvement Battle

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Super Bowl Pales in Comparison to Home Improvement Battle

Last night’s Super Bowl shootout between the Denver Broncos and the Carolina Panthers was a mere formality. Carolina had already beaten its opponent in the real competition: a state-to-state showdown of who spends more on home improvements.

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Building Code Votes Begin Today

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Building Code Votes Begin Today

Final votes open this morning for the first set of code changes proposed for the 2018 editions of the International Code Council family of model building codes.

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One Month Until Bringing Housing Home

Filed in Capitol Hill by on February 5, 2016 0 Comments
One Month Until Bringing Housing Home

We are one month away from Bringing Housing Home and the opportunity for NAHB members to participate in in-district congressional meetings that you have scheduled during the week of March 7-11.

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Construction Liability Update: Valuable Info for Members

Filed in Construction Industry, Councils & Committees, Legal by on February 5, 2016 0 Comments

Now available to members on nahb.org, the latest Construction Liability and Risk Management Update includes reports on legal issues that can have a direct impact on home builders’ business operations.

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Builder Confidence in the 55+ Market Ends Year on Positive Note

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Builder Confidence in the 55+ Market Ends Year on Positive Note

Builder confidence in the single-family 55+ housing market remained strong in the fourth quarter of 2015 with a reading of 61, up one point from the previous quarter, according to the NAHB 55+ Housing Market Index, released today. This is the seventh consecutive quarter with a reading above 50.

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Kansas Remodeler Named 2016 NAHB Remodelers Chair

Filed in Membership, Remodelers by on February 4, 2016 0 Comments
Kansas Remodeler Named 2016 NAHB Remodelers Chair

Tim Shigley, CGR, CAPS, CGP, GMB, GMR, of Wichita, Kan., is a 28-year veteran of the remodeling industry. As Remodelers chair, he intends to help the industry continue to grow by working with members of Congress in an effort to level the playing field for professional remodelers throughout the country.

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6 Ways to Be a Better Builder in 2016

Filed in Business Management by on February 4, 2016 0 Comments
6 Ways to Be a Better Builder in 2016

Check out these New Year’s resolutions that could help save you money, foster more sales and increase your profit margins in the year ahead.

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Vote Could Prevent Use of Fire-Retardant Wood

Multifamily builders who use fire-retardant treated wood need to be aware of the significant unintended consequences of an action taken at the International Code Council’s (ICC) Public Comment Hearings last October. Read what happened, then contact your local building official and urge them to vote to disapprove the code change.

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5 Reasons Sales Suffer and How to Fix Them

Filed in Sales & Marketing by on February 3, 2016 3 Comments
5 Reasons Sales Suffer and How to Fix Them

If you’ve noticed a recent slow down in sales, it could mean that you need to tweak one or more areas of your sales and marketing strategy.

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