Cheers to Our Top Spikes

Filed in Awards, Membership by on February 24, 2017 0 Comments
Cheers to Our Top Spikes

These Spikes are our star recruiters who brought in the most new Builder and Associate members to our Federation in January.

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New Home Sales Start Year on Positive Note

Filed in Economics by on February 24, 2017 0 Comments
New Home Sales Start Year on Positive Note

Sales of newly built, single-family homes rose 3.7% in January to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 555,000 units, according to newly released data by HUD and the U.S. Census Bureau.

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Have Gypsum Prices Found a New Normal?

Filed in Economics by on February 24, 2017 0 Comments
Have Gypsum Prices Found a New Normal?

The long-term trend in gypsum prices appear to have moderated following steep price hikes at the beginning of 2012, 2013 and 2014.

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Celebrate National Designation Month

Filed in Awards, Education by on February 23, 2017 0 Comments
Celebrate National Designation Month

March is National Designation Month, a time to recognize designee achievements, promote ongoing education in the housing industry and educate the public on the value of professionals with NAHB designations.

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3 Ways to Make it Home in Time for Dinner

Filed in Business Management, Work/Life Balance by on February 23, 2017 0 Comments
3 Ways to Make it Home in Time for Dinner

If you’ve ever wondered what work/life balance looks like because you’ve been chasing it for so long and still haven’t caught up with it, don’t worry. Amy O’ Connor, a sales training consultant for Shore Consulting, said the concept of work/life balance is a big whopping fantasy.

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Multifamily Market Keeps Momentum Going in 4th Quarter

Filed in Councils & Committees, Economics, Multifamily by on February 23, 2017 0 Comments
Multifamily Market Keeps Momentum Going in 4th Quarter

NAHB’s Multifamily Production Index (MPI) posted a gain of two points to 55 in the fourth quarter of 2016. The MPI has been at 50 or above for five straight years.

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Statement of Candidate Fred Hoppe

Filed in Leadership by on February 22, 2017 0 Comments
Statement of Candidate Fred Hoppe

The NAHB Nominations Committee has certified two candidates for 2018 Third Vice Chairman: John “Chuck” Fowke of Valrico, Florida, who is a member of the Tampa Bay Builders Association, and Fred Hoppe of Lincoln, Nebraska, who is a member of the Central Nebraska Home Builders Association. The candidates will address the NAHB Board of Directors at the Midyear Board of Directors meeting in Washington, D.C.

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Statement of Candidate John ‘Chuck’ Fowke

Filed in Leadership by on February 22, 2017 1 Comment
Statement of Candidate John ‘Chuck’ Fowke

The NAHB Nominations Committee has certified two candidates for 2018 Third Vice Chairman: John “Chuck” Fowke of Valrico, Florida, who is a member of the Tampa Bay Builders Association, and Fred Hoppe of Lincoln, Nebraska, who is a member of the Central Nebraska Home Builders Association. The candidates will address the NAHB Board of Directors at the Midyear Board of Directors meeting in Washington, D.C.

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Cameroon Community Gets Life-giving Water

Filed in Construction Industry, NAHB Cares by on February 22, 2017 0 Comments
Cameroon Community Gets Life-giving Water

Guest blogger Eric Tilden, NAHB Program Manager for Sustainability and Green Building, is back with another post about his volunteer work with Engineers without Borders. It’s the motto for the 75th anniversary of NAHB: “We build communities.” For the good part of a century, NAHB and its members have been recognized as leaders of building […]

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Congress Moves to Overturn OSHA Recordkeeping Rule

NAHB Chair Granger MacDonald issued the following statement regarding the joint resolution of disapproval introduced in the House today.

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