2018 Could Bring More of the Same: Tight Labor and Costly Materials

Filed in Economics by on December 14, 2017 0 Comments
2018 Could Bring More of the Same: Tight Labor and Costly Materials

NAHB Chief Economist Robert Dietz provides a brief summary of the challenges builders faced in 2017, and describes the impacts of hefty tariffs on Canadian softwood lumber.

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Tulsa HBA Treats Local Kids to a Holiday Shopping Spree

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Tulsa HBA Treats Local Kids to a Holiday Shopping Spree

The HBA of Greater Tulsa recently held its 50th annual Christmas party and shopping spree for underprivileged kids in the area. Nearly 90 students from the Ryal Public School in Henryetta, Okla., met up with 85 HBA members at a local Wal-Mart where each of the students was allowed to buy up to $50 of whatever they wanted.

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RSVP Today to Tour Cutting-Edge Homes at IBS

RSVP Today to Tour Cutting-Edge Homes at IBS

Once you’ve hit the show floor at the International Builders’ Show Jan. 9-11, make sure you hit the road with NAHB’s unique home tours. Buses will leave each morning, taking you on one of four tours throughout Orlando to see the latest features, trends and methods in real homes and real context. Tickets are required for all tours and going fast, so sign up quickly.

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Color of the Year is Best in Small Doses

Filed in Design, Sales & Marketing by on December 13, 2017 0 Comments
Color of the Year is Best in Small Doses

The 2018 Pantone color of the year is a rich purple often seen on royal robes, the sky at dusk and unicorn manes. But how might it be used in home design and model home merchandising? Three NAHB member design experts chime in.

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Cluster Boxes: The New Normal for Mail Delivery

Cluster Boxes: The New Normal for Mail Delivery

Faced with declining revenue as it competes with private express carriers and online order delivery services, the United States Postal Service now favors the installation of less-expensive cluster box units over traditional door-to-door or curbside delivery in new single-family developments.

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Statement of NAHB Third Vice Chair Candidate Chuck Fowke

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Statement of NAHB Third Vice Chair Candidate Chuck Fowke

For those of you who have not met me, please allow me to introduce myself. I’m Chuck Fowke. I’m the owner and president of Homes by John C Fowke, a custom home building company my brother and I established in 1990. In those 27 years, our company has proudly provided custom homes throughout the Tampa Bay area of Florida.

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Statement of NAHB Third Vice Chair Candidate Fred Hoppe

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Statement of NAHB Third Vice Chair Candidate Fred Hoppe

As a membership association, NAHB must demonstrate its benefit to achieve our goals. NAHB works hard to provide members with many benefits and services; my goal is building the right benefits that will impact the bottom line for our members.

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Production Builder Executive Club Returns to IBS

Filed in Home Building, International Builders' Show by on December 12, 2017 0 Comments
Production Builder Executive Club Returns to IBS

The NAHB Production Builder Executive Club, a VIP luxury networking and programming lounge at the International Builders’ Show, returns to the Orange County Convention Center in 2018. At the 2017 show, more than 500 production builder executives from 200 companies took advantage of this comfortable, convenient IBS space.

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How Construction Costs, Lot Prices Impacted Sales in 2017

Filed in Economics, Home Building by on December 11, 2017 0 Comments
How Construction Costs, Lot Prices Impacted Sales in 2017

According to a recent NAHB survey of home builders, construction costs account for 55.6% of the final sales price of the average new home.

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Aging-in-Place Modifications Featured in Museum Display

Filed in Design, Education by on December 11, 2017 0 Comments
Aging-in-Place Modifications Featured in Museum Display

A new exhibit at Washington’s National Building Museum celebrates the flexibility of modern home design and features the role of the Certified Aging-in-Place Specialist in helping to ensure that home owners can live safely in their own homes even as they become less mobile.

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