Top Features First-Time Home Buyers Want

Top Features First-Time Home Buyers Want

If first-time buyers had to choose (for the same amount of money) between a smaller house with high quality products/amenities and a bigger house with fewer amenities, 62% would opt for the former.  In other words, after about 2,000 square feet of space, most first-time buyers will derive more value from quality amenities than from size.

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IRS Offers Tips to Avoid Coronavirus-Related Tax Scams

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IRS Offers Tips to Avoid Coronavirus-Related Tax Scams

The IRS is offering tips to avoid being a victim of coronavirus-related tax scams.

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Green Building Programs Revise Inspection Procedures for COVID-19 Precautions

Green Building Programs Revise Inspection Procedures for COVID-19 Precautions

As part of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic response, organizations such as the Environmental Protection Agency, the Residential Energy Services Network and Home Innovation Research Labs are adopting emergency inspection procedures for their green building programs to protect the health and safety of rating providers while meeting the needs of clients.

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Most Likely – And Unlikely – Features in a New Single-Family Home

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Most Likely – And Unlikely – Features in a New Single-Family Home

Nationwide survey reveals the most likely — and unlikely — features builders will include in the typical home they will build in 2020.

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NAHB Podcast: Chief Economist Rob Dietz Provides Economic Update

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NAHB Podcast: Chief Economist Rob Dietz Provides Economic Update

In this special edition of Housing Developments, NAHB Chief Economist Rob Dietz gives an updated look at our nation’s economy as it adapts to this new coronavirus environment.

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Week 2 Survey Shows Impact of Virus on the Rise

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Week 2 Survey Shows Impact of Virus on the Rise

The second week of NAHB’s online poll showed that several effects of the coronavirus on the residential construction industry have become more widespread and severe.  Once again, traffic ranked as the most widespread problem, with 93% of respondents saying the coronavirus has had an adverse impact on traffic of prospective buyers.

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Continue Your Professional Development with On-Demand IBS 2020 Education Sessions

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Continue Your Professional Development with On-Demand IBS 2020 Education Sessions

Residential building professionals can now access a streaming library of 100+ recorded sessions and presentations from IBS 2020 with IBS Education On Demand.

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NAHB Coronavirus Webinar Series Continues This Week

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NAHB Coronavirus Webinar Series Continues This Week

We will continue our Coronavirus Webinar Series this week on the topics of Small Business Administration loans, tax relief provisions in the CARES Act, unemployment insurance changes and jobsite safety.

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Distance Learning Resources for Construction Educators from NAHB and HBI

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Distance Learning Resources for Construction Educators from NAHB and HBI

NAHB Student Chapters has recently developed resources for teachers to use in their distance learning efforts for construction, construction management, shop, technology and physical science classes.

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A Weekly Economic Update from NAHB’s Chief Economist

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A Weekly Economic Update from NAHB’s Chief Economist

Accelerating job losses and the sudden drop in economic output imply significant declines for home construction and remodeling during the middle of 2020. However, construction continues to move forward on the majority of the 539,000 single-family homes and 671,000 apartments now in the construction pipeline.

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