What Resilience in a Home Looks Like Depends on Where You Live

What Resilience in a Home Looks Like Depends on Where You Live

Most areas of the country tend to be at higher risk for one or two hazards. Practices can be incorporated into new and existing homes to help increase the chance they will “weather the storm” by making them more resilient and enabling home owners to repair and remain in those homes.

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Valuable Safety Demonstrations and Learning Sessions in the IBS Safety Zone

Valuable Safety Demonstrations and Learning Sessions in the IBS Safety Zone

With less than a week to go before the opening of the 2020 International Builders’ Show in Las Vegas, attendees are busy setting their schedules. Be sure to include the IBS Jobsite Safety Zone (N663) in your plans and catch a session that could save your life.

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Housing Starts Finish 2019 Strong

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Housing Starts Finish 2019 Strong

Total housing starts increased 16.9% in December to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.61 million units, according to a report from the U.S. Housing and Urban Development and Commerce Department. This is a 13-year high for housing starts.

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Smaller Townhouses Help Address Missing Middle Housing Issue

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Smaller Townhouses Help Address Missing Middle Housing Issue

NAHB continues to dive into ongoing concerns over housing affordability, including its “Diversifying Housing Options with Smaller Lots and Smaller Homes” report. The report identifies ordinances and codes that enable the construction of more varied housing types and smaller, more affordable homes, including the form-based code for greenfield development used in the Mews Townhouse Units in South Jordan, Utah.

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2 Full Bathrooms Most Common in New Home Construction

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2 Full Bathrooms Most Common in New Home Construction

When it comes to new home construction, a two-bath house is by far the most prevalent, according to the latest Census data.

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Builder Confidence Begins Year Strong as Single-Family Growth Continues

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Builder Confidence Begins Year Strong as Single-Family Growth Continues

Builder confidence in the market for newly built single-family homes edged one point lower to 75 in January, according to the latest National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index (HMI) released today. The last two monthly readings mark the highest sentiment levels since July 1999.

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Advanced Insulation Product Earns a Top Innovation Award

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Advanced Insulation Product Earns a Top Innovation Award

The winner of the 2020 Spark Award from the NAHB Leading Suppliers Council (LSC) is an innovative spray foam agent from Demilec called Heatlok HFO Pro.

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3 Ways to Learn More About Aging in Place and Universal Design at IBS

3 Ways to Learn More About Aging in Place and Universal Design at IBS

As baby boomers — the most lucrative generation — continue to reach retirement age, interest in universal design and aging-in-place continues to grow. The 2020 International Builders’ Show (IBS) offers ample opportunities to not only learn more about each concept, but also the distinction between the two. Attendees at this year’s show can select from a variety of sessions to get a better understanding of what these design concepts entail.

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How to Build Communities Buyers Will Love to Call Home

Filed in Design by on January 14, 2020 1 Comment
How to Build Communities Buyers Will Love to Call Home

A shift is taking place with home buyers. They want to invest in more than a home; they want to invest in the experience of living there. As a result, home builders need to focus more than ever on “placemaking” in community and neighborhood design.

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Build Strong Relationships with Real Estate Brokers

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Build Strong Relationships with Real Estate Brokers

NAHB’s Builder Broker Cooperation Webinar Series, which runs for three consecutive weeks this February, provides best practices for working with real estate brokers.

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