Home Buying Interest Increases Amid COVID-19

Filed in Disaster Response, Economics, Trends by on October 23, 2020 0 Comments
Home Buying Interest Increases Amid COVID-19

According to data from NAHB’s latest Housing Trends Report, in the third quarter of 2020, the share of Americans who are considering purchasing a home in the next 12 months increased one percentage point over last year — the first year-over-year gain in the three-year history of this series.

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Builders: Learn What it Takes to Become a Successful Land Developer

Filed in Education, Land Development by on October 23, 2020 0 Comments
Builders: Learn What it Takes to Become a Successful Land Developer

Successful land development can substantially increase revenue and profit for smaller builders. This fall, NAHB Education is offering two online courses to help builders become successful land developers.

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Enter These 5 Prestigious Awards Programs Today

Filed in Awards, Membership by on October 23, 2020 0 Comments
Enter These 5 Prestigious Awards Programs Today

Winning an NAHB award is the most prestigious honor you can earn in the home building industry and one of the savviest ways to get your company noticed. Don’t miss your chance to get the recognition you deserve!

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NAHB-Commissioned Study Finds Reduced Rent Control Means More Housing

Filed in Advocacy, Multifamily by on October 23, 2020 0 Comments
NAHB-Commissioned Study Finds Reduced Rent Control Means More Housing

A recently completed study from NAHB found that — even after accounting for employment growth, density, rent growth and local place-specific factors — the supply of housing grew faster when rent-control restrictions were loosened in California’s rent-controlled cities.

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FHA Updates New Construction Financing Requirements

Filed in Advocacy, Housing Finance by on October 22, 2020 0 Comments
FHA Updates New Construction Financing Requirements

The Federal Housing Administration (FHA) today published Mortgagee Letter (ML) 2020-36, FHA New Construction Requirements. This guidance updates the requirements for new construction financing for Title II Single Family forward mortgages in alignment with the regulatory amendments announced in the 2018 final rules that streamlined inspection and warranty requirements.

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250,000 Homes Certified to the NGBS

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250,000 Homes Certified to the NGBS

The National Green Building Standard (NGBS) Certification Program reached a key milestone this week with the certification of its 250,000th home — the Broadstone Junction multifamily community in historic Norcross, Ga.

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Members Share Tips to Win a Trip to Napa Valley

Filed in Membership by on October 22, 2020 0 Comments
Members Share Tips to Win a Trip to Napa Valley

In support of this year’s membership drives, Signature Kitchen Suite is again offering a big incentive to the top nine Builder members who recruit the most new members: an all-inclusive, four-day trip to Napa Valley, Calif. To help give this year’s recruiters a leg up on the competition, a few of the 2019 winners offered some words of wisdom.

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Is Single-Family Built-for-Rent the Future of Rental Housing?

Filed in Economics, Multifamily, Trends by on October 22, 2020 1 Comment
Is Single-Family Built-for-Rent the Future of Rental Housing?

Although a small segment within the overall housing industry, single-family built-for-rent has growth opportunity in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic as various demographics seek out lower-density areas and living spaces, while also providing the flexibility of renting.

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Watch the NAHB Leadership Council and Board of Directors Meetings on Oct. 23

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Watch the NAHB Leadership Council and Board of Directors Meetings on Oct. 23

NAHB members and executive officers can watch livestream webcasts of the Fall Leadership Council and Board of Directors Meetings on Friday, Oct. 23.

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Working Closely with NAHB, Nearly 100 Lawmakers Urge Trump to Act on Lumber

Filed in Advocacy, Housing Affordability, Trade by on October 21, 2020 3 Comments
Working Closely with NAHB, Nearly 100 Lawmakers Urge Trump to Act on Lumber

Working in tandem with NAHB, nearly 100 Republican and Democratic lawmakers on Oct. 20 sent a letter to President Trump seeking urgent action on lumber supply shortages that have resulted in unprecedented price spikes in recent months that are threatening the housing industry and economic recovery.

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