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Speaker Lineup Announced for HUD-NAHB Innovative Housing Showcase

Speaker Lineup Announced for HUD-NAHB Innovative Housing Showcase

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and NAHB recently announced a dynamic list of government and industry leaders, entrepreneurs and journalists who will be speaking at the Innovative Housing Showcase, June 1-5, on the National Mall.

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New Home Sales Post Solid Rate of 673,000 in April

Filed in Economics by on May 23, 2019 0 Comments
New Home Sales Post Solid Rate of 673,000 in April

Sales of newly built, single-family homes fell 6.7% to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 673,000 units in April after a sharp upwardly revised March report, according to newly released data by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and the U.S. Census Bureau. The March sales pace of 723,000 units was the highest monthly rate since the Great Recession and the April figure was the third-highest pace.

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Confidence in Apartment and Condo Housing Sectors Weakens in First Quarter 2019

Filed in Economics, Multifamily by on May 23, 2019 0 Comments
Confidence in Apartment and Condo Housing Sectors Weakens in First Quarter 2019

Confidence in the market for new multifamily housing weakened in the first quarter of 2019, according to results from the Multifamily Market Survey released today by NAHB.

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Disaster Preparedness Must Focus on Upgrading Older Homes and Infrastructure

Filed in Capitol Hill, Codes and Regulations by on May 22, 2019 0 Comments
Disaster Preparedness Must Focus on Upgrading Older Homes and Infrastructure

NAHB today called on Congress to focus on improving the older homes, structures and infrastructure that are less resilient to natural disasters because they were built when there were no national model codes in existence or constructed following codes that are now outdated.

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Congressional Leaders to Speak at Legislative Conference

Filed in Capitol Hill by on May 22, 2019 0 Comments
Congressional Leaders to Speak at Legislative Conference

Senate Republican Conference Chairman John Barrasso (R-Wyo.) and House Majority Whip Jim Clyburn (D-S.C.) will be the featured speakers at the NAHB Legislative Conference on Wednesday, June 5. The conference begins at 7:30 a.m. (doors open for breakfast at 7 a.m.) at the Hyatt Regency Washington on Capitol Hill. Bus transportation to the Hyatt Regency from the Marriott Wardman Park will be available at 6:30 a.m.

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NAHB Podcast: Addressing the Challenges of the Labor Shortage

Filed in Labor, Safety and Health, Membership by on May 21, 2019 0 Comments
NAHB Podcast: Addressing the Challenges of the Labor Shortage

On the latest episode of Housing Developments, special guest Mark Pursell, CEO of the National Housing Endowment, discusses how the Endowment is helping to build the future of the residential construction trade through scholarships and training programs.

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NAHB Statement on Trade Developments with Mexico and Canada

Filed in Economics, Trade by on May 17, 2019 0 Comments
NAHB Statement on Trade Developments with Mexico and Canada

NAHB commends President Trump for removing tariffs on steel and aluminum imports from Canada and Mexico. This will provide momentum for Congress to ratify the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement, which holds the potential to lift the housing economy.

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Single-Family and Multifamily Starts Post Solid Gains in April

Filed in Economics, Home Building by on May 16, 2019 0 Comments
Single-Family and Multifamily Starts Post Solid Gains in April

Total housing starts rose 5.7 percent in April to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.24 million units from an upwardly revised reading in March, according to a report from the U.S. Housing and Urban Development and Commerce Department.

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Builder Confidence Posts Solid Gain in May

Filed in Economics by on May 15, 2019 1 Comment
Builder Confidence Posts Solid Gain in May

Builder confidence in the market for newly built single-family homes rose three points to 66 in May, according to the latest NAHB/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index (HMI) released today. Builder sentiment is at its highest level since October 2018.

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Are You Ready for the Spring Leadership Meeting?

Filed in Leadership, Membership by on May 13, 2019 0 Comments
Are You Ready for the Spring Leadership Meeting?

NAHB’s 2019 Spring Leadership Meeting and Legislative Conference is June 4-8 at the Marriott Wardman Park Hotel in Washington, D.C. If you have not yet made your travel arrangements and booked your hotel, please do so now.

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