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Single-Family Starts Increase in June 

Filed in Economics by on July 17, 2019 0 Comments
Single-Family Starts Increase in June 

Single-family gains helped offset a drop in multifamily production as total housing starts edged 0.9% lower in June to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.25 million units.

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Builder Confidence Holds Firm in July

Filed in Economics by on July 16, 2019 1 Comment
Builder Confidence Holds Firm in July

Builder confidence in the market for newly-built single-family homes rose one point to 65 in July, according to the latest NAHB/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index (HMI) released today. This marks the sixth consecutive month that sentiment levels have held at a steady range in the low- to mid-60s.

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Builders and Consumers Weigh in on Resiliency of New Homes

Filed in Codes and Regulations, Disaster Response by on July 9, 2019 0 Comments
Builders and Consumers Weigh in on Resiliency of New Homes

The increasing number of significant natural disasters occurring over the past few years, along with ongoing concerns regarding the effects of climate change, have prompted discussions at every level of government on actions to increase the resiliency of communities, infrastructure and buildings.

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Video: NAHB Chairman Updates Members on Housing Affordability Initiatives

Filed in Affordability, Chairman's Update by on July 8, 2019 0 Comments
Video: NAHB Chairman Updates Members on Housing Affordability Initiatives

In this month’s video update to members, NAHB Chairman Greg Ugalde discusses three important developments.

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NAHB Closed to Commemorate Independence Day

Filed in Uncategorized by on July 4, 2019 0 Comments
NAHB Closed to Commemorate Independence Day

NAHB’s office is closed July 4-5 to commemorate our nation’s birthday. As you enjoy your own celebrations. remember to salute the brave men and women who continue to keep us free.

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Supreme Court Ruling Reaffirms Power of Federal Regulators

Filed in Codes and Regulations, Legal by on June 26, 2019 0 Comments
Supreme Court Ruling Reaffirms Power of Federal Regulators

The U.S. Supreme Court today narrowly decided to uphold, with significant limits, a doctrine that has plagued the regulated community for years.

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President Trump Signs Executive Order on Housing Affordability

Filed in Affordability, Chairman's Update by on June 25, 2019 10 Comments
President Trump Signs Executive Order on Housing Affordability

In a key victory for NAHB, President Trump today put housing at the forefront of the national debate by signing an executive order that cites the need to cut costly regulations that are hampering the production of more affordable housing in America.

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New Home Sales Decline in May

Filed in Economics by on June 25, 2019 3 Comments
New Home Sales Decline in May

Sales of newly built, single-family homes fell 7.8% to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 626,000 units in May, according to newly released data by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and the U.S. Census Bureau. On a year-to-date basis however, new home sales for 2019 are 4% higher than the same period in 2018.

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Nominations Open for National Housing Hall of Fame

Filed in Awards, Home Building, Membership by on June 24, 2019 0 Comments
Nominations Open for National Housing Hall of Fame

Nominations are now open for the National Housing Hall of Fame, the highest honor bestowed in the home-building industry, and the Exemplary Service to Home Building awards.

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Supreme Court Allows Property Rights Plaintiffs to Go Directly to Federal Court

Filed in Legal by on June 21, 2019 3 Comments
Supreme Court Allows Property Rights Plaintiffs to Go Directly to Federal Court

In a huge victory for NAHB and its members, the U.S. Supreme Court today reversed a long-standing land use decision that made it nearly impossible for property owners to bring a Fifth Amendment takings claim in federal court.

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