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A Unique Approach to Thriving in the Digital Economy

Filed in Sponsored Content by on March 22, 2019 0 Comments
A Unique Approach to Thriving in the Digital Economy

The speed of today’s technological advances can cause even the most successful entrepreneur to feel overwhelmed, exhausted, disconnected and questioning the future. Data continues to flow in much faster than we can possibly handle it, and the gap between the speed of technology and our ability to comprehend it is increasing every moment.

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EPA Bans Consumer Use of Dangerous Paint Removal Chemical

Filed in Codes and Regulations, Environmental by on March 20, 2019 0 Comments
EPA Bans Consumer Use of Dangerous Paint Removal Chemical

EPA finalized a rule last week to ban the manufacture or sale of paint strippers containing the toxic chemical methylene chloride to consumers.  The Agency also signaled its intention to develop federal regulations under the Toxic Substances Control Act to limit the use of methylene chloride paint strippers for commercial applications.

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Watch Video Highlights from IBS Meetings

Filed in International Builders' Show, Leadership by on March 19, 2019 0 Comments
Watch Video Highlights from IBS Meetings

Check out video highlights from the NAHB Board of Directors meeting and the annual Meeting of the Members, which took place in February at the International Builders’ Show.

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Builder Confidence Holds Steady in March

Filed in Economics by on March 18, 2019 0 Comments
Builder Confidence Holds Steady in March

Builder confidence in the market for newly built single-family homes holds firm in March, a sign that the market is stabilizing following the slowdown at the end of 2018.

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January New Home Sales Demonstrate Demand for Affordable Homes

Filed in Economics by on March 14, 2019 1 Comment
January New Home Sales Demonstrate Demand for Affordable Homes

The latest new home sales report from the government indicates an increasing demand for homes sold in an affordable price range. In January 2019, 66% of all new single-family home sales were priced between $200,000 to $400,000 vs. 51% in January 2018.

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Housing Starts Rebound in January

Filed in Economics by on March 8, 2019 0 Comments
Housing Starts Rebound in January

Total housing starts rose 18.6% in January to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.23 million units from a downwardly revised reading in December, according to a report from the U.S. Housing and Urban Development and Commerce Department that was delayed due to the partial government shutdown.

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NAHB Launches Podcast Hosted by CEO Jerry Howard and Chief Lobbyist Jim Tobin

Filed in Capitol Hill, Home Building by on March 7, 2019 6 Comments
NAHB Launches Podcast Hosted by CEO Jerry Howard and Chief Lobbyist Jim Tobin

This post has been updated. NAHB today launched Housing Developments, a new podcast co-hosted by CEO Jerry Howard and Chief Lobbyist Jim Tobin, who will provide expert analysis on the latest news in the housing industry and inside NAHB. The show will also feature special guests who will share inside knowledge and unique perspectives on […]

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New Home Sales End the Year Up 1.5%

Filed in Economics, Home Building by on March 5, 2019 1 Comment
New Home Sales End the Year Up 1.5%

Sales of newly built, single-family homes posted a yearly gain of 1.5 percent in 2018, according to newly released data by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and the U.S. Census Bureau. The December sales numbers rose 3.7 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 621,000 units after a downwardly revised November report.

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2019 Chairman Highlights 2 Key Victories Important to Your Business

Filed in Chairman's Update, Membership by on March 4, 2019 3 Comments
2019 Chairman Highlights 2 Key Victories Important to Your Business

2019 NAHB Chair Greg Ugalde in a new video series outlines two important victories that NAHB has secured for its members already this year: the IRS waiving penalties associated with estimated quarterly tax filings and a key victory in a construction liability case supported by the NAHB Legal Action Fund.

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BUILD-PAC Fundraisers Get Creative

Filed in Capitol Hill, Membership by on February 28, 2019 1 Comment
BUILD-PAC Fundraisers Get Creative

Home builders or art collectors? That was the question on everyone’s mind at last week’s International Builders’ Show when an NAHB-inspired piece of artwork sold for $1,500. The fundraiser – conducted through silent auction – benefited BUILD-PAC, NAHB’s federal political action committee, and was just a peek into the creative minds of NAHB members.

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