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Remodelers’ Confidence Holds Steady in Third Quarter

Filed in Economics, Remodelers by on October 17, 2019 0 Comments
Remodelers’ Confidence Holds Steady in Third Quarter

NAHB’s Remodeling Market Index (RMI) posted a reading of 55 in the third quarter of 2019, remaining stable from the previous quarter.

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Single-Family Housing Starts Hold Firm in September

Filed in Economics by on October 17, 2019 0 Comments
Single-Family Housing Starts Hold Firm in September

Due a decline in multifamily housing starts, total housing starts fell 9.4% in September to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.26 million units, according to a report from the U.S. Housing and Urban Development and Commerce Department.

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Builder Confidence Hits 20-Month High

Filed in Economics by on October 16, 2019 0 Comments
Builder Confidence Hits 20-Month High

Builder confidence in the market for newly-built single-family homes rose three points to 71 in October, according to the latest NAHB/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index (HMI) released today. Sentiment levels are at their highest point since February 2018.

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Video: NAHB Chairman Discusses Industry Pushback on Rent Control

Filed in Chairman's Update by on October 4, 2019 0 Comments

In this month’s video update to members, NAHB Chairman Greg Ugalde discusses a recent rent control initiative pushed by California legislators.

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NAHB Second Vice Chairman Chuck Fowke Inducted into Florida Housing Hall of Fame

Filed in Leadership by on October 4, 2019 2 Comments
NAHB Second Vice Chairman Chuck Fowke Inducted into Florida Housing Hall of Fame

NAHB Second Vice Chairman John “Chuck” Fowke, a Tampa, Fla.-based custom home builder, was inducted yesterday into the Florida Housing Hall of Fame by the Florida Home Builders Association (FHBA).

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IHA’s Agenda Tackles Housing Affordability and Access to Housing Finance

Filed in Global Housing by on October 3, 2019 0 Comments
IHA’s Agenda Tackles Housing Affordability and Access to Housing Finance

Housing industry experts from around the world convened to discuss key issues facing the global housing industry at the International Housing Association’s (IHA’s) Interim Meeting, Aug. 27-30, in Taipei, Taiwan.

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NAHB Podcast: Is Upzoning a Trend or a Solution?

Filed in Affordability, Land Development by on October 2, 2019 2 Comments
NAHB Podcast: Is Upzoning a Trend or a Solution?

On this episode of Housing Developments, co-hosts CEO Jerry Howard and Chief Lobbyist Jim Tobin discuss the latest trend in the fight for affordable housing: upzoning. Does this policy have the legs to be more than a trend and become a solution?

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Carl Harris Seeks Certification as Candidate for NAHB 2021 Third Vice Chair

Filed in Councils & Committees, Leadership by on September 26, 2019 0 Comments

The NAHB Nominations Committee has announced that Carl Harris, president of Carl Harris Co., Inc., in Wichita, Kan., submitted his letter of intent to seek certification as a candidate for NAHB 2021 Third Vice Chairman at the 2020 International Builders’ Show meetings.

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HBI, Home Depot Expand Partnership to Train High School Students

Filed in Labor, Safety and Health by on September 25, 2019 2 Comments
HBI, Home Depot Expand Partnership to Train High School Students

The Home Depot Foundation and the Home Builders Institute (HBI) this week expanded their partnership to address the skilled labor shortage by launching a youth trades training program.

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New Home Sales Post Solid Gains in August

Filed in Economics by on September 25, 2019 0 Comments
New Home Sales Post Solid Gains in August

Sales of newly built, single-family homes increased 7.1% to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 713,000 units in August off a revised upward reading in July, according to newly released data by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and the U.S. Census Bureau.

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