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New LIHTC Webinar Offers Updates to Income Averaging Questions

Filed in Education, Multifamily by on November 30, 2018 0 Comments
New LIHTC Webinar Offers Updates to Income Averaging Questions

This Dec. 12 webinar answers questions we received about the new Income Average Test, which Low Income Housing Tax Credit professionals must consider to maintain compliance at tax-credit properties.

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Congress Extends Flood Insurance Program Through Dec. 7

Filed in Capitol Hill by on November 29, 2018 1 Comment
Congress Extends Flood Insurance Program Through Dec. 7

With a Nov. 30 deadline looming, the House and Senate tonight approved a one-week extension of the National Flood Insurance Program until Dec. 7.

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IBS Game Changers Spotlight: Ignite Your Social Influence

Filed in International Builders' Show by on November 29, 2018 0 Comments
IBS Game Changers Spotlight: Ignite Your Social Influence

Salespeople are typically great at communicating in person, but standing out and connecting with potential customers online can be challenging. That’s why you need to be effective at digital persuasion – and this IBS speaker will tell you how.

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Digital Marketing Done Right

Filed in Multifamily by on November 29, 2018 0 Comments
Digital Marketing Done Right

This webinar, presented by digital marketing experts, will help multifamily developers – and master plan community developers – plan and structure their digital marketing efforts in the most effective way possible.

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New Home Sales Drop in October as Affordability Challenges Persist

Filed in Economics, Home Building by on November 28, 2018 1 Comment
New Home Sales Drop in October as Affordability Challenges Persist

Sales of newly built, single-family homes fell to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 544,000 units in October after an upwardly revised September report, 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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Fannie, Freddie Raise Conforming Loan Limits for 2019

Filed in Housing Finance by on November 27, 2018 0 Comments
Fannie, Freddie Raise Conforming Loan Limits for 2019

The Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) today announced that the maximum baseline conforming loan limits for mortgages acquired by Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac in 2019 will increase to $484,350 from $453,100.

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House to Take Up Tax Extenders, Fix for LIHTC Veterans Projects

Filed in Capitol Hill, Multifamily by on November 27, 2018 1 Comment
House to Take Up Tax Extenders, Fix for LIHTC Veterans Projects

House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Kevin Brady last night released a broad tax package that the House is expected to consider later this week. The legislation includes retirement and other savings enhancements, reforms to the Internal Revenue Service, and temporary tax relief for victims of recent natural disasters.

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Entry-Level Homes Push Down New Home Size

Filed in Economics, Home Building, Housing Trends by on November 27, 2018 3 Comments
Entry-Level Homes Push Down New Home Size

The size of new single-family homes once again decreased during the third quarter of 2018. New home size has been falling over the last three years as builders add more entry-level home construction into inventory.

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Happy Thanksgiving to NAHBNow Readers

Filed in Uncategorized by on November 21, 2018 0 Comments
Happy Thanksgiving to NAHBNow Readers

NAHBNow is taking a short break for the Thanksgiving holiday. We won’t be posting any blog updates over the long weekend. Wishing you and yours a wonderful celebration of gratitude this holiday season.

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November Remodeler of the Month: Diverse Background Leads to Success

Filed in Remodelers by on November 21, 2018 0 Comments
November Remodeler of the Month: Diverse Background Leads to Success

Melissa Irons, CAPS, CGR, CGP, of Irons Brothers Construction, Inc. in Shoreline, Wash., started her career off as an operating room nurse and eventually found her way into the remodeling sector.

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