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IBS Early Bird Pricing Extended to Nov. 22

Filed in International Builders' Show by on November 18, 2019 0 Comments
IBS Early Bird Pricing Extended to Nov. 22

Don’t miss your chance to attend the world’s largest annual light construction show at the best possible price. The deadline to take advantage of special early bird pricing for the 2020 International Builders’ Show has been extended to Friday, Nov. 22.

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Veterans Successfully Climb Construction Career Ladder

Filed in Construction Industry, Labor, Safety and Health by on November 11, 2019 1 Comment
Veterans Successfully Climb Construction Career Ladder

Today on Veterans Day we honor military members and their families for the sacrifices they have made to serve our country. The home building industry is stepping up to help veterans create a viable private-sector career path forward as they transition to civilian life.

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Lower Mortgage Rates Push Housing Affordability to Highest Level in Three Years

Filed in Affordability, Economics by on November 7, 2019 0 Comments
Lower Mortgage Rates Push Housing Affordability to Highest Level in Three Years

With mortgage rates at a three-year low and a healthy job market, housing affordability rose to its highest level in three years in the third quarter of 2019, according to the NAHB/Wells Fargo Housing Opportunity Index (HOI) released today.

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8 Winter Jobsite Safety Tips for Siding Installers

Filed in Sponsored Content by on November 6, 2019 0 Comments
8 Winter Jobsite Safety Tips for Siding Installers

Working outside in the winter can be challenging (and even dangerous) in many areas of the country. Try using these eight winter jobsite safety tips to help your crews navigate the season’s cold and wet conditions.

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Video: NAHB Chairman Shares Resources for Building a Better Business

Filed in Chairman's Update by on November 4, 2019 0 Comments
Video: NAHB Chairman Shares Resources for Building a Better Business

In this month’s video update to members, NAHB Chairman Greg Ugalde discusses valuable resources that members can use to keep up with industry trends.

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Celebrating NAHB Spikes in November

Filed in Leadership, Membership by on November 1, 2019 0 Comments
Celebrating NAHB Spikes in November

NAHB’s Spike program recognizes our members’ outstanding achievements in recruitment and retention. The Spike Club is composed of all the individual members of our local associations who have attained Spike status.

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55+ Housing Market Ticks Back Up to Record High

Filed in Economics, Multifamily by on October 31, 2019 0 Comments
55+ Housing Market Ticks Back Up to Record High

Builder confidence in the single-family 55+ housing market rose one point in the third quarter of 2019, returning to its record-high reading of 72, according to NAHB’s 55+ Housing Market Index (HMI) released today. This is the highest reading since the inception of the index in 2008.

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HUD and Justice Department Reach Agreement on False Claims Act

Filed in Affordability, Housing Finance by on October 29, 2019 0 Comments
HUD and Justice Department Reach Agreement on False Claims Act

In an effort to convince more banks to offer Federal Housing Administration (FHA) financing, U.S. Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson and U.S. Attorney General William Barr yesterday issued a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between the two agencies that sets guidance on the appropriate use of the False Claims Act (FCA) for violations by FHA lenders.

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Final Week to Win a Trip to Napa Valley

Filed in Membership by on October 29, 2019 0 Comments
Final Week to Win a Trip to Napa Valley

Signature Kitchen Suite is offering nine prizes to Builder members who recruit the most new members from Sept. 1 to Oct. 31, 2019. The top recruiter and two runners up from each HBA-size category will receive a trip to Napa Valley, Calif., to visit the Signature Kitchen Suite Experience and Design Center.

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New Home Sales Remain Stable in September

Filed in Economics by on October 24, 2019 0 Comments
New Home Sales Remain Stable in September

Sales of newly built, single-family homes decreased 0.7% to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 701,000 units in September off a downwardly revised reading in August, 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, new home sales for 2019 are 7.2% higher than the same period in 2018.

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