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Solid Growth for New Homes Sales

Filed in Economics by on March 29, 2019 0 Comments
Solid Growth for New Homes Sales

Sales of newly built, single-family homes rose to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 667,000 units in February. This is the highest sales pace since March 2018.

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Comment Letters Needed on New WOTUS Definition

Filed in Codes and Regulations, Environmental by on March 28, 2019 1 Comment
Comment Letters Needed on New WOTUS Definition

The Trump administration’s proposed new definition for “water of the United States” will resolve years of uncertainty over where federal jurisdiction begins and ends, representing an important victory for our members. NAHB is urging members and HBAs to voice your support for the proposed definition by submitting a comment letter to EPA and the Army Corps of Engineers by April 15.

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February Housing Starts Down After Single-Family Surge in January

Filed in Economics by on March 26, 2019 0 Comments
February Housing Starts Down After Single-Family Surge in January

Total housing starts fell 8.7% in February to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.16 million units from an upwardly revised reading in January, according to a report from the U.S. Housing and Urban Development and Commerce Department. The overall lower starts numbers are somewhat deceiving given the revised single-family starts figure in January was at a post-recession high.

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Statement of NAHB 2020 Third Vice Chair Candidate Alicia Huey

Filed in Leadership by on March 26, 2019 0 Comments
Statement of NAHB 2020 Third Vice Chair Candidate Alicia Huey

Alicia Huey is President of AGH Homes, Inc., a custom home building company she started 18 years ago. As a female builder, people ask if she played with dolls growing up. She simply replies, “Of course, but I also played with Lincoln Logs.”

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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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