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Single-Family Housing Starts Up in February, but Challenges Lie Ahead Due to Coronavirus

Filed in Disaster Response, Economics by on March 18, 2020 4 Comments
Single-Family Housing Starts Up in February, but Challenges Lie Ahead Due to Coronavirus

Housing starts were strong at the outset of 2020, as builders started production of homes to meet consumer demand at the beginning of the year. However, challenges lie ahead due to broad economic weakening stemming from the coronavirus crisis.

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How a Siding Company Leveraged Safety to Create a Culture of Confidence

Filed in Sponsored Content by on March 17, 2020 5 Comments
How a Siding Company Leveraged Safety to Create a Culture of Confidence

The leaders at SouthEnd Exteriors have cemented a proactive safety mentality into their company culture that not only prevents accidents, but also yields a more productive workforce and increases collaboration among their teams.

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Builder Confidence Declines But Remains Solid Amid Rising Risks

Filed in Economics by on March 17, 2020 6 Comments
Builder Confidence Declines But Remains Solid Amid Rising Risks

Builder confidence in the market for newly-built single-family homes fell two points to 72 in March, according to the latest NAHB/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index (HMI) released today. Sentiment levels have held in a firm range in the low- to mid-70s for the past six months.

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NAHB Remains Open for Business

Filed in Business Management, Membership by on March 16, 2020 1 Comment
NAHB Remains Open for Business

NAHB staff in our Washington, D.C. offices will begin working remotely today after President Trump declared a national emergency in response to the coronavirus outbreak. The association is fully functioning and operational, and NAHB staff are working and accessible even though the physical offices are closed.

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NAHB Provides Analysis on New EPA Water Rule

Filed in Codes and Regulations, Environmental by on March 13, 2020 1 Comment
NAHB Provides Analysis on New EPA Water Rule

On Jan. 23, 2020, at the 2020 International Builders’ Show, Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Andrew Wheeler announced a new “waters of the United States” (WOTUS) regulation. The new regulation, the Navigable Waters Protection Rule, redefines the federal definition of WOTUS under the Clean Water Act.

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Single-Family Large Metro Construction Lagged in 2019

Filed in Economics, Uncategorized by on March 13, 2020 0 Comments
Single-Family Large Metro Construction Lagged in 2019

The latest release of NAHB’s Home Building Geography Index (HBGI) shows single-family construction in large metro areas last year fell behind the growth of both exurbs outside medium-sized cities and small towns. Exurbs and small towns grew by 2.9% and 2.8%, respectively, while the growth in large metro areas fell 1.4% over the year.

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Statement of NAHB 2021 Third Vice Chairman Candidate Carl Harris

Filed in Leadership by on March 6, 2020 5 Comments
Statement of NAHB 2021 Third Vice Chairman Candidate Carl Harris

The NAHB Nominations Committee has certified one candidate for 2021 Third Vice Chairman: Carl Harris, from Wichita, Kan., who is a member of the Wichita Area Builders Association. He will address the NAHB Leadership Council in June at the Spring Leadership Meetings in Washington, D.C. Here is his statement.

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A Red-Blue Divide on Home Construction

Filed in Economics, Home Building, Housing Trends by on March 3, 2020 3 Comments
A Red-Blue Divide on Home Construction

Nearly two-thirds of multifamily construction in the fourth quarter of 2019 occurred in “blue counties” where Hillary Clinton garnered the most votes in the 2016 election, while nearly the same percentage of single-family home building took place in “red counties” where President Trump won. And momentum for continued single-family and multifamily construction continues in the red counties, according to the latest quarterly NAHB Home Building Geography Index (HBGI).

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Video: Chairman Dean Mon Provides Monthly Industry Update

Filed in Chairman's Update by on March 2, 2020 0 Comments
Video: Chairman Dean Mon Provides Monthly Industry Update

In this month’s Chairman’s Update, NAHB Chairman Dean Mon addresses the Federation to share news about two important industry issues: the new WOTUS rule and housing affordability.

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Take Action to Prevent the Federal Government from Hijacking Building Codes

Filed in Affordability, Capitol Hill, Codes and Regulations by on February 28, 2020 6 Comments
Take Action to Prevent the Federal Government from Hijacking Building Codes

There are efforts underway to incorporate costly energy building code provisions from S. 2137, The Energy Savings and Industrial Competitiveness Act, as an amendment to a comprehensive energy bill introduced this week.

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