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EPA Must Re-examine Lead Definition and Clearance Testing Standards, Court Says

Filed in Codes and Regulations, Remodelers by on January 15, 2018 0 Comments
EPA Must Re-examine Lead Definition and Clearance Testing Standards, Court Says

A recent court decision that requires the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to take another look at its dust-lead hazard standard may result in tighter regulations for contractors who do lead-abatement work if it leads to a stricter standard for clearance testing. Changes may also eventually affect remodelers working in homes with lead paint.

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NAHB Recognizes Leaders in Green and Sustainable Building

Filed in Awards, Environmental, International Builders' Show by on January 15, 2018 0 Comments
NAHB Recognizes Leaders in Green and Sustainable Building

For the fourth year, the winners for green and sustainable building awards emerge from those considered for many of NAHB’s other honors, including the Best in American Living, The Nationals, Best of 55+ Housing, Pillars of the Industry and Jerry Rouleau Awards for Excellence. Winners of any green or sustainable award in these programs were automatically entered for consideration for a Best in Green Award.

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Prospective Home Buyers Sidelined by Availability, Affordability

Prospective Home Buyers Sidelined by Availability, Affordability

The average home size, at 2,622 square feet in 2016, was essentially unchanged in 2017, averaging 2,627 square feet. Forty-six percent had four bedrooms or more compared to 45% in 2016; 37% had three full baths or more compared to 35 percent in 2016. Meanwhile, Americans continue to remodel, renovate and DIY at a fast clip.

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Las Vegas Builder Named NAHB Custom Home Builder of the Year

The NAHB Custom Home Builders Committee on Wednesday named Stephen S. Jones, founder and CEO of Merlin Contracting & Developing LLC in Las Vegas, the Custom Home Builder of the Year.

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Nation’s Home Builders Elect Leadership for 2018

Filed in International Builders' Show, Leadership, Membership by on January 11, 2018 1 Comment
Nation’s Home Builders Elect Leadership for 2018

Taking the helm as NAHB Chair is Randy Noel, a Louisiana-based custom home builder with more than 30 years of experience in the industry. Noel is president of Reve Inc., a custom home building firm that has developed more than 1,000 custom homes in the greater New Orleans area.

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Community, Development Firm Honored with NAHB Multifamily Pillars of the Industry Awards

Filed in Awards, International Builders' Show, Multifamily by on January 11, 2018 0 Comments
Community, Development Firm Honored with NAHB Multifamily Pillars of the Industry Awards

The Rey in San Diego was named Community of the Year, and Dominium Development & Acquisitions in Plymouth, Minn., was named Development Firm of the Year for 2017 in NAHB’s Multifamily Pillars of the Industry Awards.

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NAHB Names Outstanding Educators

Filed in Awards, International Builders' Show by on January 10, 2018 0 Comments
NAHB Names Outstanding Educators

The 2017 Educators of the Year awards were given during the 2018 International Builders‘ Show this week in Orlando.

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Multifamily Housing Production Enters Sustainable Phase

Filed in Economics, International Builders' Show, Multifamily by on January 10, 2018 0 Comments
Multifamily Housing Production Enters Sustainable Phase

Although multifamily housing starts are expected to slightly moderate this year and in 2019, production levels are projected to remain stable in a range considered normal, according to experts participating in a press conference today during the International Builders’ Show in Orlando.

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Residential Remodeling Spending Trends Upward

Residential Remodeling Spending Trends Upward

NAHB predicts continued growth for remodeling, largely due to below-normal rates of home building that has gradually led to an aging housing stock.

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Economic Panel Predicts Housing Will Gain Ground in 2018

Filed in Economics by on January 9, 2018 0 Comments
Economic Panel Predicts Housing Will Gain Ground in 2018

Insights focused on the positive impacts of the newly enacted tax law and the direction of the housing industry in the months ahead.

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