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Housing Starts Up Sharply, Near Post-Recession High in October

Filed in Economics, Home Building by on November 17, 2017 0 Comments
Housing Starts Up Sharply, Near Post-Recession High in October

Nationwide housing starts rose 13.7% in October to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.29 million units after a slight upward revision to the September reading, according to newly released data from HUD and the Commerce Department. This is the highest housing production reading since October 2016, when total starts hit a post-recession high of 1.33 million.

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NAHB Leaders Press Case for Housing as Congress Tackles Tax Reform

Filed in Capitol Hill, Homeownership, Leadership by on November 17, 2017 0 Comments
NAHB Leaders Press Case for Housing as Congress Tackles Tax Reform

Fifty leaders from across the NAHB Federation met with more than 150 Senators and Congressional representatives this week as your association continued to press the case for affordable housing and middle-class homeownership incentives in tax reform legislation being considered by both houses.

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House Bill ‘Hurts the Middle Class,’ NAHB Says

Filed in Capitol Hill, Leadership by on November 16, 2017 0 Comments
House Bill ‘Hurts the Middle Class,’ NAHB Says

The just-passed Tax Cuts and Jobs Act “is a bad deal for hard-working American families,” said NAHB chairman Granger MacDonald in a press statement issued today after the House of Representatives, in a 227-205 vote, passed its version of tax reform.

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Builder Confidence Climbs to 8-Month High in November

Filed in Economics, Home Building by on November 16, 2017 0 Comments
Builder Confidence Climbs to 8-Month High in November

The two-point to a level of 70 in November on the NAHB/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index was the highest report since March, and the second highest on record since July 2005.

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Senate Tax Reform Bill Boosts Affordable Housing

Filed in Capitol Hill, Multifamily by on November 16, 2017 0 Comments
Senate Tax Reform Bill Boosts Affordable Housing

Senate Finance Committee Chairman Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) has released an updated version of the Senate tax reform bill that includes a number of changes that are favorable for the Low-Income Housing Tax Credit.

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Experts at Your Fingertips

Experts at Your Fingertips

Want to know the important questions to ask before buying land? Should your company have a Facebook page? What design trends appeal to mature home buyers? Those are just some of the questions that industry experts have addressed in the Fall issue of the 55+ Housing Online Magazine.

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Apply Now for NAHB Legal Action Fund

Filed in Councils & Committees, Legal by on November 15, 2017 0 Comments
Apply Now for NAHB Legal Action Fund

The deadline is fast approaching for the NAHB Legal Action Fund, which provides financial assistance to state and local HBAs as well as their builder/developer members involved in litigation with the potential to significantly affect the industry.

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IHA Spotlights Housing Needs in Developing Countries

Filed in Global Housing, Home Building, Leadership by on November 13, 2017 0 Comments
IHA Spotlights Housing Needs in Developing Countries

The International Housing Association (IHA), of which NAHB is a member, this week launched a working group to support the housing needs of developing countries. IHA provides an international forum to address globally significant priority areas identified by member countriesand often publishes Statements of Intent on these priorities, sharing information and solutions related to them through its working groups.

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Tulsa Remodelers Welcome Danny Lipford to Charitable Project

Filed in NAHB Cares, Remodelers by on November 13, 2017 0 Comments
Tulsa Remodelers Welcome Danny Lipford to Charitable Project

Blogger and video personality Danny Lipford is joining volunteers from the HBA of Greater Tulsa Remodelers Council and the HBA’s charitable foundation for a community service project that he plans to feature in a December episode.

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NGBS Development in Full Swing

NGBS Development in Full Swing

The International Code Council and NAHB, partners on the first edition of the standard in 2008, are working to update the nationally recognized rating system that will now have an expanded scope.

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