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Treasury Examines Burdensome Tax Regulations with Eye to Repeal

Filed in Codes and Regulations by on July 21, 2017 0 Comments
Treasury Examines Burdensome Tax Regulations with Eye to Repeal

The Treasury Department has identified eight tax regulations issued since Jan. 1, 2016 that it intends to modify or fully repeal. Three of the eight need particular scrutiny, NAHB recommends.

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Apply to Serve on a 2018 NAHB Committee or Council

Filed in Uncategorized by on July 21, 2017 0 Comments
Apply to Serve on a 2018 NAHB Committee or Council

The online application for the 2018 NAHB committee and council board of trustees appointments are now being accepted. We strongly encourage all those who may be interested to submit an application. Applications must be submitted before Sept. 22, so don’t delay.

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EPA Formally Withdraws National Post-Construction Rule

EPA Formally Withdraws National Post-Construction Rule

The Environmental Protection Agency today announced that long-awaited federal regulations to require all developers to install stormwater management devices have been jettisoned.

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Read, Watch NAHB Board Meeting Highlights

Filed in Councils & Committees, Leadership by on July 20, 2017 0 Comments
Read, Watch NAHB Board Meeting Highlights

NAHB committees, councils and trustees for various boards met during June’s Midyear Board of Directors events to discuss issues of importance to their members. Here’s what they talked about.

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Remodeling Market Confidence Remains Positive

Filed in Economics, Remodelers by on July 20, 2017 0 Comments
Remodeling Market Confidence Remains Positive

“While remodelers continue to see robust demand across the country, the lack of skilled labor continues to be a serious issue,” said NAHB Remodelers Chairman Dan Bawden.

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Updated Tool Can Mean More Accurate Appraisals on Green Homes

Filed in Codes and Regulations, Design, Environmental by on July 20, 2017 0 Comments
Updated Tool Can Mean More Accurate Appraisals on Green Homes

Green builders continue to struggle getting their homes appraised at a high enough value, but an updated tool offers some reprieve. The Appraisal Institute’s Residential Green and Energy Efficiency Addendum lets builders easily note the green features included in their homes, including certifications such as the National Green Building Standard

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Reap the Benefits of the Multifamily Pillars Awards

Filed in Awards, Multifamily by on July 19, 2017 0 Comments
Reap the Benefits of the Multifamily Pillars Awards

Before we know it, the Aug. 4 deadline for the Multifamily Pillars of the Industry Awards will be here. Don’t let summer slip away without entering your creative concepts in multifamily development, design, marketing and management.

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NAHB, Municipal Challenges Put Massachusetts Stormwater Permit on Hold

Filed in Environmental, Land Development, Legal by on July 19, 2017 0 Comments
NAHB, Municipal Challenges Put Massachusetts Stormwater Permit on Hold

The Massachusetts permit, as well as a nearly identical permit released by EPA in New Hampshire, includes new requirements for land-use controls for post-construction discharges. NAHB, along with several municipal groups, challenged both permits this year because of concern over new requirements, including the issue of federal overreach in the stormwater program.

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Single-Family Housing Starts Bounce Back in June

Filed in Economics, Home Building by on July 19, 2017 0 Comments
Single-Family Housing Starts Bounce Back in June

Nationwide housing starts rose 8.3% in June to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.22 million units, according to data released this morning from HUD and the Commerce Department.

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Builder Confidence Slips 2 Points in July, Remains Solid

Filed in Economics by on July 18, 2017 1 Comment

Builder confidence in the market for newly built single-family homes slipped two points in July to 64 from a downwardly revised June reading on the NAHB/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index (HMI). It is the lowest reading since November 2016.

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