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Timber Tower Proposals Advance through Code Hearings

Filed in Codes and Regulations, Multifamily by on April 20, 2018 1 Comment

As members of the International Code Council (ICC) continue their debates on more than 1,300 proposals to amend sections of building, fire, mechanical and plumbing codes, one set of proposals to allow taller wood-framed buildings sailed through the ICC Committee Action Hearings this week in Columbus, Ohio.

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Remodeling Confidence Remains Strong Despite 3-Point Slip

Filed in Economics, Remodelers by on April 19, 2018 0 Comments
Remodeling Confidence Remains Strong Despite 3-Point Slip

The NAHB Remodeling Market Index posted a reading of 57 in the first quarter of 2018, down three points from the previous quarter and back to the same level as the third quarter of 2017.

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Housing Starts Rise 1.9% on Multifamily Surge

Filed in Economics, Home Building, Multifamily by on April 17, 2018 0 Comments
Housing Starts Rise 1.9% on Multifamily Surge

Gains in multifamily production pushed overall housing starts up 1.9% in March to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.32 million units, according to newly released data from HUD and the Commerce Department.

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How to Make Sense of the Tax Law Changes

How to Make Sense of the Tax Law Changes

The Tax Reform Toolkit is a series of blog posts featured on Eye on Housing that are designed to help builders and remodelers make sense of the changes in tax law as a result of the legislation passed in December. So far, three articles have helped illustrate key points of the pass-through deductions.

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Builder Confidence Slips a Point, Remains in Solid Territory

Filed in Economics, Home Building by on April 16, 2018 0 Comments
Builder Confidence Slips a Point, Remains in Solid Territory

Builder confidence in the market for newly built single-family homes edged down one point to 69 in April on the NAHB/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index but remains on firm ground. “Strong demand for housing is keeping builders optimistic about future market conditions,” said NAHB Chairman Randy Noel. “However, builders are facing supply-side constraints, such as a lack of buildable lots and increasing construction material costs. Tariffs placed on Canadian lumber and other imported products are pushing up prices and hurting housing affordability.”

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Facebook vs. Congress: What Should Home Builders Know?

Facebook vs. Congress: What Should Home Builders Know?

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg was asked to testify in front of House and Senate committees this week to discuss election influence, but members had far more questions about advertising, user data, privacy and consent. What are the takeaways for builders and remodelers?

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Rising Lumber Prices Hit Home

Filed in Codes and Regulations by on April 13, 2018 17 Comments
Rising Lumber Prices Hit Home

A New England builder recently got an unwelcome surprise when he opened an email from the company that supplies the white cedar shingles for some of the homes he’s building. The shingles are subject to an immediate 20.8% duty, or an additional cost of $1,400 per unit for the 12 homes planned for construction.

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New York’s Highest Court Protects Business Partnership Principles

Filed in 55+ Housing, Construction Industry, Legal by on April 12, 2018 0 Comments
New York’s Highest Court Protects Business Partnership Principles

The New York Court of Appeals in March issued a decision that provides clarity for New York business partnerships, including those involving home building and development companies.

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Use Those Office Depot Discounts

Filed in Sponsored Content by on April 12, 2018 0 Comments
Use Those Office Depot Discounts

As part of the Member Advantage program, NAHB members enjoy exclusive discounts from a number of our affinity partners, saving on products and services from auto rentals, fleet purchases, credit cards and even flowers for Mom.

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What Do Customers Really Want?

Filed in Business Management, Education by on April 12, 2018 0 Comments
What Do Customers Really Want?

Every customer wants the best price, quality and timing for their building or remodeling project. But it’s the overall experience you deliver that really gives them the satisfaction they want — and the positive word-of-mouth you need. This April 19 webinar can help.

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