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Statement of Candidate Fred Hoppe

Filed in Leadership by on February 22, 2017 0 Comments
Statement of Candidate Fred Hoppe

The NAHB Nominations Committee has certified two candidates for 2018 Third Vice Chairman: John “Chuck” Fowke of Valrico, Florida, who is a member of the Tampa Bay Builders Association, and Fred Hoppe of Lincoln, Nebraska, who is a member of the Central Nebraska Home Builders Association. The candidates will address the NAHB Board of Directors at the Midyear Board of Directors meeting in Washington, D.C.

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Statement of Candidate John ‘Chuck’ Fowke

Filed in Leadership by on February 22, 2017 0 Comments
Statement of Candidate John ‘Chuck’ Fowke

The NAHB Nominations Committee has certified two candidates for 2018 Third Vice Chairman: John “Chuck” Fowke of Valrico, Florida, who is a member of the Tampa Bay Builders Association, and Fred Hoppe of Lincoln, Nebraska, who is a member of the Central Nebraska Home Builders Association. The candidates will address the NAHB Board of Directors at the Midyear Board of Directors meeting in Washington, D.C.

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Cameroon Community Gets Life-giving Water

Filed in Construction Industry, NAHB Cares by on February 22, 2017 0 Comments
Cameroon Community Gets Life-giving Water

Guest blogger Eric Tilden, NAHB Program Manager for Sustainability and Green Building, is back with another post about his volunteer work with Engineers without Borders. It’s the motto for the 75th anniversary of NAHB: “We build communities.” For the good part of a century, NAHB and its members have been recognized as leaders of building […]

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NAHB Leader Named to NIBS Board

Filed in Codes and Regulations, Leadership by on February 21, 2017 0 Comments

The National Institute of Building Sciences has named Michigan home builder and NAHB board member Don Pratt to a three-year term on its board of directors.

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Employer Alert: Use the New I-9 Form

Filed in Business Management, Legal by on February 21, 2017 0 Comments

Because it wants to reduce errors and make it easier to complete the forms on a computer, the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services has published a revised version of Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification, and all employers are now required to use it.

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NAHB Seeks Solutions as Lumber Prices Rise

Filed in Home Building by on February 17, 2017 5 Comments
NAHB Seeks Solutions as Lumber Prices Rise

Lumber prices are on the rise, and that’s not good news for home builders and their clients.

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Save Today — and Tomorrow, Too

Filed in Membership by on February 17, 2017 1 Comment
Save Today — and Tomorrow, Too

The numbers are in, and they’re awesome: NAHB members saved $20 million in 2016 when they bought products and services through the NAHB Member Advantage program.

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Free Flooring Installation Guidelines Now Available

Filed in Home Building, Legal by on February 17, 2017 1 Comment
Free Flooring Installation Guidelines Now Available

Moisture-related flooring problems continue to be a long-standing issue for home builders. The National Wood Flooring Association has some solutions for NAHB members.

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Housing Affordability Remains Favorable Even at 8-Year Low

Filed in Economics, Home Building by on February 16, 2017 0 Comments
Housing Affordability Remains Favorable Even at 8-Year Low

Shortages of buildable lots and skilled labor, excessive regulations, rising mortgage interest rates and ongoing home price appreciation pushed housing affordability in the fourth quarter of 2016 to its lowest point since the third quarter of 2008, according to the NAHB/Wells Fargo Housing Opportunity Index. released this morning.

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Housing Production in January Levels Off after Multifamily Surge

Filed in Economics, Home Building, Multifamily by on February 16, 2017 0 Comments

Housing starts returned to trend in January, dropping 2.6% to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.246 million units, according to newly released data from HUD and the Census Bureau.

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