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Voting Open Through May 23 on Building Code Proposals

Voting Open Through May 23 on Building Code Proposals

The voting is now open on 17 Assembly Floor Motions from the 2018 Group A Committee Action Hearings that took place in Columbus, Ohio April 15-23. All members of the International Code Council (ICC) can vote on the motions, meaning that any NAHB member who is also a member of the ICC is eligible.

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Aging-in-Place Remodeling on the Rise

Filed in Remodelers by on May 17, 2018 0 Comments

The growing number of home owners who want to live out their golden years in their current home is major driver in the continued growth of the NAHB Certified Aging in Place (CAPS) educational designation. A new NAHB survey shows why.

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Soundproofing for In-Home Media: The Basics

Filed in Design, Home Building, Multifamily by on May 16, 2018 0 Comments
Soundproofing for In-Home Media: The Basics

A dedicated home theater can make for a better viewing experience than a commercial theater, but only when the right forethought is given to sound isolation.

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Housing Production Drops 3.7%, Remains Near Post-Recession High

Filed in Economics, Home Building, Multifamily by on May 16, 2018 0 Comments
Housing Production Drops 3.7%, Remains Near Post-Recession High

Total housing production fell 3.7% in April to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.29 million units after an upwardly revised March reading of 1.34 million, according to newly released data from HUD and the Commerce Department. The March report marked an 11-year high for housing production.

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Largest Share of NAHB Associate Members: Subcontractors and Specialty Contractors

Filed in Economics, Membership by on May 15, 2018 0 Comments
Largest Share of NAHB Associate Members: Subcontractors and Specialty Contractors

Constructing a new home – from developing the lot to handing the keys over to the buyer – is a complex process involving numerous specialists in a wide range of fields. That complexity is reflected in the number and variety of professions represented among the ranks of NAHB’s Associate members, who account for roughly two-thirds of total membership.

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Builder Confidence Climbs to 70 in May

Filed in Economics, Home Building by on May 15, 2018 0 Comments
Builder Confidence Climbs to 70 in May

Builder confidence in the market for newly built single-family homes rose two points to 70 in May after a downwardly revised April reading on the NAHB/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index (HMI). This is the fourth time the HMI has reached 70 or higher this year.

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FEMA Unveils Explanatory NFIP Videos

FEMA Unveils Explanatory NFIP Videos

FEMA and the Department of Homeland Security have released a series of videos to explain the changes to the National Flood Insurance program announced last month.

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Atlanta 55+ Housing Council Sets New Goals to Get Big Results

Filed in 55+ Housing, Councils & Committees by on May 14, 2018 0 Comments
Atlanta 55+ Housing Council Sets New Goals to Get Big Results

After bringing on several new board members, realigning its budget and clearly defining its goals, the council was ready to implement a revitalized member-recruitment strategy.

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NAHB Awards Season Starts Today

NAHB Awards Season Starts Today

Ladies and gentlemen, download your photos and start your engines: Entries are now being accepted for three of NAHB’s top awards programs.

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EPA Delays New WOTUS Definitions

EPA Delays New WOTUS Definitions

The Environmental Protection Agency will wait until August to release its proposed new definitions for “waters of the United States,” which means that the final version won’t be ready until the fall of 2019.

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