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Revised CAPS Courses Give a Fresh Take on Aging-in-Place

Filed in Business Management, Education by on March 17, 2017 4 Comments
Revised CAPS Courses Give a Fresh Take on Aging-in-Place

With an increased emphasis on concepts, products and solutions, two of the three courses leading to the Certified Aging-in-Place designation have a new look – and now they are ready for primetime.

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Single-Family Housing Starts Highest Since Late 2007

Filed in Economics by on March 16, 2017 0 Comments

Nationwide housing starts rose 3% in February from an upwardly revised January reading to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.288 million units, according to newly released data from HUD and the Commerce Department.

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Housing Market in Cuba? Committee to Learn More

Housing Market in Cuba? Committee to Learn More

An attorney whose firm helps its clients open businesses and establish joint ventures in Cuba spoke to members of NAHB’s Building Materials Subcommittee about challenges and opportunities in this market for the residential construction industry.

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Meet John Freer, Master CGP

Filed in Education by on March 15, 2017 1 Comment
Meet John Freer, Master CGP

March is National Designation Month, so NAHB is shining a spotlight on successful graduates so our members know more about them – and perhaps get another reason to explore the NAHB Designations program.

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Builder Confidence at a 12-Year High

Filed in Economics by on March 15, 2017 1 Comment
Builder Confidence at a 12-Year High

Builder confidence in the market for newly-built single-family homes jumped six points to 71 on the NAHB/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index, the highest reading since June 2005.

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Understand Income Requirements with this Webinar

Filed in Education, Multifamily by on March 14, 2017 0 Comments
Understand Income Requirements with this Webinar

Low-income housing managment professionals sometimes don’t have the most current information about their tenants’ changing incomes, and those discrepancies can lead to their project being out of compliance with federal laws. Get help with this March 30 webinar.

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New ‘Water Rating Index’ Guidelines Open for Comments

New ‘Water Rating Index’ Guidelines Open for Comments

RESNET and the International Code Council are debuting a draft the WER Index. It will rate a home’s efficiency in water use in the same way that the HERS index measures a property’s energy efficiency. A March 15 webinra explains it all.

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Ramp Up Sales with the ‘Power of Video’

Filed in Remodelers, Sales & Marketing by on March 10, 2017 0 Comments
Ramp Up Sales with the ‘Power of Video’

You’ve been nagged and warned about keeping your web presence up to date. But what about video?

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5 Steps to a Strong Safety Culture on the Jobsite

Filed in Construction Industry, Education by on March 9, 2017 2 Comments
5 Steps to a Strong Safety Culture on the Jobsite

“Construction is dangerous, but it doesn’t have to be that way if we include safety first and foremost in our operations,” said Tony Lombardi, director of safety at Centennial Contractors Enterprises Inc., a Reston, Va. consulting firm. He has five tips for promoting safety with employees, subcontractors and suppliers.

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‘Spruce’ Up Your Homes with Another Source of Lumber

Filed in Construction Industry, Home Building by on March 9, 2017 0 Comments
‘Spruce’ Up Your Homes with Another Source of Lumber

Builders looking for U.S.-grown sources of softwood lumber have a new choice – Norway Spruce grown in New England, New York and the Great Lakes region.

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