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BIA of Washington Improves Fire Reporting

Filed in Codes and Regulations by on May 18, 2017 0 Comments
BIA of Washington Improves Fire Reporting

Washington State Gov. Jay Inslee signed House Bill 1863, which requires the state fire service to participate in the National Fire Incident Reporting System and — thanks to an amendment initiated by the BIA of Washington — include the age of the affected building in the fire report.

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EPA Head to Speak to NAHB June 15

NAHB will welcome Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt to the Midyear Meetings in Washington, D.C. on June 15 to update board and committee members on progress the Trump administration has made toward cutting red tape from the regulatory process and transferring more authority from the federal government to the states.

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GM Savings: The Clincher for This Member

Filed in Membership by on May 16, 2017 0 Comments
GM Savings: The Clincher for This Member

Thanks to his NAHB membership, Dave Rauch just saved $1,000 on a new truck – and has saved about $48,000 over the past four years.

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Multifamily Drop Brings Production Down 2.6% in April

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

Led by a decline in multifamily production, nationwide housing starts fell 2.6% in April to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.17 million units, according to newly released data from HUD and the Department of Commerce.

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HUD Task Force to Tackle Excessive Regulation

Filed in Codes and Regulations, Multifamily by on May 15, 2017 3 Comments

Following up on President Trump’s recent directives designed to ease the burden of onerous and conflicting federal regulations, HUD today announced it is forming a task force to identify agency regulations that should repealed, replaced or modified – and get a better handle on the price tags, including recordkeeping costs, associated with each one.

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2018 Best of 55+ Housing Awards Now Open

2018 Best of 55+ Housing Awards Now Open

What impresses your clients most: You and your staff telling them your company’s work is great, or a national panel of experts? If your projects appeal to the mature market with designs that showcase innovation, pick up on emerging trends and demonstrate quality, it’s time to get the recognition you deserve by entering the Best […]

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Builder Confidence Continues Climb

Filed in Economics, Home Building by on May 15, 2017 0 Comments
Builder Confidence Continues Climb

In a further sign that the housing market continues to strengthen, builder confidence in the market for newly-built single-family homes rose two points in May to 70 on the NAHB/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index. This is the second-highest reading since the downturn.

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Young Pros Reveal 3 Most Valuable Takeaways from IBS 2017

Filed in International Builders' Show, Membership by on May 15, 2017 0 Comments
Young Pros Reveal 3 Most Valuable Takeaways from IBS 2017

NAHB wants to show younger members of the industry all the benefits of attending the NAHB International Builders’ Show. Applications open today for the IBS Scholarship Program for NAHB members under 35.

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Feds Seek Feedback on Regs

Feds Seek Feedback on Regs

The Small Business Administration (SBA) Office of Advocacy is combing through two recent executive orders issued by President Trump for their impact, and also wants to hear from the small businesses themselves. Unlike other government agencies, the SBA’s mission is to advance the views, concerns, and interests of small businesses before Congress, the White House, […]

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Lighthizer Confirmed as U.S. Trade Representative

Filed in Capitol Hill by on May 11, 2017 0 Comments

“As our members express their growing concern about a continuing trade dispute that’s made Canadian lumber prices skyrocket and threaten housing affordability, we look forward to working with Mr. Lighthizer on a positive resolution,” said NAHB Chair Granger Macdonald.

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