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HBI Gets Cash Infusion from Skilled Labor Fund

Filed in Labor, Safety and Health, Leadership, NAHB Cares by on September 27, 2018 0 Comments
HBI Gets Cash Infusion from Skilled Labor Fund

The National Housing Endowment, NAHB’s philanthropic arm, last week gave a new boost to the Home Builders Institute Pre-Apprenticeship Certificate Training program with a $57,000 check from donations to the Skilled Labor Fund, an initiative launched in 2017 to address the shortage of skilled labor entering the residential construction market.

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NAHB Seeks Additional ‘Safe Harbor’ for Accessibility Requirements

Filed in Codes and Regulations, Legal, Multifamily by on September 26, 2018 0 Comments
NAHB Seeks Additional ‘Safe Harbor’ for Accessibility Requirements

The Department of Justice is seeking NAHB’s assistance to help home builders and design professionals better understand the Fair Housing Act’s accessibility provisions. In an August letter to HUD officials, NAHB provided some concrete assistance.

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New Home Sales Up 3.5% in August Even as Affordability Concerns Persist

Filed in Economics, Home Building by on September 26, 2018 0 Comments
New Home Sales Up 3.5% in August Even as Affordability Concerns Persist

Sales of newly built, single-family homes rose 3.5% in August to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 629,000 units after downwardly revised June and July reports, according to newly released data from HUD and the Census Bureau. These downward revisions suggest softness in new-home sales activity this summer. However, on a year-to-date basis, sales are up 6.9% from this time in 2017.

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2 Keys to Virginia Remodeler’s Success: Family and Modern Design Tools

Filed in Awards, Councils & Committees, Remodelers by on September 25, 2018 1 Comment
2 Keys to Virginia Remodeler’s Success: Family and Modern Design Tools

NAHB Remodeler of the Month Steve Cunningham loves his computer. More specifically, he loves the imaging software that has made life smoother for his Williamsburg, Va., remodeling company.

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NGBS Certification Vaults Past 150,000-Home Mark

Filed in Codes and Regulations, Environmental by on September 25, 2018 0 Comments
NGBS Certification Vaults Past 150,000-Home Mark

The National Green Building Standard Certification Program has reached an important milestone with the certification of the 150,000th home to meet its requirements – and there are an additional 120,000 projects in the pipeline.

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Residential Marketing Research & Analysis: ‘Live Online’ Starts Oct. 2

Filed in Education, Sales & Marketing by on September 25, 2018 0 Comments
Residential Marketing Research & Analysis: ‘Live Online’ Starts Oct. 2

Here’s good news for new home sales professionals looking to polish their skills: Principles of Residential Marketing: Research & Analysis – Live Online Classroom (Part 2) is being taught for the first time in a live webinar format Oct. 2, 9 and 16.

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Ivory Homes Launches Affordable Housing Prize

Filed in Business Management, Housing Trends, Multifamily, NAHB Cares by on September 21, 2018 0 Comments
Ivory Homes Launches Affordable Housing Prize

A Utah home builder and NAHB member is spearheading an effort to generate innovative solutions to the nationwide crisis in affordable housing – and offering prizes totaling $200,000 to the top entries.

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NAHB Senior Officers Meet with Puerto Rican Leaders

Filed in Leadership, NAHB Cares by on September 20, 2018 0 Comments
NAHB Senior Officers Meet with Puerto Rican Leaders

NAHB Chairman Randy Noel and Second Vice Chair Dean Mon returned to Puerto Rico this week to commemorate the one-year anniversary of Hurricane Maria, and to meet with local HBA leaders and government officials and discuss progress toward the association’s initiatives.

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Housing Starts Rise in August Amid Ongoing Affordability Concerns

Filed in Economics, Home Building, Multifamily by on September 19, 2018 0 Comments
Housing Starts Rise in August Amid Ongoing Affordability Concerns

Total housing starts increased 9.2% in August to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.28 million units, according to newly released data from HUD and the Commerce Department.

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Builder Confidence Remains Firm in September

Filed in Economics by on September 18, 2018 1 Comment
Builder Confidence Remains Firm in September

Builder confidence in the market for newly built single-family homes remained unchanged at a solid 67 reading in September on the NAHB/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index.

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