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EPA Mulls Expanding Stormwater Permits to Groundwater Discharges

Filed in Codes and Regulations, Environmental by on June 26, 2018 1 Comment
EPA Mulls Expanding Stormwater Permits to Groundwater Discharges

NAHB is fighting back against an Environmental Protection Agency proposal that could regulate some discharges to groundwater and subject thousands of septic systems and green infrastructure practices to the federal permitting process.

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New Home Sales Rise to Highest Level This Year

Filed in Economics by on June 25, 2018 0 Comments
New Home Sales Rise to Highest Level This Year

Sales of newly built, single-family homes rose 6.7% in May to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 689,000 units after a downwardly revised April report, according to newly released data by HUD and the U.S. Census Bureau. This is the second-highest sales report since the Great Recession.

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Administration Submits New WOTUS Definition for Review

Administration Submits New WOTUS Definition for Review

The Environmental Protection Agency and Army Corps of Engineers last week submitted a new proposed “Waters of the U.S.” regulatory definition to the White House’s Office of Management and Budget for review. The proposal had not been expected until August.

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For this CAPS Specialist, It’s Personal

Filed in Business Management, Education, Remodelers by on June 22, 2018 0 Comments
For this CAPS Specialist, It’s Personal

A feature of most successful remodeling businesses is an owner who can personally relate to the clients’ needs. That’s the case for the June Remodeler of the Month, Curt Kiriu, CAPS, CGR, of CK Independent Living Builders in Mililani, Hawaii.

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NAHB Commends House Passage of Farm Bill

Filed in Capitol Hill by on June 21, 2018 0 Comments
NAHB Commends House Passage of Farm Bill

NAHB today commended the House of Representatives for passing the Agriculture and Nutrition Act of 2018 (HR 2), also known as the farm bill.

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Housing Starts Reach Post-Recession High in May as Permits Soften

Filed in 55+ Housing, Home Building, Multifamily by on June 19, 2018 0 Comments
Housing Starts Reach Post-Recession High in May as Permits Soften

Total housing starts rose 5% in May to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.35 million units, according to newly released data from HUD and the Commerce Department. This is the highest housing starts report since July 2007.

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Stay Safe in the Trenches

Stay Safe in the Trenches

NAHB has long been in the business of providing resources to keep our members, their employees and subs safe on the jobsite, and the Trenching and Excavating Toolkit is just one example.

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Builder Confidence Slips Two Points as Lumber Prices Soar

Filed in Economics by on June 18, 2018 4 Comments
Builder Confidence Slips Two Points as Lumber Prices Soar

Builder confidence in the market for newly built single-family homes fell two points to 68 in June on the NAHB/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index. The decline was due in large part to sharply elevated lumber prices, although sentiment remains on solid footing.

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Technology and Aging in Place, Part 1: The Basics

Filed in Design, Remodelers by on June 15, 2018 0 Comments
Technology and Aging in Place, Part 1: The Basics

Although Ohio Certified Aging-in-Place Specialist Ric Johnson assists Alzheimer’s and early-onset dementia patients and their families, the technology he’s using has potential for broad applications in the rapidly growing aging-in-place market.

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Deadline Looms for Legal Action Fund Requests

Filed in Councils & Committees, Leadership, Legal by on June 13, 2018 0 Comments
Deadline Looms for Legal Action Fund Requests

Applications are due June 22 for the NAHB Legal Action Fund, which provides financial assistance to state and local HBAs as well as their builder/developer members involved in litigation with the potential to significantly affect the industry.

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