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Adaptability is Key to Iowa Remodeler’s Success

Filed in Awards, Remodeling by on November 18, 2020 1 Comment
Adaptability is Key to Iowa Remodeler’s Success

The only way to run a successful business for over thirty years is to adapt with the times. That’s exactly what Jeff Ellis, owner of Firstcall Remodeling & Restoration in Grimes, Iowa, has done throughout his career, which is why he became the November NAHB Remodeler of the Month.

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Home Building a Leading Sector in the Q3 Rebound

Filed in Economics by on November 16, 2020 0 Comments
Home Building a Leading Sector in the Q3 Rebound

The housing industry has undoubtedly been a bright spot for the economy during this period of economic distress. Demand for homes has increased on historically low interest rates, a need for more residential space, favorable demographics for home buying, and an evolving geography of housing demand that favors low density, more affordable markets.

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Longtime ‘Spike’ Says Membership Drive Kick-Started Her Career

Filed in Membership by on November 13, 2020 3 Comments
Longtime ‘Spike’ Says Membership Drive Kick-Started Her Career

November is Spike Appreciation month, when we recognize the importance of dedicated member recruiters. Someone who became a Spike early in her career and quickly learned the value of membership is Alma Jacobs, who recently shared with NAHB some of her keys to success.

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Residential Construction Employment Exceeds Year-Over-Year Totals

Filed in Economics by on November 9, 2020 0 Comments
Residential Construction Employment Exceeds Year-Over-Year Totals

The U.S. labor market continues to gradually recover, and residential construction remains one of the brightest areas of the economy. In fact, total employment in the residential construction sector in October rose to 2.9 million — 11,500 higher than where it was a year ago.

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Spike Recognition in Full Force This November

Filed in Membership by on November 6, 2020 1 Comment
Spike Recognition in Full Force This November

November is Spike Appreciation Month, a time when all HBAs are encouraged to thank the dedicated “Spikes” for their outstanding achievements in member recruitment and retention. Throughout the month, HBAs across the country are finding creative ways to show Spikes their appreciation.

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Home Construction Must Increase to Keep Up with Sales

Filed in Economics by on October 30, 2020 2 Comments
Home Construction Must Increase to Keep Up with Sales

After a significant decline in the spring, home building has made a dramatic comeback. NAHB Chief Economist Robert Dietz explains why.

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What Voters are Saying About Housing During the Elections

Filed in Advocacy, Housing Affordability by on October 28, 2020 6 Comments
What Voters are Saying About Housing During the Elections

In the wake of the coronavirus pandemic and at the culmination of the 2020 elections, housing is an especially critical topic. NAHB recently surveyed more than 2,200 registered voters from across the country to learn more about how housing has been impacted by COVID-19 and how it could play a role in the upcoming elections.

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Customer Service Equals Business Success for October’s Remodeler of the Month

Filed in Awards, Remodeling by on October 28, 2020 2 Comments
Customer Service Equals Business Success for October’s Remodeler of the Month

Joshua Edgell, owner of JEMM Construction in Painesville, Ohio, is NAHB’s October Remodeler of the Month. He’s been a dedicated member of NAHB Remodelers for several years, and he recognizes it is an integral part of his success.

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Sales are Outpacing Starts by a Historic Margin

Filed in Economics by on October 16, 2020 0 Comments
Sales are Outpacing Starts by a Historic Margin

The home building industry has made a quick and dramatic comeback in the wake of the COVID-induced economic downturn. Housing demand has increased so rapidly in recent months that there is now an unprecedented gap between the number of new single-family home sales and the pace of construction starts.

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Dallas HBA Finds Membership Opportunities Despite COVID-19 Challenges

Filed in Awards, Membership by on October 14, 2020 1 Comment
Dallas HBA Finds Membership Opportunities Despite COVID-19 Challenges

The Dallas Builders Association took home the prestigious NAHB Membership Cup in 2018 for outstanding achievement in membership efforts. Two years later, the association is still going strong after yet another very successful membership drive last month.

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