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Many lawmakers and community officials continue to turn to inclusionary zoning as a seemingly quick and easy plan to adopt and impose on the housing industry. However, new research confirms that multiple strategies are needed to close the financing gap and make projects viable. NAHB recently compiled additional resources to help builders and land developers address some of their most pressing industry concerns related to impact fees and affordability—highlighting alternative approaches that produced positive results.
NAHB Remodelers is seeking members who are interested in serving on one of its subcommittees. Participants serve one-year terms during which they play key roles in recommending various policies, implementing programs and working to strengthen the remodeling industry nationwide.
No more invasive airport security checks, sluggish car rental counters, or exhausting time zone changes. When it comes to long-distance business meetings, Skype (and other similar video-call applications) can be the ideal substitute. 2017 NAHB Remodelers Chair Dan Bawden has thoroughly considered those benefits as he strives to interact with as many local remodelers councils as possible during his one-year term. He considers Skype his No. 1 cost-and-time-efficient solution, and recently used it for a successful meeting with the Southern Arizona Home Builders Association.
Attracting prospective home buyers involves more than touting quartz countertops and hardwood floors: Those types of features are expected. But homes that truly appeal to new-home buyers are those that infuse elements of the unexpected. It’s no wonder that “60 Design Ideas in 60 Minutes” is consistently one of the most popular and well-attended sessions […]
The high-performance WhisperGreen Select ventilation fan impressed the judges of the first annual LSC Spark Award. Panasonic says it succeeded in developing the only ventilation fan on the market that is truly customizable. Builders can easily adjust its air flow settings to any of more than 250 configurations before, during and after installation to ensure peak performance.
Results from NAHB surveys of home buyers and home builders show that buyers have a strong preference for open floorplans, and that most builders are doing their best to create those open spaces for their clients. There are, however, some differences between what buyers are seeking and what builders are delivering.
A slow-and-steady approach toward quality can help a business win the race for revenue. According to Aaron Marvin, owner and co-founder of A.C.T. Builders in Vancouver, Wash., developing that kind of strategy throughout his career has helped his company build steady revenue at greater profitability. It’s also a large reason why Marvin has been selected as the NAHB Remodeler of the Month for January.
NAHB Remodelers recently named Dan Bawden, CAPS, GMB, CGR, CGP, president and CEO of Legal Eagle Contractors in Houston, as its 2017 chairman. In this role, Bawden represents the more than 53,000 members of NAHB who are involved in the remodeling industry.