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2018 Remodelers Chair Focused on Helping Businesses Thrive

Filed in Remodelers by on January 16, 2018 0 Comments
2018 Remodelers Chair Focused on Helping Businesses Thrive

Remodeler Joanne Theunissen, CGP, CGR, of Mt. Pleasant, Mich., was installed as the 2018 chair of the NAHB Remodelers last week during the International Builders’ Show in Orlando.

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2018 Builders’ Show Draws a Larger, Enthusiastic Crowd

Filed in Education, International Builders' Show, Membership by on January 11, 2018 0 Comments
2018 Builders’ Show Draws a Larger, Enthusiastic Crowd

An optimistic home building industry filled the exhibit halls of Orlando’s Orange County Convention Center as your association hosted one of the largest turnouts in recent years at the NAHB International Builders’ Show® (IBS) Jan. 9-11. Home building professionals from around the world attended this year’s IBS — the biggest component of the annual Design […]

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NAHB Officially Unveils The New American Home 2018

Filed in International Builders' Show by on January 8, 2018 3 Comments
NAHB Officially Unveils The New American Home 2018

The New American Home program raised the bar yet again with a remarkable showcase of home building innovations on display in two official exhibit homes of the International Builders’ Show.

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Builders Start 2018 Filled with Optimism Despite Challenges

Filed in Economics by on January 5, 2018 1 Comment
Builders Start 2018 Filled with Optimism Despite Challenges

Persistent headwinds from 2017 have carried over into the new year. But from a national perspective, single-family construction will continue to expand.

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Softwood Lumber Outlook for 2018 Shaped by Wildfires, Tariffs

Filed in Business Management, Economics by on January 4, 2018 4 Comments
Softwood Lumber Outlook for 2018 Shaped by Wildfires, Tariffs

Prices closed out 2017 at or near record highs in most areas of the country, making the average price for the year the highest in the last 20 years. What’s in store for 2018 is likely more of the same.

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2018 Could Bring More of the Same: Tight Labor and Costly Materials

Filed in Economics by on December 14, 2017 0 Comments
2018 Could Bring More of the Same: Tight Labor and Costly Materials

NAHB Chief Economist Robert Dietz provides a brief summary of the challenges builders faced in 2017, and describes the impacts of hefty tariffs on Canadian softwood lumber.

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Tulsa HBA Treats Local Kids to a Holiday Shopping Spree

Filed in NAHB Cares by on December 14, 2017 0 Comments
Tulsa HBA Treats Local Kids to a Holiday Shopping Spree

The HBA of Greater Tulsa recently held its 50th annual Christmas party and shopping spree for underprivileged kids in the area. Nearly 90 students from the Ryal Public School in Henryetta, Okla., met up with 85 HBA members at a local Wal-Mart where each of the students was allowed to buy up to $50 of whatever they wanted.

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How Construction Costs, Lot Prices Impacted Sales in 2017

Filed in Economics, Home Building by on December 11, 2017 1 Comment
How Construction Costs, Lot Prices Impacted Sales in 2017

According to a recent NAHB survey of home builders, construction costs account for 55.6% of the final sales price of the average new home.

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Louisiana Remodeler Honored with 2017 Achievement Award

Filed in Awards, Remodelers by on December 5, 2017 0 Comments
Louisiana Remodeler Honored with 2017 Achievement Award

NAHB Remodelers recently honored Thomas Ashley Jr., CAPS, CGP, CGR, a remodeler from Denham Springs, La., with its highest remodeling achievement award: the 2017 NAHB Remodeler of the Year.

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Sneak Preview of the ‘Show Village’ at IBS 2018

Filed in International Builders' Show by on November 30, 2017 0 Comments
Sneak Preview of the ‘Show Village’ at IBS 2018

Professional Builder will once again take over a large portion of the convention center’s parking lot during IBS to build its “village” of life-size homes, each displaying many of the latest building products and techniques.

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