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New American Home Capitalizes on Unique Lot

New American Home Capitalizes on Unique Lot

A 30-foot drop in elevation from street level to the back of the property was one of the first obstacles for Legacy Custom Built. But the builder of The New American Home 2018 is turning that steep pitch into a golden opportunity. “When you run into challenges and have to find solutions, that’s what makes residential construction so interesting,” said John Kolb, Legacy’s VP of construction.

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Lumber Shortages Encumber More Builders

Filed in Economics by on July 12, 2017 0 Comments
Lumber Shortages Encumber More Builders

Home builders across the country were getting hammered by skyrocketing lumber prices earlier this year. And now, more of them are reporting lumber supply shortages, too. More than 1 in 5 single-family builders say they are experiencing a shortage of framing lumber.

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Successful Fundraising: A Bigger Fish to Fry

Filed in Remodelers by on July 11, 2017 0 Comments
Successful Fundraising: A Bigger Fish to Fry

To make their annual fish fry fundraiser even more successful, the members of the Greater Birmingham Association of Home Builders Remodelers’ Council added a cash raffle — with a unique twist.

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Top 5 Mobile Apps for Home Builders

Filed in Business Management, Home Building by on July 7, 2017 0 Comments
Top 5 Mobile Apps for Home Builders

Planning and overseeing your projects has never been easier thanks to a variety of apps available on mobile devices. These apps can help you more efficiently communicate with superintendents and workers, draw up designs for projects and keep track of dates and deadlines.

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Housing Demand in the Southeast Finds a ‘New Normal’

Housing Demand in the Southeast Finds a ‘New Normal’

It’s been an up-and-down year thus far in the Southeast U.S. for home building. But May sales numbers indicate the region is finding its sweet spot.

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Members of Congress, Dignitaries Laud NAHB’s 75 Years of Service

Filed in Capitol Hill, Events by on June 28, 2017 1 Comment

To honor NAHB’s diamond anniversary, dozens of VIPs shared recorded congratulatory remarks at the 75th Anniversary Gala held earlier this month during the Midyear Board Meeting. The comments from Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.), House Majority Whip Steve Scalise (R-La.), actor/philanthropist Gary Sinise, and many more are now available to watch on nahb.org.

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Remodeler of the Month: Quality Always Trumps Quantity

Filed in Business Management, Remodelers by on June 26, 2017 0 Comments
Remodeler of the Month: Quality Always Trumps Quantity

No matter what type of business you run, working with the right people is key to boosting revenue and sustaining long-term growth. That’s how David Jackson, CAPS, principal of Jackson Design Build in Centennial, Colo., says he’s kept his home building and remodeling business steadily growing since 1978.

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80-Year-Old Home Transforming Into Impressive IBS Exhibit

Filed in International Builders' Show, Remodelers by on June 22, 2017 0 Comments
80-Year-Old Home Transforming Into Impressive IBS Exhibit

Set to debut during the NAHB International Builders Show, The New American Remodel 2018 is in the midst of a comprehensive renovation. The project’s green building consultant called the original home “one of the least efficient” he’d ever seen. That will certainly change when the project wraps up.

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Anti-NIMBY Statutes Bolster Affordable Housing Developers

Filed in Codes and Regulations, Land Development, Legal by on June 21, 2017 0 Comments
Anti-NIMBY Statutes Bolster Affordable Housing Developers

There’s good news for developers who’ve grown weary from unreasonable neighborhood opposition to affordable housing projects: A new report illustrates unique ways to appeal land use permit denials.

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‘Connected’ Homes are the New Standard

Filed in Events, Housing Trends, Sales & Marketing, Technology by on June 13, 2017 1 Comment
‘Connected’ Homes are the New Standard

“We’ve reached a point where the majority of consumers aren’t only willing to invest in it, but they’re expecting their next home to be connected,” says Grayling Love, product line manager at Eaton Corporation. Love will lead an in-depth discussion with builder members on the emerging trends in connected-home technologies during a presentation this week at the Midyear Board Meeting.

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