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Seattle Builder Creates Easy-to-Assemble Homes for the Homeless

Filed in Home Building, NAHB Cares by on March 30, 2017 0 Comments
Seattle Builder Creates Easy-to-Assemble Homes for the Homeless

Seattle builder Mark Huber recently designed and built numerous portable pods that can easily be assembled by just two people in under 30 minutes. The dwellings may be very basic, but their simplistic assembly—and disassembly—is ideal for homeless encampments which must frequently relocate.

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Star Trek Theme a Boon for Local Council’s Membership

Filed in Membership, Remodelers by on March 30, 2017 0 Comments
Star Trek Theme a Boon for Local Council’s Membership

Remodelers in Tulsa recently went where no council had gone before. In doing so, the local council nearly doubled its membership numbers within a year.

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Remodeler of the Month: Focus on Hiring the Right People

Filed in Awards, Business Management, Remodelers by on March 28, 2017 0 Comments
Remodeler of the Month: Focus on Hiring the Right People

The NAHB Remodeler of the Month, Joseph Irons, shares his insights on how to grow a business and yield higher profits.

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Skyrocketing Lumber Prices Put Builders in a Bind

Filed in Business Management, Capitol Hill, Economics by on March 27, 2017 2 Comments
Skyrocketing Lumber Prices Put Builders in a Bind

Home builders are increasingly concerned with the now-expired Softwood Lumber Agreement. The uncertainty surrounding a new trade agreement is impacting businesses on both sides of the border, as it was the primary culprit behind the surging lumber prices so far this year.

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Builders Rank the Most, Least Popular Green Practices

Builders Rank the Most, Least Popular Green Practices

Energy efficiency is the name of the game for both home building and home buying. Results from a recent NAHB survey show which green building techniques are getting the most love.

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Mid-Century Modern a Magnet for Millennials, Multifamily Market

Filed in Design by on March 8, 2017 1 Comment
Mid-Century Modern a Magnet for Millennials, Multifamily Market

If you’ve ever seen an episode of Mad Men, then you know that drinking policies, smoking habits and gender roles in the office place have evolved significantly throughout the last 50-60 years. You might also realize that some things haven’t changed much at all, or they’ve made a huge comeback—namely, mid-century modern design.

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Remodelers Scholarship a Jumpstarter for High-level Leadership

Filed in Awards, Remodelers by on March 7, 2017 0 Comments
Remodelers Scholarship a Jumpstarter for High-level Leadership

Leaders of local NAHB-affiliated remodelers councils are invited to apply for the $1,500 grant, which can be used to offset expenses related to attending NAHB Remodelers meetings and events at the 2017 Midyear Board meeting. “It’s like getting a backstage pass to NAHB Remodelers!” said 2016 recipient Elliott Pike, CGR, CAPS, chair of the remodelers council of the Greater Birmingham Association of Home Builders.

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2 Non-Political Reasons to Remember 2016

Filed in Economics, Homeownership, Housing Trends by on February 28, 2017 0 Comments
2 Non-Political Reasons to Remember 2016

Compared to 2015 totals, townhouse construction increased 12%, and custom single-family homes grew 8% in 2016 to a post-recession high. Much of this is due to an easing of credit standards and the return of more first-time home buyers. But in 2017, many of the same challenges will persist.

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Remodeler’s Key to Success: Proactive Education

Filed in Awards, Remodelers by on February 21, 2017 0 Comments
Remodeler’s Key to Success: Proactive Education

For more than 25 years, John Gillette, owner of Craftsmanship by John in Houston, has maintained a get-‘er-done attitude, which is why he has been recognized as the NAHB Remodeler of the Month for February.

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Impact Fees Raising Concerns About Affordability

Filed in Codes and Regulations, Design, Land Development by on February 15, 2017 1 Comment
Impact Fees Raising Concerns About Affordability

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.

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