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Rising Prices of Lumber and Steel a ‘Terrible Downward Spiral’

Filed in Codes and Regulations, Economics by on May 17, 2018 0 Comments
Rising Prices of Lumber and Steel a ‘Terrible Downward Spiral’

Hefty tariffs on Canadian softwood lumber imports are causing lumber prices to skyrocket and making many home builders pray for a prolonged price plateau. Will it be long before more builders start using alternative materials such as steel?

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Remodelers’ Goodwill Opens a World of Possibilities for Ailing Boy

Filed in NAHB Cares, Remodelers by on May 14, 2018 0 Comments
Remodelers’ Goodwill Opens a World of Possibilities for Ailing Boy

A single tick bite would lead to years of pain and declining mobility for a young boy in Unionville, Conn. Having significant challenges just getting outside, the boy and his family received a great surprise from the Home Builders & Remodelers of Central Connecticut.

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‘Workforce Housing’ Projects Help Ease Affordability Concerns

Filed in Economics, Multifamily by on May 9, 2018 0 Comments
‘Workforce Housing’ Projects Help Ease Affordability Concerns

Nowhere in the United States can a person working a full-time minimum wage job afford to rent a market-rate two-bedroom apartment. One solution is to increase the amount of what many refer to as “workforce housing.”

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2019 Show Home Boasts Never-Before-Seen Architecture

Filed in Design, International Builders' Show by on May 2, 2018 8 Comments
2019 Show Home Boasts Never-Before-Seen Architecture

Construction on the latest edition of NAHB’s flagship exhibit, The New American Home, is well underway in Las Vegas. Those who attend the International Builders’ Show 2019 and tour the home are in for a real treat.

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Bathrooms Overtake Kitchens as Most Popular Remodeling Project

Filed in Design, Remodelers by on May 1, 2018 3 Comments
Bathrooms Overtake Kitchens as Most Popular Remodeling Project

As the industry kicks off National Home Remodeling Month in May, NAHB released the results of a new survey which highlight the most common remodeling projects. While the kitchen may be king for some, smaller-scale renovations are slowly becoming just as popular.

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Low Inventories Pushing Prices Higher

Filed in Economics by on April 26, 2018 0 Comments
Low Inventories Pushing Prices Higher

As result of limited supply, solid demand and rising construction costs, home prices continue to exceed income growth and have now increased more than 6% over the last year.

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‘Bigger Picture’ Leads Remodeler to Bigger Profits

Filed in Business Management, Remodelers by on April 24, 2018 0 Comments
‘Bigger Picture’ Leads Remodeler to Bigger Profits

Ensuring healthy profits in business starts by building great relationships with clients. Nick Scheel, CGR, of Arrow Kitchen and Bath in Spokane Valley, Wash., has created a steady flow of referrals by centering his business around customer service.

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Online Mortgages More Attractive Than Online Dating

Online Mortgages More Attractive Than Online Dating

Society’s general acceptance of and reliance on technology is quickly permeating the housing industry. In fact, a recent survey found the portion of Americans who say they’d feel comfortable applying online for a mortgage is greater than those who’d consider online dating.

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NFL’s Clay Matthews Tackles a Special Remodel Project

Filed in Remodelers by on April 19, 2018 0 Comments

Green Bay Packers linebacker Clay Matthews was featured in a recent HouzzTV episode in which he hires NAHB Remodelers member Pat Hurst of Hurst Design & Build for a large renovation.

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National Home Remodeling Month Made Easy

Filed in Remodelers by on April 18, 2018 0 Comments
National Home Remodeling Month Made Easy

The remodeling industry typically kicks into high gear each year as the warmer weather of spring sets in. That’s why May is the best time to celebrate National Home Remodeling Month and raise consumer awareness of the advantages of the benefits of hiring a professional remodeler. NAHB has you covered with an easy-to-use toolkit of resources to help you get started.

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