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Housing Shows Strength as Sales and Permits Rise

Filed in Disaster Response, Economics by on June 25, 2020 0 Comments
Housing Shows Strength as Sales and Permits Rise

Consistent with NAHB’s forecast, home building data are showing signs of leading an emerging economic rebound. While risks to the outlook remain, the recession appears to have taken a short and sharp downturn.

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Remodeler of the Month Attests to the Value of Service

Filed in Awards, Business Management, Membership, Remodelers by on June 24, 2020 1 Comment
Remodeler of the Month Attests to the Value of Service

Greg Harris, owner of G.P. Harris Construction in Jonestown, Penn., has kept his business growing for the last 17 years through high-quality craftsmanship and a keen focus on customer service. That success led Harris to be recognized as NAHB’s June Remodeler of the Month.

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Renewed Commitment Earns Membership Cup for Portland HBA

Filed in Awards, Membership by on June 19, 2020 0 Comments
Renewed Commitment Earns Membership Cup for Portland HBA

After a six-year lag in member recruitment, the HBA of Metro Portland was determined to ramp up its efforts in 2019. So they created a plan built around maintaining momentum throughout the year, ultimately earning the prestigious NAHB Membership Cup for 2019.

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Turning Point for the Labor Market

Filed in Disaster Response, Economics by on June 12, 2020 0 Comments
Turning Point for the Labor Market

In a surprisingly positive reading for the labor market, recent jobs data showed the unemployment rate in May declined to 13.3%. The reopening of the economy in most states has led to a rapid reversal for the jobs outlook and the prospects for the beginning of a recovery in the third quarter. Housing data indicate the industry will lead the way in such a rebound…

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IBS Exhibit Home Takes Renovations to Another Level

IBS Exhibit Home Takes Renovations to Another Level

Originally built in 1973, the home that will become The New American Remodel 2021 featured a total of five levels, with a variety of angles and different ceiling heights. Working with that unique design was what initially attracted Rob Smith, owner of E2 Homes, to take on the project.

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Going Virtual: How Members are Connecting from Behind a Screen

Filed in Disaster Response, Membership by on June 4, 2020 0 Comments
Going Virtual: How Members are Connecting from Behind a Screen

As more business is conducted online, HBAs are getting creative with how they engage with members. From Zoom meetings to virtual happy hours and coffee chats, online gatherings are a powerful channel to keep communications flowing within HBA communities.

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IBS 2021 Show Home Boasts Spaciousness in an Urban Setting

IBS 2021 Show Home Boasts Spaciousness in an Urban Setting

Built within the densely populated Winter Park community of Orlando, The New American Home® 2021 will showcase many of the amenities today’s home buyers are seeking – most notably, a prime location.

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Remodeler of the Month: NAHB Remodelers is Like Family

Filed in Awards, Remodelers by on May 27, 2020 1 Comment
Remodeler of the Month: NAHB Remodelers is Like Family

Some people begin pursuing a career in the remodeling industry from a young age, while others may stumble upon it and then succeed with flying colors. The latter is the case for Tim Lansford, a remodeler from Arlington, Texas, and NAHB’s May Remodeler of the Month.

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New NGBS Offers Remodelers a Roadmap for High-Performance Projects

New NGBS Offers Remodelers a Roadmap for High-Performance Projects

Remodelers who use green-building techniques will be better positioned to meet the growing demand for improving a home’s energy efficiency. The new ICC 700-2020 National Green Building Standard® (NGBS) provides a roadmap to guide the design and construction of high-performance projects

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Surviving a Downturn: Now is the Time to Take Action

Filed in Business Management, Disaster Response by on May 14, 2020 1 Comment
Surviving a Downturn: Now is the Time to Take Action

In the business world, knowing when to take action can be the difference between your company’s continual growth or eventual decay. Timing is everything. The coronavirus pandemic has created significant challenges and uncertainty for many, particularly those in the housing industry. While these challenges are substantial, now is not the time to simply stand idle and hope your business is lucky enough to survive.

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