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Marijuana Legalization Leads Some to Modify Employee Drug Policies

Filed in Business Management, Labor, Safety and Health by on November 8, 2017 0 Comments
Marijuana Legalization Leads Some to Modify Employee Drug Policies

With the proliferation of legalized marijuana, a growing number of home builders are having to add yet another item to their work responsibilities: modifying workplace drug policies. To help members better navigate this issue, NAHB has created “A Builder’s Guide: Marijuana in the Workplace.”

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Builders’ Show Exhibition Homes Recoup Lost Time from Hurricanes

Filed in International Builders' Show, Remodelers by on November 8, 2017 0 Comments
Builders’ Show Exhibition Homes Recoup Lost Time from Hurricanes

The (Builders’) Show must go on. Despite various setbacks due to Hurricane Irma, The New American Home and The New American Remodel projects are nearing the final stages of construction. Both are set to officially debut at IBS 2018 from Jan. 9-11.

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Has the Labor Shortage Reached ‘Crisis’ Status?

Has the Labor Shortage Reached ‘Crisis’ Status?

It’s been more than 10 years since there were this many unfilled construction jobs. And according to NAHB Chief Economist Robert Dietz, the labor situation is likely to worsen in the months ahead.

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Sports World and Remodeling Industry Eerily Similar … Kind Of

Filed in Business Management, Remodelers by on October 31, 2017 0 Comments
Sports World and Remodeling Industry Eerily Similar … Kind Of

Knocking a home run and knocking down a kitchen wall are two very different things. But the sports world and the remodeling industry do have some interesting parallels. For examples, look no further than NAHB’s Remodeling Expenditures by ZIP Code datasets.

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Labor and Material Costs Rising Faster Than Lot Prices

Filed in Economics, Land Development by on October 26, 2017 3 Comments
Labor and Material Costs Rising Faster Than Lot Prices

Despite the record-high prices for single-family lots, the average portion of the final sales price of a new single-family home attributed to the cost of the lot is actually decreasing. But that isn’t exactly good news.

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Hitting the ‘Reset Button’ and Finding Success

Filed in Business Management, Disaster Response, Remodelers by on October 24, 2017 0 Comments
Hitting the ‘Reset Button’ and Finding Success

Kevin Vick’s remodeling company in Florida was “decimated” by the recession, so he moved back to his hometown of Houston where he successfully learned how to start all over.

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HBA Rallies Multiple Shipments of Donations for Hurricane Victims

Filed in Disaster Response, NAHB Cares by on October 18, 2017 0 Comments
HBA Rallies Multiple Shipments of Donations for Hurricane Victims

Thanks to the generosity of area residents and businesses — not to mention, a significant amount of coordination through the Delaware HBA — two 26-foot box trucks filled to max-load capacity with donations arrived in Texas earlier this week.

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Rising Prices, Limited Labor Handcuff Housing Inventory

Rising Prices, Limited Labor Handcuff Housing Inventory

Industry experts, including NAHB Chief Economist Robert Dietz, will illustrate housing trends and the market outlook during an upcoming webinar, “Residential Construction: Homeownership, Supply & Headwinds,” on Wednesday, Nov. 1 at 2 p.m. ET.

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Lots: Record-High Prices, Record-Low Sizes

Lots: Record-High Prices, Record-Low Sizes

Recent NAHB analysis reveals a changing landscape for lot values and sizes.

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Business-Boosting Education is Virtually Everywhere

Filed in Councils & Committees, Education by on October 11, 2017 0 Comments
Business-Boosting Education is Virtually Everywhere

Last month alone, NAHB councils hosted several virtual presentations on a variety of subjects that impact their members’ bottom line.

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