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