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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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Virginia Remodelers Form Win-Win Partnership with Local Government

Filed in NAHB Cares, Remodelers by on October 9, 2017 3 Comments
Virginia Remodelers Form Win-Win Partnership with Local Government

Members of the Peninsula HBA Remodelers Council in Newport News, Va., recently completed extensive renovations to the house of a military veteran — in just one weekend — thanks to their partnership with local county administrators.

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Wire Fraud Creeps Through Real Estate Industry

Filed in Business Management, Technology by on October 6, 2017 0 Comments
Wire Fraud Creeps Through Real Estate Industry

Email hackers are becoming increasingly devious. And now, more of them are targeting home buyers.

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Housing Industry Could Get ‘Choppy’ in the Months Ahead

Filed in Economics by on October 6, 2017 1 Comment
Housing Industry Could Get ‘Choppy’ in the Months Ahead

Despite ongoing positive market conditions, recent home sales data have come in below expectations. And the economic impacts of hurricanes Harvey and Irma will surface in the months ahead.

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NAHB Revises Policy as Tax Reform Debate Heats Up

Filed in Business Management, Capitol Hill, Economics by on October 3, 2017 6 Comments
NAHB Revises Policy as Tax Reform Debate Heats Up

After a unanimous vote, NAHB is revising its policy regarding the nation’s tax code in light of recent discussions on tax reform between congressional leadership and the Trump administration.

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