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Drywall Prices Expected to Rise

Filed in Disaster Response, Economics by on September 15, 2017 0 Comments
Drywall Prices Expected to Rise

While most building materials prices will likely increase in the wake of hurricanes Harvey and Irma, the price for gypsum might be the first to ascend as a result of the storms.

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Will Lumber Prices Surge in Hurricanes’ Wake?

Will Lumber Prices Surge in Hurricanes’ Wake?

It’s too early to tell exactly how much of an impact hurricanes Harvey and Irma will have on the prices for lumber and other building materials, especially as other factors such as wildfires and duties are still uncertain. But history suggests there will at least be a noticeable impact in the storm-affected regions.

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4 Keys to Working with Insurance Adjusters

4 Keys to Working with Insurance Adjusters

The rebuilding process after a natural disaster is arduous, even for those who have flood insurance. Home owners who want to get their lives back in order as quickly as possible will seek out a seasoned builder who knows what to expect and how best to collaborate with insurance adjusters.

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There’s Still Time to Save on Builders’ Show Registration

Filed in International Builders' Show by on September 1, 2017 1 Comment
There’s Still Time to Save on Builders’ Show Registration

If you happened to “hit the snooze button” on August registration — and the savings that came with it — for the 2018 NAHB International Builders’ Show®, do not despair. Organizers have decided to extend those incredible August deals to all who register by Sept. 15.

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IRS Announces Tax Relief for Hurricane Harvey Victims

IRS Announces Tax Relief for Hurricane Harvey Victims

Much-needed tax relief will be available for individuals and businesses in the affected areas.

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Small Businesses See Big Savings With HRAs

Filed in Economics, Labor, Safety and Health by on August 31, 2017 0 Comments
Small Businesses See Big Savings With HRAs

“Affordable healthcare” is a bit of an oxymoron, and most small business owners will agree. As medical costs continually rise, employers who want to offer viable healthcare coverage options to their employees without breaking the bank need a sound strategy. NAHB played a critical role in bringing back one such cost-saving measure.

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New Single-Family Homes Getting Smaller

Filed in Economics by on August 25, 2017 1 Comment
New Single-Family Homes Getting Smaller

Bigger isn’t always better. In fact, when it comes to the average and median size of new homes, smaller homes could mean more sales.

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A Temporary Band-aid On Labor Shortages

Filed in Labor, Safety and Health by on August 18, 2017 2 Comments
A Temporary Band-aid On Labor Shortages

The portion of builders experiencing labor shortages rose again last month. While long-term workforce development initiatives are underway, many builders have the same question: How or where can we find more laborers now? A lesser-known program from the Department of Homeland security is one option that could help temporarily boost production.

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How to Modify a Nice View Into a ‘Show Stopper’

Filed in Housing Trends, International Builders' Show by on August 17, 2017 0 Comments
How to Modify a Nice View Into a ‘Show Stopper’

Unlike most homes across Central Florida, The New American Home® 2018 has a spectacular view. And by installing a package of state-of-the art window and door products from Panda, the view is even more awe-inspiring.

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Longtime Industry Advocate: Retirement Isn’t the End

Longtime Industry Advocate: Retirement Isn’t the End

After working in home building for more than 40 years and serving in a variety of prominent advocacy and leadership roles, Bob Hanbury last month entered the retirement phase of his career. However, he intends to continue serving the industry in whatever capacity he can.

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