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Drone Use Among Builders Continues its Ascent

Drone Use Among Builders Continues its Ascent

A recent NAHB survey discovered that the popularity of drones within the housing industry is not only growing — it’s skyrocketing.

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Trade Concerns Dampen Positive Housing Demand

Filed in Business Management, Economics by on April 16, 2018 2 Comments
Trade Concerns Dampen Positive Housing Demand

Worries over trade-related impacts on the U.S. economy have proliferated throughout the housing industry. Most notably, tariffs on Canadian softwood lumber have triggered significant jumps in lumber prices.

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HUD Allots $28 Billion for Disaster Recovery in U.S. and Puerto Rico

Filed in Disaster Response, Multifamily by on April 10, 2018 0 Comments
HUD Allots $28 Billion for Disaster Recovery in U.S. and Puerto Rico

HUD announced that nearly $28 billion will go to support long-term disaster recovery efforts in nine U.S. states, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. The funds represent the largest single amount of disaster recovery assistance in HUD’s history.

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Construction Employment is Rising, but Not Fast Enough

Construction Employment is Rising, but Not Fast Enough

A recent comparison of employment data depicts a positive trend: The number of residential construction workers has steadily — though modestly — increased every year since 2011.

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Low Inventory Intensifies Housing Demand in 2018

Filed in Business Management, Economics by on March 29, 2018 0 Comments
Low Inventory Intensifies Housing Demand in 2018

A lack of existing home inventory continues to drive growth for residential construction and sustain strong home-builder confidence — now hovering near a two-decade high.

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Washington Remodeler’s Success Stems from Enhanced Communication

Filed in Awards, Business Management, Remodelers by on March 26, 2018 0 Comments
Washington Remodeler’s Success Stems from Enhanced Communication

Dave Myllymaki’s knack for building and refining a successful business strategy, as well as his drive to stay involved with his local remodelers council have earned Myllymaki the honor of being named the NAHB Remodeler of the Month for March.

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2018 Sees the First of Several Rate Hikes

Filed in Economics by on March 22, 2018 0 Comments
2018 Sees the First of Several Rate Hikes

The Federal Reserve raised the federal funds rate this month. At least three rate hikes are expected this year, three more in 2019, and at least two in 2020.

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Regulatory Horror Story Highlights Need to Reform Permitting Process

Filed in Capitol Hill, Codes and Regulations by on March 15, 2018 0 Comments
Regulatory Horror Story Highlights Need to Reform Permitting Process

Illustrating how the federal regulatory system has run amok and the need for Congress to pass legislation to fix a broken permitting process, a development firm today shared its three-decade-long nightmare of failed attempts to obtain a Clean Water Act permit.

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Remodelers Scholarship Gives Leaders an Extra Boost

Filed in Education, Leadership, Remodelers by on March 14, 2018 0 Comments
Remodelers Scholarship Gives Leaders an Extra Boost

You can easily read about current events in the remodeling industry and best practices for running a council. But it’s much more effective to learn directly from industry pros with proven success. The NAHB Remodelers Leadership Scholarship program helps to facilitate that higher level of interaction and industry knowledge for local remodelers council chairs and vice chairs.

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Starts and Sales Tell Two Tales

Filed in Economics by on March 1, 2018 0 Comments
Starts and Sales Tell Two Tales

While total housing starts posted strong gains in January, new home sales numbers were somewhat disappointing. NAHB Chief Economist Robert Dietz shares more insights in a recent overview of the housing industry.

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