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NAHB Congratulates Donald Trump on Becoming the Nation’s 45th President

Filed in Capitol Hill, Leadership by on January 20, 2017 0 Comments

NAHB congratulated Donald Trump today after he was sworn as the 45th President of the United States of America.

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Nation’s Home Builders Elect Leadership for 2017

Filed in Leadership by on January 12, 2017 0 Comments
Nation’s Home Builders Elect Leadership for 2017

The NAHB Board of Directors today elected four senior officers to top leadership positions within the federation during the association’s International Builders’ Show in Orlando, Fla.

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Housing Will Continue Gradual Climb to Higher Ground in 2017

Filed in Economics, International Builders' Show by on January 10, 2017 2 Comments
Housing Will Continue Gradual Climb to Higher Ground in 2017

Fueled by a growing economy, solid employment gains and rising household formations, single-family production will continue on a gradual, upward trajectory in 2017, according to economists speaking at the NAHB International Builders’ Show in Orlando, Fla. today.

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FHA Lowers Annual Mortgage Insurance Premiums

Filed in Housing Finance by on January 9, 2017 0 Comments
FHA Lowers Annual Mortgage Insurance Premiums

In a move that will make home loans more affordable, the Federal Housing Administration announced today that it will reduce the annual premiums most of its borrowers pay on mortgage insurance premiums by 0.25 percentage points from 0.85% to 0.60%. The agency said that the new lower premium rates are projected to save new FHA-insured home owners an average of $500 this year.

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House Passes Regulatory Reform Bills

Filed in Capitol Hill, Codes and Regulations by on January 6, 2017 2 Comments
House Passes Regulatory Reform Bills

The House this week passed two NAHB-supported regulatory relief bills that would help ensure that all federal regulations are carefully designed to achieve their intended benefits while minimizing the regulatory burdens on small business.

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Montana Builder Eugene Graf IV Running for Congress

Filed in Capitol Hill by on December 22, 2016 0 Comments
Montana Builder Eugene Graf IV Running for Congress

Eugene Graf IV, a home builder from Bozeman, Mont. and NAHB member, is running for Congress. Graf is seeking the Republican Party’s nomination in an anticipated special election to replace Rep. Ryan Zinke, who was nominated by President-elect Donald Trump to be the next secretary of the interior.

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A Prudent Way to Deal with Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac

Filed in Housing Finance by on December 21, 2016 0 Comments
A Prudent Way to Deal with Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac

The Bloomberg Editorial Board has outlined a thoughtful approach to transition Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac and attract badly needed private capital back into the marketplace.

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Illinois Builder Ed Brady Being Considered as FHA Commissioner

Filed in Housing Finance by on December 19, 2016 6 Comments
Illinois Builder Ed Brady Being Considered as FHA Commissioner

Illinois home builder Ed Brady, who is also the outgoing 2016 NAHB chairman, is among the candidates that the Trump transition team has talked to about becoming the next Federal Housing Administration (FHA) commissioner.

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Ways and Means Republicans Vote to Support LIHTC

Filed in Capitol Hill by on December 16, 2016 0 Comments

House Republicans on the Ways and Means Committee agreed to keep the Low Income Housing Tax Credit as part of efforts to revamp the tax code and lower the corporate tax rate in the coming year.

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Temporary Measure Funds Federal Government Through April 28

Filed in Capitol Hill by on December 9, 2016 0 Comments
Temporary Measure Funds Federal Government Through April 28

With a stopgap fiscal 2017 bill to fund the federal government set to expire on Dec. 11, Congress today approved another continuing resolution that will extend current funding levels for most federal agencies through April 28.

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