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2 Full Bathrooms Most Common in New Home Construction

Filed in Home Building, Housing Trends by on January 16, 2020 0 Comments
2 Full Bathrooms Most Common in New Home Construction

When it comes to new home construction, a two-bath house is by far the most prevalent, according to the latest Census data.

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Labor Department Issues Final Joint Employer Rule

Filed in Codes and Regulations, Labor, Safety and Health by on January 13, 2020 2 Comments
Labor Department Issues Final Joint Employer Rule

The Labor Department yesterday announced a final rule to provide a clearer methodology for determining joint employer status. The rule will provide employers clarity and certainty regarding their responsibility to pay federal minimum wage and overtime for all hours worked over 40 in a workweek.

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HUD Proposes New ‘Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing’ Rule

Filed in Codes and Regulations, Multifamily by on January 10, 2020 0 Comments
HUD Proposes New ‘Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing’ Rule

HUD announced a new proposed Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing (AFFH) rule this week that represents a significant departure from the Obama-era final rule released in 2015.

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New Environmental Review Process Will Boost Infrastructure Projects

Filed in Codes and Regulations, Environmental by on January 9, 2020 0 Comments
New Environmental Review Process Will Boost Infrastructure Projects

The Trump administration today proposed regulatory reforms to the National Environmental Policy Act that will boost infrastructure projects that are needed to support residential land development projects.

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Still Not a Lot of Lots

Filed in Economics, Home Building, Housing Trends by on January 8, 2020 0 Comments
Still Not a Lot of Lots

The shortage of buildable lots that has been hindering the housing recovery eased somewhat in 2019, but remains elevated by historical standards, according to a recent survey conducted by NAHB.

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Terrorism Risk Insurance Extended for 7 Years

Filed in Capitol Hill, Multifamily by on January 7, 2020 0 Comments
Terrorism Risk Insurance Extended for 7 Years

In a win for multifamily developers, Congress approved an NAHB-supported provision that reauthorizes the Terrorism Risk Insurance Act (TRIA) for seven years through Dec. 31, 2027 as part of fiscal 2020 appropriations legislation that was approved at the end of the year.

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A Decade of Home Building: The Long Recovery of the 2010s

Filed in Affordability, Economics, Housing Trends by on January 6, 2020 8 Comments
A Decade of Home Building: The Long Recovery of the 2010s

The 2010s was by far the lowest decade of single-family production in the last 60 years. During this 10-year period, single-family home construction totaled just 6.8 million units. By comparison, single-family starts ranged from 9.3 million units in the 1960s to 12.3 million in the 2000s.

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A Look Back at Significant Wins in 2019

A Look Back at Significant Wins in 2019

NAHB achieved a number of significant victories in 2019 on a broad range of issues, including housing affordability, taxes, regulations and more.

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The Year in Trends

Filed in Design, Housing Trends by on December 30, 2019 0 Comments
The Year in Trends

Millennials and baby boomers are the nation’s largest generations. These popular NAHBNow blog posts from the past year that spell out their unique buyer preferences as well as other interesting home design trends.

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HUD to Replace REAC Inspections With a New Protocol – NSPIRE

Filed in Multifamily by on December 26, 2019 0 Comments
HUD to Replace REAC Inspections With a New Protocol – NSPIRE

The Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) is overhauling its Real Estate Assessment Center physical inspection protocol due to negative press reports about substandard subsidized properties and HUD’s concerns that owners are “gaming the system” to make minimal repairs to pass inspections.

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