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Hold Your Most Successful Membership Drive Yet

Filed in Membership by on April 17, 2019 0 Comments
Hold Your Most Successful Membership Drive Yet

NAHB’s spring membership drive is about to get underway, and to help kick it off, state and local home builder associations are sharing their best practices through Third Tuesday Townhalls. The first session for 2019 focused on mastering the art of membership drives. Guest speakers shared their top tips with the forum, along with additional input from the group.

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Small vs. Large Homes: How Do Major Living Spaces Stack Up?

Filed in Design, Economics, Housing Trends by on April 16, 2019 0 Comments
Small vs. Large Homes: How Do Major Living Spaces Stack Up?

A new study from NAHB measures the amount of space of each room in the average new home, and compares percentages of square footage based on the size of the home.

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The Sun Has Set on the 2012 National Green Building Standard

The Sun Has Set on the 2012 National Green Building Standard

The ICC 700-2012 National Green Building Standard (NGBS) has been sunset and the ICC/ASHRAE 700-2015 NGBS is currently the only version of the standard for residential green building certification. Here are a few of the more significant changes from the 2012 to 2015 standard for those preparing to make the switch.

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4 Ideas to Turn Your Sales Center into a Top Sales Tool

Filed in Design, Sales & Marketing by on April 12, 2019 0 Comments
4 Ideas to Turn Your Sales Center into a Top Sales Tool

The modern sales center has emerged as one of the most important marketing tools in a builder’s arsenal. Consider these four ideas when planning and designing your next sales center to make it pay off in the end.

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Will You Be in the Spike VIP Area at Next Year’s IBS?

Filed in International Builders' Show, Membership by on April 11, 2019 0 Comments
Will You Be in the Spike VIP Area at Next Year’s IBS?

NAHB membership has many benefits — including rewards for welcoming new members into the Federation. Outstanding Spikes share their experiences in the VIP area at the 2019 IBS Closing Concert featuring the Goo Goo Dolls – a perk of strong membership recruitment.

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New Definitions Released for Metropolitan Statistical Areas and Divisions

Filed in Economics by on April 11, 2019 0 Comments
New Definitions Released for Metropolitan Statistical Areas and Divisions

Based on information from the latest American Community Survey, the Office of Management and Budget issued updated definitions for 45 Metropolitan Statistical Areas and Metropolitan Divisions. It will likely be about a year before the metropolitan-based system of income limits and fair market rents are affected by these changes.

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How to Attract Millennial Home Buyers

How to Attract Millennial Home Buyers

Millennials are the largest generation at approximately 79 million strong — surpassing baby boomers by about 4 million. Of those 79 million, 52% are contemplating homeownership, while 37% prefer the flexibility of renting. So how can builders attract more millennials into purchasing a home?

So how can builders attract more millennials to purchasing a home?

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Colorado Town Addresses Housing Affordability Through Intensive Planning and Development

Filed in Affordability, Land Development by on April 8, 2019 0 Comments
Colorado Town Addresses Housing Affordability Through Intensive Planning and Development

Communities can enhance affordability with a comprehensive planning and development framework. The Peak One development in the town of Frisco, Colo., provides a strong example.

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NAHB Members Continue to Support Proposed WOTUS Rule

Filed in Codes and Regulations, Environmental by on April 5, 2019 0 Comments
NAHB Members Continue to Support Proposed WOTUS Rule

NAHB members voiced their support for the Trump administration’s proposed definition of “waters of the United States” (WOTUS) during roundtables hosted by the U.S. Small Business Administration Office of Advocacy in Denver on March 27 and Tampa on April 4.

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Continuing Education with IBS On-Demand Videos and Webinars

Filed in Education, International Builders' Show by on April 4, 2019 0 Comments
Continuing Education with IBS On-Demand Videos and Webinars

IBS continues to deliver education throughout the coming months with its 2019 IBS Education On-Demand Video Library and upcoming webinar series.

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