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Development Rehabs Historical Site Into Modern Housing for Veterans

Filed in Awards, Multifamily by on November 11, 2019 0 Comments
Development Rehabs Historical Site Into Modern Housing for Veterans

What started as a collection of uninhabitable 1917-era homes built for gunpowder factory workers is now an impressive finalist in the 2019 NAHB Multifamily Pillars of the Industry awards, thanks to 11 years of dedication among key partners and the community.

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ENERGY STAR Releases New Caribbean Program Requirements

Filed in Sustainability & Green Building, Uncategorized by on November 11, 2019 0 Comments
ENERGY STAR Releases New Caribbean Program Requirements

The ENERGY STAR program recently released Version 3 of its Caribbean Program Requirements, which will be required for ENERGY STAR Certified Homes permitted on or after Jan. 1, 2020.

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Applications Open for Home Innovation’s Resiliency Advisory Group

Filed in Sustainability & Green Building by on November 8, 2019 0 Comments
Applications Open for Home Innovation’s Resiliency Advisory Group

Under a contract from the Department of Housing and urban Development (HUD), Home Innovation Research Labs staff experts and a new advisory group will produce a set of practical, actionable guidelines for builders and developers to design and construct residential buildings, neighborhoods and accessory structures to improve residential resilience and integrate that resiliency with the entire community. Apply to be a part of the advisory group today.

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NAHB Announces Best of 55+ Housing Awards Finalists

Filed in 55+ Housing, Awards by on November 7, 2019 0 Comments
NAHB Announces Best of 55+ Housing Awards Finalists

NAHB announced the finalists for its 2020 Best of 55+ Housing Awards, the premier design and marketing competition for the 55+ housing industry. A total of 107 entries were chosen as finalists and are eligible for either a gold or silver award from NAHB’s 55+ Housing Industry Council.

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4 Design Features to Bring Nature into the Home

Filed in Design, Sustainability & Green Building by on November 5, 2019 0 Comments
4 Design Features to Bring Nature into the Home

People are attracted to nature, and growing evidence suggests that interacting with nature makes people happier and healthier. But with an average of 90% of our time spent indoors, it is easy to feel disconnected. Bringing nature inside the home with specifically targeted design elements can resonate with and draw in potential home buyers and remodeling clients.

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What Are Attendees Most Excited for at IBS 2020?

Filed in International Builders' Show by on November 5, 2019 3 Comments
What Are Attendees Most Excited for at IBS 2020?

Each year, the NAHB International Builders’ Show® (IBS) brings together the best in the business for the industry’s largest light-construction trade show. Find out about exciting events and other top reasons to attend from a seasoned attendee.

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NAHB Kicks Off Election 2020 Event Series This Month

Filed in Affordability, Capitol Hill by on November 4, 2019 0 Comments
NAHB Kicks Off Election 2020 Event Series This Month

NAHB will host a series of events throughout the 2020 campaign season, featuring candidates, local leaders and constituents discussing the importance of housing issues.

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IRS Updates Form for Opportunity Zone Filings

Filed in Multifamily, Tax Reform Toolkit by on November 4, 2019 0 Comments
IRS Updates Form for Opportunity Zone Filings

The IRS has released a draft version of the updated Form 8996, which is required to be filed by all Qualified Opportunity Funds (QOFs). The IRS indicated earlier this year that it would further update this form, and it is likely a final version will be available prior to the end of the year.

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What is the ‘Missing Middle’ of Housing?

Filed in Affordability, Education, Land Development, Multifamily by on November 1, 2019 0 Comments
What is the ‘Missing Middle’ of Housing?

Less restrictive zoning would allow for more of what’s been termed “missing middle housing” and help provide solutions to the housing affordability crisis. A recent webinar presented what missing middle housing is, how it meets the needs of today’s buyers, and the current challenges and successes in developing these types of homes.

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Last Call for Entries for the Spark Award

Filed in Awards by on October 29, 2019 0 Comments
Last Call for Entries for the Spark Award

Applications for the NAHB Leading Suppliers Council (LSC)’s annual Spark Award will close this week on Thursday, Oct. 31.

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