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Seamless Design and Community Engagement Critical to Affordable Housing Success

Filed in Affordability, Design, Land Development by on July 2, 2019 1 Comment
Seamless Design and Community Engagement Critical to Affordable Housing Success

The Seattle Housing Authority’s (SHA) redevelopment of its Rainier Vista property transformed the community. The large-scale project replaced 481 deteriorating public housing units from the 1940s with a new mixed-income, mixed-use community of 1,092 residential units with office, retail, services and recreational space.

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Get Recognized for Your Sales and Marketing Achievements

Filed in Awards, Sales & Marketing by on July 1, 2019 1 Comment
Get Recognized for Your Sales and Marketing Achievements

Applications open today for The Nationals awards — the nation’s largest competition for new home sales and marketing professionals and communities. Submit yours by Oct. 14.

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National Log Homes Open House Month Kicks Off Today

Filed in Councils & Committees by on July 1, 2019 0 Comments
National Log Homes Open House Month Kicks Off Today

This July marks the 8th annual National Log Homes Open House Month, celebrating the heritage of log-home building. This year, consumers will have an opportunity to learn more about log-home building directly from the council chair.

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Top Retirement Destinations for Boomer Buyers

Filed in 55+ Housing, Housing Trends by on June 28, 2019 1 Comment
Top Retirement Destinations for Boomer Buyers

Arizona and Florida have long been popular retirement destinations — not only for their warmer climates, but factors such as cost of living and local taxes as well. These same factors are making other areas increasingly attractive.

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Leveraging Green Building to Incentivize Housing Affordability

Leveraging Green Building to Incentivize Housing Affordability

The Low-Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) program is an important resource for creating affordable rental housing in the United States. Each state approves a Qualified Allocation Plan (QAP), which establishes the criteria allocating agencies will use to award LIHTCs. Some states include green certification programs as part of their QAP. See which programs are recognized in your state.

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EPA Repeals Clean Power Plan

EPA Repeals Clean Power Plan

On Wednesday, June 19, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) finalized its repeal of an Obama administration greenhouse gas rule for power plants and adopted a new regulation in its place. The new rule will not adversely involve the housing industry.

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Recognizing NAHB’s Largest Contingent: Associate Members

Filed in Awards, Membership by on June 24, 2019 0 Comments
Recognizing NAHB’s Largest Contingent: Associate Members

At the end of 2018, Associate members comprised 68% of NAHB membership, with a total count of nearly 80,000 members, according to a recent NAHB special report. Find out more about these members, and how you can recognize the Associate members you work with through the 2019 Associate Member Awards.

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Alaska Building Pros Learn the Ins and Outs of Green Building Valuation

Alaska Building Pros Learn the Ins and Outs of Green Building Valuation

A home’s green-building features can be tricky to value appropriately if the appraiser isn’t adequately equipped with the proper knowledge and tools to understand these components and how they impact the value of a home.

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Lead-based Paint Not a Focus of New EPA Compliance Initiatives

Filed in Codes and Regulations, Environmental by on June 20, 2019 1 Comment
Lead-based Paint Not a Focus of New EPA Compliance Initiatives

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently released new national compliance initiatives that focus on six priority areas, which do not include lead exposure. Based on recommendations from NAHB, rather than develop a new enforcement initiative, the EPA will instead focus on implementing the Federal Lead Action Plan.

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7 Sensational Kitchen Design Trends

Filed in Design, Housing Trends by on June 19, 2019 1 Comment
7 Sensational Kitchen Design Trends

Thoughtful planning and attentive design of the kitchen sets the tone for the rest of the home. Gather inspiration for new styles with these seven kitchen design trends.

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