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What Does the Next Administration Need to Do to Tackle Housing Affordability?

Filed in Advocacy, Housing Affordability by on December 18, 2020 1 Comment
What Does the Next Administration Need to Do to Tackle Housing Affordability?

As the country continues to try to rebound from the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, housing has been a bright spot to help lead an economic recovery. Housing affordability will continue to be a top priority amid rising prices due in part to low inventory and supply-chain issues. NAHB recently shared with The Hill key issues that the next administration will need to tackle to help keep housing affordable and accessible to everyone.

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The IBSx Start-Up Zone: Where Home Building Solutions Take Off

Filed in IBS by on December 17, 2020 0 Comments
The IBSx Start-Up Zone: Where Home Building Solutions Take Off

Innovation has always been front and center at the International Builders’ Show, and now NAHB is pushing the industry even further into the future by connecting emerging innovations with the building professionals that will purchase and ultimately harness these breakthroughs through the IBSx Start-Up Zone.

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HUD Deputy Secretary: Expect Announcements Soon on Impending COVID Deadlines

Filed in Advocacy, Housing Affordability by on December 16, 2020 0 Comments
HUD Deputy Secretary: Expect Announcements Soon on Impending COVID Deadlines

HUD Deputy Secretary Brian Montgomery spoke with The Hill this week on housing affordability challenges and the impact of COVID as part of NAHB’s “Building the Dream” series.

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Multifamily Construction Shifts to Lower-Density Markets

Filed in Economics, Multifamily by on December 14, 2020 0 Comments
Multifamily Construction Shifts to Lower-Density Markets

Housing demand for not only single-family homes, but multifamily developments as well, continued to shift to lower-density, more affordable markets in the third quarter of 2020, according to data from the latest NAHB Homebuilding Geography Index (HBGI).

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Understanding MERV Ratings and Their Impact on Air Filtration

Filed in Sustainability and Green Building by on December 14, 2020 3 Comments
Understanding MERV Ratings and Their Impact on Air Filtration

How can you effectively talk about air filtration and ventilation, particularly when these issues are top of mind for customers during the pandemic? To start, it is important to understand how the Minimum Efficiency Reporting Value (MERV) rating system for air filters works.

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Marnella Homes Earns First 2020 NGBS Green Certification

Filed in Multifamily, Sustainability and Green Building by on December 8, 2020 3 Comments
Marnella Homes Earns First 2020 NGBS Green Certification

Washington-based Marnella Homes’ Greenwich Condos, located in Portland, Ore., was the first building to be NGBS Green Certified under the 2020 National Green Building Standard (NGBS).

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Recent Copper Pipe Settlement Action May Be of Interest to NAHB Members

Filed in Legal by on December 7, 2020 0 Comments
Recent Copper Pipe Settlement Action May Be of Interest to NAHB Members

NAHB members may be entitled to a cash distribution from the settlement of a class-action lawsuit, Al’s Discount Plumbing, et al. v. Viega LLC, which was recently brought to the Federation’s attention.

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Harvard Report Underscores Increasing Housing Insecurity Concerns

Filed in Advocacy by on December 4, 2020 0 Comments
Harvard Report Underscores Increasing Housing Insecurity Concerns

Although housing has generally been a bright spot in the midst of the pandemic, the Harvard University’s Joint Center for Housing Studies recent report, “The State of the Nation’s Housing 2020,” shines a spotlight on key areas for improvement — namely in the lack of supply and the impact that has on housing insecurity for many U.S. residents.

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Design Education in Just 15 Minutes

Filed in Design, Education by on December 2, 2020 0 Comments
Design Education in Just 15 Minutes

Join us Thursday, Dec. 10, at 2 p.m. ET for the first Design Bite, Spaces for Joy: How Color and Lighting Can Capture Buyers. 

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Solar Panels on a New Home: A Cost-Effectiveness Analysis

Solar Panels on a New Home: A Cost-Effectiveness Analysis

Homes with solar photovoltaic panels (PV) can appeal to some new home buyers because of reduced electric bills and a lessened environmental impact. The decision to proceed with such a major investment, however, raises a question about the return on investment. Home Innovation Research Labs recently completed a study analyzing the cost effectiveness of rooftop solar PV across five different markets.

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