The average size of newly built homes decreased in 2016 – a sign that the home building industry is preparing for the coming wave of first-time buyers as Millennials begin to dip their toes into the market, according to research and survey results released today by NAHB.
Now that spending is back up and consumers are increasingly interested in buying new (or new-er) homes, remodeling expenditures are likely to grow at a more gradual pace than in recent years, according to NAHB economists. That means remodelers will have to identify new ways to maintain their share of the market.
HBI’s Residential Construction Superintendent (RCS) courses are one way that promising site superintendents further their careers in the home building industry. More than 9,000 people have taken RCS courses and 1,350 have earned the RCS designation. This year, the RCS classes are coming back to the NAHB International Builders’ Show in Orlando. But you’ll need […]
Former NAHB Chairman and Florida builder Barry Rutenberg testified today before the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) to encourage commissioners to take into account builders’ preferences for Spruce Pine Fir (SPF) lumber over Southern Yellow Pine (SYP) in certain structural lumber applications as the ITC investigates whether Canada is subsidizing its exports into the United States. […]
Approaching lenders for financing can be stressful. Here are five useful tips to keep in mind that may help make it a little easier.
As tax season approaches, it’s a good idea to keep two big payroll tax filing changes in mind: Jan. 31 is the new payroll tax filing date for 2016 W-2s and 1099 forms — a month earlier than the former filing date. The IRS has increased the penalties for: Filing to file the correct forms […]
The construction labor shortage is a real issue, but what are the solutions? This NAHB International Builders’ Show (IBS) Master Session offers a few ideas.
On Jan. 11, a number of experts from online real estate database company Zillow Group will be onsite at the 2017 International Builders’ Show Sales Central, sharing insight gained from listings of both new and resale homes in every market across the country.
New for IBS 2017, a fun and informative event, the NAHB Meeting of the Members, will take place Wednesday, Jan. 11 from 8:30-9 a.m. in the Valencia Ballroom at the Orange County Convention Center. Real estate mogul, best-selling author and Shark Tank personality, Barbara Corcoran, will headline the event.
NAHB BuilderBooks and the National Kitchen & Bath Association have teamed up to offer you hundreds of essential publications for building your business. Several new titles will be available at the International Builders’ Show to help members and show attendees build their businesses.