Business Management

Buyers Prefer Amenities Over Size in New Homes, Survey Shows

Buyers Prefer Amenities Over Size in New Homes, Survey Shows

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.

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Remodeling Market Might Ease Off the Gas

Filed in Business Management, Economics, Remodelers by on January 10, 2017 0 Comments
Remodeling Market Might Ease Off the Gas

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.

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Be the Best Site Supervisor

Be the Best Site Supervisor

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 […]

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NAHB Testifies Before ITC on Softwood Lumber

Filed in Business Management, Construction Industry by on December 16, 2016 3 Comments
NAHB Testifies Before ITC on Softwood Lumber

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. […]

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5 Negotiating Tips for Construction Loan Financing

Filed in Business Management by on December 13, 2016 0 Comments
5 Negotiating Tips for Construction Loan Financing

Approaching lenders for financing can be stressful. Here are five useful tips to keep in mind that may help make it a little easier.

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Employers Face Earlier W-2 Deadlines, Higher Fines in 2017

Filed in Business Management, Economics by on December 12, 2016 0 Comments
Employers Face Earlier W-2 Deadlines, Higher Fines in 2017

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 […]

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Proactive Ideas for Solving the Labor Shortage Crisis

Proactive Ideas for Solving the Labor Shortage Crisis

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.

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Zillow Experts to Reveal Best Practices in Real Estate Marketing at IBS

Zillow Experts to Reveal Best Practices in Real Estate Marketing at IBS

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.

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Shark Tank Personality Barbara Corcoran to Speak at NAHB Meeting of the Members

Shark Tank Personality Barbara Corcoran to Speak at NAHB Meeting of the Members

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.

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Boost Your Knowledge at The Bookstore

Boost Your Knowledge at The Bookstore

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.

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