Business Management

No Changes Needed for LRRP Rule, says EPA

Filed in Business Management, Environmental, Remodelers by on April 26, 2018 2 Comments
No Changes Needed for LRRP Rule, says EPA

A federally mandated review of the Environmental Protection Agency’s problematic Lead: Renovation, Repair and Painting Rule has concluded that, despite the lack of an accurate lead paint test kit, the rule should remain the same.

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New CAPS III Teaches Hands-on and How-Tos

Filed in Business Management, Education, Remodelers by on April 26, 2018 0 Comments
New CAPS III Teaches Hands-on and How-Tos

To compete in today’s booming aging-in-place market, you need the most recent industry knowledge. That’s why NAHB Education has revamped the Certified Aging-in-Place (CAPS) designation program—starting with the all-new CAPS III: Details and Solutions for Livable Homes and Aging-in-Place.

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‘Bigger Picture’ Leads Remodeler to Bigger Profits

Filed in Business Management, Remodelers by on April 24, 2018 0 Comments
‘Bigger Picture’ Leads Remodeler to Bigger Profits

Ensuring healthy profits in business starts by building great relationships with clients. Nick Scheel, CGR, of Arrow Kitchen and Bath in Spokane Valley, Wash., has created a steady flow of referrals by centering his business around customer service.

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Online Mortgages More Attractive Than Online Dating

Online Mortgages More Attractive Than Online Dating

Society’s general acceptance of and reliance on technology is quickly permeating the housing industry. In fact, a recent survey found the portion of Americans who say they’d feel comfortable applying online for a mortgage is greater than those who’d consider online dating.

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Drone Use Among Builders Continues its Ascent

Drone Use Among Builders Continues its Ascent

A recent NAHB survey discovered that the popularity of drones within the housing industry is not only growing — it’s skyrocketing.

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Trade Concerns Dampen Positive Housing Demand

Filed in Business Management, Economics by on April 16, 2018 2 Comments
Trade Concerns Dampen Positive Housing Demand

Worries over trade-related impacts on the U.S. economy have proliferated throughout the housing industry. Most notably, tariffs on Canadian softwood lumber have triggered significant jumps in lumber prices.

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Facebook vs. Congress: What Should Home Builders Know?

Facebook vs. Congress: What Should Home Builders Know?

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg was asked to testify in front of House and Senate committees this week to discuss election influence, but members had far more questions about advertising, user data, privacy and consent. What are the takeaways for builders and remodelers?

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What Do Customers Really Want?

Filed in Business Management, Education by on April 12, 2018 0 Comments
What Do Customers Really Want?

Every customer wants the best price, quality and timing for their building or remodeling project. But it’s the overall experience you deliver that really gives them the satisfaction they want — and the positive word-of-mouth you need. This April 19 webinar can help.

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NAHB Joins Ohio HBA in Construction Defect Case

Filed in Business Management, Legal by on April 11, 2018 0 Comments
NAHB Joins Ohio HBA in Construction Defect Case

In a case the home building industry is watching closely, NAHB joined the Ohio HBA April 10 in filing an amicus brief in the case of Ohio Northern University v. Charles Construction Services, Inc. The Ohio Supreme Court is reviewing a lower court ruling that an insurer has a duty to defend and indemnify a contractor against claims made by a project owner for property damage allegedly resulting from defective work performed by the contractor’s subcontractors.

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Construction Employment is Rising, but Not Fast Enough

Construction Employment is Rising, but Not Fast Enough

A recent comparison of employment data depicts a positive trend: The number of residential construction workers has steadily — though modestly — increased every year since 2011.

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