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Experts at Your Fingertips

Experts at Your Fingertips

Want to know the important questions to ask before buying land? Should your company have a Facebook page? What design trends appeal to mature home buyers? Those are just some of the questions that industry experts have addressed in the Fall issue of the 55+ Housing Online Magazine.

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Buried Ducts Webinar Set for Nov. 9

Filed in Codes and Regulations, Design, Home Building by on November 3, 2017 0 Comments
Buried Ducts Webinar Set for Nov. 9

What’s the best way to bury ducts in attic insulation, and how can builders take advantage of this practice and produce an energy-efficient home at a lower cost? The Department of Energy is offering a free webinar Nov. 9 at 1 p.m. ET that explains the process.

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Equip Homes for the Future with These IBS Pre-show Classes

Equip Homes for the Future with These IBS Pre-show Classes

Take NAHB’s Certified Aging-in-Place Specialist (CAPS) pre-show courses Jan. 6-8 at the 2018 NAHB International Builders’ Show® (IBS) in Orlando and receive free entry into the IBS expo.

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Say ‘No’ to IAPMO Duct Proposal, NAHB Says

Filed in Codes and Regulations, Design, Technology by on October 26, 2017 3 Comments
Say ‘No’ to IAPMO Duct Proposal, NAHB Says

An upcoming vote could change the Uniform Mechanical Code and add at least $5,000 to the cost of a new home in California and the five other states that would adopt it.

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NAHB Student Chapter Places Third in Solar Decathlon

Filed in Design, Student Chapters, Technology by on October 23, 2017 0 Comments
NAHB Student Chapter Places Third in Solar Decathlon

The chapter partnered with University of California, Berkeley for the competition, which challenges college teams to build energy-efficient, solar-powered houses.

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Tomorrow’s Kitchen, Today

Filed in Design, Housing Trends by on October 19, 2017 1 Comment
Tomorrow’s Kitchen, Today

NAHB asked two experts who serve on the Design Committee and National Sales and Marketing Council about the kitchen of 2018: What are the common elements of successful kitchen design? What trends seem to be gathering steam?

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Top 5 Reasons to Enter BALA

Filed in Awards, Design by on August 25, 2017 0 Comments
Top 5 Reasons to Enter BALA

Time is running out to enter the building industry’s premier residential design awards program. BALA entries are due Sept. 1.

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Easy Storage Solutions for Older Home Buyers

Filed in Councils & Committees, Design by on July 28, 2017 2 Comments
Easy Storage Solutions for Older Home Buyers

Finding storage space can be tricky for 55+ home buyers who have spent their whole life accumulating stuff and can have a tough time navigating stairs. A story in a recent issue of NAHB’s 55+ Housing magazine, Living It Up while Moving Down: Storage, Storage, and More Storage, has great tips for builders on creating more room.

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New Webinar: Taking Tile Beyond the Bath

Filed in Design, Education by on July 24, 2017 2 Comments
New Webinar: Taking Tile Beyond the Bath

Tile today doesn’t belong just in the bathroom. It can be put to excellent use in living rooms, fireplaces and as decorative accents indoors and out.

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Updated Tool Can Mean More Accurate Appraisals on Green Homes

Filed in Codes and Regulations, Design, Environmental by on July 20, 2017 1 Comment
Updated Tool Can Mean More Accurate Appraisals on Green Homes

Green builders continue to struggle getting their homes appraised at a high enough value, but an updated tool offers some reprieve. The Appraisal Institute’s Residential Green and Energy Efficiency Addendum lets builders easily note the green features included in their homes, including certifications such as the National Green Building Standard

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