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Housing Starts Reach Post-Recession High in May as Permits Soften

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Housing Starts Reach Post-Recession High in May as Permits Soften

Total housing starts rose 5% in May to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.35 million units, according to newly released data from HUD and the Commerce Department. This is the highest housing starts report since July 2007.

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Builders Respond to Growing Interest in Green Homes

Builders Respond to Growing Interest in Green Homes

During National Homeownership Month in June, we’re focusing on the critical role that the home plays in our lives and how NAHB members are finding innovative ways to build the American Dream.

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On Lumber, Trump is Listening

Filed in Home Building, Multifamily by on June 1, 2018 4 Comments
On Lumber, Trump is Listening

In an early morning tweet on Friday, President Trump laid out the issues, calling on Canada to “open their markets and take down their trade barriers” and referencing timber and lumber trade imbalances as a factor in sky-high costs.

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Learn Project Management Live Online

Learn Project Management Live Online

In Project Management—Live Online beginning June 5, veteran NAHB Instructor Jeff Hunt, MBA, GMB, GMR, CAPS, CGP, will lead you through proper project management during all three phases of a project: pre-construction, construction and post-construction.

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April New Home Sales Inch Down 1.5%, Stay Close to Post-Recession High

Filed in Home Building, Multifamily by on May 23, 2018 0 Comments
April New Home Sales Inch Down 1.5%, Stay Close to Post-Recession High

Sales of newly built, single-family homes edged down 1.5% in April to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 662,000 units after a downwardly revised March report, according to newly released data from HUD and the Census Bureau.

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Laundry Rooms: A New Design Frontier

Laundry Rooms: A New Design Frontier

All it takes is a quick look at Houzz to realize laundry rooms are becoming game changers. And depending on their market, home builders can promote their laundry rooms in ways that appeal to any number of different buyers.

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Voting Open Through May 23 on Building Code Proposals

Voting Open Through May 23 on Building Code Proposals

The voting is now open on 17 Assembly Floor Motions from the 2018 Group A Committee Action Hearings that took place in Columbus, Ohio April 15-23. All members of the International Code Council (ICC) can vote on the motions, meaning that any NAHB member who is also a member of the ICC is eligible.

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Soundproofing for In-Home Media: The Basics

Filed in Design, Home Building, Multifamily by on May 16, 2018 0 Comments
Soundproofing for In-Home Media: The Basics

A dedicated home theater can make for a better viewing experience than a commercial theater, but only when the right forethought is given to sound isolation.

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Housing Production Drops 3.7%, Remains Near Post-Recession High

Filed in Economics, Home Building, Multifamily by on May 16, 2018 0 Comments
Housing Production Drops 3.7%, Remains Near Post-Recession High

Total housing production fell 3.7% in April to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.29 million units after an upwardly revised March reading of 1.34 million, according to newly released data from HUD and the Commerce Department. The March report marked an 11-year high for housing production.

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Builder Confidence Climbs to 70 in May

Filed in Economics, Home Building by on May 15, 2018 0 Comments
Builder Confidence Climbs to 70 in May

Builder confidence in the market for newly built single-family homes rose two points to 70 in May after a downwardly revised April reading on the NAHB/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index (HMI). This is the fourth time the HMI has reached 70 or higher this year.

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