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NAHB Highlights How Homes are Changing Lives

Filed in Home Building, Homeownership by on July 21, 2017 0 Comments
NAHB Highlights How Homes are Changing Lives

The Drive Home campaign is connecting with families across the country who live in the homes built by NAHB members.

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Single-Family Housing Starts Bounce Back in June

Filed in Economics, Home Building by on July 19, 2017 0 Comments
Single-Family Housing Starts Bounce Back in June

Nationwide housing starts rose 8.3% in June to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.22 million units, according to data released this morning from HUD and the Commerce Department.

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Got Burdensome Regulations? The Feds are Listening

Filed in Codes and Regulations, Home Building by on July 7, 2017 0 Comments
Got Burdensome Regulations? The Feds are Listening

The U.S. Small Business Administration’s Office of Advocacy is hosting a series of Regional Regulatory Reform Roundtables across the country.

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Top 5 Mobile Apps for Home Builders

Filed in Business Management, Home Building by on July 7, 2017 0 Comments
Top 5 Mobile Apps for Home Builders

Planning and overseeing your projects has never been easier thanks to a variety of apps available on mobile devices. These apps can help you more efficiently communicate with superintendents and workers, draw up designs for projects and keep track of dates and deadlines.

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Home Buying a Strong Boost to Overall Economy, NAHB Study Shows

Filed in Economics, Home Building by on July 6, 2017 1 Comment
Home Buying a Strong Boost to Overall Economy, NAHB Study Shows

In their first year of ownership, new home buyers spend about $10,601 on appliances, furnishings and home improvement projects — 2.6 times as much as other home owners in a typical year.

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New Home Sales Rise 2.9% in May

Filed in Economics, Home Building by on June 23, 2017 1 Comment
New Home Sales Rise 2.9% in May

Sales of newly built, single-family homes in May rose 2.9% to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 610,000 units after an upwardly revised April reading, according to newly released data from HUD and the Census Bureau.

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New Guidance Helps Insulate You from Poor Walls and Attics

Filed in Codes and Regulations, Home Building by on June 15, 2017 0 Comments
New Guidance Helps Insulate You from Poor Walls and Attics

Today’s builders can select from an increasing number of insulation products to meet the high R-values specified by current energy codes. And installing these products correctly is key to providing energy-efficient and durable wall assemblies and comfortable indoor conditions for home buyers. Thankfully, NAHB is here to help.

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Builder Confidence: Still Solid

Filed in Economics, Home Building by on June 15, 2017 0 Comments
Builder Confidence: Still Solid

Builder confidence in the market for newly built single-family homes weakened slightly in June, down two points to 67 from a downwardly revised May reading of 69 on the NAHB/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index.

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Zero-Energy Builders Tell All

Filed in Design, Environmental, Home Building by on June 9, 2017 2 Comments
Zero-Energy Builders Tell All

It’s one thing to listen to outside experts about how to create a successful business niche or even corner the market by building zero energy ready homes. It’s another thing to hear it from the horse’s – or the home builder’s, mouth.

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Summit to Highlight Latest and Greatest in Offsite Construction

Filed in Events, Home Building by on May 25, 2017 3 Comments
Summit to Highlight Latest and Greatest in Offsite Construction

Hundreds of builders, manufacturers and suppliers of modular, panelized, concrete, log and timber-framed homes will gather this fall for the the Building Systems Housing Summit — the only national conference dedicated to the offsite construction industry. Registration is now open for the two-and-a-half day event, which will feature a variety of education sessions and countless networking opportunities.

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