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Home Builders Give Communities a Hand Up  

Home Builders Give Communities a Hand Up  

Custom home builder Tom Gipson from Raleigh, N.C., doesn’t shy away from a challenge.  In fact, 16 years ago he came up with an idea to build hundreds of homes in one week for Habitat for Humanity.   
That idea blossomed into the Habitat for Humanity Home Builders Blitz, which has helped forge a path to affordable homeownership for more than 2,500 families.

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Not All 55+ Buyers Alike

Filed in 55+ Housing, Awards, Home Building by on November 5, 2018 0 Comments
Not All 55+ Buyers Alike

There’s a big market for 55+ buyers seeking an active-adult community who either don’t have – or don’t want to spend – money on the bells and whistles. Learn more in the latest issue of the 55+ Online Magazine.

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Custom Home Builder Awards Deadline Extended to Oct. 31

Filed in Awards, Home Building by on October 26, 2018 0 Comments
Custom Home Builder Awards Deadline Extended to Oct. 31

It’s not too late to apply for the NAHB Custom Home Builder of the Year Awards, sponsored by Sherwin Williams®.

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Multifamily Decline Pushes Overall Housing Starts Down in September

Filed in Economics, Home Building, Multifamily by on October 17, 2018 0 Comments
Multifamily Decline Pushes Overall Housing Starts Down in September

Led by a drop in multifamily production, total housing starts fell 5.3 percent in September to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.2 million units, according to newly released data from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and the Commerce Department.

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Top 10 Publicly-Traded Builder Share Lower in 2017

Filed in Economics, Home Building by on October 12, 2018 2 Comments
Top 10 Publicly-Traded Builder Share Lower in 2017

The top 10 publicly-traded builders in 2017 captured a 25.5% share of new single-family home closings, down from 27.4% in 2016. The data is based on their latest 10K filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, which provide a comprehensive summary of each firm’s financial performance.

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New Home Sales Up 3.5% in August Even as Affordability Concerns Persist

Filed in Economics, Home Building by on September 26, 2018 0 Comments
New Home Sales Up 3.5% in August Even as Affordability Concerns Persist

Sales of newly built, single-family homes rose 3.5% in August to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 629,000 units after downwardly revised June and July reports, according to newly released data from HUD and the Census Bureau. These downward revisions suggest softness in new-home sales activity this summer. However, on a year-to-date basis, sales are up 6.9% from this time in 2017.

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Housing Starts Rise in August Amid Ongoing Affordability Concerns

Filed in Economics, Home Building, Multifamily by on September 19, 2018 0 Comments
Housing Starts Rise in August Amid Ongoing Affordability Concerns

Total housing starts increased 9.2% in August to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.28 million units, according to newly released data from HUD and the Commerce Department.

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Are You the Custom Home Builder of the Year?

Filed in Awards, Home Building, International Builders' Show by on September 14, 2018 0 Comments
Are You the Custom Home Builder of the Year?

The NAHB Custom Home Builder of the Year Award recognizes one home builder for leadership, expertise and contribution to the overall strength of the home building industry. You can also nominate yourself. The deadline is Oct. 19.

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Builders Take the Lead for a Better Building Code

Filed in Codes and Regulations, Home Building, Multifamily by on September 14, 2018 2 Comments
Builders Take the Lead for a Better Building Code

As they step up from HBAs throughout the Federation, it’s clear that home builders have gotten the message that it takes only a few simple steps to ensure better building and energy codes – and those steps start with them.

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September Brings Great IBS Discounts

September Brings Great IBS Discounts

Registration is open for the 75th annual NAHB International Builders’ Show® (IBS), the largest annual, light-construction trade show in the world. The show returns in 2019 to Las Vegas Feb. 19-21 after a two-year stint in Orlando, Fla.

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