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Proposed Lumber Duties Will Harm Consumers, Housing Affordability

Filed in Construction Industry, Economics, Home Building by on April 25, 2017 0 Comments
Proposed Lumber Duties Will Harm Consumers, Housing Affordability

NAHB denounced the U.S. Commerce Department’s decision to impose a 20% countervailing duty on Canadian lumber imports, saying it will harm American home buyers, consumers and businesses while failing to resolve the underlying trade dispute between the two nations.

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HVAC System Design for Builders: What You Need to Know

Filed in Codes and Regulations, Education, Home Building by on April 11, 2017 4 Comments
HVAC System Design for Builders: What You Need to Know

The combination of highly efficient HVAC systems and tight duct systems and envelopes can create an unintended consequence if you aren’t sure how the two work together.

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Top 10 Publicly Traded Builder Share Up in 2016

Filed in Construction Industry, Economics, Home Building by on April 5, 2017 0 Comments
Top 10 Publicly Traded Builder Share Up in 2016

The bigger companies possess many advantages over small builders. Yet small builders remain well-positioned to address the growth in, and the knowledge of, their local markets.

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Celebrate New Homes Month in April

Filed in Home Building, Homeownership by on April 5, 2017 0 Comments
Celebrate New Homes Month in April

April is the perfect time to highlight the benefits of purchasing a new home. You can take advantage of the spring buying season by reaching out to consumers who are in the market to find their perfect home.

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Seattle Builder Creates Easy-to-Assemble Homes for the Homeless

Filed in Home Building, NAHB Cares by on March 30, 2017 1 Comment
Seattle Builder Creates Easy-to-Assemble Homes for the Homeless

Seattle builder Mark Huber recently designed and built numerous portable pods that can easily be assembled by just two people in under 30 minutes. The dwellings may be very basic, but their simplistic assembly—and disassembly—is ideal for homeless encampments which must frequently relocate.

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100,000th Home Certified to National Green Building Standard

100,000th Home Certified to National Green Building Standard

The National Green Building Standard Green Certification Program has reached a major milestone with certification of the 100,000th home to meet its requirements.

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New Home Sales Up 6.1% in February

Filed in Economics, Home Building by on March 23, 2017 0 Comments
New Home Sales Up 6.1% in February

Sales of newly built, single-family homes continued to expand, rising 6.1% in February to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 592,000 units, according to newly released data from HUD and the Census Bureau.

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New ‘Water Rating Index’ Guidelines Open for Comments

New ‘Water Rating Index’ Guidelines Open for Comments

RESNET and the International Code Council are debuting a draft the WER Index. It will rate a home’s efficiency in water use in the same way that the HERS index measures a property’s energy efficiency. A March 15 webinra explains it all.

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‘Spruce’ Up Your Homes with Another Source of Lumber

Filed in Construction Industry, Home Building by on March 9, 2017 0 Comments
‘Spruce’ Up Your Homes with Another Source of Lumber

Builders looking for U.S.-grown sources of softwood lumber have a new choice – Norway Spruce grown in New England, New York and the Great Lakes region.

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Salmon Creek: The Value of a Net Zero Home

Filed in Environmental, Home Building by on February 27, 2017 0 Comments
Salmon Creek: The Value of a Net Zero Home

Troy Johns, now president of Urban NW Homes, started building green when he saw how it improved his wife’s health. Now, he’s going net zero.

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