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Single-Family Starts Hold Steady in July

Filed in Economics, Home Building, Multifamily by on August 16, 2017 0 Comments
Single-Family Starts Hold Steady in July

Nationwide housing starts fell 4.8% in July to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.16 million units, according to newly released data from HUD and the Commerce Department. Single-family production slipped 0.5% in July to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 856,000 after a strong, upwardly revised June reading.

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Builder Confidence Springs Back with 4-Point August Jump

Filed in Economics, Home Building by on August 15, 2017 0 Comments
Builder Confidence Springs Back with 4-Point August Jump

The NAHB/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index rose four points in August to 68. “Our members are encouraged by rising demand in the new-home market,” said NAHB Chairman Granger MacDonald. “This is due to ongoing job and economic growth, attractive mortgage rates and growing consumer confidence.”

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Can I Bury My Ducts in the Attic Insulation?

Filed in Codes and Regulations, Home Building by on August 10, 2017 0 Comments
Can I Bury My Ducts in the Attic Insulation?

Craig Drumheller wanted to know why the ductwork for his home air conditioning system ran through the highest and hottest portion of his attic, making the system work extra hard to keep the conditioned air cool. Why was the practice of burying the ductwork in the attic insulation prohibited in his jurisdiction?

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Weyerhaeuser Acknowledges Flak Jacket Protection Concerns

Filed in Construction Industry, Home Building by on July 31, 2017 0 Comments

Weyerhaeuser Company has acknowledged concerns about some newly constructed homes built with TJI Joists using the Flak Jacket Protection product.

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Almost 80,000 Starts Last Year were Tear-Downs

Filed in Home Building, Housing Trends by on July 31, 2017 0 Comments
Almost 80,000 Starts Last Year were Tear-Downs

The Census Bureau doesn’t specifically track new homes constructed on sites where a previous residence was torn down or where there is evidence of a previous residential structure. To fill the data void, NAHB polled members earlier this year about tear-downs via its monthly NAHB/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index survey.

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Log and Timber Titan Shares Lessons Learned

Filed in Councils & Committees, Home Building by on July 26, 2017 0 Comments
Log and Timber Titan Shares Lessons Learned

New Hampshire home builder Bob Best is retiring after 30 years as director of manufacturing for three successful companies that serve the log and timber industry.

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Delaware Home Builders Band Together to Help Local Veteran

Filed in Home Building, NAHB Cares by on July 25, 2017 1 Comment
Delaware Home Builders Band Together to Help Local Veteran

The ramp was designed and built by the Home Builders Association of Delaware in conjunction with charity Purple Heart Homes and local businesses.

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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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