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Top Features First-Time Home Buyers Want

Top Features First-Time Home Buyers Want

If first-time buyers had to choose (for the same amount of money) between a smaller house with high quality products/amenities and a bigger house with fewer amenities, 62% would opt for the former.  In other words, after about 2,000 square feet of space, most first-time buyers will derive more value from quality amenities than from size.

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Most Likely – And Unlikely – Features in a New Single-Family Home

Filed in Economics, Home Building, Housing Trends by on April 7, 2020 1 Comment
Most Likely – And Unlikely – Features in a New Single-Family Home

Nationwide survey reveals the most likely — and unlikely — features builders will include in the typical home they will build in 2020.

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Week 2 Survey Shows Impact of Virus on the Rise

Filed in Construction Industry, Economics, Home Building by on April 6, 2020 0 Comments
Week 2 Survey Shows Impact of Virus on the Rise

The second week of NAHB’s online poll showed that several effects of the coronavirus on the residential construction industry have become more widespread and severe.  Once again, traffic ranked as the most widespread problem, with 93% of respondents saying the coronavirus has had an adverse impact on traffic of prospective buyers.

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Building 1,000 Homes Packs an Economic Punch

Filed in Economics, Home Building, Multifamily by on April 3, 2020 4 Comments
Building 1,000 Homes Packs an Economic Punch

A new study from NAHB shows that housing stands poised to lead the economic rebound once social distancing and other virus mitigation efforts show success in containing the coronavirus pandemic.

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How to Obtain an SBA Loan and Have it Forgiven

How to Obtain an SBA Loan and Have it Forgiven

In recent weeks, Congress has adopted three bills aimed at stabilizing the economy, with more to come. The most notable of these was the $2.2 stimulus package (the CARES Act) that President Trump signed into law on March 27. This law contains a nearly $350 billion federal small business loan protection program called the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) that will provide significant loan forgiveness for small businesses with fewer than 500 employees if employers meet certain criteria.

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Colorado Construction Skills Bootcamp Combats Workforce Shortage

Colorado Construction Skills Bootcamp Combats Workforce Shortage

Colorado Homebuilding Academy’s new free Construction Skills Bootcamp graduates students with a solid foundation of construction skills, exposure to different skilled trades, OSHA-10 certification, career support and networking, and a set of starter tools.

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DHS Designation for Home Building as ‘Essential’ is Not Mandatory

DHS Designation for Home Building as ‘Essential’ is Not Mandatory

The Department of Homeland Security designation of residential construction as an “Essential Infrastructure Business” is good news for the housing industry. However, the designation is advisory in nature and should not be considered a federal directive or standard. To help members determine where builders can stay on the job, NAHB has created a map detailing which states and municipalities have enacted orders that may impact builders.

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DHS Designates Residential Construction as ‘Essential Infrastructure Business’

DHS Designates Residential Construction as ‘Essential Infrastructure Business’

In a critical win for NAHB and the residential construction sector, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) today designated construction of single-family and multifamily housing as an “Essential Infrastructure Business.”

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90 Organizations Urge DHS to Designate Residential Construction ‘Essential’

90 Organizations Urge DHS to Designate Residential Construction ‘Essential’

In an effort spearheaded by NAHB, 90 companies and organizations today called on the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to designate construction of single-family and multifamily housing as an “Essential Infrastructure Business.”

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How to Help Builders Stay on the Job

How to Help Builders Stay on the Job

NAHB is committed to ensuring members continue to operate their businesses throughout the coronavirus pandemic as certain states and local municipalities explore “remain in place” orders. Learn more about the advocacy and business resources available to impacted jurisdictions on nahb.org.

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