Home Building

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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Non-Canadian Softwood Lumber Imports Hit a 10-Year High

Filed in Home Building by on May 22, 2017 0 Comments
Non-Canadian Softwood Lumber Imports Hit a 10-Year High

In a positive development for home builders, lumber consumers and housing affordability, U.S. softwood lumber imports (excluding shipments from Canada) hit a decade high in the first quarter.

European suppliers – including Australia, Germany, Sweden, Finland, the Czech Republic, Russia, Lithuania, Estonia, Latvia and Romania – accounted for nearly all the increase.

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Multifamily Drop Brings Production Down 2.6% in April

Filed in Economics, Home Building, Multifamily by on May 16, 2017 0 Comments

Led by a decline in multifamily production, nationwide housing starts fell 2.6% in April to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.17 million units, according to newly released data from HUD and the Department of Commerce.

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Builder Confidence Continues Climb

Filed in Economics, Home Building by on May 15, 2017 0 Comments
Builder Confidence Continues Climb

In a further sign that the housing market continues to strengthen, builder confidence in the market for newly-built single-family homes rose two points in May to 70 on the NAHB/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index. This is the second-highest reading since the downturn.

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Get Ready for the 2018 IRC

Get Ready for the 2018 IRC

States and jurisdictions across the country are making plans to adopt the 2018 International Residential Code next year – and that means home builders in those markets need to be ready. This May 25 webinar is a great first step.

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Keep Your Customers Comfortable with Well-Ventilated Homes

Keep Your Customers Comfortable with Well-Ventilated Homes

In today’s tight, energy-efficient homes, proper design of the HVAC system is critical to avoid issues of occupant comfort and callbacks. Download this webinar replay so you are ready to talk to your contractor.

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New Home Sales in March Continue Upward Trend

Filed in Economics, Home Building by on April 25, 2017 0 Comments
New Home Sales in March Continue Upward Trend

Sales of newly built, single-family homes rose for the third straight month, increasing 5.8% in March to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 621,000 units, according to newly released data from HUD and the Census Bureau.

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Proposed Lumber Duties Will Harm Consumers, Housing Affordability

Filed in Construction Industry, Economics, Home Building by on April 25, 2017 11 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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