Home Building

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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NAHB Closed Sept. 3 to Commemorate Labor Day

Filed in Home Building by on September 3, 2018 0 Comments
NAHB Closed Sept. 3 to Commemorate Labor Day

The staff of NAHB will be celebrating one last day of summer today, as we down our last grilled hot dog or take a final lap in the community pool on Labor Day. 

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NAHB CEO Howard: Lumber Producers Acting Like Oil Cartels of the 1970s

Filed in Construction Industry, Home Building by on August 27, 2018 7 Comments
NAHB CEO Howard: Lumber Producers Acting Like Oil Cartels of the 1970s

In a National Post story on how lumber tariffs are affecting U.S. and Canadian lumber producers as well as American consumers, NAHB CEO Jerry Howard said the domestic lumber industry was behaving in a manner similar to the oil cartels of the 1970s.

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Tech Solutions to Unique Problems

Filed in Home Building, Technology by on August 21, 2018 0 Comments
Tech Solutions to Unique Problems

A home with integrated technology offers a lot of gee-whiz effects like music in multiple rooms or dedicated home cinemas that can actually offer an improvement over the commercial theater experience. But there’s other aspects to these systems beyond the “oh wow” factor they can provide.

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Most U.S. Homes Built Before the Reagan Administration

Filed in Economics, Home Building by on August 17, 2018 1 Comment
Most U.S. Homes Built Before the Reagan Administration

As the median age of Americans continues to rise, so too does the age of the nation’s housing stock. Census data reveal the median age of owner-occupied housing has increased to 37 years old.

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Housing Starts Hold Their Ground in July

Filed in Economics, Home Building, Multifamily, Uncategorized by on August 16, 2018 4 Comments
Housing Starts Hold Their Ground in July

Total housing starts inched up 0.9% in July to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.17 million units, according to data released this morning by HUD and the Commerce Department.

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ZIP System® Sheathing and Tape for Resilient Roofs

Filed in Home Building, Sponsored Content by on August 15, 2018 0 Comments
ZIP System® Sheathing and Tape for Resilient Roofs

Storm season is coming, and with it, a heightened sensitivity to protecting jobsites and the durability of homes down the road.

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Builder Confidence Remains Firm in August

Filed in Home Building by on August 15, 2018 2 Comments
Builder Confidence Remains Firm in August

Builder confidence in the market for newly built single-family homes edged down one point to a solid 67 reading in August on the NAHB/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index.

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