Home Building

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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Top 5 Mobile Apps for Home Builders

Filed in Business Management, Home Building by on July 7, 2017 0 Comments
Top 5 Mobile Apps for Home Builders

Planning and overseeing your projects has never been easier thanks to a variety of apps available on mobile devices. These apps can help you more efficiently communicate with superintendents and workers, draw up designs for projects and keep track of dates and deadlines.

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Home Buying a Strong Boost to Overall Economy, NAHB Study Shows

Filed in Economics, Home Building by on July 6, 2017 1 Comment
Home Buying a Strong Boost to Overall Economy, NAHB Study Shows

In their first year of ownership, new home buyers spend about $10,601 on appliances, furnishings and home improvement projects — 2.6 times as much as other home owners in a typical year.

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New Home Sales Rise 2.9% in May

Filed in Economics, Home Building by on June 23, 2017 1 Comment
New Home Sales Rise 2.9% in May

Sales of newly built, single-family homes in May rose 2.9% to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 610,000 units after an upwardly revised April reading, according to newly released data from HUD and the Census Bureau.

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New Guidance Helps Insulate You from Poor Walls and Attics

Filed in Codes and Regulations, Home Building by on June 15, 2017 0 Comments
New Guidance Helps Insulate You from Poor Walls and Attics

Today’s builders can select from an increasing number of insulation products to meet the high R-values specified by current energy codes. And installing these products correctly is key to providing energy-efficient and durable wall assemblies and comfortable indoor conditions for home buyers. Thankfully, NAHB is here to help.

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