Home Building

Wanted: 2018 NGBS Consensus Committee Members

Green home builders, remodelers and designers and others sustainability enthusiasts are encouraged to apply to the committee that will develop the 2018 version of the ICC/ASHRAE 700-2015 National Green Building Standard .

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Floorplan Showdown: Completely Open vs. Partially Open

Filed in Design, Economics, Home Building, Housing Trends by on February 1, 2017 0 Comments
Floorplan Showdown: Completely Open vs. Partially Open

Results from NAHB surveys of home buyers and home builders show that buyers have a strong preference for open floorplans, and that most builders are doing their best to create those open spaces for their clients. There are, however, some differences between what buyers are seeking and what builders are delivering.

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Top Concern for Builders Remains Unchanged in 2017

Filed in Economics, Home Building by on January 26, 2017 5 Comments
Top Concern for Builders Remains Unchanged in 2017

More than four out of five builders expect to face serious challenges regarding the cost and availability of labor in 2017, according to a recent survey of members that ran in the monthly NAHB/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index.

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Housing Production Up 11.3% in December on Multifamily Surge

Filed in Economics, Home Building, Multifamily by on January 19, 2017 0 Comments
Housing Production Up 11.3% in December on Multifamily Surge

A surge in multifamily production resulted in overall nationwide housing starts rising 11.3% to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.23 million units, according to newly released data from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and the U.S. Census Bureau. Single-family starts dropped 4% to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 795,000 units.

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2017 CGP: Big Wins, But Liability Concerns Remain

2017 CGP: Big Wins, But Liability Concerns Remain

The Environmental Protection Agency has issued the 2017 Construction General Permit – and it includes provisions that NAHB and our members have fought long and hard for through testimony, letters and extensive meetings.

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Texas Builder Named Custom Builder of the Year

Filed in Awards, Home Building, International Builders' Show by on January 16, 2017 0 Comments
Texas Builder Named Custom Builder of the Year

Luis Jauregui, owner of Jauregui Inc. in Austin, Texas, has been honored as the Custom Home Builder of the Year by the NAHB Custom Home Builders Committee. The award was presented last week at the NAHB International Builders’ Show.

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Help Create the 2018 NGBS

Nominations are now being accepted for the committee that will develop the 2018 version of the National Green Building Standard.

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Let’s Give Props to Your Projects

Filed in Home Building, Multifamily, Remodelers by on January 4, 2017 0 Comments
Let’s Give Props to Your Projects

Send us your pictures! We have redesigned NAHBNow to better feature our home builder and remodeler members’ fine projects.

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Conventional Mortgages Riding High

Filed in Economics, Home Building, Housing Finance by on December 27, 2016 0 Comments
Conventional Mortgages Riding High

The share of mortgages financed through conventional products in the third quarter of 2016 rose to 74.1%, the highest level seen since 2008.

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New for IBS 2017: Builder Clinics and Tech Bytes

Filed in Home Building, International Builders' Show by on December 22, 2016 0 Comments
New for IBS 2017: Builder Clinics and Tech Bytes

Just off the show floor, a series of hands-on, interactive learning sessions will demonstrate a wide variety of new technology strategies and carpentry techniques. the programs will be offered in 20- to 30-minute segments and repeated a few times throughout the week to accommodate as many attendees’ schedules as possible.

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