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Help Spread Ladder Safety Awareness in March

Help Spread Ladder Safety Awareness in March

All through the month of March, the American Ladder Institute has been promoting ladder safety by providing a number of helpful resources that everyone can use – for free. The goal: Bring more attention to the dangers of improper ladder use and how easily ladder-related injuries and fatalities can be prevented with simple, straightforward training.

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Download Housing Data by Congressional District

Filed in Economics, Home Building, Multifamily by on March 9, 2018 0 Comments
Download Housing Data by Congressional District

NAHB has launched a new Internet portal where members can develop a detailed profile of their local markets and potential customers and get the stats on new home production, housing affordability, remodeling activity and other benchmarks. The NAHB Housing Portal also provides results of housing surveys conducted for NAHB by Morning Consult, the polling firm that created the website.

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The Big Voice Trend Ahead in Smart Home Tech

Filed in Design, Home Building, Multifamily, Remodelers by on March 6, 2018 2 Comments
The Big Voice Trend Ahead in Smart Home Tech

What are the big developments in smart home technology? And what’s on the horizon in the next year or two? Gordon van Zuiden, founder of the San Francisco home technology company cyberManor, has the answer to both questions: Voice control.

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Worker Shortage ‘An Epidemic’ for Vermont Trades

Worker Shortage ‘An Epidemic’ for Vermont Trades

Kyle Santor, vice president of sales for Floor Coverings International in Williston, Vt., lost out on as much as three million dollars’ worth of business in 2017, simply because he didn’t have enough labor to do the job.

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Local Partnership Gives Second Chance to Inmates Re-Entering the Workforce

Local Partnership Gives Second Chance to Inmates Re-Entering the Workforce

The Home Builders Association of Greater Kansas City is working with local industry partners to teach inmates the skills they need to start a career in the construction industry.

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80 Years and Counting: More Storage, Please

Filed in Design, Home Building, Housing Finance by on February 20, 2018 0 Comments
80 Years and Counting: More Storage, Please

Despite eight decades and a multi-generation divide, prospective home buyers in 1938 expressed preferences for many of the same features and amenities favored by today’s home buyers.

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Housing Production Makes Healthy Gains to Start New Year

Filed in Education, Home Building, Multifamily by on February 16, 2018 0 Comments
Housing Production Makes Healthy Gains to Start New Year

A surge in multifamily production pushed overall housing starts up 9.7% in January to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.33 million units after an upwardly revised December reading, according to newly released data from HUD and the Commerce Department.

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Builder Confidence Stays Strong in February

Filed in Economics, Home Building by on February 15, 2018 0 Comments
Builder Confidence Stays Strong in February

Builder confidence in the market for newly built single-family homes remained unchanged at a healthy 72 level in February on the NAHB/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index

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Accountability: The Key to Sales

Filed in Home Building, Sales & Marketing by on February 14, 2018 3 Comments
Accountability: The Key to Sales

Ever noticed how people who enroll in a weight-loss program that includes accountability and long-term maintenance do better than those who try to go it alone? The same is true in sales. Management consultant Kimberly Mackey explains how team management and motivation is not a one-size-fits-all process.

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Scary Truths About Jobsite Fatalities

Filed in Home Building, Labor, Safety and Health by on February 7, 2018 0 Comments
Scary Truths About Jobsite Fatalities

Here’s some news for those builders you may know of who think that fall protection on the jobsite is just not that important: Between 1982 and 2015, 42% of construction worker deaths were attributed to falls. That means that 325 lives were lost.

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