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Laundry Rooms: A New Design Frontier

Laundry Rooms: A New Design Frontier

All it takes is a quick look at Houzz to realize laundry rooms are becoming game changers. And depending on their market, home builders can promote their laundry rooms in ways that appeal to any number of different buyers.

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Voting Open Through May 23 on Building Code Proposals

Voting Open Through May 23 on Building Code Proposals

The voting is now open on 17 Assembly Floor Motions from the 2018 Group A Committee Action Hearings that took place in Columbus, Ohio April 15-23. All members of the International Code Council (ICC) can vote on the motions, meaning that any NAHB member who is also a member of the ICC is eligible.

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Soundproofing for In-Home Media: The Basics

Filed in Design, Home Building, Multifamily by on May 16, 2018 0 Comments
Soundproofing for In-Home Media: The Basics

A dedicated home theater can make for a better viewing experience than a commercial theater, but only when the right forethought is given to sound isolation.

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Housing Production Drops 3.7%, Remains Near Post-Recession High

Filed in Economics, Home Building, Multifamily by on May 16, 2018 0 Comments
Housing Production Drops 3.7%, Remains Near Post-Recession High

Total housing production fell 3.7% in April to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.29 million units after an upwardly revised March reading of 1.34 million, according to newly released data from HUD and the Commerce Department. The March report marked an 11-year high for housing production.

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Builder Confidence Climbs to 70 in May

Filed in Economics, Home Building by on May 15, 2018 0 Comments
Builder Confidence Climbs to 70 in May

Builder confidence in the market for newly built single-family homes rose two points to 70 in May after a downwardly revised April reading on the NAHB/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index (HMI). This is the fourth time the HMI has reached 70 or higher this year.

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Will Tear-Downs Increase in Market Share?

Filed in Economics, Home Building by on May 3, 2018 4 Comments
Will Tear-Downs Increase in Market Share?

With builders nationwide continuing to report lot shortages, there has been speculation that tear-downs will command a growing share of the new-home market. As yet, the jury is out.

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Smart Plumbing Can Lead to Big Savings

Smart Plumbing Can Lead to Big Savings

Ask the average insurance adjuster to name a building’s biggest enemy. The answer won’t be fire, bugs or structural failure. It’s water. New products are coming on the market to help your buyers save money and add value to their homes.

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Safe, Affordable Homes Win at Code Hearings

Filed in Codes and Regulations, Home Building, Multifamily by on April 27, 2018 4 Comments
Safe, Affordable Homes Win at Code Hearings

NAHB Construction, Codes and Standards volunteers and staff attended the recent ICC board of directors meetings and testified at the Committee Action Hearings in Columbus, Ohio April 15-23. Their persuasive arguments against several of the proposed amendments led committee members to reject all 10 of the changes the association deemed most critical.

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Protect Your Business: Construction Contracts & Law Live Online

Filed in Education, Home Building, Legal, Remodelers by on April 23, 2018 0 Comments
Protect Your Business: Construction Contracts & Law Live Online

Builders and remodelers could use a primer on contract law – and now they can have it in webinar format. The NAHB Construction Contracts & Law Live Online course will be offered over three consecutive Tuesdays, 1-3 p.m. ET, on May 1, 8 and 15.

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Housing Starts Rise 1.9% on Multifamily Surge

Filed in Economics, Home Building, Multifamily by on April 17, 2018 1 Comment
Housing Starts Rise 1.9% on Multifamily Surge

Gains in multifamily production pushed overall housing starts up 1.9% in March to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.32 million units, according to newly released data from HUD and the Commerce Department.

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