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Builders Still Optimistic in February

Filed in Economics, Home Building by on February 15, 2017 0 Comments

Builder confidence in the market for newly built single-family homes declined two points in February to 65 on the NAHB/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index.

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Building Success with Happy Home Owners

Filed in Education, Home Building, Remodelers by on February 7, 2017 0 Comments
Building Success with Happy Home Owners

All hail the happy home owner: the No. 1 referral source for home builders and remodelers. Companies that forget to keep that top of mind are companies that are in for a bumpy ride, as explained during an education session at the 2017 International Builders’ Show.

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Regulatory, Supply Challenges Inhibit More Robust Housing Growth

Filed in Economics, Home Building by on February 6, 2017 1 Comment
Regulatory, Supply Challenges Inhibit More Robust Housing Growth

Although employment and home price levels have returned to or exceeded normal, home construction during the fourth quarter of 2016 remained tepid in many markets due to regulatory and supply-side constraints.

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Connecting with Home Owners Across the Country

Filed in Home Building, Homeownership by on February 3, 2017 0 Comments
Connecting with Home Owners Across the Country

In celebration of NAHB’s 75th Anniversary, we are crossing the country and connecting with families who live in the homes our members build. Throughout the year, we’ll be sharing their stories and encouraging consumers to find out how they can start building their own American Dream.

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55+ Builder Confidence is Highest Yet

Filed in Councils & Committees, Economics, Home Building by on February 2, 2017 0 Comments
55+ Builder Confidence is Highest Yet

Builder confidence in the single-family 55+ housing market remained strong in the fourth quarter of 2016 with a reading of 67, up eight points from the previous quarter, according to the NAHB 55+ Housing Market Index, released today. This is the highest reading since the inception of the index in 2008.

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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 12 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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