Homeownership

Higher Loan Limits a Catalyst for Home Sales

Filed in Economics, Homeownership, Housing Finance by on July 31, 2017 0 Comments
Higher Loan Limits a Catalyst for Home Sales

Affordability is a top concern for more home shoppers. That’s why last year NAHB helped push for higher limits on single-family loans. Increasing the limits has resulted in lower borrowing costs for home buyers, and helped spur home sales thus far in 2017.

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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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Celebrate National Homeownership Month in June

Filed in Homeownership, Membership by on June 5, 2017 0 Comments
Celebrate National Homeownership Month in June

As NAHB and its members celebrate National Homeownership Month in June, more than two-thirds of Americans believe that owning a home is an essential part of the American Dream.

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Last Chance to Claim Many Residential Energy Tax Credits

Filed in Environmental, Homeownership by on April 13, 2017 1 Comment
Last Chance to Claim Many Residential Energy Tax Credits

Tax Day is right around the corner but it’s not too late to remind your customers about the residential energy tax credits available to both new-home buyers and those who made efficiency improvements to existing homes in 2016.

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Celebrate New Homes Month in April

Filed in Home Building, Homeownership by on April 5, 2017 0 Comments
Celebrate New Homes Month in April

April is the perfect time to highlight the benefits of purchasing a new home. You can take advantage of the spring buying season by reaching out to consumers who are in the market to find their perfect home.

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2 Non-Political Reasons to Remember 2016

Filed in Economics, Homeownership, Housing Trends by on February 28, 2017 0 Comments
2 Non-Political Reasons to Remember 2016

Compared to 2015 totals, townhouse construction increased 12%, and custom single-family homes grew 8% in 2016 to a post-recession high. Much of this is due to an easing of credit standards and the return of more first-time home buyers. But in 2017, many of the same challenges will persist.

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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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NAHB Urges Swift Confirmation of Carson as HUD Secretary

Filed in Capitol Hill, Codes and Regulations, Homeownership by on January 13, 2017 0 Comments

At his Senate confirmation hearing Jan. 12 to be secretary of the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), Dr. Ben Carson laid out his vision for housing. NAHB was among the first groups to come out in support of Carson when he was nominated for the post by President-elect Trump last month. 2016 NAHB […]

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Educating Home Owners to Make Sustainability Stick

Educating Home Owners to Make Sustainability Stick

The ICC/ASHRAE 700-2015 National Green Building Standard (NGBS) was released in March. This post is the eighth and final post in a series that examines what’s different in this new edition – and what’s changed in the world of sustainable construction since the 2012 NGBS. This week: Updates to Operation, Maintenance, and Building Owner Education.

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Why It’s a Good Thing Homes are Getting Smaller

Why It’s a Good Thing Homes are Getting Smaller

Size matters. And the recent decline in the size of new single-family homes is actually a sign of economic progress. The housing recovery cycle has now reached the point of younger consumers expanding the market, and builders offering a wider variety of home sizes to align with an evolving mix of buyer budgets.

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