Land Development

Nearly One-Third of Multifamily Development Costs Stem From Regulations

Nearly One-Third of Multifamily Development Costs Stem From Regulations

Regulation imposed by all levels of government accounts for an average of more than 32% of multifamily development costs, according to new research released today by NAHB and the National Multifamily Housing Council.

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Louisiana Governor Vetoes Affordable Housing Bill

Filed in Codes and Regulations, Land Development by on June 8, 2018 2 Comments
Louisiana Governor Vetoes Affordable Housing Bill

A fight to provide more affordable housing has not had a happy ending for the HBA of Greater New Orleans – or for the Louisiana families it was designed to help.

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NAHB Awards Season Starts Today

NAHB Awards Season Starts Today

Ladies and gentlemen, download your photos and start your engines: Entries are now being accepted for three of NAHB’s top awards programs.

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EPA Delays New WOTUS Definitions

EPA Delays New WOTUS Definitions

The Environmental Protection Agency will wait until August to release its proposed new definitions for “waters of the United States,” which means that the final version won’t be ready until the fall of 2019.

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NAHB Jumps in on Supreme Court’s Gopher Frog Case

Filed in Environmental, Land Development, Legal by on April 30, 2018 0 Comments
NAHB Jumps in on Supreme Court’s Gopher Frog Case

NAHB today filed an amicus brief in the U.S. Supreme Court in support of two NAHB members contesting a provision of the Endangered Species Act that would result in $34 million in lost property value to protect an animal that doesn’t even live there.

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New Tax Law May Increase Developers’ Sewer and Water Costs

Filed in Capitol Hill, Land Development by on April 17, 2018 1 Comment
New Tax Law May Increase Developers’ Sewer and Water Costs

Even after a massive reduction in their corporate tax rate, some utility companies are interpreting a little-known tax change in a way that is forcing developers to substantially increase what they pay for contributions in aid of construction (CIACs).

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Drone Use Among Builders Continues its Ascent

Drone Use Among Builders Continues its Ascent

A recent NAHB survey discovered that the popularity of drones within the housing industry is not only growing — it’s skyrocketing.

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6th Circuit Court Vacates WOTUS Rule Stay

6th Circuit Court Vacates WOTUS Rule Stay

There is a new development in the never-ending saga that is the 2015 Clean Water Rule. Today, the 6th Circuit took the formal action of vacating its temporary injunction and dismissing all of the challenges to the rule.

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Competing with Big Builders the Smart Way

Competing with Big Builders the Smart Way

Big builders can typically survive on lower gross and net profits than smaller builders. But small builders have some advantages of their own — traits that can come in handy when attempting to find and purchase land.

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NAHB Seeks Nationwide Injunction on WOTUS Rule

Filed in Environmental, Land Development, Legal by on February 8, 2018 0 Comments
NAHB Seeks Nationwide Injunction on WOTUS Rule

NAHB joined a broad coalition of farmers, miners and foresters Feb. 7 to ask the U.S. District Court in Texas to issue a nationwide preliminary injunction prohibiting the federal government from enforcing or implementing the 2015 WOTUS Rule, which defines the extent of the Environmental Protection Agency and Army Corps of Engineers’ regulatory jurisdiction under the Clean Water Act.

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