Multifamily

Gothic Drama + Modern Lofts = Mixed-Use Success

Filed in Awards, Multifamily by on June 6, 2018 0 Comments
Gothic Drama + Modern Lofts = Mixed-Use Success

The Arcade, a 100-year-old office and retail block, stood empty in downtown St. Louis for 30 years. The roof had been neglected and water had streamed throughout the buildings, with the worst damage on the upper levels. Today, it’s a successful rental apartment building and Pillars of the Industry award winner.

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On Lumber, Trump is Listening

Filed in Home Building, Multifamily, Trade by on June 1, 2018 4 Comments
On Lumber, Trump is Listening

In an early morning tweet on Friday, President Trump laid out the issues, calling on Canada to “open their markets and take down their trade barriers” and referencing timber and lumber trade imbalances as a factor in sky-high costs.

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Multifamily Builders and Developers Remain Positive as Demand Continues

Filed in Economics, Multifamily by on May 24, 2018 0 Comments
Multifamily Builders and Developers Remain Positive as Demand Continues

Confidence in the multifamily housing market remained positive in the first quarter of 2018, according to the Multifamily Production Index (MPI) and the Multifamily Vacancy Index (MVI) released today by NAHB. The MPI remained unchanged from last quarter, coming in at a reading of 53, while the MVI remained essentially unchanged at 42.

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April New Home Sales Inch Down 1.5%, Stay Close to Post-Recession High

Filed in Home Building, Multifamily by on May 23, 2018 0 Comments
April New Home Sales Inch Down 1.5%, Stay Close to Post-Recession High

Sales of newly built, single-family homes edged down 1.5% in April to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 662,000 units after a downwardly revised March report, according to newly released data from HUD and the Census Bureau.

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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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FEMA Unveils Explanatory NFIP Videos

FEMA Unveils Explanatory NFIP Videos

FEMA and the Department of Homeland Security have released a series of videos to explain the changes to the National Flood Insurance program announced last month.

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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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Safety: A Mindset that Saves Time, Money and Lives

Filed in Awards, Labor, Safety and Health, Multifamily by on May 10, 2018 0 Comments
Safety: A Mindset that Saves Time, Money and Lives

The second week of May is National Construction Safety Week and the week that NAHB encourages all member companies to participate in the National Safety Stand-Down. But the smartest companies talk about safety, train for safety and build safely month after month, all year long.

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