Multifamily

New App Helps Builders Meet Accessibility Requirements of Fair Housing Act

Filed in Codes and Regulations, Multifamily by on January 24, 2020 4 Comments
New App Helps Builders Meet Accessibility Requirements of Fair Housing Act

NAHB unveiled the Pocket Guide to the Fair Housing Act, a free app designed to help home builders, contractors and designers meet the accessibility requirements of the act.

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Demand for Apartments Will Fuel the Multifamily Sector in 2020

Filed in Economics, Multifamily by on January 22, 2020 3 Comments
Demand for Apartments Will Fuel the Multifamily Sector in 2020

Apartment production has returned to pre-recession levels and vacancies are low, but more new apartment homes are needed, according to experts participating in a press conference today during the NAHB International Builders’ Show in Las Vegas.

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Community, Development Firms of the Year Named in 2019 NAHB Multifamily Pillars Awards

Filed in Awards, Multifamily by on January 22, 2020 0 Comments
Community, Development Firms of the Year Named in 2019 NAHB Multifamily Pillars Awards

Modera Sedici in Washington, D.C., was named Multifamily Community of the Year, and Crescent Communities in Charlotte, N.C., was named Multifamily Development Firm of the Year by the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) Multifamily Pillars of the Industry Awards for 2019.

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HUD Proposes New ‘Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing’ Rule

Filed in Codes and Regulations, Multifamily by on January 10, 2020 0 Comments
HUD Proposes New ‘Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing’ Rule

HUD announced a new proposed Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing (AFFH) rule this week that represents a significant departure from the Obama-era final rule released in 2015.

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Terrorism Risk Insurance Extended for 7 Years

Filed in Capitol Hill, Multifamily by on January 7, 2020 0 Comments
Terrorism Risk Insurance Extended for 7 Years

In a win for multifamily developers, Congress approved an NAHB-supported provision that reauthorizes the Terrorism Risk Insurance Act (TRIA) for seven years through Dec. 31, 2027 as part of fiscal 2020 appropriations legislation that was approved at the end of the year.

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HUD to Replace REAC Inspections With a New Protocol – NSPIRE

Filed in Multifamily by on December 26, 2019 0 Comments
HUD to Replace REAC Inspections With a New Protocol – NSPIRE

The Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) is overhauling its Real Estate Assessment Center physical inspection protocol due to negative press reports about substandard subsidized properties and HUD’s concerns that owners are “gaming the system” to make minimal repairs to pass inspections.

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IRS and Treasury Finalize Opportunity Zone Regulations

Filed in Codes and Regulations, Multifamily by on December 20, 2019 0 Comments
IRS and Treasury Finalize Opportunity Zone Regulations

The Internal Revenue Service has issued final regulations providing details about investment in qualified opportunity zones.

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How to Maximize Your Relationships to Optimize High-Performance Projects

Filed in Multifamily, Sustainability & Green Building by on December 10, 2019 0 Comments
How to Maximize Your Relationships to Optimize High-Performance Projects

Partnering with an NGBS verifier from the start can optimize your next high-performance project — single or multifamily — while also increasing cost effectiveness. Two builder/verifier teams will discuss how they leverage their relationship to build better performing homes at IBS’ High Performance Building Zone at a Green Beer and Banter session on Tuesday, Jan. 21.

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Multifamily Builder and Developer Confidence Weakens Slightly in Third Quarter

Filed in Economics, Multifamily by on November 21, 2019 0 Comments
Multifamily Builder and Developer Confidence Weakens Slightly in Third Quarter

Confidence in the market for new multifamily housing weakened slightly in the third quarter, according to results from the Multifamily Market Survey (MMS) released today by NAHB.

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Development Rehabs Historical Site Into Modern Housing for Veterans

Filed in Awards, Multifamily by on November 11, 2019 0 Comments
Development Rehabs Historical Site Into Modern Housing for Veterans

What started as a collection of uninhabitable 1917-era homes built for gunpowder factory workers is now an impressive finalist in the 2019 NAHB Multifamily Pillars of the Industry awards, thanks to 11 years of dedication among key partners and the community.

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