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Intergenerational Living Thrives in Utah

Filed in Uncategorized by on December 21, 2016 0 Comments

The ability to be near family but remain independent is a key feature of the award-winning 55-plus community of Sagewood at Daybreak, Utah’s largest master-planned community. And it makes good business sense too, especially in an area where culturally, family is a big deal, say the community’s developers. The first senior living residence built in […]

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Here’s Our Fall Membership Drive Winners

Filed in Uncategorized by on December 19, 2016 0 Comments

Congratulations to the local associations that opened their doors this fall and welcomed new members to our Federation: The results are in for the winners of the 2016 Fall Membership Drive. These associations had the highest percentage increase of new Builder and Associate members in September and October in each of their group size categories. […]

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Builder Confidence Holds Firm in November

Filed in Economics, Uncategorized by on November 16, 2016 0 Comments

Builder confidence in the market for newly-built single-family homes held steady in November at 63 on the NAHB/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index.

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ESA Changes to Flood Insurance Harm Housing Affordability

Filed in Uncategorized by on September 21, 2016 0 Comments
ESA Changes to Flood Insurance Harm Housing Affordability

NAHB today urged Congress to oppose the inappropriate use of the Endangered Species Act to change the focus of the National Flood Insurance Program away from its mandate of protecting lives and property due to flooding loss.

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Suit Seeks Protection for 417 More Animals, Plants

Filed in Environmental, Home Building, Uncategorized by on August 23, 2016 3 Comments
Suit Seeks Protection for 417 More Animals, Plants

The Center for Biological Diversity plans to sue the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service for failing to protect hundreds of animals and plants under the Endangered Species Act, which in turn limits the land available on which to build homes.

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5 Tips to Avoiding Building Burnout

Filed in Uncategorized by on July 7, 2016 1 Comment
5 Tips to Avoiding Building Burnout

These tips could inspire a more manageable work/life balance for you and your employees.

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4 Steps to a Winning Sales Team

4 Steps to a Winning Sales Team

Sales lagging? These steps may help motivate your marketing team to get things back on track.

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Quick Tips for Recruiting

Filed in Uncategorized by on May 20, 2016 1 Comment
Quick Tips for Recruiting

Nothing is better than a personal story of success. The more excitement and sincerity you share with the prospective member, the more they’ll be able to envision the same success for themselves when they join your HBA.

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Top Code Proposals to Watch For

Top Code Proposals to Watch For

As home builders, code officials and the rest of the industry looks at the current round of proposals for the 2018 editions of the International Code Council’s Residential, Energy Conservation and Fire codes, there’s no time like the present to fight for sensible building practices. Here are the ones to pay special attention to.

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Answering Objections to Joining

Filed in Uncategorized by on April 15, 2016 1 Comment
Answering Objections to Joining

You love your HBA membership and you think everyone in the industry should be a member. However, your friends and colleagues keep coming up with excuses not to join. Here are some common objections you may hear from prospective members — along with some great responses to keep your pitch alive!

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