Most Americans Cite a Housing Affordability Crisis Nationwide and Close to Home

Filed in Economics, Home Building by on December 4, 2018 8 Comments
Most Americans Cite a Housing Affordability Crisis Nationwide and Close to Home

Nearly three out of four American households believe that the nation is suffering a housing affordability crisis, and a majority of respondents reported this is a problem at their local and state level as well, according to a new nationwide survey conducted on behalf of NAHB.

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From NIMBY to YIMBY: Navigating Challenging Development Approvals

Filed in Codes and Regulations, Land Development by on December 4, 2018 2 Comments
From NIMBY to YIMBY: Navigating Challenging Development Approvals

Turning NIMBY (not in my backyard) to YIMBY (yes!) and winning development approvals requires significant preparation before the team ever puts pencil to paper.

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Streamline Your Builds Without Sacrificing Quality

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Streamline Your Builds Without Sacrificing Quality

Find out why one Cleveland-based builder chose ZIP System® products to streamline his projects and meet demanding deadlines in this fast-growing city.

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U.S. and China Agree to Suspend Proposed Tariff Hike

Filed in Trade by on December 3, 2018 2 Comments
U.S. and China Agree to Suspend Proposed Tariff Hike

The agreement between the United States and China to suspend a proposed Jan. 1 tariff boost to 25% on $200 billion worth of Chinese imports, including $10 billion of goods used by the home building industry, is a positive development for the home building industry.

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Florida Building Leader on Member Recruiting: “Whatever it Takes”

Filed in Membership, NAHB Cares by on December 3, 2018 3 Comments
Florida Building Leader on Member Recruiting: “Whatever it Takes”

As if running a Florida home building company and a state HBA wasn’t enough, Hurricane Michael fell right in the middle of a membership drive for Bill Truex. But he kept making calls and organizing relief efforts.

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30-Year Mortgage Rate Maintains Steady Climb

Filed in Economics by on December 3, 2018 0 Comments
30-Year Mortgage Rate Maintains Steady Climb

Mortgage rates continue to increase after a slight slowdown in the summer months, according to information compiled by Freddie Mac.

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AI is Taking Home Tech from Smart to Truly Intelligent

Filed in Technology by on November 30, 2018 0 Comments
AI is Taking Home Tech from Smart to Truly Intelligent

Artificial intelligence is a powerful tool, and one that in the near future will take residential technology to a new level of complete personalization.

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Generac: Supplying Smart Power for Today’s Smart Homes

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Generac: Supplying Smart Power for Today’s Smart Homes

In today’s world, smart home technology is becoming the norm. From security systems to high-tech appliances, consumers always want to stay connected. At the same time, power outages are happening much more frequently. With Generac, you can ensure that all of these necessary amenities will stay powered no matter what, so  home owners can continue with life undisturbed.

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New LIHTC Webinar Offers Updates to Income Averaging Questions

Filed in Education, Multifamily by on November 30, 2018 0 Comments
New LIHTC Webinar Offers Updates to Income Averaging Questions

This Dec. 12 webinar answers questions we received about the new Income Average Test, which Low Income Housing Tax Credit professionals must consider to maintain compliance at tax-credit properties.

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Congress Extends Flood Insurance Program Through Dec. 7

Filed in Capitol Hill by on November 29, 2018 1 Comment
Congress Extends Flood Insurance Program Through Dec. 7

With a Nov. 30 deadline looming, the House and Senate tonight approved a one-week extension of the National Flood Insurance Program until Dec. 7.

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