Protecting Homes Against Natural Disasters

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Protecting Homes Against Natural Disasters

Natural disasters, such as wildfires and hurricanes, can strike at any time and cause significant damage to homes in their path. Proactive preparation can provide peace of mind for both builders and home owners knowing that their valuable assets are protected by building materials that reinforce the durability of their homes.

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Housing Starts Post Healthy Gains in August

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Housing Starts Post Healthy Gains in August

Led by a surge in multifamily production, total housing starts rose 12.3% in August to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.36 million units from an upwardly revised reading in July, according to a report from the U.S. Housing and Urban Development and Commerce Department. This is the highest level since May 2007.

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Why More Women Should Consider Work in the Trades

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Why More Women Should Consider Work in the Trades

The residential construction industry provides a rewarding career path for women — and plenty of opportunities as well. Still, some may overlook opportunities in construction trades because they don’t view them as jobs for women.

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Builder Confidence Hits Yearly High in September

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Builder Confidence Hits Yearly High in September

Builder confidence in the market for newly-built single-family homes rose one point to 68 in September from an upwardly revised August reading of 67, according to the latest NAHB/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index released today.

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Mentoring Women in the Home-Building Industry Today

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Mentoring Women in the Home-Building Industry Today

Mentoring can have a significant impact on career success, whether it’s someone with whom to exchange ideas, guidance on challenging situations, or a champion supporting a career step or milestone. PWB Councils can help foster these connections through mentorship programs. Here are two examples of how to make mentorship programs work.

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HBA Wins Court Fight Against Building Permit Fees with Help from NAHB Fund

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HBA Wins Court Fight Against Building Permit Fees with Help from NAHB Fund

After nearly a decade of litigation and two trips to the state Supreme Court, the Home Builders Association of Michigan secured a resounding victory for the home building industry.

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Reminder to Register for the Fall Leadership Meeting

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Reminder to Register for the Fall Leadership Meeting

Delegates to the Leadership Council and members of the Board of Directors are encouraged to make plans now to attend NAHB’s Fall Leadership Meetings, Oct. 22-24, at the Hyatt Regency New Orleans.

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FHFA Restructures Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac Multifamily Lending Caps

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FHFA Restructures Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac Multifamily Lending Caps

The Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) announced today that multifamily lending caps for Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac will be $100 billion for each enterprise for the five-quarter period from the final quarter of 2019 all the way through 2020. The new caps apply to all multifamily business, with no exclusions.

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Professional Women in Building Week Starts Monday

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Professional Women in Building Week Starts Monday

Join the Professional Women in Building (PWB) Council in recognizing the amazing impact of women in the residential construction industry. This year PWB Week will focus on workforce development, including daily blog posts on NAHBNow and two webinars on supporting women in construction.

Here are five easy ways you can support PWB next week.

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Big Gap Between Home Prices and Buyers’ Expectations

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Big Gap Between Home Prices and Buyers’ Expectations

New data released by the U.S. Census Bureau and the Department of Housing and Urban Development, combined with recent NAHB survey data, show a mismatch between the actual prices of new homes and the prices buyers expect to pay.

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