Economic Panel Predicts Housing Will Gain Ground in 2018

Filed in Economics by on January 9, 2018 0 Comments
Economic Panel Predicts Housing Will Gain Ground in 2018

Insights focused on the positive impacts of the newly enacted tax law and the direction of the housing industry in the months ahead.

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Survey: More NAHB Member Homes Eligible for NGBS Certification as Builders Go Green

Survey: More NAHB Member Homes Eligible for NGBS Certification as Builders Go Green

A newly released NAHB survey shows that as builders ramp up their green building practices, more of their homes could be certified to the ANSI-approved National Green Building Standard.

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New in 55+: A Winning Parade Home

Filed in 55+ Housing, Councils & Committees by on January 8, 2018 0 Comments
New in 55+: A Winning Parade Home

A collaboration between builder David Jackson of Jackson Design Build and marketing consultant Robert August of North Star Synergies – both active members of the HBA of Metro Denver – resulted in a Denver Parade of Homes entry that also served as a universal design showcase, brought new vendor partnerships (and about $350,000 in donated product) and was toured by more than 5,000 visitors: a win-win for all involved. Learn how these two building industry professionals made it happen in the Winter 2018 edition of the 55+ Online Magazine, now available for NAHB members to download for free.

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NAHB Officially Unveils The New American Home 2018

Filed in International Builders' Show by on January 8, 2018 1 Comment
NAHB Officially Unveils The New American Home 2018

The New American Home program raised the bar yet again with a remarkable showcase of home building innovations on display in two official exhibit homes of the International Builders’ Show.

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Get More from Your Membership at the NAHB IBS Booth

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Get More from Your Membership at the NAHB IBS Booth

If you are attending the International Builders’ Show in Orlando this week and want to learn about — and take better advantage of — the many benefits of NAHB membership, you’ll definitely want to stop by Booth W4842.

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The New American Home is ‘Emerald’ Green

The New American Home is ‘Emerald’ Green

The New American Home® 2018 and The New American Remodel™ 2018 have both achieved NGBS Green Certified, Emerald level, the highest certification available for high-performance and sustainable homes under the National Green Building Standard.

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NAHB Leaders Tour Puerto Rico Rebuilding Efforts

Filed in Disaster Response, Global Housing, Leadership by on January 5, 2018 1 Comment
NAHB Leaders Tour Puerto Rico Rebuilding Efforts

NAHB Senior Officers Randy Noel and Dean Mon flew to Puerto Rico in late December to get a first-hand look at the devastation wrought by last fall’s hurricanes — and to see how the Federation can help Puerto Rican home builders get back to business faster.

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HUD Delays Enforcement of Assessment of Fair Housing Plans Until 2020

Filed in Codes and Regulations by on January 5, 2018 0 Comments

HUD published a notice in the Federal Register today extending the deadline for local governments to submit an Assessment of Fair Housing until Oct. 31, 2020. Under HUD’s Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing rule, local governments must submit these plans to proactively identify barriers to fair housing choice and to ensure that their practices and policies do not promote racial segregation.

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Builders Start 2018 Filled with Optimism Despite Challenges

Filed in Economics by on January 5, 2018 1 Comment
Builders Start 2018 Filled with Optimism Despite Challenges

Persistent headwinds from 2017 have carried over into the new year. But from a national perspective, single-family construction will continue to expand.

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Softwood Lumber Outlook for 2018 Shaped by Wildfires, Tariffs

Filed in Business Management, Economics by on January 4, 2018 2 Comments
Softwood Lumber Outlook for 2018 Shaped by Wildfires, Tariffs

Prices closed out 2017 at or near record highs in most areas of the country, making the average price for the year the highest in the last 20 years. What’s in store for 2018 is likely more of the same.

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