Save Today — and Tomorrow, Too

Filed in Membership by on February 17, 2017 1 Comment
Save Today — and Tomorrow, Too

The numbers are in, and they’re awesome: NAHB members saved $20 million in 2016 when they bought products and services through the NAHB Member Advantage program.

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Free Flooring Installation Guidelines Now Available

Filed in Home Building, Legal by on February 17, 2017 1 Comment
Free Flooring Installation Guidelines Now Available

Moisture-related flooring problems continue to be a long-standing issue for home builders. The National Wood Flooring Association has some solutions for NAHB members.

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Housing Affordability Remains Favorable Even at 8-Year Low

Filed in Economics, Home Building by on February 16, 2017 0 Comments
Housing Affordability Remains Favorable Even at 8-Year Low

Shortages of buildable lots and skilled labor, excessive regulations, rising mortgage interest rates and ongoing home price appreciation pushed housing affordability in the fourth quarter of 2016 to its lowest point since the third quarter of 2008, according to the NAHB/Wells Fargo Housing Opportunity Index. released this morning.

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Housing Production in January Levels Off after Multifamily Surge

Filed in Economics, Home Building, Multifamily by on February 16, 2017 0 Comments

Housing starts returned to trend in January, dropping 2.6% to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.246 million units, according to newly released data from HUD and the Census Bureau.

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New CGP Takes Effect Today

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New CGP Takes Effect Today

Weeks after announcing a freeze on new or recent regulations, the White House has granted a waiver to the Environmental Protection Agency for the 2017 Construction General Permit, cementing for now troublesome language that can hold a builder responsible when other builders in the same development violate the law.

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Impact Fees Raising Concerns About Affordability

Filed in Codes and Regulations, Design, Land Development by on February 15, 2017 0 Comments
Impact Fees Raising Concerns About Affordability

Many lawmakers and community officials continue to turn to inclusionary zoning as a seemingly quick and easy plan to adopt and impose on the housing industry. However, new research confirms that multiple strategies are needed to close the financing gap and make projects viable. NAHB recently compiled additional resources to help builders and land developers address some of their most pressing industry concerns related to impact fees and affordability—highlighting alternative approaches that produced positive results.

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Toll Brothers Hosts Students for National Job Shadow Day

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Toll Brothers Hosts Students for National Job Shadow Day

On National Groundhog Job Shadow Day, Toll Brothers showed 32 students in six states across the country the range of career options available in the home building industry.

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Builders Still Optimistic in February

Filed in Economics, Home Building by on February 15, 2017 0 Comments

Builder confidence in the market for newly built single-family homes declined two points in February to 65 on the NAHB/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index.

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Lowe’s Offers 10% + 2% Discount for NAHB Members

Filed in Membership by on February 14, 2017 0 Comments
Lowe’s Offers 10% + 2% Discount for NAHB Members

Today through Feb. 16, NAHB members can print out this coupon and save 10% on their Lowe’s Account Receivableand Lowe’s Business Account.

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NAHB Mourns Passing of Dwight Hickel

Filed in Leadership, NAHB Cares by on February 14, 2017 2 Comments
NAHB Mourns Passing of Dwight Hickel

Dwight Hikel, chair of the NAHB Building Systems Councils in 1994 and 2012, died on Feb. 7 in Westminster, Maryland.

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