Construction Job Openings Down as Building Activity Slows

Filed in Economics by on January 14, 2019 0 Comments
Construction Job Openings Down as Building Activity Slows

As higher interest rates slowed building activity at the end of 2018, the number of unfilled jobs in the construction sector decreased in November.

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NAHB, Industry Groups Hold Housing Event for Members of Congress

Filed in Capitol Hill by on January 11, 2019 0 Comments
NAHB, Industry Groups Hold Housing Event for Members of Congress

NAHB and several industry partners welcomed more than 50 members of the 116th Congress to Washington during a Friends of Housing reception last night on Capitol Hill.

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Tell Us Why Your HBA Is Tops

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Tell Us Why Your HBA Is Tops

NAHB is now accepting nominations for the Association Excellence Awards, an annual program that recognizes the outstanding accomplishments of state and local HBAs (HBA Awards) and executive officers (Individual Awards) in the field of association management.

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Watch the Home Builders of the Future in Student Competition at IBS

Filed in Student Chapters by on January 11, 2019 3 Comments
Watch the Home Builders of the Future in Student Competition at IBS

Not only is the International Builders’ Show® (IBS) the largest annual light construction show in the world, it serves as a showcase for the next generation of home builders as hundreds of young people face off in the annual NAHB Student Competition.

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A Rec Room Fit for an Actual RV

Filed in International Builders' Show by on January 10, 2019 0 Comments
A Rec Room Fit for an Actual RV

The New American Remodel 2019 is far from typical. Among its more unique features is an enormous garage large enough to not only fit a motor home and other vehicles, but also house a recreation lounge.

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Interest Rates Decline Amid Fed’s Messaging

Filed in Economics by on January 10, 2019 0 Comments
Interest Rates Decline Amid Fed’s Messaging

Despite the slowdown in the second half of the year, 2018 is expected to be the best year for residential construction since the Great Recession. NAHB’s chief economist recently discussed the impact of rising interest rates and what to expect in the year ahead.

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NAHB Legal Fund Helps Subcontractor Win in Construction Defect Case

Filed in Legal by on January 9, 2019 2 Comments
NAHB Legal Fund Helps Subcontractor Win in Construction Defect Case

NAHB’s Legal Action Fund scored another victory at the end of 2018, when a case it supported in Nevada, Donnelly v. Anthony & Sylvan Pools, resulted in a win for the building community.

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Government Shutdown is Affecting Housing

Filed in Capitol Hill by on January 9, 2019 4 Comments
Government Shutdown is Affecting Housing

A long-term shutdown, lasting several weeks or a month or more, could have significant impacts on mortgage accessibility and reduce housing demand.

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How to Invest in a Merchandising Program

Filed in Design, Sales & Marketing by on January 8, 2019 0 Comments
How to Invest in a Merchandising Program

NAHB spoke with four of the country’s top new home merchandisers and asked them a few questions to help those new to merchandising get an idea about how it can fit into their marketing plan.

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Small Rise in Home Prices and Mortgage Rates Has Big Effect on Affordability

Filed in Economics by on January 8, 2019 4 Comments
Small Rise in Home Prices and Mortgage Rates Has Big Effect on Affordability

It only takes a small uptick in home prices and mortgage rates to price more than 1 million potential home buyers out of the market for a median-priced home. For example, $1,000 might sound insignificant when compared to the overall price of a new home. But that relatively small amount has a surprisingly big impact on affordability.

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