Texas Builder Named Custom Builder of the Year

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Texas Builder Named Custom Builder of the Year

Luis Jauregui, owner of Jauregui Inc. in Austin, Texas, has been honored as the Custom Home Builder of the Year by the NAHB Custom Home Builders Committee. The award was presented last week at the NAHB International Builders’ Show.

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NAHB Recognizes Leaders in Residential Construction Safety

NAHB named 14 winners for the 11th annual NAHB/Builders Mutual Insurance Company Safety Award for Excellence (SAFE) for their commitment to strong safety programs. The winners were recognized at the SAFE awards reception held during the International Builders’ Show in Orlando.

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It’s a Wrap: Home Tech and Energy Hit Big at 2017 IBS

Exhibit space was expanded this year to make room for more vendors at this year’s show. About 80,000 home builders, remodelers, developers, designers and their trade partners networked with one another and witnessed countless demonstrations from leading suppliers during a show that spanned throughout the Orange County Convention Center.

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NAHB Urges Swift Confirmation of Carson as HUD Secretary

Filed in Capitol Hill, Codes and Regulations, Homeownership by on January 13, 2017 0 Comments

At his Senate confirmation hearing Jan. 12 to be secretary of the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), Dr. Ben Carson laid out his vision for housing. NAHB was among the first groups to come out in support of Carson when he was nominated for the post by President-elect Trump last month. 2016 NAHB […]

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Nation’s Home Builders Elect Leadership for 2017

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Nation’s Home Builders Elect Leadership for 2017

The NAHB Board of Directors today elected four senior officers to top leadership positions within the federation during the association’s International Builders’ Show in Orlando, Fla.

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Resolution to Vacate WOTUS Rule Introduced in Senate

Sens. Deb Fischer (R-Neb.) and Joni Ernst (R-Iowa) today introduced a resolution to withdraw the Waters of the United States rule, which contains new and expanded definitions that NAHB has long held as the poster child of federal intrusion into states’ rights and an example of federal overreach on land-use decisions.

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Executive Officers Recognized for Dedication to Federation

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Executive Officers Recognized for Dedication to Federation

Michael Dey and Scott Norman received the inaugural Executive Officer of the Year Award during the International Builders’ Show in Orlando.

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BALA Forecasts Design Trends for 2017 and Beyond

BALA Forecasts Design Trends for 2017 and Beyond

There were 127 single-family, multifamily, remodeling and community projects honored at the 2016 Best in American Living Awards(BALA) ceremony Wednesday night at the NAHB International Builders’ Show in Orlando, Fla. That means there were 127 examples of the top design trends that home buyers will expect to see over the next several years in your building and remodeling projects.

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A Fast Start on Regulatory Reform

Filed in Capitol Hill, Codes and Regulations by on January 11, 2017 2 Comments

The House today approved the Regulatory Accountability Act, legislation that would modernize the rulemaking process under the Administrative Procedures Act and make the regulatory process more transparent, agencies more accountable and regulations more cost-effective.

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Buyers Prefer Amenities Over Size in New Homes, Survey Shows

Buyers Prefer Amenities Over Size in New Homes, Survey Shows

The average size of newly built homes decreased in 2016 – a sign that the home building industry is preparing for the coming wave of first-time buyers as Millennials begin to dip their toes into the market, according to research and survey results released today by NAHB.

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