NAHB Podcast: Addressing the Challenges of the Labor Shortage

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NAHB Podcast: Addressing the Challenges of the Labor Shortage

On the latest episode of Housing Developments, special guest Mark Pursell, CEO of the National Housing Endowment, discusses how the Endowment is helping to build the future of the residential construction trade through scholarships and training programs.

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How To Partner with Real Estate Brokers To Increase Sales

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How To Partner with Real Estate Brokers To Increase Sales

If you are a builder or builder’s representative you have may have faced challenges when it comes to working with real estate brokers. Find out how you can more effectively work with brokers during this free webinar on Thursday, May 23, from 2-3 p.m. ET.

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Repurposed Mining Land Offers Affordable Mixed Housing Options

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Repurposed Mining Land Offers Affordable Mixed Housing Options

Daybreak, a mixed-use, walkable community in South Jordan, Utah, is the first project in the region to reclaim surplus mining land and create opportunities for market-rate affordability without additional subsidies.

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Public Comment Period Open for Revised EPA WaterSense Homes Program

Filed in Sustainability & Green Building by on May 20, 2019 1 Comment
Public Comment Period Open for Revised EPA WaterSense Homes Program

EPA published the WaterSense Draft Specification for Homes, Version 2.0, with the stated goals to further promote residential water efficiency and enable market transformation in home construction. Submit comments and suggestions on the draft specification and other supporting documents by June 3.

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DOJ Files Fair Housing Act Case Against 82 Multifamily Properties

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DOJ Files Fair Housing Act Case Against 82 Multifamily Properties

The U.S. Department of Justice recently announced a broad, sweeping lawsuit against 82 multifamily properties spread across 13 states involving more than 3,000 housing units.

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NAHB Statement on Trade Developments with Mexico and Canada

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NAHB Statement on Trade Developments with Mexico and Canada

NAHB commends President Trump for removing tariffs on steel and aluminum imports from Canada and Mexico. This will provide momentum for Congress to ratify the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement, which holds the potential to lift the housing economy.

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Townhouse Construction Slows at Start of 2019

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Townhouse Construction Slows at Start of 2019

Townhouse construction slowed during the first quarter of 2019 after a strong 2018 performance, according to NAHB analysis of the most recent Census data of Starts and Completions by Purpose and Design.

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Association Excellence Awards Honor Innovative HBA Programs

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Association Excellence Awards Honor Innovative HBA Programs

Congratulations to this year’s Association Excellence Awards – HBA Award winners who delivered innovative HBA programming and outreach throughout 2018.

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5 Design Trends to Maximize Space

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5 Design Trends to Maximize Space

In today’s market, five trends have emerged to help home buyers maximize the space in their homes — whether it’s 1,000 square feet or 10,000 square feet. Learn what kinds of creative solutions you can incorporate into your next project.

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Single-Family and Multifamily Starts Post Solid Gains in April

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Single-Family and Multifamily Starts Post Solid Gains in April

Total housing starts rose 5.7 percent in April to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.24 million units from an upwardly revised reading in March, according to a report from the U.S. Housing and Urban Development and Commerce Department.

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