More Skilled Workers, Simplified Regulations Needed to Improve Housing Affordability

Filed in Advocacy, Housing Affordability, Workforce Development by on November 19, 2020 1 Comment
More Skilled Workers, Simplified Regulations Needed to Improve Housing Affordability

The Hill’s Editor-at-Large Steve Clemons this week explored the current conditions of housing affordability with policymakers and industry leaders during the “Building the Dream” series’ final event.

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Membership Drive Competition Enters the ‘Home Stretch’

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Membership Drive Competition Enters the ‘Home Stretch’

These are the final days to recruit new Builder and Associate members and have the chance to win a trip to visit the Signature Kitchen Suite Experience and Design Center in Napa Valley, Calif. Recruiters have until Nov. 30 to edge out the competition.

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Multifamily Construction Sentiment Showed Improvement in Third Quarter

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Multifamily Construction Sentiment Showed Improvement in Third Quarter

Confidence in the market for new multifamily housing increased in the third quarter, according to results from the Multifamily Market Survey released today by NAHB.

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FHFA Announces New Capital Rules for Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac

Filed in Advocacy, Housing Finance by on November 18, 2020 0 Comments
FHFA Announces New Capital Rules for Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac

The Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) today sent a final rule to the Federal Register that establishes a new regulatory capital framework for Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac (the Enterprises).

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WaterSense for Homes Celebrates its First Version 2.0 Certification

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WaterSense for Homes Celebrates its First Version 2.0 Certification

NAHB member KB Home was recently awarded the first certification under this pilot program for a new home in its Inspirada master plan subdivision in Henderson, Nev.

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Adaptability is Key to Iowa Remodeler’s Success

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Adaptability is Key to Iowa Remodeler’s Success

The only way to run a successful business for over thirty years is to adapt with the times. That’s exactly what Jeff Ellis, owner of Firstcall Remodeling & Restoration in Grimes, Iowa, has done throughout his career, which is why he became the November NAHB Remodeler of the Month.

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Single-Family Starts at Highest Pace Since Spring of 2007

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Single-Family Starts at Highest Pace Since Spring of 2007

Led by solid gains in single-family production, overall housing starts increased 4.9% in October to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.53 million units, according to a report from according to a report from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and the U.S. Census Bureau.

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FHFA Announces Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac Multifamily Loans Purchase Caps for 2021

Filed in Advocacy, Housing Finance, Multifamily by on November 17, 2020 2 Comments
FHFA Announces Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac Multifamily Loans Purchase Caps for 2021

The Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) today announced that the 2021 multifamily loan purchase caps for Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac (the Enterprises) will be $70 billion for each Enterprise. The cap structure allows the Enterprises to offer a combined total of $140 billion in support to the multifamily market.

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NAHB Leads the Charge on Member Mental Health and Wellbeing

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NAHB Leads the Charge on Member Mental Health and Wellbeing

At last month’s Fall Leadership Council meeting, NAHB Second Vice Chairman Jerry Konter spoke to members about NAHB’s commitment to addressing the critical issue of mental health and suicide prevention in our industry.

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Podcast: Home Building Can Continue to Thrive in New Political Environment

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Podcast: Home Building Can Continue to Thrive in New Political Environment

On the latest episode of Housing Developments, NAHB CEO Jerry Howard and Chief Lobbyist Jim Tobin discuss the various factors that will play into the likely landscape builders will face as winter approaches, including: record high builder confidence, policy referendums, the impact of who controls the House and Senate, Cabinet picks, and housing policy likely to be enacted by the next administration.

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