Reap the Benefits of the Multifamily Pillars Awards

Filed in Awards, Multifamily by on July 19, 2017 0 Comments
Reap the Benefits of the Multifamily Pillars Awards

Before we know it, the Aug. 4 deadline for the Multifamily Pillars of the Industry Awards will be here. Don’t let summer slip away without entering your creative concepts in multifamily development, design, marketing and management.

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NAHB, Municipal Challenges Put Massachusetts Stormwater Permit on Hold

Filed in Environmental, Land Development, Legal by on July 19, 2017 0 Comments
NAHB, Municipal Challenges Put Massachusetts Stormwater Permit on Hold

The Massachusetts permit, as well as a nearly identical permit released by EPA in New Hampshire, includes new requirements for land-use controls for post-construction discharges. NAHB, along with several municipal groups, challenged both permits this year because of concern over new requirements, including the issue of federal overreach in the stormwater program.

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Single-Family Housing Starts Bounce Back in June

Filed in Economics, Home Building by on July 19, 2017 0 Comments
Single-Family Housing Starts Bounce Back in June

Nationwide housing starts rose 8.3% in June to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.22 million units, according to data released this morning from HUD and the Commerce Department.

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Workforce Development Programs Provide Inspiration, Second Chances

Filed in Labor, Safety and Health by on July 18, 2017 0 Comments
Workforce Development Programs Provide Inspiration, Second Chances

The Challenge/Build/Grow Initiative provides a grant of up to $5,000 in matching funds for programs and projects addressing two of NAHB’s highest priority areas: education and workforce training.

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Builder Confidence Slips 2 Points in July, Remains Solid

Filed in Economics by on July 18, 2017 1 Comment

Builder confidence in the market for newly built single-family homes slipped two points in July to 64 from a downwardly revised June reading on the NAHB/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index (HMI). It is the lowest reading since November 2016.

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DHS to Add 15,000 Additional H-2B Guest Worker Visas

DHS to Add 15,000 Additional H-2B Guest Worker Visas

The Department of Homeland Security has announced that it will allow an additional 15,000 H-2B temporary worker visas to be issued during this fiscal year, which ends on Sept. 30. The H-2B program allows employers to hire temporary foreign workers for seasonal, non-agricultural positions. In past years, roughly half of the visas have gone to landscaping businesses.

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Feds Award New Residential Energy Efficiency Projects

Filed in Codes and Regulations, Environmental by on July 17, 2017 0 Comments
Feds Award New Residential Energy Efficiency Projects

With the goal of reducing energy use in both new and existing homes, the Department of Energy is awarding more than $3 million in grants through its Building America program partners, including the Home Innovation Research Labs, NAHB’s research arm.

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Awards Move 55+ Marketing into Overdrive

Filed in 55+ Housing, Awards, Councils & Committees by on July 17, 2017 0 Comments
Awards Move 55+ Marketing into Overdrive

You know you’re a really good builder. Your clients know you’re a really good builder. But wouldn’t it be better if your entire market knew? The NAHB 55+ Housing Industry Council 2018 awards program is your answer.

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New American Home Capitalizes on Unique Lot

New American Home Capitalizes on Unique Lot

A 30-foot drop in elevation from street level to the back of the property was one of the first obstacles for Legacy Custom Built. But the builder of The New American Home 2018 is turning that steep pitch into a golden opportunity. “When you run into challenges and have to find solutions, that’s what makes residential construction so interesting,” said John Kolb, Legacy’s VP of construction.

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High-End Development, Down on the Farm

Filed in Housing Trends, Land Development by on July 14, 2017 5 Comments
High-End Development, Down on the Farm

Agrihoods have been popping up across the country featuring farms or food growing as a central amenity of the new residential developments.

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