NAHB Supports Proposed Change to Joint Employer Standard

Filed in Codes and Regulations, Labor, Safety and Health by on September 13, 2018 0 Comments
NAHB Supports Proposed Change to Joint Employer Standard

The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) will publish a notice of proposed rulemaking on Sept. 14 in the Federal Register inviting interested parties to submit comments on its proposed joint-employer standard. NAHB plans to submit detailed comments in support of this proposal.

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Building Relationships Earns Membership Cup for Florida HBA

Filed in Membership by on September 13, 2018 2 Comments
Building Relationships Earns Membership Cup for Florida HBA

The goal of the Manatee-Sarasota BIA 2017 membership plan was to make sure that every future member knew that that their businesses matter to HBA leadership and they would be proud to call them a member of the group.

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More Builders’ Profits Taking a Hit from Labor Shortages

More Builders’ Profits Taking a Hit from Labor Shortages

While the increasing cost of labor is resulting in higher home prices for buyers, a growing number of builders are also feeling the pinch.

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Arbitration Trumps Litigation: Home Builder Construction Disputes

Filed in Business Management, Legal by on September 12, 2018 2 Comments
Arbitration Trumps Litigation: Home Builder Construction Disputes

Arbitration is widely used in most industries and is particularly beneficial for home builders and homeowners to expeditiously settle construction disputes, which are often technical in nature.

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FHFA Proposes New Rulemaking on Uniform Mortgage-Backed Securities

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FHFA Proposes New Rulemaking on Uniform Mortgage-Backed Securities

The Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) announced it is issuing a proposed rule to require Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac (the Enterprises) to align programs, policies, and practices that affect the prepayment rates of “To-Be-Announced” (TBA)-eligible mortgage-backed securities (MBS).

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Bipartisan Group of Senators Seek Fair Resolution of Lumber Trade Dispute

Filed in Capitol Hill, Trade by on September 12, 2018 1 Comment
Bipartisan Group of Senators Seek Fair Resolution of Lumber Trade Dispute

In an effort spearheaded by NAHB, a dozen Republican and Democratic members of the U.S. Senate on Sept. 11 sent a joint letter to the Trump administration calling on the U.S. to resume softwood lumber trade negotiations with Canada.

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House Republicans Introduce ‘Tax Reform 2.0’ bills

Filed in Capitol Hill, Tax Reform Toolkit by on September 11, 2018 0 Comments
House Republicans Introduce ‘Tax Reform 2.0’ bills

House Republicans yesterday unveiled their long-anticipated package of tax changes, which are intended to build on the enactment of last year’s Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. Known as Tax Reform 2.0, it is actually a package of three bills. The House Ways and Means Committee is expected to take up the bills quickly, possibly later this week.

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NAHB Chairman: Thank You to All Associate Members

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NAHB Chairman: Thank You to All Associate Members

NAHB Chairman Randy Noel took some time to record a heartfelt “Thank You” video to all of NAHB’s valuable associate members.

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NAHB Asks IRS to Clarify Key Questions on Opportunity Zones

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NAHB Asks IRS to Clarify Key Questions on Opportunity Zones

NAHB has joined the Bipartisan Policy Center and eight other national organizations to ask Acting Internal Revenue Service Commissioner David Kautter to issue guidance on key issues facing investors interested in opportunity zones, established as part of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017.

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Circadian Lighting Goes Residential

Filed in Business Management, Technology by on September 10, 2018 0 Comments
Circadian Lighting Goes Residential

There’s a new aspect of lighting that’s gaining traction in both the commercial and residential construction markets: the notion of “human-centric” lighting that enhances the wellness of a building’s occupants.

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