Supply Constraints Hinder Sales and Affordability

Filed in Business Management, Economics by on August 3, 2018 4 Comments
Supply Constraints Hinder Sales and Affordability

A dearth of inventory has resulted in price growth, making prospective home buyers more cautious about a potential purchase.

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Administration Proposes Modernizing Mortgage Lending

Filed in Codes and Regulations by on August 3, 2018 0 Comments
Administration Proposes Modernizing Mortgage Lending

The Treasury Department released a report on July 31 addressing advances in financial market technology and related changes in the delivery of financial services. The report includes recommendations for legislative and regulatory action to streamline and modernize mortgage lending and servicing.

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Trench Deaths, Injuries Rise for Home Builders

Filed in Labor, Safety and Health by on August 3, 2018 2 Comments
Trench Deaths, Injuries Rise for Home Builders

OSHA has made reducing trenching and excavation hazards a priority, and for good reason: Excavation and trench-related fatalities in 2016 were nearly double the average of the previous five years.

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Learn from Systems-Built Experts in Summit Education Sessions

Filed in Home Building, Technology by on August 2, 2018 0 Comments
Learn from Systems-Built Experts in Summit Education Sessions

The upcoming Building Systems Housing Summit is a great opportunity to discover emerging trends and network with builders, manufacturers and suppliers of modular, panelized, concrete, log and timber frame homes. The event also gives attendees direct access to top experts in the industry.

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NAHB, USA Today Debate Merits of Updating the Endangered Species Act

Filed in Codes and Regulations, Environmental by on August 2, 2018 2 Comments
NAHB, USA Today Debate Merits of Updating the Endangered Species Act

In a point-counterpoint published on USA Today’s opinion page on Aug. 2, NAHB Chairman Randy Noel and the USA Today editorial board debated the merits of the Trump administration’s proposed changes to the Endangered Species Act.

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55+ Housing Market Shows Continued Strength in 2nd Quarter

Filed in Councils & Committees, Economics by on August 2, 2018 0 Comments
55+ Housing Market Shows Continued Strength in 2nd Quarter

Builder confidence in the single-family 55+ housing market continued to be in positive territory in the second quarter of 2018, according to the NAHB 55+ Housing Market Index released today. The index increased one point to 67.

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NAHB to Administration: Negotiate Now

Filed in Leadership by on August 2, 2018 5 Comments
NAHB to Administration: Negotiate Now

As lumber prices continue to climb to the detriment of home builders and their customers, members of the NAHB Board of Directors have an important message for Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross and U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer: Negotiate now.

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How to Protect Your Reputation from Negative Customer Reviews

Filed in Codes and Regulations, Education by on August 1, 2018 0 Comments
How to Protect Your Reputation from Negative Customer Reviews

Federal Trade Commission regulations require builders to be honest when replying to customer feedback on social media. How do you do so while also protecting your reputation?

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Who is Your Boomer Buyer?

Filed in 55+ Housing, Councils & Committees, Design by on August 1, 2018 0 Comments
Who is Your Boomer Buyer?

New research on baby boomer households conducted by John Burns Real Estate Consulting reveals a number of trends on what active adults are looking for in their next home and next community.

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National Flood Insurance Program Receives 4-Month Extension

Filed in Capitol Hill by on July 31, 2018 0 Comments
National Flood Insurance Program Receives 4-Month Extension

The Senate voted today to approve House-passed legislation that will extend the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) until Nov. 30. Absent congressional action, the program would have expired at 11:59 p.m. tonight.

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