NAHB Chair Elected to Federal Home Loan Bank of Dallas Board

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NAHB Chair Elected to Federal Home Loan Bank of Dallas Board

The Federal Home Loan Bank of Dallas has announced the election of NAHB Chair Granger MacDonald to FHLB Dallas Board of Directors to fill an independent director seat vacated in April.

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Ivory Coast Seeking Builders

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Ivory Coast Seeking Builders

With more than 20 million citizens, the Ivory Coast is open to new forms of construction that could help accelerate the home building process and alleviate the West African republic’s housing shortage.

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Log Homes: A Symbol of the American Pioneering Spirit

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Log Homes: A Symbol of the American Pioneering Spirit

For the sixth year, the Log and Timber Homes Council is celebrating National Log Homes Open House Month, honoring an historic American style of housing.

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Best of IBS Webinar: Boost Sales with Facebook

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Best of IBS Webinar: Boost Sales with Facebook

Learn how to drive real, measurable results on Facebook: increased walk-in and online traffic, appointments and sales in this July 19 event.

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Lumber Shortages Encumber More Builders

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Lumber Shortages Encumber More Builders

Home builders across the country were getting hammered by skyrocketing lumber prices earlier this year. And now, more of them are reporting lumber supply shortages, too. More than 1 in 5 single-family builders say they are experiencing a shortage of framing lumber.

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NAHB Funds 4 Local Advocacy Efforts

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NAHB Funds 4 Local Advocacy Efforts

Grants from the State and Local Issues Fund provide financial assistance to HBAs as they advocate on issues affecting the affordability of homeownership.

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House Panel Set to Approve HUD Funding for Fiscal 2018

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House Panel Set to Approve HUD Funding for Fiscal 2018

The House T-HUD Appropriations Subcommittee is expected this evening to approve a spending bill for HUD for fiscal 2018, which starts Oct. 1, 2017.

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Successful Fundraising: A Bigger Fish to Fry

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Successful Fundraising: A Bigger Fish to Fry

To make their annual fish fry fundraiser even more successful, the members of the Greater Birmingham Association of Home Builders Remodelers’ Council added a cash raffle — with a unique twist.

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All-Female Student Team Competes at IBS

All-Female Student Team Competes at IBS

In a predominantly male industry, four young women blazed their own trail as the first all-female team to participate in the annual NAHB Student Competition during this year’s International Builders’ Show in Orlando.

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CFPB Publishes Final ‘Know Before You Owe’ Rule

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CFPB Publishes Final ‘Know Before You Owe’ Rule

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau on July 7 published final updates to its “Know Before You Owe” mortgage rule, offering amendments on finance charge disclosures, disclosures tied to housing assistance that a borrower receives, and when information can be shared with third-parties, including real estate agents.

Of particular interest to NAHB, the final rule clarifies disclosures for construction and construction-to-permanent loans addressing many of the concerns lenders have expressed in making these loans.

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