New Leg Con Resources Make it Easy to Get Involved

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More than 650 members have already registered for NAHB’s 2017 Legislative Conference on June 14, and we’ve created some new resources to help ensure your congressional delegation meetings are a success.

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BIA of Washington Improves Fire Reporting

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BIA of Washington Improves Fire Reporting

Washington State Gov. Jay Inslee signed House Bill 1863, which requires the state fire service to participate in the National Fire Incident Reporting System and — thanks to an amendment initiated by the BIA of Washington — include the age of the affected building in the fire report.

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Senate Panel Approves 3 NAHB-Supported Regulatory Relief Bills

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Senate Panel Approves 3 NAHB-Supported Regulatory Relief Bills

The Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee on May 17 approved three NAHB-supported regulatory relief bills that are designed to fix the broken federal regulatory process, restore meaningful congressional oversight and focus on the disproportionate burdens small businesses face in complying with regulations.

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EPA Head to Speak to NAHB June 15

NAHB will welcome Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt to the Midyear Meetings in Washington, D.C. on June 15 to update board and committee members on progress the Trump administration has made toward cutting red tape from the regulatory process and transferring more authority from the federal government to the states.

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Husband and Wife Remodelers Avoid Management Pitfalls

Husband and Wife Remodelers Avoid Management Pitfalls

Agreeing on whose turn it is to fold the laundry is one thing. Becoming business partners with your life partner is a whole new level of teamwork. Maya and Len Bogh, co-owners of Great Northern Builders, Inc. in South Berwick, Maine, describe their working dynamic as one that has evolved throughout their 12-year marriage. They also feel more poised with their business management efforts as a result of networking with the right experts.

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GM Savings: The Clincher for This Member

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GM Savings: The Clincher for This Member

Thanks to his NAHB membership, Dave Rauch just saved $1,000 on a new truck – and has saved about $48,000 over the past four years.

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Multifamily Drop Brings Production Down 2.6% in April

Filed in Economics, Home Building, Multifamily by on May 16, 2017 0 Comments

Led by a decline in multifamily production, nationwide housing starts fell 2.6% in April to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.17 million units, according to newly released data from HUD and the Department of Commerce.

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HUD Task Force to Tackle Excessive Regulation

Filed in Codes and Regulations, Multifamily by on May 15, 2017 3 Comments

Following up on President Trump’s recent directives designed to ease the burden of onerous and conflicting federal regulations, HUD today announced it is forming a task force to identify agency regulations that should repealed, replaced or modified – and get a better handle on the price tags, including recordkeeping costs, associated with each one.

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2018 Best of 55+ Housing Awards Now Open

2018 Best of 55+ Housing Awards Now Open

What impresses your clients most: You and your staff telling them your company’s work is great, or a national panel of experts? If your projects appeal to the mature market with designs that showcase innovation, pick up on emerging trends and demonstrate quality, it’s time to get the recognition you deserve by entering the Best […]

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Builder Confidence Continues Climb

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Builder Confidence Continues Climb

In a further sign that the housing market continues to strengthen, builder confidence in the market for newly-built single-family homes rose two points in May to 70 on the NAHB/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index. This is the second-highest reading since the downturn.

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