Building Codes Vote Coming Soon and NAHB Members Can Help

Filed in Codes and Regulations by on September 27, 2019 3 Comments
Building Codes Vote Coming Soon and NAHB Members Can Help

The International Codes Council will hold its public comment hearings in Las Vegas Oct. 23-30. The hearings will determine which building code proposals will be modified for the final online vote in November. NAHB members can influence which code changes are approved.

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New Rule Exempts Appraisals on Certain Homes Sold for $400,000 or Less

Filed in Housing Finance by on September 27, 2019 0 Comments
New Rule Exempts Appraisals on Certain Homes Sold for $400,000 or Less

Federal regulators issued a final rule to raise the threshold from $250,000 to $400,000 for residential real estate transactions that would require an appraisal.

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Membership a Valuable Investment for Young Professional Associate Member

Filed in Membership by on September 27, 2019 0 Comments
Membership a Valuable Investment for Young Professional Associate Member

As Associate Member Appreciation Month wraps up, NAHB looks toward the future of the home building industry at one Associate Member who has been going above and beyond.

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Carl Harris Seeks Certification as Candidate for NAHB 2021 Third Vice Chair

Filed in Councils & Committees, Leadership by on September 26, 2019 0 Comments

The NAHB Nominations Committee has announced that Carl Harris, president of Carl Harris Co., Inc., in Wichita, Kan., submitted his letter of intent to seek certification as a candidate for NAHB 2021 Third Vice Chairman at the 2020 International Builders’ Show meetings.

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How Emerging Fair Housing Issues May Affect LIHTC Properties

Filed in Education, Multifamily by on September 26, 2019 0 Comments
How Emerging Fair Housing Issues May Affect LIHTC Properties

NAHB’s Fair Housing: Addressing the Issues Facing LIHTC Properties webinar on Thursday, Oct. 10, at 2-3 p.m. ET will offer practical guidance on how to identify and address reasonable accommodation requests, including debunking some of the myths that lead managers to believe they can never say “no” to a request.

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Fireplaces are Not a Hot Household Item

Filed in Economics, Housing Trends by on September 26, 2019 2 Comments
Fireplaces are Not a Hot Household Item

Spurred in part by affordability concerns, more consumers are turning a cold shoulder to fireplaces in their homes, according to NAHB tabulation of recently released data from the Survey of Construction, which is produced by the U.S. Census Bureau with partial funding from HUD.

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Deconstruction: Un-building for the Future

Filed in Sustainability & Green Building by on September 25, 2019 0 Comments
Deconstruction: Un-building for the Future

Demolition is the most common way of removing an old structure but results in the materials going to the landfill. Deconstruction is the systematic disassembly of a building. This technique can be used for some or all of a building teardown to salvage usable materials and reduce waste.

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HBI, Home Depot Expand Partnership to Train High School Students

Filed in Labor, Safety and Health by on September 25, 2019 2 Comments
HBI, Home Depot Expand Partnership to Train High School Students

The Home Depot Foundation and the Home Builders Institute (HBI) this week expanded their partnership to address the skilled labor shortage by launching a youth trades training program.

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New Home Sales Post Solid Gains in August

Filed in Economics by on September 25, 2019 0 Comments
New Home Sales Post Solid Gains in August

Sales of newly built, single-family homes increased 7.1% to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 713,000 units in August off a revised upward reading in July, according to newly released data by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and the U.S. Census Bureau.

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Learn Critical Social Media Marketing Strategies in NAHB Webinar Course

Filed in Education, Sales & Marketing by on September 25, 2019 0 Comments
Learn Critical Social Media Marketing Strategies in NAHB Webinar Course

The NAHB webinar course Social Media Marketing for Your Business Live Online will help home building companies think strategically about social media and how it fits into the marketing big picture.

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