9 Builders Win Trips to Napa in Member Recruitment Contest

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9 Builders Win Trips to Napa in Member Recruitment Contest

Congratulations to the nine NAHB Builder members who signed up the most new members* during the 2019 fall membership drive. The top recruiters and two runner ups from each category will enjoy an all-inclusive trip to Napa Valley, courtesy of NAHB membership sponsor, Signature Kitchen Suite.

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A Look Back at Significant Wins in 2019

A Look Back at Significant Wins in 2019

NAHB achieved a number of significant victories in 2019 on a broad range of issues, including housing affordability, taxes, regulations and more.

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Top Posts of 2019

Filed in Construction Industry, Membership by on December 31, 2019 0 Comments
Top Posts of 2019

As we look back at 2019, here’s a quick look at the five most popular blog posts of the year based on the number of views by our readers.

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5 Ways to Build a Better Business with IBS Communities

5 Ways to Build a Better Business with IBS Communities

Several presentations in the IBS Centrals and Communities aim to help attendees better understand the resources available to them to achieve business success. Whether targeting a specific industry niche or just looking for a crash course in tech tools, here are few highlights to plug into your calendar.

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The Year in Trends

Filed in Design, Housing Trends by on December 30, 2019 0 Comments
The Year in Trends

Millennials and baby boomers are the nation’s largest generations. These popular NAHBNow blog posts from the past year that spell out their unique buyer preferences as well as other interesting home design trends.

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How “Business-as-Usual” Products Can Present Green Building Opportunities

Filed in Sustainability & Green Building by on December 27, 2019 2 Comments
How “Business-as-Usual” Products Can Present Green Building Opportunities

At a recent green building conference, one education session of interest highlighted top green building products for a changing climate. The session presented business-as-usual scenarios of products that tend to be inefficient or have issues, and then building and materials science experts featured products and applications for more efficient opportunities. Here are some great examples.

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Getting Started with New Building Concepts at IBS

Getting Started with New Building Concepts at IBS

Have you considered experimenting with a new building style? Wanted to add new skills to your repertoire? The Centrals and communities at the NAHB International Builders’ Show® (IBS) offer a great opportunity to learn more about various segments of the building industry firsthand from subject-matter experts.

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Are Rising Construction Costs Killing the American Basement?

Filed in Economics, Housing Trends by on December 26, 2019 2 Comments
Are Rising Construction Costs Killing the American Basement?

The basement is losing favor among home builders and buyers. But why?

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HUD to Replace REAC Inspections With a New Protocol – NSPIRE

Filed in Multifamily by on December 26, 2019 0 Comments
HUD to Replace REAC Inspections With a New Protocol – NSPIRE

The Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) is overhauling its Real Estate Assessment Center physical inspection protocol due to negative press reports about substandard subsidized properties and HUD’s concerns that owners are “gaming the system” to make minimal repairs to pass inspections.

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Production Builder Executive Club Offers a Unique IBS Experience

Filed in International Builders' Show by on December 26, 2019 2 Comments
Production Builder Executive Club Offers a Unique IBS Experience

The Production Builder Executive Club at the 2020 International Builders’ Show will feature VIP amenities, programming and networking opportunities for production builders attending IBS.

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