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A Housing Upturn as Concerns Grow for Lumber, Material Costs

Filed in Disaster Response, Economics by on July 24, 2020 4 Comments
A Housing Upturn as Concerns Grow for Lumber, Material Costs

The remarkably strong data for home construction has continued in recent weeks. However, for builders, access issues and delivery delays for building materials are increasingly yielding higher prices.

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State Statutes Provide Insight on Obtaining Permit Extensions

Filed in Disaster Response by on May 27, 2020 0 Comments
State Statutes Provide Insight on Obtaining Permit Extensions

Builders across the country are concerned about existing permits expiring before projects are finished. NAHB members can reference existing state statues to help navigate the permit extension process.

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Final ESA Rules will Streamline the Permitting Process

Filed in Codes and Standards, Environment by on August 12, 2019 3 Comments
Final ESA Rules will Streamline the Permitting Process

In a victory for NAHB, the Trump administration today released final rules updating the Endangered Species Act (ESA) Section 7 Consultation requirements and new regulations governing the designation of critical habitat that will improve the overall efficiency of the ESA’s permitting process and make compliance less onerous for home builders and developers.

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West Leads Permits Growth; Northeast, Midwest See Declines

Filed in Economics by on August 6, 2018 3 Comments
West Leads Permits Growth; Northeast, Midwest See Declines

The number of single-family permits issued in the first six months of 2018 was 444,600, a 6.3% increase over where the nation was at the end of June 2017, when permits totaled 418,128.

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Regulatory Horror Story Highlights Need to Reform Permitting Process

Filed in Advocacy, Codes and Standards by on March 15, 2018 1 Comment
Regulatory Horror Story Highlights Need to Reform Permitting Process

Illustrating how the federal regulatory system has run amok and the need for Congress to pass legislation to fix a broken permitting process, a development firm today shared its three-decade-long nightmare of failed attempts to obtain a Clean Water Act permit.

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Single-Family Permits Post Solid Gains in 2017

Filed in Economics by on February 23, 2018 1 Comment
Single-Family Permits Post Solid Gains in 2017

Preliminary data show that the total number of single-family permits issued in the U.S. during 2017 reached 817,319, a 9.6% increase over the 2016 total of 745,525.

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