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Remodeling Confidence Remains Strong Despite 3-Point Slip

Filed in Economics, Remodelers by on April 19, 2018 0 Comments
Remodeling Confidence Remains Strong Despite 3-Point Slip

The NAHB Remodeling Market Index posted a reading of 57 in the first quarter of 2018, down three points from the previous quarter and back to the same level as the third quarter of 2017.

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EPA Publishes New Formaldehyde Compliance Dates

Filed in Codes and Regulations, Remodelers by on April 4, 2018 0 Comments
EPA Publishes New Formaldehyde Compliance Dates

It’s now official: The Environmental Protection Agency has set the new compliance dates for its formaldehyde emissions rule for composite wood products by publishing a notice today in the Federal Register.

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EPA Clarifies Rules on Working with Lead Paint After Disasters

EPA Clarifies Rules on Working with Lead Paint After Disasters

The Environmental Protection Agency today provided needed clarification to the information it had posted regarding emergency renovations under the Renovation, Repair, and Painting Rule – clarification that NAHB has insisted its members need to get needed repairs completed while staying in compliance with the rule.

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Free Webinar: What Makes a ‘Home for Life?’

Filed in Design, Education, Home Building, Remodelers by on March 20, 2018 0 Comments
Free Webinar: What Makes a ‘Home for Life?’

In the free webinar Design Highlights from the 2017 Homes for Life Single-Space Category Winner, 2-3 p.m. ET on Wednesday, March 28, you’ll get the winners’ latest tips on incorporating aging-in-place and universal design features into your next project.

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Court Issues Decision on Formaldehyde Rule

Filed in Codes and Regulations, Remodelers by on March 13, 2018 0 Comments
Court Issues Decision on Formaldehyde Rule

After years of starts, stops and even litigation, the path forward on EPA’s formaldehyde emissions rule is finally clear. Today, an agreement on how the formaldehyde rule will be implemented was reached by EPA, the Sierra Club and industry trade associations including NAHB.

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Arizona, Louisiana Aging-in-Place Specialists Honored

Filed in Awards, Remodelers by on January 30, 2018 0 Comments
Arizona, Louisiana Aging-in-Place Specialists Honored

NAHB Remodelers recently honored the winners of its annual Homes for Life awards, recognizing excellent remodeling work for aging-in-place and universal design by Certified Aging-in-Place Specialists.

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Tax Reform and HELOCs: What Now?

Filed in Codes and Regulations, Economics, Remodelers by on January 29, 2018 3 Comments
Tax Reform and HELOCs: What Now?

As the dust settles on last month’s tax reform debate, remodelers and their clients may see conflicting information about home equity credit lines (HELOCs) and second mortgages – traditionally, important funding sources for major home renovation work. Here’s a little clarity.

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Remodeling Market Indicators Hit High in 4th Quarter

Filed in Economics, Remodelers by on January 18, 2018 1 Comment
Remodeling Market Indicators Hit High in 4th Quarter

NAHB’s Remodeling Market Index posted a reading of 60 in the fourth quarter of 2017, up three points from the previous quarter and only the second time since 2001 that the reading has reached 60.

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EPA Must Re-examine Lead Definition and Clearance Testing Standards, Court Says

Filed in Codes and Regulations, Remodelers by on January 15, 2018 10 Comments
EPA Must Re-examine Lead Definition and Clearance Testing Standards, Court Says

A recent court decision that requires the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to take another look at its dust-lead hazard standard may result in tighter regulations for contractors who do lead-abatement work if it leads to a stricter standard for clearance testing. Changes may also eventually affect remodelers working in homes with lead paint.

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Remodeling Market Indicators Stay Strong

Filed in Councils & Committees, Economics, Remodelers by on October 19, 2017 1 Comment
Remodeling Market Indicators Stay Strong

The NAHB Remodeling Market Index (RMI) posted a reading of 57 in the third quarter, up two points from the previous quarter. It’s the 18th consecutive RMI at or above 50, which indicates that more remodelers report market activity is higher compared to the prior quarter than report it is lower.

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