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New Report from NAHB and ICC Focuses on Code Compliance Issues

Filed in Codes and Regulations by on April 3, 2019 0 Comments
New Report from NAHB and ICC Focuses on Code Compliance Issues

The International Code Council and NAHB recently released a new report designed to help builders improve the safety and satisfaction of their customers. 

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Offsite Construction Gaining Interest Among Builders

Offsite Construction Gaining Interest Among Builders

More builders anticipate transitioning to building systems in the years, based on survey results from Home Innovation Research Labs. Results showed that although there was immediate interest in many building systems components, increased appeal over the next five years provides greater opportunity for growth in certain markets.

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Energy Efficiency and Indoor Air Quality Top Buyers’ Green Preferences

Energy Efficiency and Indoor Air Quality Top Buyers’ Green Preferences

When buyers think of a green home, they think of features that will first save energy and second improve the quality of the air in the home, according survey results released today by NAHB at the International Builders’ Show.

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Top Builder Challenges for 2018: Labor Access and Building Material Prices

Filed in Construction Industry, Economics by on January 19, 2018 5 Comments
Top Builder Challenges for 2018: Labor Access and Building Material Prices

The cost and availability of labor along with building material prices stand out as the two most significant problems builders expect to face in 2018, according to a recent survey of NAHB members. A whopping 84% of respondents cited these two issues as major challenges this year, and not surprisingly, these were the top two concerns cited by builders in 2017.

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Take the Poll, Win a Prize

Filed in Codes and Regulations, Environmental by on November 17, 2016 3 Comments
Take the Poll, Win a Prize

Why don’t more builders include green infrastructure in their lot design: Is it extra expense, over-regulation, home buyer preference or something completely different? NAHB is trying to figure it out – and we need your help.

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It’s True: We Want to Own a Home

Filed in Construction Industry, Homeownership by on July 27, 2016 0 Comments

An overwhelming 4 of 5 Americans believe that owning a home is a good investment, according to a recent poll that NAHB comissioned to gauge public sentiment on the value of homeownership and government programs that encourage homeownership and housing production.

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Profits Matter: Which Remodelers Make the Most

Filed in Business Management, Economics, Remodelers by on March 17, 2016 2 Comments
Profits Matter: Which Remodelers Make the Most

Profit envy shouldn’t be your primary motivation in running a successful business. But knowing how much the competition is bringing in can help you better gauge your financial performance and further enhance your industry intellect. NAHB is currently surveying all of its remodeler members to provide them with real-market benchmarks they can use to compare their business to others, pinpoint improvement opportunities and set budget targets.

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Builder Confidence Continues to Rise

Filed in Economics, Housing Trends by on September 16, 2015 0 Comments
Builder Confidence Continues to Rise

Builder confidence in the market for newly constructed single-family homes continued its steady rise in September with a one-point increase to 62 on the NAHB/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index. It is the highest reading since October 2005.

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Builders Report Growing Labor Shortage Concerns

Builders Report Growing Labor Shortage Concerns

In June, NAHB surveyed single-family builders on the availability of labor and subcontractors for various trades, any change in the cost of labor and subcontractors, and the impact of labor shortages on their business. And, while labor shortages were already quite widespread in mid-2014, the survey revealed that “for every trade covered in the survey, shortages were more widespread in 2015 than in 2014.”

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How’m I doin?

Filed in Economics, Homeownership by on June 16, 2015 0 Comments
How’m I doin?

While “how’m I doin?” was the catchphrase of Ed Koch, the late former mayor of New York City, a similar question was posed to home owners and renters in a recent Federal Reserve survey.

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