Last Chance to Learn How to Avoid Preventable Falls in Free NAHB Training Session

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Last Chance to Learn How to Avoid Preventable Falls in Free NAHB Training Session

NAHB is offering two free virtual training sessions in December to help home builders inform their workers and trade partners on proper fall prevention techniques.

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FHA Raises 2021 Loan Limits

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FHA Raises 2021 Loan Limits

The Federal Housing Administration (FHA) has announced its loan limits for 2021. The nationwide rise in median home prices indicates most buyers across the country will see increases.

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Podcast: Insights into Cabinet Secretary Picks and Lumber Tariffs

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Podcast: Insights into Cabinet Secretary Picks and Lumber Tariffs

On the latest episode of NAHB’s podcast, Housing Developments, CEO Jerry Howard and Chief Lobbyist Jim Tobin discuss the latest round of likely cabinet secretary picks for the Biden administration, the recent lumber tariff developments and the IBSx Virtual Experience.

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Design Education in Just 15 Minutes

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Design Education in Just 15 Minutes

Join us Thursday, Dec. 10, at 2 p.m. ET for the first Design Bite, Spaces for Joy: How Color and Lighting Can Capture Buyers. 

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Watch Video Highlights from the 2020 Fall Leadership Meeting

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Watch Video Highlights from the 2020 Fall Leadership Meeting

View highlights of the 2020 Fall Leadership Council Meeting on nahb.org.

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Suburban Shift for Home Construction Continues into Third Quarter

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Suburban Shift for Home Construction Continues into Third Quarter

A trend of higher demand for housing in lower-density areas reported in the second quarter NAHB Home Building Geography Index (HBGI) has persisted into the fall, as single-family and multifamily construction continued to overperform in lower cost markets like suburbs and exurbs.

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Commerce Department Cuts Lumber Tariffs from 20% to 9%

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Commerce Department Cuts Lumber Tariffs from 20% to 9%

With lumber prices experiencing extreme price volatility this year and harming housing affordability, a final determination of the first administrative review by the U.S. Commerce Department to reduce duties on shipments of Canadian lumber into the United States by more than half is good news for American home builders and home buyers.

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Exclusive BUILD-PAC Webinar on the New Administration and Congress

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Exclusive BUILD-PAC Webinar on the New Administration and Congress

NAHB’s CEO Jerry Howard and Chief Lobbyist Jim Tobin will discuss how the new congressional landscape will impact the home building industry on Dec. 8 at 1 p.m. ET.

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Solar Panels on a New Home: A Cost-Effectiveness Analysis

Solar Panels on a New Home: A Cost-Effectiveness Analysis

Homes with solar photovoltaic panels (PV) can appeal to some new home buyers because of reduced electric bills and a lessened environmental impact. The decision to proceed with such a major investment, however, raises a question about the return on investment. Home Innovation Research Labs recently completed a study analyzing the cost effectiveness of rooftop solar PV across five different markets.

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3 Design Trends to ‘Fall’ in Love With

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3 Design Trends to ‘Fall’ in Love With

During the fall season, the trend toward design that elicits feelings of warmth and comfort is prevalent.

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