NAHB, NAR Partner to Educate Consumers on Home Performance, Sustainability

Filed in Sustainability & Green Building by on July 14, 2020 0 Comments
NAHB, NAR Partner to Educate Consumers on Home Performance, Sustainability

NAHB and the National Association of Realtors® launched a new joint initiative, Home Performance Counts, designed to help consumers better understand the rapidly growing high-performance home marketplace.

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How Stringent Design Regulations Restrict Housing Affordability and Choice

How Stringent Design Regulations Restrict Housing Affordability and Choice

Housing affordability has long been at the forefront of housing policy and attention. Recent land use trends provide additional development methods to make the residential development and regulation process more efficient, but some localities are moving in the opposite direction by enacting burdensome residential design standards that go well past good design principles. NAHB’s Residential Design Standards: How Stringent Regulations Restrict Affordability and Choice┬áreport addresses this issue and explores other alternatives.

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Planning for Hurricanes and Natural Disasters Amid COVID-19

Filed in Disaster Response by on July 13, 2020 0 Comments
Planning for Hurricanes and Natural Disasters Amid COVID-19

FEMA releases guidance document to help businesses prepare for hurricane season and other natural disasters during COVID-19.

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HBA Wins Injunction on Impact Fees with Help from NAHB Legal Action Fund

Filed in Codes and Regulations, Legal by on July 13, 2020 0 Comments
HBA Wins Injunction on Impact Fees with Help from NAHB Legal Action Fund

Before the ink could dry on their Legal Action Fund Grant approval, the HBA of West Florida claimed a victory in Florida State Court, winning an injunction to temporarily stop a county from collecting educational impact fees imposed on new home building.

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Labor Market Improvement Follows Housing Strength

Labor Market Improvement Follows Housing Strength

Recent economic data have shown rapid improvement relative to dramatic declines in mid-spring. And housing has led the way.

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Lumber Prices Hit 2-Year High, Up 50% Since April

Filed in Disaster Response, Economics by on July 10, 2020 2 Comments
Lumber Prices Hit 2-Year High, Up 50% Since April

The Random Lengths Framing Composite Price hit $523 per 1,000 board feet for the week ending July 10, marking the first time prices have topped the $500 level since July 2018. Indeed, lumber prices have soared 50% since April 17, 2020.

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Join NAHB for Webinar Wednesdays in July

Join NAHB for Webinar Wednesdays in July

NAHB Education is offering a variety of dynamic webinars for housing industry professionals every Wednesday in July.

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NAHB Young Professionals Awards Spotlight Best Across the Industry

Filed in Awards, Councils & Committees, Membership by on July 10, 2020 0 Comments
NAHB Young Professionals Awards Spotlight Best Across the Industry

The NAHB Young Professional (YP) Awards annually recognize young building industry professionals under the age of 45. Learn more about the awards process and how you can apply or nominate a rising star in your network.

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FHFA Extends Loan Processing Flexibilities Through Aug. 31

Filed in Disaster Response, Housing Finance by on July 9, 2020 0 Comments
FHFA Extends Loan Processing Flexibilities Through Aug. 31

The Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) announced today that Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac will extend several loan origination flexibilities until Aug. 31, 2020, to ensure continued support for borrowers during the COVID-19 national emergency. The flexibilities were set to expire on July 31.

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An Open Letter on Coronavirus Safety from NAHB Chairman to Residential Construction Workers

An Open Letter on Coronavirus Safety from NAHB Chairman to Residential Construction Workers

NAHB Chairman Chuck Fowke today sent an open letter to the nation’s residential construction workers imploring them to continue following guidance to prevent the transmission of coronavirus in the face of rising cases nationwide

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