3 Key Takeaways from CES

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3 Key Takeaways from CES

The annual Consumer Electronics Show (CES) is considered one of the world’s biggest showcases of innovative technology. The CEDIA Technology Council shared some highlights from the show that could soon have an impact on the construction trades.

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Discover How to Build an Effective Brand

Filed in International Builders' Show by on January 22, 2019 0 Comments
Discover How to Build an Effective Brand

Creating a relevant brand in today’s socially connected, on-demand business environment is far more complex than ever before. Reputation, trust and the consumer experience have become as equally important as what you build, and all must be considered and carefully aligned.

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Treasury Releases Final Rules for 20% Pass Through Entities

Filed in Codes and Regulations by on January 21, 2019 0 Comments
Treasury Releases Final Rules for 20% Pass Through Entities

The Treasury Department released final regulations for the 20% pass through entity deduction under the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017. The final regulations concern the deduction for qualified business income under Section 199A of the Internal Revenue Code.

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Can’t-Miss Events for Young Building Pros at IBS

Filed in International Builders' Show by on January 18, 2019 1 Comment
Can’t-Miss Events for Young Building Pros at IBS

NAHB’s International Builders’ Show is the premier event for those in the residential construction business — especially for the thousands of young building professionals who are the future of the industry.

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DHS Blocks Certain Foreign Nationals from H-2B Visas

Filed in Codes and Regulations by on January 18, 2019 0 Comments
DHS Blocks Certain Foreign Nationals from H-2B Visas

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has announced that residents of the Dominican Republic, Ethiopia and the Philippines will no longer be able to enter the U.S. on temporary work visas. The decision could affect builders who utilize H-2B programs, which give visas to seasonal workers in construction and other industries.

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At NAHB’s Urging, IRS to Waive 2018 Withholding Penalties for Most Filers

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At NAHB’s Urging, IRS to Waive 2018 Withholding Penalties for Most Filers

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has announced that it is waiving the tax penalty for many home builders and other small businesses that pay estimated quarterly taxes but whose 2018 federal income tax withholding and estimated tax payments fell short of their total tax liability for the year.

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Remodelers’ Confidence Holds Relatively Steady

Filed in Economics, Remodelers by on January 17, 2019 0 Comments
Remodelers’ Confidence Holds Relatively Steady

NAHB’s Remodeling Market Index posted a reading of 57 in the fourth quarter of 2018, only one point lower than the previous quarter.

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Green Building Becoming the Standard for New Homes

Filed in Design, Sustainability & Green Building by on January 16, 2019 0 Comments
Green Building Becoming the Standard for New Homes

Is green here to stay? All indications are yes. Homes are increasingly being designed, constructed, and operated toward the greener end of the construction continuum.

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Lower Interest Rates Stabilize Builder Confidence

Filed in Economics by on January 16, 2019 1 Comment
Lower Interest Rates Stabilize Builder Confidence

Buoyed by falling mortgage rates, builder confidence in the market for newly-built single-family homes rose two points to 58 in January on the National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index (HMI).

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Avoiding Poor-Performing Homes and Profit-Killing Call Backs

Filed in Home Building, International Builders' Show by on January 15, 2019 1 Comment
Avoiding Poor-Performing Homes and Profit-Killing Call Backs

Building expenses don’t always finish accruing once you turn over the keys to the buyer. The secret to maximizing your bottom line depends on how well you control your call-back costs.

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