Homes for Life Awards Recognize Top Remodeling Projects

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Homes for Life Awards Recognize Top Remodeling Projects

NAHB Remodelers recently announced the winners of its annual Homes for Life awards during the 2019 International Builders’ Show. The awards recognize exceptional remodeling projects that effectively incorporate aging-in-place and universal design.

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Share Your Comments Now on the 2020 NGBS

Share Your Comments Now on the 2020 NGBS

The second draft standard of the ICC 700-2020 National Green Building Standard (NGBS) is now available for public comment. The comment period will close April 29, 2019.

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How Modular Construction Can Benefit Multifamily Developments

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How Modular Construction Can Benefit Multifamily Developments

Modular construction is a hot topic within the construction industry as a potential solution to labor shortages and rising costs — and, subsequently, housing affordability — because of the speed and efficiency with which these structures can be built. Multifamily developers interested in learning how to adopt this practice in their businesses can learn more from an experienced multifamily builder member in a March 27 webinar.

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Fed Action Bodes Well for Mortgage Rates

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Fed Action Bodes Well for Mortgage Rates

The Federal Reserve’s decision last week to hold short-term interest rates steady, along with two other key announcements by the central bank, should reduce upward pressure on mortgage interest rates for the foreseeable future.

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NAHB Supports Trade Agreement with Mexico and Canada

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NAHB Supports Trade Agreement with Mexico and Canada

NAHB this week sent letters to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi expressing support for the ratification of the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) and urging Congress to swiftly ratify the USMCA.

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A Unique Approach to Thriving in the Digital Economy

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A Unique Approach to Thriving in the Digital Economy

The speed of today’s technological advances can cause even the most successful entrepreneur to feel overwhelmed, exhausted, disconnected and questioning the future. Data continues to flow in much faster than we can possibly handle it, and the gap between the speed of technology and our ability to comprehend it is increasing every moment.

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Va. Governor Signs Affordable Housing Fee Waiver Bill

Filed in Home Building, Housing Finance by on March 22, 2019 0 Comments
Va. Governor Signs Affordable Housing Fee Waiver Bill

Virginia Governor Ralph Northam last week Signed HB 2229, legislation aimed at reducing impediments to the financing, development and construction of affordable housing units. The bill will be become effective July 1, 2019.

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Consumers Weigh in on Kitchen Preferences

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Consumers Weigh in on Kitchen Preferences

When it comes to countertop material and appliance color, consumers have clear preferences.

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Builders Report Labor Shortages as Top Challenge in 2019

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Builders Report Labor Shortages as Top Challenge in 2019

More than four out of five builders expect to face serious challenges regarding the cost and availability of labor in 2019, according to a recent survey of members that ran in the monthly NAHB/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index.

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Smart Home Technology Works for Water Leaks, Too

Smart Home Technology Works for Water Leaks, Too

Many sources can contribute to water damage, including water heater failure, a burst pipe, a broken supply line under the sink, a clogged toilet or even a split hose connected to a washing machine. So how can home owners prevent these types of incidents from occurring? Smart home technology can help.

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