Help Grow Your Brand with the Social Media Marketing Online Course

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Help Grow Your Brand with the Social Media Marketing Online Course

NAHB’s live online course, Social Media Marketing for Your Business, will help housing professionals think strategically about social media and how it fits into the big picture of marketing.

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NAHB Commends Confirmation of Gov. Raimondo as Commerce Secretary

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NAHB Commends Confirmation of Gov. Raimondo as Commerce Secretary

By a vote of 84-15, the Senate today approved the confirmation of Rhode Island Gov. Gina Raimondo as the next U.S. commerce secretary.

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IRS Releases Guidance on Claiming Employee Retention Credit with PPP Loan

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IRS Releases Guidance on Claiming Employee Retention Credit with PPP Loan

The IRS released guidance this week for taxpayers claiming the employee retention credit for tax year 2020. The IRS plans to release additional guidance in the near future for claims arising during 2021, including changes made to the employee retention credit for 2021.

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Top 9 Design Trends for 2021

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Top 9 Design Trends for 2021

The 2020 Best in American Living Award winners showcase top design trends that home buyers can expect to see in homes and communities in coming years.

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How Rising Lumber Prices Impact More Than Just Home Builders

How Rising Lumber Prices Impact More Than Just Home Builders

The fast price escalation in lumber is having far-reaching consequences throughout the industry, and prohibiting home builders and partner organizations from providing much-needed housing to families across the country.

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Suburban Shift for Construction in 2020

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Suburban Shift for Construction in 2020

The suburban shift in home building to meet growing buyer preferences for lower density, lower cost markets stemming from the COVID-19 pandemic that was first reported in the second quarter NAHB Home Building Geography Index (HBGI) has continued throughout the rest of 2020.

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FHFA Authorizes More than $1 Billion for Affordable Housing Funds

FHFA Authorizes More than $1 Billion for Affordable Housing Funds

The Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) announced today a $1.09 billion disbursement for Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac affordable housing allocations for 2020. This is the largest amount ever disbursed and more than double what was provided last year.

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New Priced Out Study Highlights the Housing Affordability Crisis

Filed in Economics, Housing Affordability by on March 1, 2021 0 Comments
New Priced Out Study Highlights the Housing Affordability Crisis

A new study by NAHB puts a spotlight on the nation’s housing affordability crisis and illustrates how even a relatively small increase in the price of a home can prevent hundreds of thousands of households from achieving the goal of homeownership.

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Video: NAHB Chairman Updates Members on Rising Lumber Prices

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Video: NAHB Chairman Updates Members on Rising Lumber Prices

In this month’s Chairman’s Update, 2021 NAHB Chairman of the Board Chuck Fowke discusses the latest developments in the evolving lumber crisis and the measures NAHB is taking to address the associated issues.

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House Passes Biden’s COVID-19 Relief Package

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House Passes Biden’s COVID-19 Relief Package

The House early this morning approved President Biden’s $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief plan. The House package includes a provision to gradually increase the minimum wage to $15 an hour by 2025 but the Senate may strip this provision out the bill because the Senate parliamentarian has ruled it does not comply with the rules regarding budget reconciliation.

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