Systems-Built Companies Showcase Top Design and Marketing

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Systems-Built Companies Showcase Top Design and Marketing

The 2020 best systems-built homes, industry professionals and marketing initiatives were recognized at the 2019 Building Systems Housing Summit in Pittsburgh.

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Two NAHB Members and Two HBAs Receive Grants from the Legal Action Fund

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Two NAHB Members and Two HBAs Receive Grants from the Legal Action Fund

At the 2020 International Builders’ Show, the NAHB Legal Action Committee recommended financial assistance through the Legal Action Fund for three cases addressing issues of national significance or questions that pose common problems for NAHB members.

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Housing Production Shows Solid Start to 2020

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Housing Production Shows Solid Start to 2020

Total housing starts decreased 3.6% in January from an upwardly revised December reading to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.57 million units, according to a report from the U.S. Housing and Urban Development and Commerce Department. Meanwhile, overall permits surged to a 13-year high.

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3 Green Projects Showcase Key Home Building Strategies

3 Green Projects Showcase Key Home Building Strategies

One of many green offerings during the recent International Builders’ Show (IBS) was the opportunity to participate in a Green Home Tour, showcasing energy-efficient strategies, high-performance features and green construction practices being used in the desert climate of Las Vegas.

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Builder Confidence Remains Solid in February

Filed in Economics by on February 18, 2020 12 Comments
Builder Confidence Remains Solid in February

Builder confidence for newly-built single-family homes remained solid in February, according to the latest NAHB/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index. The last three monthly readings mark the highest sentiment levels since December 2017.

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Builder Creates Foundation to Address Local Workforce Development Gap

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Builder Creates Foundation to Address Local Workforce Development Gap

A North Carolina-based non-profit connects students with internships that lead to full-time jobs and hosts programs that generate significant exposure to career paths in the residential construction industry.

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Learn How to Comply with Final Joint Employer Rule

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Learn How to Comply with Final Joint Employer Rule

The Department of Labor will offer a public webinar on Tuesday, Feb. 25, at 1:00 p.m. ET, to provide compliance assistance on the final joint employer rule, which takes effect on March 16, 2020.

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How to Design Homes for Today’s Aging Population

How to Design Homes for Today’s Aging Population

Recent data show that very few homes incorporate the necessary accessibility features for older adults to age in place. So what can the home-building industry do to help increase the supply of necessary housing, not only for this demographic but future generations as well?

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Tiny Building Lab Featured at IBS 2020 to Help Colorado Homeless Veterans

Tiny Building Lab Featured at IBS 2020 to Help Colorado Homeless Veterans

A small model home from the High Performance Building Zone at the 2020 NAHB International Builders’ Show® in Las Vegas last month will now serve as part of a housing and job training program for U.S. military veterans in Colorado. NAHB donated the home through an arrangement with Operation Tiny Home.

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Industry Leaders to Share Insights on Barriers to Homeownership

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Industry Leaders to Share Insights on Barriers to Homeownership

NAHB’s Election 2020 series with The Hill continues in Charlotte, N.C., on Thursday, Feb. 20, at 8:30 a.m. Tune in to the event’s livestream, which will be available through The Hill’s “Building the Dream: Charlotte” webpage, to watch as state and local government officials, industry leaders and community partners share their insights on the challenges of housing affordability.

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