How Multifamily Projects Can Utilize Community Solar

How Multifamily Projects Can Utilize Community Solar

Many localities are considering ways to limit direct and indirect emissions from the building sector to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. One strategy for builders to consider is the integration or addition of solar photovoltaics (PV).

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FHA Acts to Remove Homeownership Barriers for Those With Student Loan Debt

Filed in Advocacy, Housing Finance by on June 18, 2021 0 Comments
FHA Acts to Remove Homeownership Barriers for Those With Student Loan Debt

At NAHB’s urging, the Federal Housing Administration (FHA) today announced updates to its student loan monthly payment calculations to take steps to remove barriers and provide more access to affordable single-family FHA-insured mortgage financing for creditworthy individuals with student loan debt.

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Great Community Amenities Make This Award-Winning Development Stand Out

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Great Community Amenities Make This Award-Winning Development Stand Out

2020 Multifamily Pillars of the Industry Awards winner The Waterline Club at Waterline Square highlights a variety of amenities that will continue to be attractive in the post-COVID market.

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Housing Prices Likely to Remain High as Supply Remains Low, Disproportionately Affecting Minorities

Filed in Economics, Housing Affordability by on June 17, 2021 0 Comments
Housing Prices Likely to Remain High as Supply Remains Low, Disproportionately Affecting Minorities

The pandemic has not only created a shift in housing demand; it has also shone a brighter light on housing disparities, according to The State of the Nation’s Housing 2021 report from Harvard University’s Joint Center for Housing Studies.

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Another Issue with the 2020 Electrical Code: Ranges Tripping on GFCIs

Filed in Codes and Standards by on June 17, 2021 0 Comments
Another Issue with the 2020 Electrical Code: Ranges Tripping on GFCIs

GFCI requirements in the 2020 National Electrical Code (NEC) are causing more tripping issues, this time with electric ranges.

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One Conversation that Can Help Bolster a Business – and an Industry

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One Conversation that Can Help Bolster a Business – and an Industry

NAHB’s ONE in 21 campaign focuses on empowering each member to take part in the recruitment and retention process – one member at a time. ONE in 21 signifies that even just a single interaction can have a significant impact.

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Could Rising Materials Prices Leave You Without Enough Insurance Coverage?

Filed in Legal, Material Costs by on June 16, 2021 0 Comments
Could Rising Materials Prices Leave You Without Enough Insurance Coverage?

As home builders and remodelers adjust to soaring materials prices, one area that may be overlooked is the impact of prices on a project’s insurance coverage.

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Single-Family Starts Steady in May

Filed in Economics by on June 16, 2021 0 Comments
Single-Family Starts Steady in May

Overall housing starts increased 3.6% in May to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.57 million units off of a downwardly revised April reading, according to a report from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and the U.S. Census Bureau.

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Use This NAHB Resource to Help Select New Home Building Materials

Filed in Business Management, Material Costs by on June 15, 2021 0 Comments
Use This NAHB Resource to Help Select New Home Building Materials

NAHB has developed a guide to help builders gather information from manufacturers and distributors when considering new home building materials.

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Rising Material Challenges, Declining Builder Sentiment

Filed in Economics, Material Costs, Trends by on June 15, 2021 17 Comments
Rising Material Challenges, Declining Builder Sentiment

Home builder confidence dipped to its lowest level since August 2020 on rising material prices and supply chain shortages, according to the latest NAHB/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index (HMI).

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