Building High Performance Homes for Today’s Home Buyer

Filed in IBS, Sustainability and Green Building by on January 20, 2022 0 Comments
Building High Performance Homes for Today’s Home Buyer

The majority of home buyers prefer to go green when provided the option and will generally spend more for it — for instance, paying more for green building certifications or installing features that will save on utilities. So how can builders capitalize on this growing interest and work it into their businesses?

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Meet the Real-Life Women from The House That She Built

Filed in IBS, Workforce Development by on January 20, 2022 2 Comments
Meet the Real-Life Women from The House That She Built

Meet some of the women who designed and built a home in Utah, which was the inspiration for the children’s book that aims to educate and inspire the next generation of home builders and tradespeople.

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Remodeler Sentiment Continues to Improve Year-over-Year

Filed in Economics, Remodeling by on January 20, 2022 0 Comments
Remodeler Sentiment Continues to Improve Year-over-Year

The NAHB/Royal Building Products Remodeling Market Index (RMI) for the fourth quarter posted a reading of 83, up four points from the fourth quarter of 2020.

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Eaton Smart Devices Earn Annual Spark Innovation Award

Filed in Awards, Committees and Councils, Technology by on January 19, 2022 0 Comments
Eaton Smart Devices Earn Annual Spark Innovation Award

The NAHB Leading Suppliers Council (LSC) recently announced Eaton as the winner of the 2022 Spark Award for its latest series of wi-fi smart devices including dimmers, switches and receptacles.

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Single-Family Starts Post Double-Digit Percentage Gain in 2021

Filed in Economics by on January 19, 2022 0 Comments
Single-Family Starts Post Double-Digit Percentage Gain in 2021

Total housing starts for 2021 were 1.60 million, a 15.6% gain over the 1.38 million total from 2020.

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Pillars Awards Program to Highlight Best in Multifamily and Offsite Construction

Filed in Awards, Multifamily by on January 18, 2022 2 Comments
Pillars Awards Program to Highlight Best in Multifamily and Offsite Construction

NAHB will shine a spotlight on the best in the home building industry during the NAHB Multifamily Pillars of the Industry Awards featuring Offsite Construction Awards on Wednesday, Jan. 26, at 4:30 p.m. ET during a free virtual awards presentation.

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Home Builder Confidence Edges Lower on Inflation Concerns

Filed in Economics by on January 18, 2022 18 Comments
Home Builder Confidence Edges Lower on Inflation Concerns

Growing inflation concerns and ongoing supply chain disruptions snapped a four-month rise in builder sentiment even as consumer demand remains robust. Builder confidence in the market for newly built single-family homes moved one point lower to 83 in January, according to the NAHB/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index (HMI) released today.

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Top 7 Reasons for Young Professionals to Attend the International Builders’ Show

Filed in IBS by on January 17, 2022 0 Comments
Top 7 Reasons for Young Professionals to Attend the International Builders’ Show

Past NAHB International Builders’ Show® (IBS) Scholarship recipients share what they enjoy about attending the show.

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NAHB Mourns the Passing of Texas Builder Oliver “Sam” Clark Jr.

Filed in Membership by on January 14, 2022 0 Comments
NAHB Mourns the Passing of Texas Builder Oliver “Sam” Clark Jr.

NAHB mourns the passing of three-time East Texas Builders Association (ETBA) president Oliver Heartsill “Sam” Clark Jr. Clark, 70, who passed away on Jan. 9.

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Podcast: Award-Winning Builder Previews IBS Presentations on Post-Pandemic Home Design

Filed in Business Management, Design, IBS by on January 14, 2022 1 Comment
Podcast: Award-Winning Builder Previews IBS Presentations on Post-Pandemic Home Design

North Carolina builder Alaina Money-Garman will present a concept home at the 2022 International Builders’ Show that was built in response to consumer research about how the pandemic changed what home buyers want.

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