Lawmakers Urge Action on Lumber; U.S. Trade Rep. to “Push for Solutions to the Lumber Pricing Issues”

Lawmakers Urge Action on Lumber; U.S. Trade Rep. to “Push for Solutions to the Lumber Pricing Issues”

Members of Congress and the Biden administration are heeding the concerns of NAHB and its grassroots on the need to take action to resolve soaring lumber prices, supply shortages and tariffs that are hurting home builders, home buyers, the housing sector and the economy.

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Record-High Prices on All Building Materials Threaten Housing Affordability

Record-High Prices on All Building Materials Threaten Housing Affordability

It’s not just lumber. The rapidly rising prices for other heavily relied upon building materials – like steel, concrete and gypsum products – are causing widespread concerns throughout the housing industry.

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New Indiana Wetlands Law Allows Builders to Benefit from Federal Water Rule

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New Indiana Wetlands Law Allows Builders to Benefit from Federal Water Rule

Indiana Gov. Eric Holcomb (R) signed a state wetlands bill into law last month, marking a big victory for the Indiana Builders Association (IBA) and members across the state.

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NAHB to Participate in First Mental Health Action Day on May 20

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NAHB to Participate in First Mental Health Action Day on May 20

NAHB is partnering with more than 800 leading companies, associations and mental health advocates in the first-ever Mental Health Action Day, on Thursday, May 20.

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More Buyers are Pumped Up Over Exercise Rooms

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More Buyers are Pumped Up Over Exercise Rooms

Over the past five years, there’s been a big jump in the percentage of prospective home buyers who want an exercise room, according to a recent study by NAHB.

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Get Ready for the Upcoming Season During Hurricane Preparedness Week

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Get Ready for the Upcoming Season During Hurricane Preparedness Week

During Hurricane Preparedness Week, businesses are encouraged to identify their hurricane risks, develop or update response plans, and gather needed supplies.

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North Carolina Project Highlights 4 Key High-Performance Building Practices

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North Carolina Project Highlights 4 Key High-Performance Building Practices

The Home Performance Counts: Virtual Green Home Tour series kicked off on Earth Day with a walkthrough of the stunning Robinwood in Asheville, N.C., and a lively builder/broker conversation. Brandon Bryant, founder of Red Tree Builders, and Kelly Erin-Spinney of Modern Asheville Real Estate discussed green features of the home, the importance of communicating building science strategies to clients in ways that resonate, and tips on realizing the added value of a high-performance home in the initial sale as well as stewarding the home forward.

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Maximize Profits with Simple and Effective Job Costing

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Maximize Profits with Simple and Effective Job Costing

Learn the essential elements of an effective job costing system in NAHB’s webinar, Simple & Effective Job Costing to Maximize Profit on Wednesday, May 19, 2-3 p.m. ET.

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The Most Common Reason Active Buyers Can’t Close the Deal

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The Most Common Reason Active Buyers Can’t Close the Deal

A recent Eye on Housing blog post revealed that 64% of buyers who were actively engaged in the process of finding home in the first quarter of 2021 have spent upwards of three months searching for a home without success. The most common reason long-time searchers have come up empty-handed is not because they can’t find a home at an affordable price but rather due to a rising trend that is occurring in the marketplace.

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Register Now for the NAHB Spring Leadership Meetings

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Register Now for the NAHB Spring Leadership Meetings

NAHB members and executive officers can now register to participate in NAHB’s Spring Leadership Virtual Meetings, being held June 14-18.

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