North Carolina Project Highlights 4 Key High-Performance Building Practices

Filed in Sustainability and Green Building by on May 12, 2021 0 Comments
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

Filed in Business Management, Education by on May 11, 2021 0 Comments
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

Filed in Economics, Trends by on May 11, 2021 0 Comments
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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Thanks to the Federation for Bringing Housing Home

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Thanks to the Federation for Bringing Housing Home

From coast to coast, members of our Federation stepped up last week to bring housing issues to the forefront during Bringing Housing Home®, NAHB’s 2021 in-district Legislative Conference.

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At NAHB’s Urging, Treasury Dept. Releases $21.6 Billion in Emergency Rental Assistance

Filed in Advocacy, Housing Affordability, Multifamily by on May 7, 2021 0 Comments
At NAHB’s Urging, Treasury Dept. Releases $21.6 Billion in Emergency Rental Assistance

Earlier this week, NAHB Senior Officers met with HUD Secretary Marcia Fudge to urge the expedited release of billions of dollars of emergency rental assistance and the same request was made to the White House two weeks ago. Today, the Treasury Department announced it is releasing $21.6 billion funding for the second tranche of the Emergency Rental Assistance Program (ERAP). Treasury released its first $25 billion in rental assistance earlier this year.

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Commerce Secretary Pledges to Make Lumber a Priority

Filed in Advocacy, Material Costs by on May 7, 2021 3 Comments
Commerce Secretary Pledges to Make Lumber a Priority

NAHB’s grassroots efforts urging the Biden administration and Congress to address the growing problem of rising lumber and material prices along with supply shortages is showing results. Responding to a request by Rep. Robert Aderholt (R-Ala.) to make rising lumber prices and production issues a priority during a May 6 House Appropriations subcommittee hearing, Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo responded, “I promise you I will.”

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Learn About the House That SHE Built, Modular Building in Two Upcoming Live Events

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Learn About the House That SHE Built, Modular Building in Two Upcoming Live Events

NAHB Student Chapters has collaborated with Dave Cooper to create the Bringing Industry and Education Together live event series featuring onsite sessions at jobsites and businesses moving the needle in home building.

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FHFA Seeks Input on Eligibility Requirements for Short-Term Rental Units

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FHFA Seeks Input on Eligibility Requirements for Short-Term Rental Units

The Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) yesterday issued a Request for Input on Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac’s eligibility requirements for mortgages in condominium, cooperative, and planned unit development projects where a large portion of units are offered for short-term rental (30 days or less) or are used primarily for the purpose of vacation or recreational lodging.

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NAHB Seeking Speakers for the 2022 International Builders’ Show

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NAHB Seeking Speakers for the 2022 International Builders’ Show

Share your knowledge and expertise at the 2022 NAHB International Builders’ Show® (IBS) — happening in-person Feb. 8-10 in Orlando.

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