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August Housing Starts Lifted by Multifamily Development

Filed in Economics, Multifamily by on September 21, 2021 0 Comments
August Housing Starts Lifted by Multifamily Development

Strong multifamily production helped push overall housing starts up in August as single-family starts edged lower due to ongoing supply chain issues and labor challenges.

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Builder Confidence Steadies as Material and Labor Challenges Persist

Filed in Economics by on September 20, 2021 23 Comments
Builder Confidence Steadies as Material and Labor Challenges Persist

Builder confidence inched up in September on lower lumber prices and strong housing demand, even as the housing sector continues to grapple with building material supply chain issues and labor challenges. Ending a three-month decline, builder sentiment in the market for newly built single-family homes edged up one point to 76 in September, according to the NAHB/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index (HMI) released today.

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5 KPIs Every Builder Should Know

Filed in Sponsored Content by on September 17, 2021 0 Comments
5 KPIs Every Builder Should Know

There are five key numbers, or key performance indicators (KPIs), in a residential building company’s financials that builders should be aware of on a quarterly basis.

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Podcast: NAHB Associate Member Inspires Women to Join the Trades

Filed in Membership, Workforce Development by on September 15, 2021 1 Comment
Podcast: NAHB Associate Member Inspires Women to Join the Trades

NAHB members across the Federation are taking action to help address the chronic labor shortages facing the industry. In the latest episode of NAHB’s podcast, Housing Developments, CEO Jerry Howard and Chief Lobbyist Jim Tobin talk with Associate member Mollie Elkman, president and owner of Group Two, about her new children’s book, “The House That SHE Built.”

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Podcast: What IBS Attendees Should Expect in Orlando

Filed in IBS by on September 13, 2021 0 Comments
Podcast: What IBS Attendees Should Expect in Orlando

On the latest episode of NAHB’s podcast, Housing Developments, special guest Mike Waterman from Visit Orlando updates NAHB CEO Jerry Howard and Chief Lobbyist Jim Tobin on what attendees to the 2022 International Builders’ Show (IBS) can expect based on recent conferences in the area.

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Fastest Home Building Activity Continues in Suburban, Exurban Communities

Filed in Economics, Trends by on September 7, 2021 0 Comments
Fastest Home Building Activity Continues in Suburban, Exurban Communities

Residential construction continued to shift toward the suburbs and lower-cost markets, and this trend is especially pronounced within the multifamily sector, according to the latest Home Building Geography Index (HBGI) released today by NAHB.

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EPA Declares Pre-2015 WOTUS Rule Now in Effect

Filed in Codes and Standards, Environment by on September 3, 2021 6 Comments
EPA Declares Pre-2015 WOTUS Rule Now in Effect

Following the U.S. District Court for the District of Arizona’s ruling on Monday to remand and vacate the Navigable Waters Protection Rule (NWPR), which defines the “waters of the U.S. (WOTUS),” the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers stated that “the agencies have halted implementation of the Navigable Waters Protection Rule and are interpreting ‘waters of the United States’ consistent with the pre-2015 regulatory regime until further notice.”

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FEMA Moves Closer to Risk Rating 2.0 Transition

Filed in Codes and Standards by on September 3, 2021 0 Comments
FEMA Moves Closer to Risk Rating 2.0 Transition

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) on Sept. 1 released several documents, including final guidance, for the upcoming transition to its new risk rating methodology. The guidance outlines how the agency will apply the new rating factors and credit options when determining insurance premiums for policies issued under the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP).

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Video: NAHB Chairman Updates Members on Efforts to Fight Federal Overreach

Filed in Membership by on September 3, 2021 2 Comments
Video: NAHB Chairman Updates Members on Efforts to Fight Federal Overreach

In the September Chairman’s Update, NAHB Chairman Chuck Fowke tells members about two important issues facing the industry on which NAHB is proactively engaged for our members.

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With WOTUS Under Attack, NAHB Members Voice Support for 2020 Rule

Filed in Codes and Standards, Environment, Membership by on September 2, 2021 0 Comments
With WOTUS Under Attack, NAHB Members Voice Support for 2020 Rule

A federal court ruling this week on the “waters of the U.S. (WOTUS)” rule comes after the Biden administration announced its intent to change the regulatory definition of WOTUS in June. In response, NAHB members and HBA staff spoke out in support of the current WOTUS rule.

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