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Recruit Your Way to Napa Valley

Filed in Membership by on September 25, 2020 0 Comments
Recruit Your Way to Napa Valley

Returning as NAHB’s exclusive membership sponsor, Signature Kitchen Suite (SKS) is once again offering Builder members and their Affiliate members a chance to win an all-inclusive trip to Napa Valley, Calif.

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A Communication Plan Can Help Your Business During a Crisis

Filed in Disaster Response by on September 24, 2020 0 Comments
A Communication Plan Can Help Your Business During a Crisis

A crisis communication plan developed before an emergency can help your business or HBA execute a well-organized response. Create an outline for your plan by following three simple steps.

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New Home Sales at Highest Pace Since Sept. 2006

Filed in Economics by on September 24, 2020 1 Comment
New Home Sales at Highest Pace Since Sept. 2006

In another indicator that housing continues to lead the economy forward, sales of newly built, single-family homes in August topped the 1 million mark and reached their highest pace since September 2006. Sales increased 4.8% to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.01 million units, according to newly released data by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and the U.S. Census Bureau.

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Reminder: Apply to Serve on a 2021 NAHB Committee or Council Board of Trustees

Filed in Committees and Councils, Membership by on September 21, 2020 0 Comments
Reminder: Apply to Serve on a 2021 NAHB Committee or Council Board of Trustees

The NAHB Federation is powered by the leadership of its members who step up to serve their industry. There is still time to apply for an appointment to an NAHB committee and/or council board of trustees for the 2021 leadership year.

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EPA Finalizes Rule for New Regulatory Guidance Documents

Filed in Codes and Standards, Environment by on September 17, 2020 0 Comments
EPA Finalizes Rule for New Regulatory Guidance Documents

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) finalized a rulemaking on Sept. 14 that establishes new regulatory standards for all regulatory guidance documents.

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Before Disaster Strikes, Prepare Your Business with an Emergency Plan

Filed in Disaster Response by on September 17, 2020 0 Comments
Before Disaster Strikes, Prepare Your Business with an Emergency Plan

A Continuity of Operations Plan (COOP) or emergency business plan can help you assess probable hazards to your business or HBA and put measures in place to mitigate risks or coordinate actions during times of crisis. Here’s how to create one for your business.

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Single-Family Housing Continues Growth in August

Filed in Economics, Multifamily by on September 17, 2020 236 Comments
Single-Family Housing Continues Growth in August

Single-family starts showed continued growth in August but overall housing production fell 5.1% to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.42 million units due to a double-digit percentage decline in multifamily production, according to a report from the U.S. Housing and Urban Development and Commerce Department. The pace of single-family starts in August was the highest production rate since February.

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Builder Confidence Soars to an All-Time High, Lumber Risks Remain

Filed in Economics by on September 16, 2020 16 Comments
Builder Confidence Soars to an All-Time High, Lumber Risks Remain

In a strong signal that housing is leading the economic recovery, builder confidence in the market for newly-built single-family homes increased five points to hit an all-time high of 83 in September, according to the latest NAHB/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index (HMI) released today. The previous highest reading of 78 in the 35-year history of the series was set last month and also matched in December 1998.

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HBI Announces New Partnership with YouthBuild USA

Filed in Workforce Development by on September 11, 2020 1 Comment
HBI Announces New Partnership with YouthBuild USA

The partnership will provide nearly 200 U.S. Department of Labor YouthBuild grantees with access to education resources and training for construction trade skills.

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NAHB Podcast: CDC Eviction Moratorium is Bad for Housing

Filed in Advocacy, Housing Finance, Multifamily by on September 11, 2020 2 Comments
NAHB Podcast: CDC Eviction Moratorium is Bad for Housing

On the latest episode of Housing Developments, NAHB CEO Jerry Howard and Chief Lobbyist Jim Tobin discuss the recently-announced eviction moratorium, enforced by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control, and discuss a key race in the Senate.

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