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Statement of NAHB 2022 Third Vice Chairman Candidate Buddy Hughes

Filed in Membership by on March 5, 2021 1 Comment
Statement of NAHB 2022 Third Vice Chairman Candidate Buddy Hughes

The NAHB Nominations Committee has certified one candidate for 2022 Third Vice Chairman: Buddy Hughes, from Lexington, N.C., who is a member of the Home Builders Association of Davidson County. He will address the NAHB Leadership Council in June at the Spring Leadership Meetings. Here is his statement.

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FHFA Extends COVID-19 Multifamily Forbearance through June 30

Filed in Disaster Response, Multifamily by on March 4, 2021 0 Comments
FHFA Extends COVID-19 Multifamily Forbearance through June 30

The Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) today announced that Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac (the Enterprises) will continue to offer COVID-19 forbearance to qualifying multifamily property owners through June 30, 2021, subject to the continued tenant protections FHFA has imposed during the pandemic. The programs were set to expire March 31.

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Podcast: How the Future of the GOP will Impact Business

Filed in Advocacy by on March 3, 2021 0 Comments
Podcast: How the Future of the GOP will Impact Business

On the latest episode of Housing Developments, NAHB CEO Jerry Howard and Chief Lobbyist Jim Tobin discuss how the evolution of the Republican party will impact how legislative business gets done, which will likely impact the business of NAHB members.

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Suburban Shift for Construction in 2020

Filed in Economics, Trends by on March 2, 2021 0 Comments
Suburban Shift for Construction in 2020

The suburban shift in home building to meet growing buyer preferences for lower density, lower cost markets stemming from the COVID-19 pandemic that was first reported in the second quarter NAHB Home Building Geography Index (HBGI) has continued throughout the rest of 2020.

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New Priced Out Study Highlights the Housing Affordability Crisis

Filed in Economics, Housing Affordability by on March 1, 2021 0 Comments
New Priced Out Study Highlights the Housing Affordability Crisis

A new study by NAHB puts a spotlight on the nation’s housing affordability crisis and illustrates how even a relatively small increase in the price of a home can prevent hundreds of thousands of households from achieving the goal of homeownership.

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Video: NAHB Chairman Updates Members on Rising Lumber Prices

Filed in Advocacy, Material Costs, Membership by on March 1, 2021 6 Comments
Video: NAHB Chairman Updates Members on Rising Lumber Prices

In this month’s Chairman’s Update, 2021 NAHB Chairman of the Board Chuck Fowke discusses the latest developments in the evolving lumber crisis and the measures NAHB is taking to address the associated issues.

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Podcast: An Inside Look at Appraisals and Rising Lumber Prices

Filed in Advocacy, Material Costs by on February 25, 2021 2 Comments
Podcast: An Inside Look at Appraisals and Rising Lumber Prices

On the latest episode of the Housing Developments podcast, NAHB CEO Jerry Howard and Chief Lobbyist Jim Tobin have a candid discussion with Scott Reuter, chief appraiser and head of valuation at Freddie Mac, and Kurt Dinnes, founder of Sun Custom Homes in Oklahoma City, on the appraisal process during this time of skyrocketing lumber prices.

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Multifamily Construction Sentiment Declines in Fourth Quarter

Filed in Economics, Multifamily by on February 25, 2021 0 Comments
Multifamily Construction Sentiment Declines in Fourth Quarter

Confidence in the market for new multifamily housing declined in the fourth quarter of 2020, according to results from the Multifamily Market Survey (MMS) released today by NAHB.

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New Home Sales Higher in January, Yet Supply Side Concerns Remain

Filed in Economics by on February 24, 2021 2 Comments
New Home Sales Higher in January, Yet Supply Side Concerns Remain

Strong demand stemming from low interest rates, favorable demographics and a suburban shift for home building to smaller, more affordable housing markets helped to lift new home sales in January. But rising lumber and material costs threaten to blunt this momentum.

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Steam Showers Pay Off in Bathrooms of Any Size

Filed in Sponsored Content by on February 19, 2021 2 Comments
Steam Showers Pay Off in Bathrooms of Any Size

The primary bathroom is one of the most important rooms for today’s prospective home buyer. And many consumers are increasingly seeking out new designs and products that enable wellness features – like those from MrSteam – to be integrated within the space.

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