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Podcast: 2022 Economic Outlook with NAHB Chief Economist

Filed in Advocacy, Economics by on January 7, 2022 0 Comments
Podcast: 2022 Economic Outlook with NAHB Chief Economist

In the first Housing Developments episode of 2022, NAHB Chief Economist Rob Dietz sits down with co-hosts CEO Jerry Howard and Chief Lobbyist Jim Tobin to provide his economic outlook for the year ahead.

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Video: NAHB Chairman Urges Members to Recruit Local Code Officials

Filed in Codes and Standards, Membership by on January 7, 2022 3 Comments
Video: NAHB Chairman Urges Members to Recruit Local Code Officials

In the January Chairman’s Update, NAHB Chairman Chuck Fowke discusses the importance of engaging in an upcoming advocacy effort to ensure fair, reasonable residential building codes.

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Reminder: Leadership Council Delegate Nominations Due Jan. 14

Filed in Membership by on January 6, 2022 0 Comments
Reminder: Leadership Council Delegate Nominations Due Jan. 14

NAHB members who would like to offer their talents, skills and experience to national initiatives and industry policy are encouraged to serve as a delegate to NAHB’s 2022 Leadership Council.

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SBA to Host Roundtable Discussion with EPA, Corps on WOTUS Changes

Filed in Advocacy, Environment by on January 4, 2022 1 Comment
SBA to Host Roundtable Discussion with EPA, Corps on WOTUS Changes

The SBA is hosting a virtual roundtable meeting with staff from the EPA and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to discuss the Biden administration’s proposed rule to withdraw the Trump administration’s “waters of the U.S.” (WOTUS) definition.

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Happy Holidays from NAHB

Filed in Membership by on December 24, 2021 0 Comments
Happy Holidays from NAHB

NAHB’s offices will be closed for the holidays Dec. 24-31. NAHBNow will publish on a modified schedule during this time and keep you up-to-date on any breaking industry news.

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New Home Sales Jump in November on High Consumer Demand

Filed in Economics, Housing Affordability by on December 23, 2021 3 Comments
New Home Sales Jump in November on High Consumer Demand

New home sales posted a solid gain last month, driven by strong buyer demand, low existing home inventory and buyers’ anticipation of future higher mortgage rates.

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Funding Available to Support HBA Workforce Development Programs

Filed in Membership, Workforce Development by on December 20, 2021 2 Comments
Funding Available to Support HBA Workforce Development Programs

The National Housing Endowment will support activities that introduce students to careers in the skilled trades.

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Double-Digit Gains for Single-Family and Multifamily Production in November

Filed in Economics, Multifamily by on December 16, 2021 1 Comment
Double-Digit Gains for Single-Family and Multifamily Production in November

Single-family and multifamily housing production accelerated in November, due to strong demand for new construction. Overall housing starts increased 11.8% to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.68 million units, according to a report from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and the U.S. Census Bureau.

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Home Builder Sentiment Strong at Year’s End

Filed in Economics by on December 15, 2021 78 Comments
Home Builder Sentiment Strong at Year’s End

Despite inflation concerns and ongoing production bottlenecks, builder confidence edged higher for the fourth consecutive month on strong consumer demand and limited existing inventory.

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Biden Nominates Sandra Thompson as FHFA Director

Filed in Housing Finance by on December 14, 2021 0 Comments
Biden Nominates Sandra Thompson as FHFA Director

President Biden today nominated Sandra L. Thompson as the new director of the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA). Thompson currently serves as acting director of the FHFA, replacing Mark Calabria in June after the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that the FHFA director can be removed at will.

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