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Biden Administration Announces Steps to Increase Affordable Housing Supply

Filed in Housing Affordability by on September 1, 2021 1 Comment
Biden Administration Announces Steps to Increase Affordable Housing Supply

The White House today announced several steps the Biden administration will take “to create, preserve, and sell to homeowners and non-profits nearly 100,000 additional affordable homes for homeowners and renters over the next three years, with an emphasis on the lower and middle segments of the market.”

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Register Now for the 2022 International Builders’ Show

Filed in IBS by on September 1, 2021 3 Comments
Register Now for the 2022 International Builders’ Show

Registration is now open for the 2022 NAHB International Builders’ Show® (IBS), which will be held in person on Feb. 8-10 in Orlando. Registrants can take advantage of special discounts during September.

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FEMA Reinstates Federal Flood Risk Standards

Filed in Codes and Standards, Resiliency by on August 31, 2021 2 Comments
FEMA Reinstates Federal Flood Risk Standards

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) on Aug. 27 announced a new interim policy to partially implement the Federal Flood Risk Management Standards (FFRMS) that would require certain structures to conform to higher flood elevation standards.

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Slab Foundations Continue to Overtake Basements in New Homes

Filed in Trends by on August 31, 2021 1 Comment
Slab Foundations Continue to Overtake Basements in New Homes

NAHB analysis of the latest Survey of Construction (SOC) shows the gap between slab and full/partial basement foundation adoption rates is growing: The share of new homes built on slabs steadily increased from 46% in 2000 to 65% in 2020, while the share of new homes with basements dropped from 36.8% to 22%.

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How Builders Can Charge for Quotes and Avoid Working for Free

Filed in Sponsored Content by on August 27, 2021 1 Comment
How Builders Can Charge for Quotes and Avoid Working for Free

The problem many builders face when they quote jobs for free is that they’re actually spending their own money.

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Apply to Serve on an NAHB Committee or Council Board

Filed in Committees and Councils, Membership by on August 27, 2021 7 Comments
Apply to Serve on an NAHB Committee or Council Board

Members interested in serving on an NAHB committee or council board of trustees in 2022 can apply now through Oct. 31.

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New Home Size Increases as Demand for More Space Continues

Filed in Trends by on August 26, 2021 7 Comments
New Home Size Increases as Demand for More Space Continues

The size of new single-family homes increased in the second quarter, as the pandemic has sparked a need for more living space and people continue using their homes for more purposes, particularly teleworking.

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New Home Sales Hold Steady in July

Filed in Economics by on August 24, 2021 1 Comment
New Home Sales Hold Steady in July

Sales of newly built, single-family homes rose 1% in July to a 708,000 seasonally adjusted annual rate, according to newly released data by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and the U.S. Census Bureau. This data reflected an expected upward revision to the June new home sales estimate.

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Promote the Skilled Trades with New State-Specific Salary Data

Filed in Workforce Development by on August 23, 2021 3 Comments
Promote the Skilled Trades with New State-Specific Salary Data

NAHB has updated its state-specific salary data for the most popular construction trades to help HBAs and members promote the value of pursuing a skilled trades career in their local areas.

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NAHB Criticizes Efforts to Revise WOTUS Rule During Congressional Roundtable

Filed in Codes and Standards by on August 19, 2021 1 Comment
NAHB Criticizes Efforts to Revise WOTUS Rule During Congressional Roundtable

NAHB Chairman Chuck Fowke spoke out against the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA’s) efforts to revise the Navigable Waters Protection Rule (NWPR) that defines the “waters of the United States” (WOTUS) during a roundtable discussion yesterday with federal policymakers, farmers, home builders and composite makers.

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