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Innovations for the Post-COVID Kitchen

Filed in Sponsored Content by on June 3, 2021 0 Comments
Innovations for the Post-COVID Kitchen

From innovative designs in the laundry room to reimagining outdoor living spaces, consumers are demanding more from their homes than ever before. As builders and designers are creating new projects, it’s paramount that the kitchens of tomorrow are outfitted with products that are designed around the way people live.

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Learn How to Navigate Lumber, Supply Chain Challenges with New NAHB Webinar Series

Filed in Education, Material Costs, Membership by on June 2, 2021 1 Comment
Learn How to Navigate Lumber, Supply Chain Challenges with New NAHB Webinar Series

NAHB is hosting a webinar series this month to help members and other industry professionals understand the current challenges with escalating lumber prices and supply chain issues, and learn how to develop strategies to adapt to this rising cost environment.

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Podcast: Mill Owner Discusses Lumber Prices, Tariffs and Sustainability

Filed in Housing Affordability, Material Costs by on June 1, 2021 2 Comments
Podcast: Mill Owner Discusses Lumber Prices, Tariffs and Sustainability

On the latest episode of NAHB’s Housing Developments podcast, hosts CEO Jerry Howard and Chief Lobbyist Jim Tobin talk with Ross Stock, general manager of Western Cascade Industries, a lumber mill in Toledo, Ore.

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Video: NAHB Chairman Credits Grassroots Efforts for Congressional Spotlight on Lumber

Filed in Advocacy, Membership by on June 1, 2021 0 Comments
Video: NAHB Chairman Credits Grassroots Efforts for Congressional Spotlight on Lumber

In this month’s update, Chairman Chuck Fowke gives members a recap of the Bringing Housing Home® grassroots advocacy event held in May.

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Home Building at Fastest Pace in Areas with Shortest Commute Times

Filed in Economics, Trends by on June 1, 2021 3 Comments
Home Building at Fastest Pace in Areas with Shortest Commute Times

Home building across the nation expanded the fastest in places with the shortest commute times, according to the quarterly NAHB Home Building Geography Index (HBGI) released today. The HBGI also shows the suburban shift in new home construction to low density, low cost markets stemming largely from the COVID-19 pandemic and first reported in the second quarter of 2020 continued into 2021.

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Commerce Secretary Pledges Full Support of Biden Administration to Resolve Lumber Issue

Commerce Secretary Pledges Full Support of Biden Administration to Resolve Lumber Issue

Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo acknowledged the depth of the lumber price crisis and its effects on the residential construction industry in a meeting today with the NAHB senior officer team.

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Biden Housing Plan Proposes Unprecedented Labor Mandates

Filed in Advocacy by on May 28, 2021 9 Comments
Biden Housing Plan Proposes Unprecedented Labor Mandates

The White House on Wednesday unveiled details of its plan to produce, preserve and retrofit 2 million affordable housing units under the American Jobs Plan. While the plan calls for expanding the Low Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC), HOME Investment Partnerships program, project-based rental assistance, and other affordable housing programs, it imposes unprecedented labor mandates on projects funded by these sources.

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How Innovative Plumbing Systems Can Help the Skilled Labor Shortage

Filed in Sponsored Content by on May 27, 2021 1 Comment
How Innovative Plumbing Systems Can Help the Skilled Labor Shortage

Finding, developing and maintaining skilled laborers continues to be a top challenge in the construction industry. Programs are in place to help rectify the situation, but help is needed now. Companies like RWC are creating innovative solutions to make installations with limited labor simple.

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EPA Proposes 2022 Construction General Permit

Filed in Codes and Standards, Environment by on May 26, 2021 0 Comments
EPA Proposes 2022 Construction General Permit

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) on May 12 published the proposed 2022 Construction General Permit (CGP) in the Federal Register. The current 2017 CGP permit is in effect until Feb. 16, 2022, when the final 2022 CGP will become effective for five years.

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New Home Sales Soften in April with Growing Housing Affordability Concerns

Filed in Economics, Housing Affordability by on May 25, 2021 12 Comments
New Home Sales Soften in April with Growing Housing Affordability Concerns

Rising building materials costs and low inventory have caused new home sales prices to jump 20% on a year-over-year basis, harming housing affordability and driving down the pace of new home sales. Sales of newly built, single-family homes fell 5.9%, following a significant downward revision of the March estimate, to a 863,000 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.

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