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Sales are Outpacing Starts by a Historic Margin

Filed in Economics by on October 16, 2020 0 Comments
Sales are Outpacing Starts by a Historic Margin

The home building industry has made a quick and dramatic comeback in the wake of the COVID-induced economic downturn. Housing demand has increased so rapidly in recent months that there is now an unprecedented gap between the number of new single-family home sales and the pace of construction starts.

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Dallas HBA Finds Membership Opportunities Despite COVID-19 Challenges

Filed in Awards, Membership by on October 14, 2020 1 Comment
Dallas HBA Finds Membership Opportunities Despite COVID-19 Challenges

The Dallas Builders Association took home the prestigious NAHB Membership Cup in 2018 for outstanding achievement in membership efforts. Two years later, the association is still going strong after yet another very successful membership drive last month.

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2 Building Trends That are Now Essential to Buyers

Filed in Committees and Councils, Education, Technology by on October 13, 2020 0 Comments
2 Building Trends That are Now Essential to Buyers

Smart and healthy homes are no longer a luxury — they are a must have. To help NAHB members learn more about the latest in these home building trends, the Leading Suppliers Council (LSC) is inviting them to attend two, quick virtual presentations from industry experts.

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Housing Shines Amid Economic Rebound

Filed in Economics by on October 2, 2020 1 Comment
Housing Shines Amid Economic Rebound

NAHB’s chief economist lists further evidence of why housing was a bright spot for the economy, most notably as single-family new home sales climbed 4.8% to a 1.01 million seasonally adjusted annual rate — the highest pace since 2006.

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Remodeler’s Success Stems from a Focus on the Client Experience

Filed in Awards, Business Management, Remodeling by on September 30, 2020 0 Comments
Remodeler’s Success Stems from a Focus on the Client Experience

What separates the good remodelers from the great ones often comes down to the level of customer service they provide. That’s long been a huge focus for Christopher Mousley, a remodeler from Salt Lake City, Utah, and it’s a large part of why he is September’s NAHB Remodeler of the Month.

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More Buyers Look to the ‘Burbs as Lumber Price Hikes Continue

Filed in Economics by on September 7, 2020 2 Comments
More Buyers Look to the ‘Burbs as Lumber Price Hikes Continue

Housing demand remains solid, despite rising costs. However, consumer preferences are pivoting away from high-density markets and more toward suburban markets.

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Remodeler Emphasizes Building Trust with Both Clients and Colleagues

Filed in Awards, Business Management, Remodeling by on August 25, 2020 0 Comments
Remodeler Emphasizes Building Trust with Both Clients and Colleagues

Some of the most successful remodelers will agree the best resources are found through membership within local remodelers councils and NAHB Remodelers. Just ask Greg Rehm, owner of Liberty Hill Construction in Bedford, N.H., and the NAHB August Remodeler of the Month.

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WTO Finds in Canada’s Favor in Softwood Lumber Dispute

Filed in Advocacy, Economics, Trade by on August 24, 2020 1 Comment
WTO Finds in Canada’s Favor in Softwood Lumber Dispute

According to a World Trade Organization (WTO) dispute settlement ruling issued today, the United States inappropriately applied countervailing duties on Canadian softwood lumber. The WTO report came in response to Canada’s challenge of the U.S. Commerce Department’s imposition of countervailing duties on Canadian softwood lumber in 2017, after the countries failed to reach a new agreement on softwood lumber.

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Surge in Home Construction, Lumber Prices

Filed in Economics by on August 20, 2020 6 Comments
Surge in Home Construction, Lumber Prices

Residential construction is leading the economy, as housing demand remains strong and supply is tight. However, risks remain for the industry, especially regarding the quickly escalating prices for lumber.

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Soaring Lumber Prices Limit Housing’s Growth

Filed in Economics by on August 6, 2020 10 Comments
Soaring Lumber Prices Limit Housing’s Growth

Demand for single-family homes remains a bright spot for the overall economy. However, the price of lumber has staged a staggering increase in recent months, exacerbating affordability woes and limiting housing’s economic impact.

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