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Versatile Kitchen Range Receives a Top Innovation Award

Filed in Awards, Committees and Councils by on January 14, 2021 0 Comments
Versatile Kitchen Range Receives a Top Innovation Award

The winner of the 2021 Spark Award from the NAHB Leading Suppliers Council (LSC) is one of Signature Kitchen Suite’s latest innovations: the 48-inch Dual-Fuel Pro Range. The high-end range is the first of its kind to feature built-in sous vide functionality with both induction and gas on the cooktop, plus two ovens below.

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2 Critical Threats to Housing Affordability in 2021

Filed in Economics, Housing Affordability, Trade by on January 8, 2021 2 Comments
2 Critical Threats to Housing Affordability in 2021

Housing demand remains robust and inventories are lean. However, home price growth and rising construction costs threaten housing affordability heading into 2021.

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IBSx Remodeled Show Home Gets Finishing Touches

Filed in IBS by on December 28, 2020 1 Comment
IBSx Remodeled Show Home Gets Finishing Touches

Now in its final stages of renovation, The New American Remodel 2021 is nearly complete and preparing to make its official debut during the 2021 IBSx Virtual Experience, Feb. 9-12.

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Housing’s Outlook for 2021

Filed in Economics by on December 18, 2020 3 Comments
Housing’s Outlook for 2021

Supply-side pressures, such as resurgent lumber prices, limited lot supplies, supply-chain issues, and a persistent skilled labor deficit foreshadow higher costs and longer build times heading into next year.

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Adaptability is Key to Iowa Remodeler’s Success

Filed in Awards, Remodeling by on November 18, 2020 1 Comment
Adaptability is Key to Iowa Remodeler’s Success

The only way to run a successful business for over thirty years is to adapt with the times. That’s exactly what Jeff Ellis, owner of Firstcall Remodeling & Restoration in Grimes, Iowa, has done throughout his career, which is why he became the November NAHB Remodeler of the Month.

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Home Building a Leading Sector in the Q3 Rebound

Filed in Economics by on November 16, 2020 0 Comments
Home Building a Leading Sector in the Q3 Rebound

The housing industry has undoubtedly been a bright spot for the economy during this period of economic distress. Demand for homes has increased on historically low interest rates, a need for more residential space, favorable demographics for home buying, and an evolving geography of housing demand that favors low density, more affordable markets.

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Longtime ‘Spike’ Says Membership Drive Kick-Started Her Career

Filed in Membership by on November 13, 2020 3 Comments
Longtime ‘Spike’ Says Membership Drive Kick-Started Her Career

November is Spike Appreciation month, when we recognize the importance of dedicated member recruiters. Someone who became a Spike early in her career and quickly learned the value of membership is Alma Jacobs, who recently shared with NAHB some of her keys to success.

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Residential Construction Employment Exceeds Year-Over-Year Totals

Filed in Economics by on November 9, 2020 0 Comments
Residential Construction Employment Exceeds Year-Over-Year Totals

The U.S. labor market continues to gradually recover, and residential construction remains one of the brightest areas of the economy. In fact, total employment in the residential construction sector in October rose to 2.9 million — 11,500 higher than where it was a year ago.

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Spike Recognition in Full Force This November

Filed in Membership by on November 6, 2020 1 Comment
Spike Recognition in Full Force This November

November is Spike Appreciation Month, a time when all HBAs are encouraged to thank the dedicated “Spikes” for their outstanding achievements in member recruitment and retention. Throughout the month, HBAs across the country are finding creative ways to show Spikes their appreciation.

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Home Construction Must Increase to Keep Up with Sales

Filed in Economics by on October 30, 2020 2 Comments
Home Construction Must Increase to Keep Up with Sales

After a significant decline in the spring, home building has made a dramatic comeback. NAHB Chief Economist Robert Dietz explains why.

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