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Record-High Prices on All Building Materials Threaten Housing Affordability

Record-High Prices on All Building Materials Threaten Housing Affordability

It’s not just lumber. The rapidly rising prices for other heavily relied upon building materials – like steel, concrete and gypsum products – are causing widespread concerns throughout the housing industry.

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Pandemic Spurs a Resurgence of Remodeling Activity

Filed in Remodeling by on May 5, 2021 13 Comments
Pandemic Spurs a Resurgence of Remodeling Activity

Though the market sputtered at the onset of COVID-19, remodeling activity quickly roared back. According to a recent NAHB survey, the pandemic has ultimately played a large role in remodeling’s recovery.

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Members Can Save on Hotel Stays with New HotelPlanner Program

Filed in Membership by on May 4, 2021 0 Comments
Members Can Save on Hotel Stays with New HotelPlanner Program

Just in time for travel season, NAHB has launched its newest member benefit to help members save time and money on personal and business travel.

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National Home Remodeling Month Highlights the Value of Pro Remodelers

Filed in Remodeling by on April 30, 2021 2 Comments
National Home Remodeling Month Highlights the Value of Pro Remodelers

Home owners are spending more time and investing more money in their homes than ever before. As consumers increasingly consider home improvement projects, National Home Remodeling Month in May is a great opportunity to highlight the benefits of hiring a professional remodeler.

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Is the Housing Market Too Hot?

Filed in Economics by on April 29, 2021 2 Comments
Is the Housing Market Too Hot?

NAHB Chief Economist Robert Dietz summarizes a number of unsustainable trends that have developed in the housing market, underscoring the industry’s widespread supply and demand issues.

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Inflationary Pressure Increases as Economy Picks Up Speed

Filed in Economics by on April 19, 2021 1 Comment
Inflationary Pressure Increases as Economy Picks Up Speed

The Federal Reserve believes an uptick in inflationary costs will be temporary, and that as supply-chains unwind, inflationary forces will be dampened. This would be the favorable outcome, especially for the building industry.

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Top Remodelers Raise the Bar of Aging-in-Place and Universal Design

Filed in Awards, Design, Remodeling by on April 14, 2021 1 Comment
Top Remodelers Raise the Bar of Aging-in-Place and Universal Design

Aging-in-place and universal design projects continue to become more popular — and more impressive. To recognize exceptional remodeling projects that encompass these design techniques, NAHB Remodelers recently announced the winners of its annual Homes for Life awards.

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Interest Rates Moving Higher, but Home Buyer Traffic Remains Strong

Filed in Economics, Housing Affordability, Remodeling by on April 2, 2021 1 Comment
Interest Rates Moving Higher, but Home Buyer Traffic Remains Strong

The 10-year Treasury rate temporarily increased above 1.75% this week — reaching a 14-month high. This is well ahead of forecast and will push interest rates above 3.3% for the average 30-year fixed rate mortgage.

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North Carolina Builder Earns Custom Builder of the Year Award

Filed in Awards, Committees and Councils, Membership by on March 31, 2021 0 Comments
North Carolina Builder Earns Custom Builder of the Year Award

A client-first mentality, top-notch attention to detail and award-winning body of work culminated in Mark Batson, owner of Tongue & Groove Design + Build in Wilmington, N.C. earning the 2020 Custom Home Builder of the Year award.

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Lowe’s Commits $10 Million to ‘100 Hometowns’ in 2021

Filed in Sponsored Content by on March 19, 2021 4 Comments
Lowe’s Commits $10 Million to ‘100 Hometowns’ in 2021

Lowe’s is celebrating its 100th birthday this year. To commemorate this centennial, the home improvement company recently launched the “100 Hometowns” initiative to give back to the communities it serves. 

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