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Design Education in Just 15 Minutes

Filed in Design, Education by on December 2, 2020 0 Comments
Design Education in Just 15 Minutes

Join us Thursday, Dec. 10, at 2 p.m. ET for the first Design Bite, Spaces for Joy: How Color and Lighting Can Capture Buyers. 

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Solar Panels on a New Home: A Cost-Effectiveness Analysis

Solar Panels on a New Home: A Cost-Effectiveness Analysis

Homes with solar photovoltaic panels (PV) can appeal to some new home buyers because of reduced electric bills and a lessened environmental impact. The decision to proceed with such a major investment, however, raises a question about the return on investment. Home Innovation Research Labs recently completed a study analyzing the cost effectiveness of rooftop solar PV across five different markets.

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3 Design Trends to ‘Fall’ in Love With

Filed in Design by on November 27, 2020 0 Comments
3 Design Trends to ‘Fall’ in Love With

During the fall season, the trend toward design that elicits feelings of warmth and comfort is prevalent.

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Finalists Announced for 2020 Multifamily Pillars of the Industry Awards

Filed in Awards, Membership, Multifamily by on November 24, 2020 0 Comments
Finalists Announced for 2020 Multifamily Pillars of the Industry Awards

NAHB announced 64 finalists for the 2020 Multifamily Pillars of the Industry Awards, competing in 25 categories. Finalists were selected from 150 entries by a panel of 10 judges, comprising industry professionals from a variety of multifamily-related backgrounds.

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Home Owners Shift Expenses from Entertainment to Home Improvement

Filed in Economics, Remodeling, Trends by on November 23, 2020 0 Comments
Home Owners Shift Expenses from Entertainment to Home Improvement

HomeAdvisor’s latest “State of Home Spending” survey revealed that home owners spent an average of $13,138 on home-improvement projects in 2020, compared to $9,081 in 2019.

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More Skilled Workers, Simplified Regulations Needed to Improve Housing Affordability

Filed in Advocacy, Housing Affordability, Workforce Development by on November 19, 2020 1 Comment
More Skilled Workers, Simplified Regulations Needed to Improve Housing Affordability

The Hill’s Editor-at-Large Steve Clemons this week explored the current conditions of housing affordability with policymakers and industry leaders during the “Building the Dream” series’ final event.

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WaterSense for Homes Celebrates its First Version 2.0 Certification

Filed in Sustainability and Green Building by on November 18, 2020 0 Comments
WaterSense for Homes Celebrates its First Version 2.0 Certification

NAHB member KB Home was recently awarded the first certification under this pilot program for a new home in its Inspirada master plan subdivision in Henderson, Nev.

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Suburban Housing: Increased Trend or Permanent Shift?

Filed in Disaster Response, Economics, Multifamily by on November 16, 2020 2 Comments
Suburban Housing: Increased Trend or Permanent Shift?

In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, certain patterns and trends have begun to emerge in the housing industry — in particular, higher demand for housing in lower-density areas. How much of these trends, though, are actually a change in demand or behavior, or just a continuation of existing trends that may have been accelerated through COVID?

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How Can We Address the Housing Affordability Crisis in the Wake of COVID-19?

Filed in Advocacy, Housing Affordability by on November 13, 2020 0 Comments
How Can We Address the Housing Affordability Crisis in the Wake of COVID-19?

As part of NAHB’s Building the Dream series, which examines the challenges and impact of the housing affordability crisis, The Hill will convene a timely conversation on Nov. 17 at 1 p.m. ET with housing leaders and policymakers to discuss this important topic.

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How to Navigate High-Performance Home Certification Programs

Filed in IBS, Sustainability and Green Building by on November 12, 2020 1 Comment
How to Navigate High-Performance Home Certification Programs

The “Making Dollar$ (and Cent$) Out of High Performance Home Certifications” education sessions at IBSx, a new virtual experience of the NAHB International Builders’ Show, will explore various high-performance green certification programs in depth and spotlight best practices for using high-performance home building strategies.

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