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Multifamily Permits Increase in February

Filed in Economics, Multifamily by on April 16, 2021 0 Comments
Multifamily Permits Increase in February

Multifamily permits were robust across the country in February compared to last year, from a large gain in the West (22%) to a modest 5.4% increase in the Midwest.

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Strong Single-Family Permit Gains to Start the Year

Filed in Economics by on April 14, 2021 0 Comments
Strong Single-Family Permit Gains to Start the Year

The total number of single-family permits issued year-to-date (YTD) nationwide reached 164,901 — a 16.6% increase over February 2020.

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Are Your Kitchens Peppered with the Latest Trends?

Filed in Design, Education, IBS by on April 14, 2021 0 Comments
Are Your Kitchens Peppered with the Latest Trends?

Learn how to design show-stopper kitchens during the upcoming webinar, “The 2021 Kitchen: Floor Plans, Finishes & Design Details that Make a Kitchen Pop,” on Wednesday, April 21, from 2–3 p.m. ET.

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Buyers Split on Exterior Design Preferences

Filed in Design, Economics, Trends by on April 12, 2021 0 Comments
Buyers Split on Exterior Design Preferences

When presented with four choices for exterior design, respondents for NAHB’s latest What Home Buyers Really Want edition did not choose a clear winner.

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Register Now for the Virtual Green Home Tour Series

Filed in Sustainability and Green Building by on April 7, 2021 0 Comments
Register Now for the Virtual Green Home Tour Series

Home Performance Counts, the joint educational initiative between NAHB and the National Association of REALTORS, kicks off a Virtual Green Home Tour Series on April 22 at 3 p.m. ET to provide home-building professionals interested in green building and high-performance homes with an inside look into these homes across the country.

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4 Ways to Create Communities That Work

Filed in Design, Education by on April 6, 2021 0 Comments
4 Ways to Create Communities That Work

Top design professionals have addressed growing home buyer trends in the wake of this past year as part of the ongoing Design Bites series. Use their tips to help create an eye-catching community that lives as well as it looks.

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4 Steps to Getting an Accurate Appraisal Value for Your High-Performance Home

Filed in Sustainability and Green Building by on March 30, 2021 2 Comments
4 Steps to Getting an Accurate Appraisal Value for Your High-Performance Home

Are appraisals for your newly constructed high-performance homes consistently coming in lower than your contract prices, despite being above code? How can you get appraisals to accurately reflect the additional value on a high-performance home?

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How Well Is Your Business Prepared for a Post-COVID Workplace?

Filed in Business Management, Education, IBS by on March 29, 2021 0 Comments
How Well Is Your Business Prepared for a Post-COVID Workplace?

The events of 2020 caused many companies to shift their operations dramatically, from how to engage with customers to remote operations to implementing new technology. As companies continue to adapt in the changing pandemic environment, it’s a good time to revisit current business operations, and explore opportunities for success in 2021 and beyond.

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Critical Home Repairs Delayed Because of Sky-High Lumber Prices

Filed in Advocacy, Material Costs, Remodeling by on March 26, 2021 24 Comments
Critical Home Repairs Delayed Because of Sky-High Lumber Prices

As lumber prices remain sky high, home-building activities continue to suffer across all aspects of the industry — including remodeling projects. Cost increases have had an impact on home owners across the board, from those in need of critical assistance to those who have been planning projects for years.

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Mixed-Income Community in Tennessee Sets a High Standard for Redeveloping Distressed Public Housing

Filed in Awards, Housing Affordability, Multifamily by on March 26, 2021 2 Comments
Mixed-Income Community in Tennessee Sets a High Standard for Redeveloping Distressed Public Housing

One project that has taken providing affordable housing options to the next level is this year’s Multifamily Pillars of the Industry Awards Community of the Year, Kirkpatrick Park.

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