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Single-Family Home Size Continues to Trend Higher

Filed in Economics, Trends by on December 2, 2021 0 Comments
Single-Family Home Size Continues to Trend Higher

COVID-19 has impacted the way many residents use their homes, with an increased desire for space to accommodate added functions such as working from and/or studying at home. Recent housing data confirm the continuation of this trend.

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Advertising Guidelines for Age-Restricted Communities Under the FHA

Filed in 55+ Housing by on November 30, 2021 0 Comments
Advertising Guidelines for Age-Restricted Communities Under the FHA

A recent 55+ Housing Industry Council Shop Talk discussion focused on how the familial status protected class and the HOPA exemption affect advertising for age-restricted communities following a 2019 case against Facebook regarding its targeting practices.

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Last Chance to Apply for 2022 Best of IBS Awards

Filed in Awards, IBS by on November 29, 2021 0 Comments
Last Chance to Apply for 2022 Best of IBS Awards

This Friday, Dec. 3, is the last chance to apply for an opportunity to be showcased on stage at the 2022 NAHB International Builders’ Show® (IBS) — the premier residential construction industry event.

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Enhance Your Business with Industry Insights from Building Pros

Filed in Business Management, Committees and Councils by on November 23, 2021 0 Comments
Enhance Your Business with Industry Insights from Building Pros

Get up to speed on the latest industry trends and professional development skills with the NAHB Ideas app.

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IBS Education Sessions Explore Alternative Building Solutions

Filed in Education, IBS, Material Costs by on November 22, 2021 0 Comments
IBS Education Sessions Explore Alternative Building Solutions

As supply-chain issues continue to challenge the housing market, builders can explore different building techniques that may streamline the home-building process and utilize less material. The 2022 NAHB International Builders’ Show® (IBS) provides opportunities to explore these options through various education sessions focused on offsite construction.

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Record Share of NAHB Members Report Labor Shortages

Filed in Economics, Workforce Development by on November 16, 2021 2 Comments
Record Share of NAHB Members Report Labor Shortages

Labor shortages, as reported by single-family builders and remodelers in NAHB’s latest surveys, have hit unprecedented highs since each of the surveys began and continue to exacerbate housing affordability challenges, along with lot shortages and heightened material costs.

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7 Can’t-Miss Spotlight Sessions at IBS

Filed in Education, IBS by on November 15, 2021 1 Comment
7 Can’t-Miss Spotlight Sessions at IBS

Spotlight sessions are always among the most highly anticipated programs of the year and feature high-profile speakers. Topics are both traditional and forward-looking based on the critical issues the industry is currently facing.

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What Builders Should Know About the NGBS Green Certification Process

Filed in Sustainability and Green Building by on November 12, 2021 0 Comments
What Builders Should Know About the NGBS Green Certification Process

In a recent Virtual Green Home Tour, PEG, LLC NGBS Green Verifiers Abideena Dambo and Anh-Tu Lam explained each of the project stages and how NGBS Green Verifiers work through the inspection and verification process with builders.

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Materials Prices Post Record Year-to-Date Increase

Filed in Economics, Material Costs by on November 10, 2021 2 Comments
Materials Prices Post Record Year-to-Date Increase

The softwood lumber price index increased 9.1% in October (seasonally adjusted) — its first monthly increase since May, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics’ latest Producer Price Index (PPI) report. Overall, building material prices have increased 12.2% year to date, after climbing 4.5% over the same period in 2020.

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Prospective Buyers Frustrated by Bidding Wars, but Continue to Search

Filed in Economics, Housing Affordability, Trends by on November 5, 2021 0 Comments
Prospective Buyers Frustrated by Bidding Wars, but Continue to Search

For only the third time in the history of NAHB’s Housing Trends Report, the top reason buyers are struggling to buy a home is because they are getting outbid.

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