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Ohio Builder Celebrates a Century of Construction

Filed in Home Building, Leadership, Membership by on August 29, 2019 2 Comments
Ohio Builder Celebrates a Century of Construction

The Haverstick family has been a fixture in their local home building community since 1919, when Joseph N. Haverstick established himself in Dayton, Ohio, to pursue his boyhood dream of becoming a builder.

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Why a ‘Ban’ on Single-Family Zoning Could Be a Good Thing

Why a ‘Ban’ on Single-Family Zoning Could Be a Good Thing

Recently, the state of Oregon has moved to use the power of policy to influence housing affordability, diversity and flexibility. In what some are calling an effective ban on single-family zoning, the state is requiring that multifamily units be allowed on land previously reserved just for single-family homes.

A recent report from NAHB illustrates how innovative land-use policies that encourage the development of housing, such as Oregon’s legislation, promote greater housing affordability and meet the varied needs of an increasingly diverse home-buying population. 

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Say ‘Thank You’ to Associate Members in September

Filed in Awards, Membership by on August 28, 2019 0 Comments
Say ‘Thank You’ to Associate Members in September

Associate Member Appreciation Month is almost here! Join the NAHB Federation in thanking your Associate trade partners during the month of September for helping your businesses succeed.

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Can BIM Make High-Performance Building Easier?

Filed in Sustainability & Green Building, Technology by on August 27, 2019 1 Comment
Can BIM Make High-Performance Building Easier?

While Building Information Modeling (BIM) is standard operating procedure on large commercial projects, relatively few residential builders have gotten on board. The few home builders who are using it call it a game changer.

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Meet the 2020 IBS Scholarship Recipients

Filed in Awards, International Builders' Show by on August 26, 2019 0 Comments
Meet the 2020 IBS Scholarship Recipients

Now in its fifth year, the IBS Scholarship Program for NAHB members between the ages of 21-35 received a record number of applicants — 125 from 39 states — to receive a scholarship to attend the 2020 NAHB International Builders’ Show® (IBS). From those 125 applicants, 22 were chosen to attend IBS this coming January.

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How to Think Big and Build Small to Address Housing Demand

Filed in Affordability, Education, Multifamily by on August 21, 2019 1 Comment
How to Think Big and Build Small to Address Housing Demand

Housing affordability is a growing concern to NAHB members and the communities they serve. NAHB Multifamily will present a webinar on Sept. 11 that will explore “missing middle housing,” a concept that describes housing types that range in scale from duplexes to bungalow courts and mansion apartments.

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Downtown Revitalization Includes Upscale Affordable Housing Development

Filed in Affordability, Design, Land Development by on August 20, 2019 0 Comments
Downtown Revitalization Includes Upscale Affordable Housing Development

The Fresno Housing Authority has sought to play a critical role in driving community revitalization by creating and renovating quality affordable housing, including the development of CityView @ Van Ness. The new development produced 45 units of affordable housing for entry-level workforce households.

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Making the Sale: The Importance of a Buyer Profile

Filed in 55+ Housing, Design by on August 19, 2019 0 Comments
Making the Sale: The Importance of a Buyer Profile

A model home’s job is to accurately reach a target buyer and create a space where a prospective buyer can envision themselves living. To be successful, you and your merchandiser must develop a buyer profile, which will teach you how a prospective buyer will be living in your home and what matters most.

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Don’t Miss Your Chance to Spotlight Top Projects and People

Filed in Awards by on August 14, 2019 0 Comments
Don’t Miss Your Chance to Spotlight Top Projects and People

Applications for several awards programs will be closing soon, so be sure to submit your application today. Plus, check out a new feature to help expedite the application process.

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‘Impossible’ Project Provides Critical Workforce Housing Options in Memphis

Filed in Affordability, Awards, Multifamily by on August 6, 2019 2 Comments
‘Impossible’ Project Provides Critical Workforce Housing Options in Memphis

Repurposing a 1.5 million-square-foot decaying building that’s been abandoned for decades and is too expensive even to demolish may seem like an impossible task. Yet a group of non-profit organizations in Memphis tackled this feat by turning a 1927 vintage Sears distribution center into a “vertical urban village” that includes resources for the arts community, for education, and for health and wellness services.

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