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NAHB Undercuts Lumber Coalition Arguments

Filed in Advocacy, Housing Affordability, Material Costs by on April 30, 2021 2 Comments
NAHB Undercuts Lumber Coalition Arguments

NAHB responded to a recent article by the U.S. Lumber Coalition appearing in Woodworking Network that attacked the association’s stance on lumber prices and import duties. In a forceful rebuttal, NAHB sets the record straight. 

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NAHB Continues to Engage the Administration, Congress on Lumber

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NAHB Continues to Engage the Administration, Congress on Lumber

NAHB CEO Jerry Howard and senior NAHB staff on April 29 held a productive virtual meeting with White House staff from the Domestic Policy Council, National Economic Council and the Office of the Vice President.

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Podcast: Special Guest Sen. Sherrod Brown Discusses Housing with NAHB

Filed in Advocacy by on April 29, 2021 0 Comments
Podcast: Special Guest Sen. Sherrod Brown Discusses Housing with NAHB

On a special episode of NAHB’s Housing Developments podcast, CEO Jerry Howard and Chief Lobbyist Jim Tobin sit down with Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee Chairman Sherrod Brown to discuss the fate of government-sponsored entities (GSEs) and rental assistance, and what the infrastructure bill could mean for home builders.

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Two Upcoming Webinars Explore Alternatives to Lumber in Home Building

Filed in Advocacy, Education, Material Costs by on April 28, 2021 7 Comments
Two Upcoming Webinars Explore Alternatives to Lumber in Home Building

With the price of lumber reaching all-time highs and no immediate relief in sight, NAHB Education has scheduled two free webinars that will explore alternatives to wood-framed homes.

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President Biden to Announce $1.5 Trillion Tax Plan

Filed in Advocacy, Housing Affordability, Tax Reform by on April 28, 2021 0 Comments
President Biden to Announce $1.5 Trillion Tax Plan

President Biden is expected to outline tonight in an address to a joint session of Congress his “American Families Plan,” which includes significant tax changes that would harm real estate. 

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Skyrocketing Lumber Prices Add Nearly $36,000 to the Price of a New Home

Skyrocketing Lumber Prices Add Nearly $36,000 to the Price of a New Home

Soaring lumber prices that have tripled over the past 12 months has caused the price of an average new single-family home to increase by $35,872, according to new analysis by the NAHB Economics team. This lumber price hike has also added nearly $13,000 to the market value of an average new multifamily home, which translates into households paying $119 a month more to rent a new apartment.

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CFPB Delays Mandatory Compliance Date for General QM Rule

Filed in Advocacy, Housing Finance by on April 28, 2021 0 Comments
CFPB Delays Mandatory Compliance Date for General QM Rule

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB)  has formally delayed the mandatory compliance date of the General Qualified Mortgage (QM) final rule from July 1, 2021 to Oct. 1, 2022.

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Iowa Careers Event Builds Excitement for the Skilled Trades

Filed in Membership, Workforce Development by on April 26, 2021 1 Comment
Iowa Careers Event Builds Excitement for the Skilled Trades

Students in Iowa recently participated in Build My Future, a construction career day and industry showcase. The event, hosted by Iowa Skilled Trades, included more than 65 hands-on demonstrations. Students from more than 75 schools in the state were invited to participate.

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How Builders are Dealing with Rising Lumber Prices

How Builders are Dealing with Rising Lumber Prices

NAHB recently asked builders about their reactions to the rising and volatile lumber prices in its April 2021 survey for the NAHB/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index (HMI).

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Podcast: Emerging Legislation That Could Impact Housing

Filed in Advocacy, Material Costs, Workforce Development by on April 21, 2021 0 Comments
Podcast: Emerging Legislation That Could Impact Housing

On the latest episode of NAHB’s Housing Developments podcast, CEO Jerry Howard and Chief Lobbyist Jim Tobin discuss some of the legislation that Congress is likely to consider this session, including the full Low Income Housing Tax Credit bill that NAHB has championed, the fate of the filibuster, immigration and a possible expansion of the Supreme Court.

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