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NAHB to Co-Host HUD Innovative Housing Showcase

Filed in Affordability, Home Building by on April 29, 2019 1 Comment
NAHB to Co-Host HUD Innovative Housing Showcase

NAHB will join the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development to co-host the Department’s inaugural “Innovative Housing Showcase.” The Innovative Housing Showcase will be held on the National Mall June 1-5, 2019, to educate policy makers and the broader public on the new housing innovations and building technologies that are helping address the affordable housing challenges across our country.

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Lower Interest Rates Help Boost March New Home Sales

Filed in Economics, Home Building by on April 23, 2019 0 Comments
Lower Interest Rates Help Boost March New Home Sales

Sales of newly built, single-family homes rose to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 692,000 units in March after a slightly revised February report, according to newly released data by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and the U.S. Census Bureau. This is the highest sales pace since November 2017.

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Home Building Employment Across States and Congressional Districts

Filed in Capitol Hill, Economics, Home Building by on April 18, 2019 0 Comments
Home Building Employment Across States and Congressional Districts

A new NAHB study presents the most recent and comprehensive estimates of home building employment, including self-employed workers, by state and congressional district.

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How Does Your Business Measure Up?

Filed in Economics, Home Building by on April 5, 2019 5 Comments
How Does Your Business Measure Up?

Industry benchmarks on profit margins, asset levels and equity positions are important because they allow businesses to compare their performance to their peers. That can be extremely helpful in identifying areas for improvement and increasing efficiencies.

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New Podcast Lands White House Interview

Filed in Capitol Hill, Home Building by on March 29, 2019 0 Comments
New Podcast Lands White House Interview

On this week’s episode of Housing Developments, White House Deputy Communications Director Jessica Ditto joins hosts CEO Jerry Howard and Chief Lobbyist Jim Tobin to deliver breaking news on housing finance reform, and discuss the Administration’s efforts to address labor shortages, trade agreements and other critical topics.

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Va. Governor Signs Affordable Housing Fee Waiver Bill

Filed in Home Building, Housing Finance by on March 22, 2019 0 Comments
Va. Governor Signs Affordable Housing Fee Waiver Bill

Virginia Governor Ralph Northam last week Signed HB 2229, legislation aimed at reducing impediments to the financing, development and construction of affordable housing units. The bill will be become effective July 1, 2019.

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NAHB Launches Podcast Hosted by CEO Jerry Howard and Chief Lobbyist Jim Tobin

Filed in Capitol Hill, Home Building by on March 7, 2019 6 Comments
NAHB Launches Podcast Hosted by CEO Jerry Howard and Chief Lobbyist Jim Tobin

This post has been updated. NAHB today launched Housing Developments, a new podcast co-hosted by CEO Jerry Howard and Chief Lobbyist Jim Tobin, who will provide expert analysis on the latest news in the housing industry and inside NAHB. The show will also feature special guests who will share inside knowledge and unique perspectives on […]

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New Home Sales End the Year Up 1.5%

Filed in Economics, Home Building by on March 5, 2019 1 Comment
New Home Sales End the Year Up 1.5%

Sales of newly built, single-family homes posted a yearly gain of 1.5 percent in 2018, according to newly released data by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and the U.S. Census Bureau. The December sales numbers rose 3.7 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 621,000 units after a downwardly revised November report.

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Finding Creative Solutions to the Housing Affordability Crisis

Filed in Home Building, Homeownership by on February 27, 2019 4 Comments
Finding Creative Solutions to the Housing Affordability Crisis

To help empower builders and communities to take important steps together, NAHB has compiled extensive research on state and local policies and incentives that are being used to help make housing more affordable in communities across the country.

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Fed Chairman Powell Cites NAHB Concerns in Congressional Testimony

Filed in Construction Industry, Home Building by on February 26, 2019 4 Comments
Fed Chairman Powell Cites NAHB Concerns in Congressional Testimony

Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome H. Powell told the Senate Banking Committee today that the housing affordability crisis is due in part to the challenges home builders face with labor shortages and rising material prices.

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