How to Incorporate Health and Wellness into Multifamily Design

Filed in Education, Multifamily by on May 5, 2021 0 Comments
How to Incorporate Health and Wellness into Multifamily Design

NAHB’s upcoming webinar, “Wellness Wanted: Designing Healthy Multifamily Projects for Today’s Renters,” on Wednesday, May 26, at 2 p.m. ET, will explore how physical, mental and emotional well-being are coming into play in the multifamily arena.

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Department of Labor Withdraws Final Independent Contractor Rule

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Department of Labor Withdraws Final Independent Contractor Rule

The Department of Labor (DOL) announced today it is withdrawing the independent contractor rule that was finalized in January during the waning days of the Trump administration.

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NAHB Launches New Video Series With SGC Horizon

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NAHB Launches New Video Series With SGC Horizon

NAHB is excited to launch a new video series, featuring members of NAHB’s senior management team, in conjunction with our media partner, SGC Horizon. The series will comprise four videos each month on key topics of interest for the Federation.

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Pandemic Spurs a Resurgence of Remodeling Activity

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Pandemic Spurs a Resurgence of Remodeling Activity

Though the market sputtered at the onset of COVID-19, remodeling activity quickly roared back. According to a recent NAHB survey, the pandemic has ultimately played a large role in remodeling’s recovery.

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South Dakota HBA Successfully Advocates for Housing Affordability

Filed in Advocacy, Housing Affordability, Membership by on May 4, 2021 0 Comments
South Dakota HBA Successfully Advocates for Housing Affordability

The South Dakota Home Builders Association advocated for a bill that requires certain proposed rules to include a housing cost impact statement. The bill was recently signed into law by Gov. Kristi Noem.

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Members Can Save on Hotel Stays with New HotelPlanner Program

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Members Can Save on Hotel Stays with New HotelPlanner Program

Just in time for travel season, NAHB has launched its newest member benefit to help members save time and money on personal and business travel.

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Collaboration Between Builders and Appraisers Key to Navigating Rising Lumber Prices, Freddie Mac Says

Filed in Advocacy, Housing Finance, Material Costs by on May 3, 2021 9 Comments
Collaboration Between Builders and Appraisers Key to Navigating Rising Lumber Prices, Freddie Mac Says

As lumber prices continue to rise, home builders face challenges selling homes that accurately reflect the increased costs of construction. Collaboration between builders and appraisers can help mitigate issues.

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More Buyers are Looking for a New Home

Filed in Economics, Trends, Uncategorized by on May 3, 2021 1 Comment
More Buyers are Looking for a New Home

A growing number of buyers are looking specifically at new home construction from the onset of their home search.

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Video: NAHB Chairman Promotes Bringing Housing Home, May 3-7

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Video: NAHB Chairman Promotes Bringing Housing Home, May 3-7

In his May update, NAHB Chairman Chuck Fowke promotes Bringing Housing Home® — a key Federation-wide event taking place this week, when members meet with their federal lawmakers in their home districts to discuss important issues impacting the housing industry and their communities.

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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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