NAHB Strongly Opposes Anti-Business Labor Bill

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NAHB Strongly Opposes Anti-Business Labor Bill

NAHB strongly opposes House legislation that contains dozens of sweeping labor law revisions that would negatively affect the construction labor market at a time of critical skilled worker shortages.

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CFPB Seeks to Delay Mandatory Compliance of General QM Rule

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CFPB Seeks to Delay Mandatory Compliance of General QM Rule

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

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Podcast: How the Future of the GOP will Impact Business

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Podcast: How the Future of the GOP will Impact Business

On the latest episode of Housing Developments, NAHB CEO Jerry Howard and Chief Lobbyist Jim Tobin discuss how the evolution of the Republican party will impact how legislative business gets done, which will likely impact the business of NAHB members.

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Help Grow Your Brand with the Social Media Marketing Online Course

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Help Grow Your Brand with the Social Media Marketing Online Course

NAHB’s live online course, Social Media Marketing for Your Business, will help housing professionals think strategically about social media and how it fits into the big picture of marketing.

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NAHB Commends Confirmation of Gov. Raimondo as Commerce Secretary

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NAHB Commends Confirmation of Gov. Raimondo as Commerce Secretary

By a vote of 84-15, the Senate today approved the confirmation of Rhode Island Gov. Gina Raimondo as the next U.S. commerce secretary.

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IRS Releases Guidance on Claiming Employee Retention Credit with PPP Loan

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IRS Releases Guidance on Claiming Employee Retention Credit with PPP Loan

The IRS released guidance this week for taxpayers claiming the employee retention credit for tax year 2020. The IRS plans to release additional guidance in the near future for claims arising during 2021, including changes made to the employee retention credit for 2021.

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Top 9 Design Trends for 2021

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Top 9 Design Trends for 2021

The 2020 Best in American Living Award winners showcase top design trends that home buyers can expect to see in homes and communities in coming years.

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How Rising Lumber Prices Impact More Than Just Home Builders

How Rising Lumber Prices Impact More Than Just Home Builders

The fast price escalation in lumber is having far-reaching consequences throughout the industry, and prohibiting home builders and partner organizations from providing much-needed housing to families across the country.

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Suburban Shift for Construction in 2020

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Suburban Shift for Construction in 2020

The suburban shift in home building to meet growing buyer preferences for lower density, lower cost markets stemming from the COVID-19 pandemic that was first reported in the second quarter NAHB Home Building Geography Index (HBGI) has continued throughout the rest of 2020.

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FHFA Authorizes More than $1 Billion for Affordable Housing Funds

FHFA Authorizes More than $1 Billion for Affordable Housing Funds

The Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) announced today a $1.09 billion disbursement for Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac affordable housing allocations for 2020. This is the largest amount ever disbursed and more than double what was provided last year.

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