FEMA’s Risk Rating 2.0 Framework Will Alter Flood Insurance Rates

Filed in Advocacy, Environment, Housing Affordability by on April 1, 2021 4 Comments
FEMA’s Risk Rating 2.0 Framework Will Alter Flood Insurance Rates

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) today released new details outlining the implementation of Risk Rating 2.0, an initiative to transform the National Flood Insurance Program program to make it more consumer friendly and better reflect the actual risks properties face.

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NAHB Mourns Longtime Member Ralph Drees

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NAHB Mourns Longtime Member Ralph Drees

Ralph Drees, former CEO, president and chairman of Drees Homes, headquartered in Ft. Mitchell, Ky., passed away on March 27. Drees was an NAHB Senior Life Delegate and longtime member after taking over The Drees Company for his father and founder Theodore Drees in 1965.

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Resources Available to Celebrate New Homes Month

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Resources Available to Celebrate New Homes Month

To help HBAs and members promote the many benefits of new homes, NAHB has a toolkit available with a variety of customizable materials and templates.

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Biden’s $2 Trillion infrastructure Plan Proposes More than $200 Billion for Housing, Commercial Buildings

Filed in Advocacy, Housing Affordability by on March 31, 2021 39 Comments
Biden’s $2 Trillion infrastructure Plan Proposes More than $200 Billion for Housing, Commercial Buildings

President Biden today unveiled a $2 trillion transportation and infrastructure package that includes more than $200 billion for housing to build, preserve and retrofit more than 2 million homes and commercial buildings.

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Improve Your Business Management Skills in Two Courses Next Week

Filed in Business Management, Education by on March 31, 2021 0 Comments
Improve Your Business Management Skills in Two Courses Next Week

To kick off Virtual Learning Month in April, NAHB Education is featuring two full-day live virtual courses focused on improving business operations for home builders and increasing bottom line results, all at a discounted price.

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North Carolina Builder Earns Custom Builder of the Year Award

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North Carolina Builder Earns Custom Builder of the Year Award

A client-first mentality, top-notch attention to detail and award-winning body of work culminated in Mark Batson, owner of Tongue & Groove Design + Build in Wilmington, N.C. earning the 2020 Custom Home Builder of the Year award.

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Supreme Court Rejects Manufacturer’s Attempt to Limit State Court Liability

Filed in Advocacy, Legal by on March 30, 2021 0 Comments
Supreme Court Rejects Manufacturer’s Attempt to Limit State Court Liability

In a case with implications for the home building industry, and one in which NAHB filed an amicus brief, the Supreme Court upheld previous rulings on product liability in state courts.

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Podcast: NAHB’s Legal Victory on Federal Overreach of CDC’s Eviction Moratorium

Filed in Legal, Membership, Multifamily by on March 30, 2021 0 Comments
Podcast: NAHB’s Legal Victory on Federal Overreach of CDC’s Eviction Moratorium

On the latest episode of the Housing Developments podcast, NAHB CEO Jerry Howard and Chief Lobbyist Jim Tobin discuss the recent legal victory in the federal overreach of the Centers for Disease Control eviction moratorium and what this means for NAHB members.

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4 Steps to Getting an Accurate Appraisal Value for Your High-Performance Home

Filed in Sustainability and Green Building by on March 30, 2021 2 Comments
4 Steps to Getting an Accurate Appraisal Value for Your High-Performance Home

Are appraisals for your newly constructed high-performance homes consistently coming in lower than your contract prices, despite being above code? How can you get appraisals to accurately reflect the additional value on a high-performance home?

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CDC Extends Eviction Moratorium Through June 30; Order Should Not Apply to NAHB Members

Filed in Disaster Response, Legal, Multifamily by on March 29, 2021 2 Comments
CDC Extends Eviction Moratorium Through June 30; Order Should Not Apply to NAHB Members

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) today modified and extended its eviction moratorium order until June 30, 2021.  Due to a previous court ruling in which NAHB took part, this order should not apply to NAHB members, though non-members will need to comply with the CDC order. However, all parties – NAHB members and non-members – must still comply with any state or local eviction moratoriums that remain in effect.

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