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|Watch the NAHB Leadership Council and Board of Directors Meetings on Oct. 23|
NAHB members and executive officers can watch livestream webcasts of the Fall Leadership Council and Board of Directors Meetings on Friday, Oct. 23.
|Working Closely with NAHB, Nearly 100 Lawmakers Urge Trump to Act on Lumber|
Working in tandem with NAHB, nearly 100 Republican and Democratic lawmakers on Oct. 20 sent a letter to President Trump seeking urgent action on lumber supply shortages that have resulted in unprecedented price spikes in recent months that are threatening the housing industry and economic recovery.
|Why Home Builders Should Offer Smart Home Leak Detectors|
Most home builders know the value of incorporating smart home technology into their builds, and smart leak detectors are one device they shouldn’t overlook.
|CFPB Issues Final Rule Extending GSE Patch|
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) today issued a final rule to extend the "government-sponsored enterprise (GSE) patch" that allows mortgage loans that are eligible for purchase by Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac to receive a safe harbor granted to qualified mortgages (QMs).
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|NAHB Members Dominate the 2020 Indoor airPLUS Leader Awards|
More than 70% of the builders and raters recognized in the EPA's Indoor airPLUS Leader Awards program are NAHB members. Additionally, NAHB member EnergyLogic from Berthoud, Colo., received the Leader of the Year award in the Rater category.
|Single-Family Construction Continues Dramatic Climb|
Single-family starts showed continued growth in September as overall housing production increased 1.9 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.42 million units, according to a report from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and the U.S. Census Bureau.
|FHFA Extends Support for Borrowers Through Nov. 30|
The Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) announced today that Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac will extend several loan origination flexibilities until Nov. 30, 2020.