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2 Key Factors Driving Single-Family Housing
Job growth and lower mortgage rates are two positive economic variables that will support near-term growth for single-family construction.
Plan Ahead and Use Proper Technique When Lifting Heavy Materials
Construction work often requires moving materials around the jobsite that involves pushing, pulling, and lifting. NAHB has a set of resources for members to encourage safe practices while lifting and moving heavy loads on the jobsite.
Global Innovation Award Debuts New Category in 2019
This year, the Global Innovation Award, which annually honors the innovators in the global residential building industry, launched a new award category that focuses on leadership. Learn more about the award and how to apply.
New FEMA Risk Rating 2.0 to Determine Flood Insurance Rates
The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), which oversees and implements the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP), has initiated a long-term effort to transform the program to make it more consumer friendly and better reflect the actual risks properties face.
NAHB Master Instructor Webinar Series Kicks Off Next Week
The Master Instructor Webinar Series runs for four consecutive weeks with each session led by one of four dynamic instructors with decades of combined experience in the housing industry. Webinar topics include time-management skills, purchase orders, pricing and profit margins, and client assessment for aging in place.
Remodelers’ Confidence Holds Steady
NAHB's Remodeling Market Index (RMI) posted a reading of 55 in the second quarter of 2019, rising one point from the previous quarter. The RMI has been consistently above 50 since the second quarter of 2013.
NAHB Opposes Portman-Shaheen Energy Bill
Sens. Rob Portman (R-Ohio) and Jeanne Shaheen (D-N.H.) today introduced the Energy Savings and Industrial Competitiveness Act, legislation opposed by NAHB because it would mandate overly costly and aggressive energy efficiency requirements in model building energy codes, which harms housing affordability.
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