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Find Out How Your NAHB Membership is Working for You
If you are attending the International Builders' Show in Las Vegas this week, be sure to stop by the NAHB Headquarters to learn how to maximize your membership and take advantage of exclusive benefits, including deep member savings, access to industry experts, unique networking opportunities and more.
What Resilience in a Home Looks Like Depends on Where You Live
Most areas of the country tend to be at higher risk for one or two hazards. Practices can be incorporated into new and existing homes to help increase the chance they will "weather the storm" by making them more resilient and enabling home owners to repair and remain in those homes.
Valuable Safety Demonstrations and Learning Sessions in the IBS Safety Zone
With less than a week to go before the opening of the 2020 International Builders’ Show in Las Vegas, attendees are busy setting their schedules. Be sure to include the IBS Jobsite Safety Zone (N663) in your plans and catch a session that could save your life.
Housing Starts Finish 2019 Strong
Total housing starts increased 16.9% in December to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.61 million units, according to a report from the U.S. Housing and Urban Development and Commerce Department. This is a 13-year high for housing starts.
Smaller Townhouses Help Address Missing Middle Housing Issue
NAHB continues to dive into ongoing concerns over housing affordability, including its “Diversifying Housing Options with Smaller Lots and Smaller Homes” report. The report identifies ordinances and codes that enable the construction of more varied housing types and smaller, more affordable homes, including the form-based code for greenfield development used in the Mews Townhouse Units in South Jordan, Utah.
2 Full Bathrooms Most Common in New Home Construction
When it comes to new home construction, a two-bath house is by far the most prevalent, according to the latest Census data.
Builder Confidence Begins Year Strong as Single-Family Growth Continues
Builder confidence in the market for newly built single-family homes edged one point lower to 75 in January, according to the latest National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index (HMI) released today. The last two monthly readings mark the highest sentiment levels since July 1999.
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