State Economies Contribution to Nationwide GDP Growth

Real gross domestic product (GDP) increased in 48 states and the District of Columbia in the second quarter of 2017, according to the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis. The majority of the states, 44, and the District of Columbia posted an acceleration in its annualized rate from the first quarter of 2017 to the second […]

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Fed Raises Key Rate, Balance Sheet Normalization to Accelerate in January

In its statement following its December 12-13, 2017 meeting, the Federal Open Markets Committee (FOMC) decided to raise the target range for the federal funds rate to a range of 1.25 to 1.5 percent, a decision that was widely expected. Despite the increase, the FOMC believes that the “stance of monetary policy remains accommodative”. As […]

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Color of the Year is Best in Small Doses

The 2018 Pantone color of the year is a rich purple often seen on royal robes, the sky at dusk and unicorn manes. But how might it be used in home design and model home merchandising? Two NAHB member design experts chime in.Powered by WPeMatico

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RSVP Today to Tour Cutting-Edge Homes at IBS

Once you’ve hit the show floor at the International Builders’ Show Jan. 9-11, make sure you hit the road with NAHB’s unique home tours. Buses will leave each morning, taking you on one of four tours throughout Orlando to see the latest features, trends and methods in real homes and real context. Tickets are required […]

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Concrete examples for utopian ideals: how the Sharing Cities movement is paving the way

In the last few years, a couple of multi-billion dollar companies -initially marketed as part of a new sharing economy- devoured people’s attention. After these giants discredited the concept, many thought the ideas behind it were too naive and unrealistic to begin with. The forces of capitalism, neoliberalism, and our human nature are too strong […]

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Cluster Boxes: The New Normal for Mail Delivery

Faced with declining revenue as it competes with private express carriers and online order delivery services, the United States Postal Service now favors the installation of less-expensive cluster box units over traditional door-to-door or curbside delivery in new single-family developments.Powered by WPeMatico

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Andy Stumpf on SEALs, wingsuit flying and dangerous hobbies

“It’s interesting for people who come in thinking they’re going to be playing real life ‘Call of Duty’ and then they come and they train and they spend the vast majority of their adult life training and waiting.” –Andy Stumpf The Halo neurostimulation system will help you to push boundaries and perform at your maximum capacity. […]

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Record-Setting Pace of Price Increases Continues

Prices paid for inputs to residential construction (+0.7%), softwood lumber (+2.3%), gypsum products (0.4%), and OSB (+15.3%) all increased in November, according to the latest Producer Price Index (PPI) release by the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Since January 2017, the price paid for every major input to construction NAHB tracks has increased. The following is […]

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Statement of NAHB Third Vice Chair Candidate Chuck Fowke

For those of you who have not met me, please allow me to introduce myself. I’m Chuck Fowke. I’m the owner and president of Homes by John C Fowke, a custom home building company my brother and I established in 1990. In those 27 years, our company has proudly provided custom homes throughout the Tampa […]

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Homeowners’ Equity Improves

The Financial Accounts of the United States for the third quarter of 2017 were published by the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System recently. On a nominal and not seasonally adjusted basis, the aggregate market value of households’ real estate continues to improve. In nominal terms, households’ owner-occupied real estate increased to $24.2 […]

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