Find Direction with Communities Directory

      Find Direction with the Communities Directory by Kim Kanney, Community Bookshelf Manager In a time of global and domestic conflict we need CONNECTION, not divisiveness. We need a direction that allows humanity to THRIVE, not simply survive. Thriving together in community has meant enhancing our capacities for empathy, communication, and love. It… […]

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NAHB Honors Tomorrow’s Industry Leaders

NAHB recently honored some the industry’s rising stars and student leaders at the Student Chapter Awards Ceremony during the 2018 International Builders’ Show.Powered by WPeMatico

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Total Housing Starts Near Post-Recession High

Total housing starts increased in January, led by strong gains for multifamily development. Starts jumped 9.7% to a 1.33 million seasonally adjusted annual rate, according to the joint data release from the Census Bureau and HUD. The pace of single-family starts expanded in January, rising 3.7% to an 877,000 seasonally adjusted annual rate. The three-month moving […]

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Efficient Plumbing System Earns Ingenuity Award

The NAHB Leading Suppliers Council (LSC) presented this year’s Spark Award — honoring an LSC member for developing the most cutting-edge product or service that “takes the home building industry to the next level”— to the SharkBite EvoPEX.Powered by WPeMatico

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HUD Allocates Disaster Recovery Funds

The Department of Housing and Urban Development has released its policies regarding how it will allocate $7.39 billion in Community Development Block Grant disaster recovery funds provided by the 2017 Supplemental Appropriations for Disaster Relief.Powered by WPeMatico

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Housing Production Makes Healthy Gains to Start New Year

A surge in multifamily production pushed overall housing starts up 9.7% in January to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.33 million units after an upwardly revised December reading, according to newly released data from HUD and the Commerce Department.Powered by WPeMatico

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Ketogenic Diet Food List

Ready to put together a ketogenic diet meal plan? Let’s dive into all the details about this low-carb way of eating!

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Builder Confidence Stays at Strong Level in February

Builder confidence in the market for newly-built single-family homes remained unchanged at a healthy level of 72 in February on the National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index (HMI). Demand conditions are positive, but supply-side construction hurdles need to be managed, as scarce labor and building material price increases remain top concerns. In […]

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Double-Digit Decline in OSB Prices from December to January

Prices paid for softwood lumber (+1.0%), ready-mix concrete (+0.5%), and inputs to residential construction less labor (+1.1%) all increased in January, according to the latest Producer Price Index (PPI) release by the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The indexes for gypsum products and OSB declined by 2.0% and 11.3%, respectively. The steep decline in OSB prices […]

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Budget Accord May Affect Rebuilding Efforts

The two-year budget accord signed by President Trump earlier this month contains provisions from a House of Representatives disaster relief bill (H.R. 4460, the Disaster Recovery Reform Act) designed for states hit hard by hurricanes and wildfires in 2017. However, the details on how these provisions will work are still in flux.Powered by WPeMatico

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