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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Production Builder Executive Club Returns to IBS

The NAHB Production Builder Executive Club, a VIP luxury networking and programming lounge at the International Builders’ Show, returns to the Orange County Convention Center in 2018. At the 2017 show, more than 500 production builder executives from 200 companies took advantage of this comfortable, convenient IBS space.Powered by WPeMatico

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Statement of NAHB Third Vice Chair Candidate Fred Hoppe

As a membership association, NAHB must demonstrate its benefit to achieve our goals. NAHB works hard to provide members with many benefits and services; my goal is building the right benefits that will impact the bottom line for our members.Powered by WPeMatico

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The Fridge, the Trash, the Diaper Pail—Conquer Smells With One Genius Eco-Friendly Product

What can grow more than two feet in a single day and reach a height of 60-feet in only three months? Moso bamboo! This eco-friendly plant is the star behind EverBamboo, a company dedicated to keeping your shoes, drawers, and closets fresh and odor-free.

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Last chance! Give the Gift of Community

        Last chance! Give the Gift of Community by Kim Kanney, Community Bookstore Manager Order now – arrive by Christmas Eve    Last chance! Get your orders in now to be sure they will arrive by Christmas Eve. What better gift than the gift of community? Know someone interested in intentional community?… […]

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Aging-in-Place Modifications Featured in Museum Display

A new exhibit at Washington’s National Building Museum celebrates the flexibility of modern home design and features the role of the Certified Aging-in-Place Specialist in helping to ensure that home owners can live safely in their own homes even as they become less mobile.Powered by WPeMatico

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How Construction Costs, Lot Prices Impacted Sales in 2017

According to a recent NAHB survey of home builders, construction costs account for 55.6% of the final sales price of the average new home.Powered by WPeMatico

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Garages in New Homes: 2016 Data

A majority of new homes that completed construction in 2016 included two-car garages, according to NAHB analysis of Census Bureau Survey of Construction data.   For new single-family completions in 2016, 63% of homes offered a two-car garage. Another 22% of homes possessed a garage large enough to hold three or more cars. Just 6% of newly-built homes […]

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