NAHB Now | The News Blog of the National Association of Home Builders http://nahbnow.com NAHB Now | The News Blog of the National Association of Home Builders Fri, 24 May 2019 17:13:00 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.1.1 67839597 Speaker Lineup Announced for HUD-NAHB Innovative Housing Showcase http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/NAHBNow/~3/AMaRawTCotY/ http://nahbnow.com/2019/05/speaker-lineup-announced-for-hud-nahb-innovative-housing-showcase/#respond Fri, 24 May 2019 17:00:00 +0000 http://nahbnow.com/?p=15335 The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and NAHB recently announced a dynamic list of government and industry leaders, entrepreneurs and journalists who will be speaking at the Innovative Housing Showcase, June 1-5, on the National Mall.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/NAHBNow/~4/AMaRawTCotY" height="1" width="1" alt=""/> http://nahbnow.com/2019/05/speaker-lineup-announced-for-hud-nahb-innovative-housing-showcase/feed/ 0 15335 http://nahbnow.com/2019/05/speaker-lineup-announced-for-hud-nahb-innovative-housing-showcase/ Student Competition Winners Featured in NAHB Workforce Development Video http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/NAHBNow/~3/xHpiBn_MVo0/ http://nahbnow.com/2019/05/student-competition-winners-featured-in-nahb-workforce-development-video/#respond Fri, 24 May 2019 15:00:00 +0000 http://nahbnow.com/?p=15286 Fresh off a win in the NAHB Student Competition at IBS 2019 in Las Vegas, construction management students at Shelby County High School (Ky.) are featured in a recent workforce development video touting a career in carpentry.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/NAHBNow/~4/xHpiBn_MVo0" height="1" width="1" alt=""/> http://nahbnow.com/2019/05/student-competition-winners-featured-in-nahb-workforce-development-video/feed/ 0 15286 http://nahbnow.com/2019/05/student-competition-winners-featured-in-nahb-workforce-development-video/ Key Energy-Efficient Features for Today’s Boomer Buyer http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/NAHBNow/~3/lsOFw_Vy8tk/ http://nahbnow.com/2019/05/northern-virginia-development-showcases-key-energy-efficient-features-for-todays-boomer-buyer/#respond Fri, 24 May 2019 12:00:00 +0000 http://nahbnow.com/?p=15281 Baby boomers moving into communities desire energy-efficient features, especially windows and appliances, and in addition, 84% of potential homebuyers recently surveyed favor whole-home energy certification. See the key strategies Christopher Companies uses to address these desires in its The Crest of Alexandria development.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/NAHBNow/~4/lsOFw_Vy8tk" height="1" width="1" alt=""/> http://nahbnow.com/2019/05/northern-virginia-development-showcases-key-energy-efficient-features-for-todays-boomer-buyer/feed/ 0 15281 http://nahbnow.com/2019/05/northern-virginia-development-showcases-key-energy-efficient-features-for-todays-boomer-buyer/ Why Young Professionals Should Attend IBS — And How NAHB Can Make It Happen http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/NAHBNow/~3/ZL0vsovrSl8/ http://nahbnow.com/2019/05/why-young-professionals-should-attend-ibs-and-how-nahb-can-make-it-happen/#respond Thu, 23 May 2019 18:00:00 +0000 http://nahbnow.com/?p=14903 Young professionals can take advantage of NAHB's IBS Scholarship Program, and take the information, inspiration and relationships they develop during the International Builders' Show back to their companies to help them continue to grow throughout the year.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/NAHBNow/~4/ZL0vsovrSl8" height="1" width="1" alt=""/> http://nahbnow.com/2019/05/why-young-professionals-should-attend-ibs-and-how-nahb-can-make-it-happen/feed/ 0 14903 http://nahbnow.com/2019/05/why-young-professionals-should-attend-ibs-and-how-nahb-can-make-it-happen/ New Home Sales Post Solid Rate of 673,000 in April http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/NAHBNow/~3/Toznw-u9eVw/ http://nahbnow.com/2019/05/new-home-sales-post-solid-rate-of-673000-in-april/#respond Thu, 23 May 2019 15:00:00 +0000 http://nahbnow.com/?p=15217 Sales of newly built, single-family homes fell 6.7% to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 673,000 units in April after a sharp upwardly revised March report, according to newly released data by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and the U.S. Census Bureau. The March sales pace of 723,000 units was the highest monthly rate since the Great Recession and the April figure was the third-highest pace.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/NAHBNow/~4/Toznw-u9eVw" height="1" width="1" alt=""/> http://nahbnow.com/2019/05/new-home-sales-post-solid-rate-of-673000-in-april/feed/ 0 15217 http://nahbnow.com/2019/05/new-home-sales-post-solid-rate-of-673000-in-april/ Confidence in Apartment and Condo Housing Sectors Weakens in First Quarter 2019 http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/NAHBNow/~3/6TiWBrvIuqY/ http://nahbnow.com/2019/05/confidence-in-apartment-and-condo-housing-sectors-weakens-in-first-quarter-2019/#respond Thu, 23 May 2019 14:00:00 +0000 http://nahbnow.com/?p=15218 Confidence in the market for new multifamily housing weakened in the first quarter of 2019, according to results from the Multifamily Market Survey released today by NAHB.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/NAHBNow/~4/6TiWBrvIuqY" height="1" width="1" alt=""/> http://nahbnow.com/2019/05/confidence-in-apartment-and-condo-housing-sectors-weakens-in-first-quarter-2019/feed/ 0 15218 http://nahbnow.com/2019/05/confidence-in-apartment-and-condo-housing-sectors-weakens-in-first-quarter-2019/ Disaster Preparedness Must Focus on Upgrading Older Homes and Infrastructure http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/NAHBNow/~3/YQMoSnAdmh0/ http://nahbnow.com/2019/05/disaster-preparedness-must-focus-on-upgrading-older-homes-and-infrastructure/#respond Wed, 22 May 2019 19:00:00 +0000 http://nahbnow.com/?p=15303 NAHB today called on Congress to focus on improving the older homes, structures and infrastructure that are less resilient to natural disasters because they were built when there were no national model codes in existence or constructed following codes that are now outdated.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/NAHBNow/~4/YQMoSnAdmh0" height="1" width="1" alt=""/> http://nahbnow.com/2019/05/disaster-preparedness-must-focus-on-upgrading-older-homes-and-infrastructure/feed/ 0 15303 http://nahbnow.com/2019/05/disaster-preparedness-must-focus-on-upgrading-older-homes-and-infrastructure/ Congressional Leaders to Speak at Legislative Conference http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/NAHBNow/~3/cN9iVOixAd4/ http://nahbnow.com/2019/05/congressional-leaders-to-speak-at-legislative-conference/#respond Wed, 22 May 2019 17:30:00 +0000 http://nahbnow.com/?p=14969 Senate Republican Conference Chairman John Barrasso (R-Wyo.) and House Majority Whip Jim Clyburn (D-S.C.) will be the featured speakers at the NAHB Legislative Conference on Wednesday, June 5. The conference begins at 7:30 a.m. (doors open for breakfast at 7 a.m.) at the Hyatt Regency Washington on Capitol Hill. Bus transportation to the Hyatt Regency from the Marriott Wardman Park will be available at 6:30 a.m.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/NAHBNow/~4/cN9iVOixAd4" height="1" width="1" alt=""/> http://nahbnow.com/2019/05/congressional-leaders-to-speak-at-legislative-conference/feed/ 0 14969 http://nahbnow.com/2019/05/congressional-leaders-to-speak-at-legislative-conference/ NAHB Supports Building Safety Month with International Code Council http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/NAHBNow/~3/-18qEuSJVFk/ http://nahbnow.com/2019/05/nahb-supports-building-safety-month-with-international-code-council/#respond Wed, 22 May 2019 15:30:00 +0000 http://nahbnow.com/?p=15292 Building codes can have a profound impact on the comfort and safety of residents as well as the cost of construction and the cost of operating the home. NAHB can help its members work toward cost-effective and safe codes.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/NAHBNow/~4/-18qEuSJVFk" height="1" width="1" alt=""/> http://nahbnow.com/2019/05/nahb-supports-building-safety-month-with-international-code-council/feed/ 0 15292 http://nahbnow.com/2019/05/nahb-supports-building-safety-month-with-international-code-council/ What You Need to Know About IRS’ Updated Opportunity Zone Regulations http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/NAHBNow/~3/gsfAsDg_YQ8/ http://nahbnow.com/2019/05/what-you-need-to-know-about-irs-updated-opportunity-zone-regulations/#respond Wed, 22 May 2019 14:00:00 +0000 http://nahbnow.com/?p=15280 In April, the Treasury Department and IRS released a second set of proposed regulations related to the new opportunity zones tax incentive. NAHB has updated its resource page with a new FAQ outlining key points included in both sets of draft regulations.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/NAHBNow/~4/gsfAsDg_YQ8" height="1" width="1" alt=""/> http://nahbnow.com/2019/05/what-you-need-to-know-about-irs-updated-opportunity-zone-regulations/feed/ 0 15280 http://nahbnow.com/2019/05/what-you-need-to-know-about-irs-updated-opportunity-zone-regulations/