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 Mon, 17 Dec 2018 19:00:44 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.9.9 67839597 FHA Issues Final Rule Streamlining Home Warranty Requirements http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/NAHBNow/~3/PNj-A6LIFNk/ http://nahbnow.com/2018/12/fha-issues-final-rule-streamlining-home-warranty-requirements/#respond Mon, 17 Dec 2018 19:00:44 +0000 http://nahbnow.com/?p=13716 The rule would eliminate the regulations that require borrowers to purchase 10-year protection plans in order to qualify for certain mortgages on newly-constructed single-family homes.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/NAHBNow/~4/PNj-A6LIFNk" height="1" width="1" alt=""/> http://nahbnow.com/2018/12/fha-issues-final-rule-streamlining-home-warranty-requirements/feed/ 0 13716 http://nahbnow.com/2018/12/fha-issues-final-rule-streamlining-home-warranty-requirements/ IBS ‘Game Changers’ Spotlight: The New Suburbia http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/NAHBNow/~3/RZ4kteTPOdM/ http://nahbnow.com/2018/12/ibs-game-changers-spotlight-the-new-suburbia/#respond Mon, 17 Dec 2018 17:00:00 +0000 http://nahbnow.com/?p=13709 A significant portion of younger home buyers are considering alternatives to the high-priced cities, especially as millennials increasingly start forming families of their own. But most have no intention of recreating their parents’ suburbia, either.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/NAHBNow/~4/RZ4kteTPOdM" height="1" width="1" alt=""/> http://nahbnow.com/2018/12/ibs-game-changers-spotlight-the-new-suburbia/feed/ 0 13709 http://nahbnow.com/2018/12/ibs-game-changers-spotlight-the-new-suburbia/ Builder Confidence Drops Four Points Amid Concerns Over Housing Affordability http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/NAHBNow/~3/oGyNcZXvJhY/ http://nahbnow.com/2018/12/builder-confidence-drops-four-points-amid-concerns-over-housing-affordability/#respond Mon, 17 Dec 2018 15:00:00 +0000 http://nahbnow.com/?p=13680 Although this is the lowest HMI reading since May 2015, builder sentiment remains in positive territory.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/NAHBNow/~4/oGyNcZXvJhY" height="1" width="1" alt=""/> http://nahbnow.com/2018/12/builder-confidence-drops-four-points-amid-concerns-over-housing-affordability/feed/ 0 13680 http://nahbnow.com/2018/12/builder-confidence-drops-four-points-amid-concerns-over-housing-affordability/ HUD Announces New FHA Loan Limits for 2019 http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/NAHBNow/~3/_riCvDnmdco/ http://nahbnow.com/2018/12/hud-announces-new-fha-loan-limits-for-2019/#respond Fri, 14 Dec 2018 21:30:00 +0000 http://nahbnow.com/?p=13710 The nationwide rise in median home prices indicates most buyers across the country — including those in more than 3,000 counties — will see increases.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/NAHBNow/~4/_riCvDnmdco" height="1" width="1" alt=""/> http://nahbnow.com/2018/12/hud-announces-new-fha-loan-limits-for-2019/feed/ 0 13710 http://nahbnow.com/2018/12/hud-announces-new-fha-loan-limits-for-2019/ Efficiency Begins Underground for 2019 Show Home http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/NAHBNow/~3/Nz_DGu26III/ http://nahbnow.com/2018/12/efficiency-begins-underground-for-2019-show-home/#respond Fri, 14 Dec 2018 20:00:05 +0000 http://nahbnow.com/?p=13423 A top-of-the-line insulation package will help The New American Home 2019 achieve next-level energy efficiency.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/NAHBNow/~4/Nz_DGu26III" height="1" width="1" alt=""/> http://nahbnow.com/2018/12/efficiency-begins-underground-for-2019-show-home/feed/ 0 13423 http://nahbnow.com/2018/12/efficiency-begins-underground-for-2019-show-home/ Fed Hints at Wait-and-See Approach to 2019 Interest Rates http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/NAHBNow/~3/GLPYf89kDyc/ http://nahbnow.com/2018/12/fed-hints-at-wait-and-see-approach-to-2019-interest-rates/#respond Fri, 14 Dec 2018 17:00:00 +0000 http://nahbnow.com/?p=13694 Federal Reserve officials recently signaled a more data-dependent approach to monetary policy in 2019. NAHB economists forecast a more dovish path for the federal funds rate than many others had predicted earlier this year.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/NAHBNow/~4/GLPYf89kDyc" height="1" width="1" alt=""/> http://nahbnow.com/2018/12/fed-hints-at-wait-and-see-approach-to-2019-interest-rates/feed/ 0 13694 http://nahbnow.com/2018/12/fed-hints-at-wait-and-see-approach-to-2019-interest-rates/ Trump Signs Executive Order on Opportunity Zones http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/NAHBNow/~3/Gr1fbmFh5bw/ http://nahbnow.com/2018/12/trump-signs-executive-order-on-opportunity-zones/#comments Fri, 14 Dec 2018 14:00:59 +0000 http://nahbnow.com/?p=13702 President Trump yesterday signed an executive order to spur more investment in opportunity zones, a new type of economic development incentive created by the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/NAHBNow/~4/Gr1fbmFh5bw" height="1" width="1" alt=""/> http://nahbnow.com/2018/12/trump-signs-executive-order-on-opportunity-zones/feed/ 1 13702 http://nahbnow.com/2018/12/trump-signs-executive-order-on-opportunity-zones/ Home Builders Recognized for Lobbying Clout http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/NAHBNow/~3/wDQtNAdCCI8/ http://nahbnow.com/2018/12/home-builders-recognized-for-lobbying-clout/#comments Thu, 13 Dec 2018 20:00:41 +0000 http://nahbnow.com/?p=13703 A prominent Capitol Hill publication recently listed NAHB among the most powerful and highly esteemed trade groups in Washington.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/NAHBNow/~4/wDQtNAdCCI8" height="1" width="1" alt=""/> http://nahbnow.com/2018/12/home-builders-recognized-for-lobbying-clout/feed/ 2 13703 http://nahbnow.com/2018/12/home-builders-recognized-for-lobbying-clout/ Farm Bill Contains Important Forestry Provisions http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/NAHBNow/~3/PvEojmqGraE/ http://nahbnow.com/2018/12/farm-bill-contains-important-forestry-provisions/#respond Thu, 13 Dec 2018 18:30:17 +0000 http://nahbnow.com/?p=13700 Congress has passed the 2018 farm bill that includes key forestry provisions to implement critical forest management reforms that will help improve the health of the nation’s forest system and reduce America’s reliance on foreign sources of timber.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/NAHBNow/~4/PvEojmqGraE" height="1" width="1" alt=""/> http://nahbnow.com/2018/12/farm-bill-contains-important-forestry-provisions/feed/ 0 13700 http://nahbnow.com/2018/12/farm-bill-contains-important-forestry-provisions/ Building Systems Councils Awards Honor Top Designs and Industry Professionals http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/NAHBNow/~3/MgGFWoXRcvs/ http://nahbnow.com/2018/12/building-systems-councils-awards-honor-top-designs-and-industry-professionals/#respond Thu, 13 Dec 2018 16:30:00 +0000 http://nahbnow.com/?p=13692 This year’s home design winners showcased the flexibility offered by systems-built construction. From a modern and modestly sized home that blended the best in traditional log and modular manufacturing to a sprawling lake-side timber frame residence, the 2019 home design honorees highlighted the diverse nature of the industry.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/NAHBNow/~4/MgGFWoXRcvs" height="1" width="1" alt=""/> http://nahbnow.com/2018/12/building-systems-councils-awards-honor-top-designs-and-industry-professionals/feed/ 0 13692 http://nahbnow.com/2018/12/building-systems-councils-awards-honor-top-designs-and-industry-professionals/