NAHB Now | The News Blog of the National Association of Home Builders NAHB Now | The News Blog of the National Association of Home Builders Fri, 24 May 2019 17:13:00 +0000 en-US hourly 1 67839597 Speaker Lineup Announced for HUD-NAHB Innovative Housing Showcase Fri, 24 May 2019 17:00:00 +0000 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="" height="1" width="1" alt=""/> 0 15335 Student Competition Winners Featured in NAHB Workforce Development Video Fri, 24 May 2019 15:00:00 +0000 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="" height="1" width="1" alt=""/> 0 15286 Key Energy-Efficient Features for Today’s Boomer Buyer Fri, 24 May 2019 12:00:00 +0000 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="" height="1" width="1" alt=""/> 0 15281 Why Young Professionals Should Attend IBS — And How NAHB Can Make It Happen Thu, 23 May 2019 18:00:00 +0000 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="" height="1" width="1" alt=""/> 0 14903 New Home Sales Post Solid Rate of 673,000 in April Thu, 23 May 2019 15:00:00 +0000 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="" height="1" width="1" alt=""/> 0 15217 Confidence in Apartment and Condo Housing Sectors Weakens in First Quarter 2019 Thu, 23 May 2019 14:00:00 +0000 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="" height="1" width="1" alt=""/> 0 15218 Disaster Preparedness Must Focus on Upgrading Older Homes and Infrastructure Wed, 22 May 2019 19:00:00 +0000 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="" height="1" width="1" alt=""/> 0 15303 Congressional Leaders to Speak at Legislative Conference Wed, 22 May 2019 17:30:00 +0000 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="" height="1" width="1" alt=""/> 0 14969 NAHB Supports Building Safety Month with International Code Council Wed, 22 May 2019 15:30:00 +0000 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="" height="1" width="1" alt=""/> 0 15292 What You Need to Know About IRS’ Updated Opportunity Zone Regulations Wed, 22 May 2019 14:00:00 +0000 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="" height="1" width="1" alt=""/> 0 15280