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 Thu, 25 Apr 2019 17:00:00 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.1.1 67839597 How Housing Can Send a Powerful Message to Congress http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/NAHBNow/~3/YnXGVVXJ8WE/ http://nahbnow.com/2019/04/how-housing-can-send-a-powerful-message-to-congress/#respond Thu, 25 Apr 2019 17:00:00 +0000 http://nahbnow.com/?p=14968 Members looking to deliver the industry's priorities to Congress should attend the most important grassroots event of the year: the 2019 Legislative Conference. A strong builder turnout on June 5 will send a powerful message to members of Congress that housing must remain a top national priority.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/NAHBNow/~4/YnXGVVXJ8WE" height="1" width="1" alt=""/> http://nahbnow.com/2019/04/how-housing-can-send-a-powerful-message-to-congress/feed/ 0 14968 http://nahbnow.com/2019/04/how-housing-can-send-a-powerful-message-to-congress/ Getting to the Bottom Line: How Much Do Remodelers Make? http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/NAHBNow/~3/WEdz9pCnBQM/ http://nahbnow.com/2019/04/getting-to-the-bottom-line-how-much-do-remodelers-make/#respond Thu, 25 Apr 2019 14:00:00 +0000 http://nahbnow.com/?p=15069 NAHB is currently surveying all of its remodeler members to provide them with reliable benchmarks on the profitability of the remodeling business. Remodelers can use this data to compare their business to others, pinpoint improvement opportunities and set budget targets.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/NAHBNow/~4/WEdz9pCnBQM" height="1" width="1" alt=""/> http://nahbnow.com/2019/04/getting-to-the-bottom-line-how-much-do-remodelers-make/feed/ 0 15069 http://nahbnow.com/2019/04/getting-to-the-bottom-line-how-much-do-remodelers-make/ How to Enhance Your Customer Experience to Boost Profits: Generating Leads http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/NAHBNow/~3/kFOCSDW4M_U/ http://nahbnow.com/2019/04/how-to-enhance-your-customer-experience-to-boost-profits-generating-leads/#respond Wed, 24 Apr 2019 18:00:00 +0000 http://nahbnow.com/?p=15073 For today’s home buyers, the customer experience does not always start in the sales center. In fact, many customers have likely already researched your company online before they visit you in person. So how can builders make their companies stand out and provide a seamless customer experience throughout the entire sales process?<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/NAHBNow/~4/kFOCSDW4M_U" height="1" width="1" alt=""/> http://nahbnow.com/2019/04/how-to-enhance-your-customer-experience-to-boost-profits-generating-leads/feed/ 0 15073 http://nahbnow.com/2019/04/how-to-enhance-your-customer-experience-to-boost-profits-generating-leads/ IBS 2020 Scholarship Opportunity for Young Professionals http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/NAHBNow/~3/HZUJ_59OYjQ/ http://nahbnow.com/2019/04/ibs-2020-scholarship-opportunity-for-young-professionals/#respond Wed, 24 Apr 2019 14:00:00 +0000 http://nahbnow.com/?p=14901 For the fourth consecutive year, NAHB is offering opportunities for members in good standing who are 21 to 35 years old to attend the NAHB International Builders’ Show® through its IBS Scholarship Program.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/NAHBNow/~4/HZUJ_59OYjQ" height="1" width="1" alt=""/> http://nahbnow.com/2019/04/ibs-2020-scholarship-opportunity-for-young-professionals/feed/ 0 14901 http://nahbnow.com/2019/04/ibs-2020-scholarship-opportunity-for-young-professionals/ Workforce Housing Project Revitalizes Urban Neighborhood http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/NAHBNow/~3/9gcg_fEIR6c/ http://nahbnow.com/2019/04/workforce-housing-project-revitalizes-urban-neighborhood/#respond Tue, 23 Apr 2019 19:00:00 +0000 http://nahbnow.com/?p=14985 The mission of Oxford Mills was to create a vibrant, synergistic, education-based community of teacher housing and nonprofit organizations. Ninety of the apartments are rented to residents earning up to 80 percent AMI, with 68 of those reserved for area teachers.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/NAHBNow/~4/9gcg_fEIR6c" height="1" width="1" alt=""/> http://nahbnow.com/2019/04/workforce-housing-project-revitalizes-urban-neighborhood/feed/ 0 14985 http://nahbnow.com/2019/04/workforce-housing-project-revitalizes-urban-neighborhood/ Lower Interest Rates Help Boost March New Home Sales http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/NAHBNow/~3/rQZ99U_fPPo/ http://nahbnow.com/2019/04/lower-interest-rates-help-boost-march-new-home-sales/#respond Tue, 23 Apr 2019 14:00:00 +0000 http://nahbnow.com/?p=15016 Sales of newly built, single-family homes rose to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 692,000 units in March after a slightly revised February report, according to newly released data by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and the U.S. Census Bureau. This is the highest sales pace since November 2017.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/NAHBNow/~4/rQZ99U_fPPo" height="1" width="1" alt=""/> http://nahbnow.com/2019/04/lower-interest-rates-help-boost-march-new-home-sales/feed/ 0 15016 http://nahbnow.com/2019/04/lower-interest-rates-help-boost-march-new-home-sales/ No. 1 Communication Key to Keep Your Clients Cool and Content http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/NAHBNow/~3/rBraE2Z__Fo/ http://nahbnow.com/2019/04/no-1-communication-key-to-keep-your-clients-cool-and-content/#respond Mon, 22 Apr 2019 16:00:00 +0000 http://nahbnow.com/?p=15058 Allowing a client's phone call, email or text to go unanswered "is like going to bed being angry at your spouse," said Clint Lovette, CGR, CAPS, president of Lovette Design+Build in Birmingham, Ala. "It only makes it worse in the morning."<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/NAHBNow/~4/rBraE2Z__Fo" height="1" width="1" alt=""/> http://nahbnow.com/2019/04/no-1-communication-key-to-keep-your-clients-cool-and-content/feed/ 0 15058 http://nahbnow.com/2019/04/no-1-communication-key-to-keep-your-clients-cool-and-content/ How to Communicate the Benefits of Green Homes http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/NAHBNow/~3/xd5sTFuTN7o/ http://nahbnow.com/2019/04/framing-conversation-how-best-to-communicate-impact-of-green/#respond Mon, 22 Apr 2019 12:00:00 +0000 http://nahbnow.com/?p=15028 Although Earth Day only comes once a year, home buyers think green year-round. Knowing how to frame the conversation can help ensure home buyers understand the value of investing in green building practices, as shown by a recent NAHB study.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/NAHBNow/~4/xd5sTFuTN7o" height="1" width="1" alt=""/> http://nahbnow.com/2019/04/framing-conversation-how-best-to-communicate-impact-of-green/feed/ 0 15028 http://nahbnow.com/2019/04/framing-conversation-how-best-to-communicate-impact-of-green/ NAHB Podcast Offers New Insights on Housing Economics http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/NAHBNow/~3/qCgW5yWQnx8/ http://nahbnow.com/2019/04/nahb-podcast-explores-the-latest-housing-forecast/#respond Fri, 19 Apr 2019 17:00:00 +0000 http://nahbnow.com/?p=15050 On this week's episode of Housing Developments, NAHB Chief Economist Robert Dietz shares his 2019 economic forecast for the industry and what the recent change in the NAHB/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index means for builders. NAHB CEO Jerry Howard and guest host Paul Lopez, VP of Communications &#038; Public Affairs, also discuss Mark Calabria's confirmation as director of the Federal Housing Finance Agency, housing finance reform and the state of the labor force.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/NAHBNow/~4/qCgW5yWQnx8" height="1" width="1" alt=""/> http://nahbnow.com/2019/04/nahb-podcast-explores-the-latest-housing-forecast/feed/ 0 15050 http://nahbnow.com/2019/04/nahb-podcast-explores-the-latest-housing-forecast/ Housing Starts Decline in March http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/NAHBNow/~3/VgV2nXOiADI/ http://nahbnow.com/2019/04/housing-starts-decline-in-march/#comments Fri, 19 Apr 2019 14:00:00 +0000 http://nahbnow.com/?p=14944 Despite signs of stabilizing confidence in the marketplace, housing affordability continues to be a concern as the pace of housing construction weakened last month.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/NAHBNow/~4/VgV2nXOiADI" height="1" width="1" alt=""/> http://nahbnow.com/2019/04/housing-starts-decline-in-march/feed/ 2 14944 http://nahbnow.com/2019/04/housing-starts-decline-in-march/