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, 19 Oct 2018 19:28:41 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.9.8 67839597 Proposed Regulations on Opportunity Zones Released http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/NAHBNow/~3/cM2EEx48LA4/ http://nahbnow.com/2018/10/proposed-regulations-on-opportunity-zones-released/#respond Fri, 19 Oct 2018 19:27:00 +0000 http://nahbnow.com/?p=13313 The Treasury Department and IRS today released the long-awaited proposed regulations for implementing 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/cM2EEx48LA4" height="1" width="1" alt=""/> http://nahbnow.com/2018/10/proposed-regulations-on-opportunity-zones-released/feed/ 0 13313 http://nahbnow.com/2018/10/proposed-regulations-on-opportunity-zones-released/ How Did You Engage with YP Week 2018? http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/NAHBNow/~3/frpefFgj5QY/ http://nahbnow.com/2018/10/how-did-you-engage-with-yp-week-2018/#respond Fri, 19 Oct 2018 15:00:00 +0000 http://nahbnow.com/?p=13309 NAHB's inaugural Young Professionals Week is concluding today, but not without a lot of activity from YPs across the country.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/NAHBNow/~4/frpefFgj5QY" height="1" width="1" alt=""/> http://nahbnow.com/2018/10/how-did-you-engage-with-yp-week-2018/feed/ 0 13309 http://nahbnow.com/2018/10/how-did-you-engage-with-yp-week-2018/ Labor Shortages are Raising Home Prices http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/NAHBNow/~3/LO1DU6fYLfE/ http://nahbnow.com/2018/10/labor-shortages-are-raising-home-prices/#respond Fri, 19 Oct 2018 13:00:11 +0000 http://nahbnow.com/?p=13272 Last month, NAHBNow recounted the record share of single-family builders reporting shortages of labor and subcontractors based on a recent survey conducted by the association. View the three most widespread effects of the labor shortages.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/NAHBNow/~4/LO1DU6fYLfE" height="1" width="1" alt=""/> http://nahbnow.com/2018/10/labor-shortages-are-raising-home-prices/feed/ 0 13272 http://nahbnow.com/2018/10/labor-shortages-are-raising-home-prices/ Senate Candidate Mitt Romney Speaks to Salt Lake HBA http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/NAHBNow/~3/oNqDyciO0hA/ http://nahbnow.com/2018/10/senate-candidate-mitt-romney-speaks-before-the-salt-lake-hba/#respond Thu, 18 Oct 2018 19:20:01 +0000 http://nahbnow.com/?p=13299 A packed hall of builder members came on Oct. 15 to hear Romney, whom NAHB is endorsing to succeed retiring Sen. Orrin Hatch.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/NAHBNow/~4/oNqDyciO0hA" height="1" width="1" alt=""/> http://nahbnow.com/2018/10/senate-candidate-mitt-romney-speaks-before-the-salt-lake-hba/feed/ 0 13299 http://nahbnow.com/2018/10/senate-candidate-mitt-romney-speaks-before-the-salt-lake-hba/ WOTUS Confusion Abounds but More Clarity Could Come Soon http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/NAHBNow/~3/KjWHz6axyr4/ http://nahbnow.com/2018/10/wotus-confusion-abounds-but-more-clarity-could-come-soon/#respond Thu, 18 Oct 2018 16:00:00 +0000 http://nahbnow.com/?p=13305 Multiple legal challenges, combined with federal rulemakings in various stages, are complicating efforts to track the federal Waters of the U.S. (WOTUS) definition.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/NAHBNow/~4/KjWHz6axyr4" height="1" width="1" alt=""/> http://nahbnow.com/2018/10/wotus-confusion-abounds-but-more-clarity-could-come-soon/feed/ 0 13305 http://nahbnow.com/2018/10/wotus-confusion-abounds-but-more-clarity-could-come-soon/ Confidence Among Remodelers Remains Solid http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/NAHBNow/~3/Q36sSILkaW8/ http://nahbnow.com/2018/10/confidence-among-remodelers-remains-solid/#respond Thu, 18 Oct 2018 14:00:00 +0000 http://nahbnow.com/?p=13289 NAHB's Remodeling Market Index (RMI) posted a reading of 58 in the third quarter of 2018. The RMI has been consistently above 50 — indicating the majority of remodelers report market activity is higher compared to the previous quarter — since the second quarter of 2013.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/NAHBNow/~4/Q36sSILkaW8" height="1" width="1" alt=""/> http://nahbnow.com/2018/10/confidence-among-remodelers-remains-solid/feed/ 0 13289 http://nahbnow.com/2018/10/confidence-among-remodelers-remains-solid/ Upcoming Webinars to Clarify New Tax Law http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/NAHBNow/~3/XMkKoDBqMjk/ http://nahbnow.com/2018/10/irs-webinars-help-explain-new-tax-law/#respond Wed, 17 Oct 2018 18:00:00 +0000 http://nahbnow.com/?p=13293 Still confused about the new tax law? Then take advantage of two upcoming opportunities to hear directly from the IRS about the changes made to the business tax code.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/NAHBNow/~4/XMkKoDBqMjk" height="1" width="1" alt=""/> http://nahbnow.com/2018/10/irs-webinars-help-explain-new-tax-law/feed/ 0 13293 http://nahbnow.com/2018/10/irs-webinars-help-explain-new-tax-law/ Sen. Heller Introduces Tax Credit Proposal Targeting Low-Income Seniors http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/NAHBNow/~3/Eph9TTIea-A/ http://nahbnow.com/2018/10/sen-heller-introduces-tax-credit-proposal-targeting-low-income-seniors/#respond Wed, 17 Oct 2018 15:15:22 +0000 http://nahbnow.com/?p=13290 Sen. Dean Heller (R-Nev) on Oct. 11 introduced the Seniors Affordable Housing Tax Credit Act (S. 3580), legislation that would provide tax credits to building owners who lease units to low-income seniors.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/NAHBNow/~4/Eph9TTIea-A" height="1" width="1" alt=""/> http://nahbnow.com/2018/10/sen-heller-introduces-tax-credit-proposal-targeting-low-income-seniors/feed/ 0 13290 http://nahbnow.com/2018/10/sen-heller-introduces-tax-credit-proposal-targeting-low-income-seniors/ Multifamily Decline Pushes Overall Housing Starts Down in September http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/NAHBNow/~3/ZmTuZqgqyaQ/ http://nahbnow.com/2018/10/multifamily-decline-pushes-overall-housing-starts-down-in-september/#respond Wed, 17 Oct 2018 14:20:00 +0000 http://nahbnow.com/?p=13224 Led by a drop in multifamily production, total housing starts fell 5.3 percent in September to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.2 million units, according to newly released data from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and the Commerce Department.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/NAHBNow/~4/ZmTuZqgqyaQ" height="1" width="1" alt=""/> http://nahbnow.com/2018/10/multifamily-decline-pushes-overall-housing-starts-down-in-september/feed/ 0 13224 http://nahbnow.com/2018/10/multifamily-decline-pushes-overall-housing-starts-down-in-september/ Average New Lot Size Remains at Record Low http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/NAHBNow/~3/-X07Zp7-CcM/ http://nahbnow.com/2018/10/average-new-lot-size-remains-at-record-low/#respond Tue, 16 Oct 2018 19:00:49 +0000 http://nahbnow.com/?p=13280 The median lot size of a new single-family detached home sold in 2017 was 8,560 square feet, or just under one-fifth of an acre. While only two square feet smaller than 2016’s median lot size, it is still the lowest number since the Census Bureau’s Survey of Construction (SOC) started tracking the series for single-family detached homes in 1992.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/NAHBNow/~4/-X07Zp7-CcM" height="1" width="1" alt=""/> http://nahbnow.com/2018/10/average-new-lot-size-remains-at-record-low/feed/ 0 13280 http://nahbnow.com/2018/10/average-new-lot-size-remains-at-record-low/