NAHB Now | The News Blog of the National Association of Home Builders NAHB Now | The News Blog of the National Association of Home Builders Thu, 25 Apr 2019 17:00:00 +0000 en-US hourly 1 67839597 How Housing Can Send a Powerful Message to Congress Thu, 25 Apr 2019 17:00:00 +0000 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="" height="1" width="1" alt=""/> 0 14968 Getting to the Bottom Line: How Much Do Remodelers Make? Thu, 25 Apr 2019 14:00:00 +0000 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="" height="1" width="1" alt=""/> 0 15069 How to Enhance Your Customer Experience to Boost Profits: Generating Leads Wed, 24 Apr 2019 18:00:00 +0000 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="" height="1" width="1" alt=""/> 0 15073 IBS 2020 Scholarship Opportunity for Young Professionals Wed, 24 Apr 2019 14:00:00 +0000 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="" height="1" width="1" alt=""/> 0 14901 Workforce Housing Project Revitalizes Urban Neighborhood Tue, 23 Apr 2019 19:00:00 +0000 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="" height="1" width="1" alt=""/> 0 14985 Lower Interest Rates Help Boost March New Home Sales Tue, 23 Apr 2019 14:00:00 +0000 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="" height="1" width="1" alt=""/> 0 15016 No. 1 Communication Key to Keep Your Clients Cool and Content Mon, 22 Apr 2019 16:00:00 +0000 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="" height="1" width="1" alt=""/> 0 15058 How to Communicate the Benefits of Green Homes Mon, 22 Apr 2019 12:00:00 +0000 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="" height="1" width="1" alt=""/> 0 15028 NAHB Podcast Offers New Insights on Housing Economics Fri, 19 Apr 2019 17:00:00 +0000 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="" height="1" width="1" alt=""/> 0 15050 Housing Starts Decline in March Fri, 19 Apr 2019 14:00:00 +0000 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="" height="1" width="1" alt=""/> 2 14944