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, 20 Jul 2018 18:00:21 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.9.7 67839597 Join NAHB Leaders in Portland July 25-28 http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/NAHBNow/~3/y9j7wtuFHy4/ http://nahbnow.com/2018/07/join-nahb-leaders-in-portland-july-25-28/#respond Fri, 20 Jul 2018 18:00:21 +0000 http://nahbnow.com/?p=12649 State and local leaders will soon gather for NAHB’s annual Midyear Meeting. And while only members can vote at their board and committee meetings, non-committee, council and board members of NAHB are warmly invited to attend – even for just a day or two – and learn more about what our association is doing to help strengthen our members’ businesses.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/NAHBNow/~4/y9j7wtuFHy4" height="1" width="1" alt=""/> http://nahbnow.com/2018/07/join-nahb-leaders-in-portland-july-25-28/feed/ 0 12649 http://nahbnow.com/2018/07/join-nahb-leaders-in-portland-july-25-28/ Remodeling Awards Honor Professionals and Boost Businesses http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/NAHBNow/~3/s69342fkQ2s/ http://nahbnow.com/2018/07/remodeling-awards-honor-professionals-and-boost-businesses/#respond Fri, 20 Jul 2018 16:00:00 +0000 http://nahbnow.com/?p=12646 Whether your "wheelhouse" is first-class customer service, superior design or charitable initiatives, earning recognition for your achievements with an NAHB Remodelers annual award can have long-term benefits.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/NAHBNow/~4/s69342fkQ2s" height="1" width="1" alt=""/> http://nahbnow.com/2018/07/remodeling-awards-honor-professionals-and-boost-businesses/feed/ 0 12646 http://nahbnow.com/2018/07/remodeling-awards-honor-professionals-and-boost-businesses/ Atlanta Builder Provides Additional Housing for Homeless http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/NAHBNow/~3/w3OrCBgXd80/ http://nahbnow.com/2018/07/atlanta-builder-provides-additional-housing-for-homeless/#respond Fri, 20 Jul 2018 14:00:25 +0000 http://nahbnow.com/?p=12636 Atlanta’s Brock Built Homes joined HomeAid Atlanta and Making A Way Housing Inc. Thursday to cut the ribbon on the renovation of an eight-unit apartment building that adds 16 new beds for homeless Atlanta residents.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/NAHBNow/~4/w3OrCBgXd80" height="1" width="1" alt=""/> http://nahbnow.com/2018/07/atlanta-builder-provides-additional-housing-for-homeless/feed/ 0 12636 http://nahbnow.com/2018/07/atlanta-builder-provides-additional-housing-for-homeless/ NAHB Pledges to Train 50,000 Workers Over the Next Five Years http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/NAHBNow/~3/UbglxKWdn2k/ http://nahbnow.com/2018/07/nahb-pledges-to-train-50000-workers-over-the-next-five-years/#respond Thu, 19 Jul 2018 19:30:00 +0000 http://nahbnow.com/?p=12655 Attending a White House event on workforce development, NAHB Chairman Randy Noel pledged that NAHB will educate and train 50,000 new workers over the next five years for a career in the construction trades.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/NAHBNow/~4/UbglxKWdn2k" height="1" width="1" alt=""/> http://nahbnow.com/2018/07/nahb-pledges-to-train-50000-workers-over-the-next-five-years/feed/ 0 12655 http://nahbnow.com/2018/07/nahb-pledges-to-train-50000-workers-over-the-next-five-years/ Remodeling Confidence Increases Despite Rising Costs http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/NAHBNow/~3/WGijLHjdrlI/ http://nahbnow.com/2018/07/remodeling-confidence-increases-despite-rising-costs/#respond Thu, 19 Jul 2018 14:00:00 +0000 http://nahbnow.com/?p=12560 The NAHB Remodeling Market Index posted a reading of 58 in the second quarter of 2018, up one point from the previous quarter.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/NAHBNow/~4/WGijLHjdrlI" height="1" width="1" alt=""/> http://nahbnow.com/2018/07/remodeling-confidence-increases-despite-rising-costs/feed/ 0 12560 http://nahbnow.com/2018/07/remodeling-confidence-increases-despite-rising-costs/ In New Home Sales, Process Equals Growth http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/NAHBNow/~3/qbdmvZ40sm8/ http://nahbnow.com/2018/07/in-new-home-sales-process-equals-growth/#respond Thu, 19 Jul 2018 12:00:13 +0000 http://nahbnow.com/?p=12597 If you want to freak out certain personality types, just start throwing around words like process, systems, tracking and accountability — words that might invoke a few "four-letter-word" responses. However, everyone can master these properties, but some of us require more support than others to get there.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/NAHBNow/~4/qbdmvZ40sm8" height="1" width="1" alt=""/> http://nahbnow.com/2018/07/in-new-home-sales-process-equals-growth/feed/ 0 12597 http://nahbnow.com/2018/07/in-new-home-sales-process-equals-growth/ Why the ‘Fear of Missing Out’ is the Best Motivator http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/NAHBNow/~3/sxicVnU4Ev4/ http://nahbnow.com/2018/07/why-the-fear-of-missing-out-is-the-best-motivator/#respond Wed, 18 Jul 2018 20:00:00 +0000 http://nahbnow.com/?p=12631 Companies are spending millions of dollars these days on research to more fully understand consumer behavior. Their findings reveal not only how to better influence their customers, but also how to better motivate their employees — especially the sales staff.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/NAHBNow/~4/sxicVnU4Ev4" height="1" width="1" alt=""/> http://nahbnow.com/2018/07/why-the-fear-of-missing-out-is-the-best-motivator/feed/ 0 12631 http://nahbnow.com/2018/07/why-the-fear-of-missing-out-is-the-best-motivator/ Houston Ribbon-Cutting Leads to More Trade Careers http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/NAHBNow/~3/TavgFXH3af4/ http://nahbnow.com/2018/07/houston-ribbon-cutting-leads-to-more-trade-careers/#respond Wed, 18 Jul 2018 18:00:05 +0000 http://nahbnow.com/?p=12613 Greater Houston Builders Association (GHBA) CEO Casey Morgan and president Don Klein joined Houston, Texas Mayor Sylvester Turner, Home Builders Institute (HBI) president and CEO John Courson and Norbord Inc. president and CEO Peter Wijnbergen for a June 28 press conference and ribbon-cutting for the HBI Acres Homes program launch, a new workforce development initiative.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/NAHBNow/~4/TavgFXH3af4" height="1" width="1" alt=""/> http://nahbnow.com/2018/07/houston-ribbon-cutting-leads-to-more-trade-careers/feed/ 0 12613 http://nahbnow.com/2018/07/houston-ribbon-cutting-leads-to-more-trade-careers/ Housing Starts Fall 12.3% As Tariffs Draw Increased Concern http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/NAHBNow/~3/gzbrFBNKTlI/ http://nahbnow.com/2018/07/housing-starts-fall-12-3-as-tariffs-draw-increased-concern/#respond Wed, 18 Jul 2018 15:00:00 +0000 http://nahbnow.com/?p=12561 Total housing starts fell 12.3% in June to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.17 million units, according to newly released data from HUD and the Commerce Department.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/NAHBNow/~4/gzbrFBNKTlI" height="1" width="1" alt=""/> http://nahbnow.com/2018/07/housing-starts-fall-12-3-as-tariffs-draw-increased-concern/feed/ 0 12561 http://nahbnow.com/2018/07/housing-starts-fall-12-3-as-tariffs-draw-increased-concern/ DOL Officially Kills ‘Persuader Rule’ http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/NAHBNow/~3/4vUJKzAorSk/ http://nahbnow.com/2018/07/dol-officially-kills-persuader-rule/#respond Tue, 17 Jul 2018 20:00:03 +0000 http://nahbnow.com/?p=12632 In a victory for NAHB, the Department of Labor (DOL) today officially rescinded the Obama-era “persuader rule’ that would have unfairly required lawyers and consultants to report to the DOL when counseling employers concerning union organizing.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/NAHBNow/~4/4vUJKzAorSk" height="1" width="1" alt=""/> http://nahbnow.com/2018/07/dol-officially-kills-persuader-rule/feed/ 0 12632 http://nahbnow.com/2018/07/dol-officially-kills-persuader-rule/