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, 17 Aug 2018 18:00:26 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.9.8 67839597 Most U.S. Homes Built Before the Reagan Administration http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/NAHBNow/~3/1XRisbGkGKg/ http://nahbnow.com/2018/08/most-u-s-homes-built-before-the-reagan-administration/#respond Fri, 17 Aug 2018 18:00:26 +0000 http://nahbnow.com/?p=12855 As the median age of Americans continues to rise, so too does the age of the nation's housing stock. Census data reveal the median age of owner-occupied housing has increased to 37 years old.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/NAHBNow/~4/1XRisbGkGKg" height="1" width="1" alt=""/> http://nahbnow.com/2018/08/most-u-s-homes-built-before-the-reagan-administration/feed/ 0 12855 http://nahbnow.com/2018/08/most-u-s-homes-built-before-the-reagan-administration/ The 5 Best Practices of High-Performing Sales Managers http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/NAHBNow/~3/UYR5e-TQXOo/ http://nahbnow.com/2018/08/the-5-best-practices-of-high-performing-sales-managers/#comments Fri, 17 Aug 2018 14:00:57 +0000 http://nahbnow.com/?p=12788 Do you want to lead your teams to higher performance? The key is to focus on the right stuff.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/NAHBNow/~4/UYR5e-TQXOo" height="1" width="1" alt=""/> http://nahbnow.com/2018/08/the-5-best-practices-of-high-performing-sales-managers/feed/ 1 12788 http://nahbnow.com/2018/08/the-5-best-practices-of-high-performing-sales-managers/ Join an NAHB Committee: But Do This First http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/NAHBNow/~3/VPZTKNdWycs/ http://nahbnow.com/2018/08/join-an-nahb-committee-but-do-this-first/#respond Fri, 17 Aug 2018 12:00:35 +0000 http://nahbnow.com/?p=12848 The online application for NAHB committee and council board of trustees appointments is open until Sept. 23. But there is also another looming deadline that will determine which NAHB members are eligible to apply: You must ensure that your membership is current and in good standing by Aug. 31 to make sure the record reflects that fact.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/NAHBNow/~4/VPZTKNdWycs" height="1" width="1" alt=""/> http://nahbnow.com/2018/08/join-an-nahb-committee-but-do-this-first/feed/ 0 12848 http://nahbnow.com/2018/08/join-an-nahb-committee-but-do-this-first/ Remodeling Awards Give Businesses a Boost http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/NAHBNow/~3/7P3EkKIIIZw/ http://nahbnow.com/2018/08/remodeling-awards-give-businesses-a-boost/#respond Thu, 16 Aug 2018 18:00:13 +0000 http://nahbnow.com/?p=12817 Earning an award isn't just a feel-good moment for the honoree. It's an opportunity for the recipient to enjoy a prolonged boost in business. Two former award winners can testify to that fact.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/NAHBNow/~4/7P3EkKIIIZw" height="1" width="1" alt=""/> http://nahbnow.com/2018/08/remodeling-awards-give-businesses-a-boost/feed/ 0 12817 http://nahbnow.com/2018/08/remodeling-awards-give-businesses-a-boost/ Democrats Introduce Several Tax Bills Focusing on Affordable Housing http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/NAHBNow/~3/1ouvH_u1mIw/ http://nahbnow.com/2018/08/democrats-introduce-several-tax-bills-focusing-on-affordable-housing/#comments Thu, 16 Aug 2018 16:49:10 +0000 http://nahbnow.com/?p=12853 In the final days prior to the start of the traditional August congressional recess, Democrats in the House and Senate have put the spotlight on the affordable rental housing crisis by introducing a number of new bills.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/NAHBNow/~4/1ouvH_u1mIw" height="1" width="1" alt=""/> http://nahbnow.com/2018/08/democrats-introduce-several-tax-bills-focusing-on-affordable-housing/feed/ 1 12853 http://nahbnow.com/2018/08/democrats-introduce-several-tax-bills-focusing-on-affordable-housing/ Housing Starts Hold Their Ground in July http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/NAHBNow/~3/mt5icz9btP4/ http://nahbnow.com/2018/08/housing-starts-hold-their-ground-in-july/#comments Thu, 16 Aug 2018 14:10:00 +0000 http://nahbnow.com/?p=12768 Total housing starts inched up 0.9% in July to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.17 million units, according to data released this morning by HUD and the Commerce Department.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/NAHBNow/~4/mt5icz9btP4" height="1" width="1" alt=""/> http://nahbnow.com/2018/08/housing-starts-hold-their-ground-in-july/feed/ 2 12768 http://nahbnow.com/2018/08/housing-starts-hold-their-ground-in-july/ Green Builders Prepare for HERS Amendment Putting Smaller Homes on Even Ground http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/NAHBNow/~3/Cy2gMb4q_VI/ http://nahbnow.com/2018/08/green-builders-prepare-for-hers-amendment-putting-smaller-homes-on-even-ground/#comments Thu, 16 Aug 2018 12:30:29 +0000 http://nahbnow.com/?p=12812 The green building sector is getting ready for the Jan. 1, 2019 deadline for all HERS raters to use an amendment that puts smaller homes on a level playing field.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/NAHBNow/~4/Cy2gMb4q_VI" height="1" width="1" alt=""/> http://nahbnow.com/2018/08/green-builders-prepare-for-hers-amendment-putting-smaller-homes-on-even-ground/feed/ 1 12812 http://nahbnow.com/2018/08/green-builders-prepare-for-hers-amendment-putting-smaller-homes-on-even-ground/ Professional Women in Building Members: Get Involved in Public Service http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/NAHBNow/~3/7G57Ufc9qRY/ http://nahbnow.com/2018/08/professional-women-in-building-members-get-involved-in-public-service/#respond Wed, 15 Aug 2018 18:00:00 +0000 http://nahbnow.com/?p=12821 Oregon State Rep. Julie Parrish and her former House of Representatives colleague, Oregon Home Builders Association CEO Jodi Hack, shared their inspiring stories of entering public office at the NAHB Professional Women in Building Council’s legislative breakfast during the Midyear Board of Directors Meeting.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/NAHBNow/~4/7G57Ufc9qRY" height="1" width="1" alt=""/> http://nahbnow.com/2018/08/professional-women-in-building-members-get-involved-in-public-service/feed/ 0 12821 http://nahbnow.com/2018/08/professional-women-in-building-members-get-involved-in-public-service/ ZIP System® Sheathing and Tape for Resilient Roofs http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/NAHBNow/~3/FZ0omHYFLis/ http://nahbnow.com/2018/08/zip-system-sheathing-and-tape-for-resilient-roofs/#respond Wed, 15 Aug 2018 16:00:00 +0000 http://nahbnow.com/?p=12761 Storm season is coming, and with it, a heightened sensitivity to protecting jobsites and the durability of homes down the road.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/NAHBNow/~4/FZ0omHYFLis" height="1" width="1" alt=""/> http://nahbnow.com/2018/08/zip-system-sheathing-and-tape-for-resilient-roofs/feed/ 0 12761 http://nahbnow.com/2018/08/zip-system-sheathing-and-tape-for-resilient-roofs/ Builder Confidence Remains Firm in August http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/NAHBNow/~3/K2wDURS5j8c/ http://nahbnow.com/2018/08/builder-confidence-remains-firm-in-august/#comments Wed, 15 Aug 2018 14:00:00 +0000 http://nahbnow.com/?p=12767 Builder confidence in the market for newly built single-family homes edged down one point to a solid 67 reading in August on the NAHB/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/NAHBNow/~4/K2wDURS5j8c" height="1" width="1" alt=""/> http://nahbnow.com/2018/08/builder-confidence-remains-firm-in-august/feed/ 2 12767 http://nahbnow.com/2018/08/builder-confidence-remains-firm-in-august/