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 Tue, 24 Apr 2018 18:00:40 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.9.5 67839597 ‘Bigger Picture’ Leads Remodeler to Bigger Profits http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/NAHBNow/~3/TBD5tifKswA/ http://nahbnow.com/2018/04/bigger-picture-leads-remodeler-to-bigger-profits/#respond Tue, 24 Apr 2018 18:00:40 +0000 http://nahbnow.com/?p=11982 Ensuring healthy profits in business starts by building great relationships with clients. Nick Scheel, CGR, of Arrow Kitchen and Bath in Spokane Valley, Wash., has created a steady flow of referrals by centering his business around customer service.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/NAHBNow/~4/TBD5tifKswA" height="1" width="1" alt=""/> http://nahbnow.com/2018/04/bigger-picture-leads-remodeler-to-bigger-profits/feed/ 0 11982 http://nahbnow.com/2018/04/bigger-picture-leads-remodeler-to-bigger-profits/ New Home Sales Climb 4% in March http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/NAHBNow/~3/TvXaeUCtDfI/ http://nahbnow.com/2018/04/new-home-sales-climb-4-in-march/#respond Tue, 24 Apr 2018 15:00:00 +0000 http://nahbnow.com/?p=11882 Sales of newly built single-family homes rose 4% in March to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 694,000 units after an upwardly revised February report, according to newly released data from HUD and the Census Bureau. This the second highest reading since the Great Recession.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/NAHBNow/~4/TvXaeUCtDfI" height="1" width="1" alt=""/> http://nahbnow.com/2018/04/new-home-sales-climb-4-in-march/feed/ 0 11882 http://nahbnow.com/2018/04/new-home-sales-climb-4-in-march/ Be Part of the Safety Stand-Down May 7-11 http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/NAHBNow/~3/DmuW744tKxg/ http://nahbnow.com/2018/04/be-part-of-the-safety-stand-down-may-7-11/#respond Tue, 24 Apr 2018 12:49:12 +0000 http://nahbnow.com/?p=11954 NAHB and Builders Mutual Insurance Company are again inviting building and remodeling companies to take part in the fifth annual National Safety Stand-Down May 7-11 to emphasize the importance of jobsite safety, particularly when it comes to preventing falls.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/NAHBNow/~4/DmuW744tKxg" height="1" width="1" alt=""/> http://nahbnow.com/2018/04/be-part-of-the-safety-stand-down-may-7-11/feed/ 0 11954 http://nahbnow.com/2018/04/be-part-of-the-safety-stand-down-may-7-11/ Protect Your Business: Construction Contracts & Law Live Online http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/NAHBNow/~3/X3hR60QNcTE/ http://nahbnow.com/2018/04/protect-your-business-construction-contracts-law-live-online-2/#respond Mon, 23 Apr 2018 16:00:18 +0000 http://nahbnow.com/?p=11936 Builders and remodelers could use a primer on contract law – and now they can have it in webinar format. The NAHB Construction Contracts &#038; Law Live Online course will be offered over three consecutive Tuesdays, 1-3 p.m. ET, on May 1, 8 and 15.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/NAHBNow/~4/X3hR60QNcTE" height="1" width="1" alt=""/> http://nahbnow.com/2018/04/protect-your-business-construction-contracts-law-live-online-2/feed/ 0 11936 http://nahbnow.com/2018/04/protect-your-business-construction-contracts-law-live-online-2/ Bringing Housing Home Webinar Focuses on Legislative Issues http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/NAHBNow/~3/fkFCIOjNCHQ/ http://nahbnow.com/2018/04/bringing-housing-home-webinar-focuses-on-legislative-issues/#respond Mon, 23 Apr 2018 12:30:13 +0000 http://nahbnow.com/?p=11971 NAHB will conduct a free webinar on April 26 that will provide the latest update on the association's legislative priorities for Bringing Housing Home.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/NAHBNow/~4/fkFCIOjNCHQ" height="1" width="1" alt=""/> http://nahbnow.com/2018/04/bringing-housing-home-webinar-focuses-on-legislative-issues/feed/ 0 11971 http://nahbnow.com/2018/04/bringing-housing-home-webinar-focuses-on-legislative-issues/ Timber Tower Proposals Advance through Code Hearings http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/NAHBNow/~3/otckUrcWX9s/ http://nahbnow.com/2018/04/timber-tower-proposals-advance-through-code-hearings/#comments Fri, 20 Apr 2018 18:45:32 +0000 http://nahbnow.com/?p=11963 As members of the International Code Council (ICC) continue their debates on more than 1,300 proposals to amend sections of building, fire, mechanical and plumbing codes, one set of proposals to allow taller wood-framed buildings sailed through the ICC Committee Action Hearings this week in Columbus, Ohio.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/NAHBNow/~4/otckUrcWX9s" height="1" width="1" alt=""/> http://nahbnow.com/2018/04/timber-tower-proposals-advance-through-code-hearings/feed/ 1 11963 http://nahbnow.com/2018/04/timber-tower-proposals-advance-through-code-hearings/ Diversifying the Industry’s Workforce to Address the Labor Shortage http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/NAHBNow/~3/y3Bs2x36x_0/ http://nahbnow.com/2018/04/diversifying-the-industrys-workforce-to-address-the-labor-shortage/#respond Fri, 20 Apr 2018 16:00:00 +0000 http://nahbnow.com/?p=11965 As the residential construction industry continues to grapple with a severe labor shortage, one solution is clear to many industry leaders: recruiting more women.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/NAHBNow/~4/y3Bs2x36x_0" height="1" width="1" alt=""/> http://nahbnow.com/2018/04/diversifying-the-industrys-workforce-to-address-the-labor-shortage/feed/ 0 11965 http://nahbnow.com/2018/04/diversifying-the-industrys-workforce-to-address-the-labor-shortage/ Online Mortgages More Attractive Than Online Dating http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/NAHBNow/~3/tVgetMYCuuc/ http://nahbnow.com/2018/04/online-mortgages-more-attractive-than-online-dating/#respond Fri, 20 Apr 2018 14:00:00 +0000 http://nahbnow.com/?p=11964 Society's general acceptance of and reliance on technology is quickly permeating the housing industry. In fact, a recent survey found the portion of Americans who say they’d feel comfortable applying online for a mortgage is greater than those who’d consider online dating.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/NAHBNow/~4/tVgetMYCuuc" height="1" width="1" alt=""/> http://nahbnow.com/2018/04/online-mortgages-more-attractive-than-online-dating/feed/ 0 11964 http://nahbnow.com/2018/04/online-mortgages-more-attractive-than-online-dating/ NFL’s Clay Matthews Tackles a Special Remodel Project http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/NAHBNow/~3/QQ2JzbmDWUY/ http://nahbnow.com/2018/04/nfls-clay-matthews-tackles-a-special-remodel-project/#respond Thu, 19 Apr 2018 16:00:00 +0000 http://nahbnow.com/?p=11949 Green Bay Packers linebacker Clay Matthews was featured in a recent HouzzTV episode in which he hires NAHB Remodelers member Pat Hurst of Hurst Design &#038; Build for a large renovation.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/NAHBNow/~4/QQ2JzbmDWUY" height="1" width="1" alt=""/> http://nahbnow.com/2018/04/nfls-clay-matthews-tackles-a-special-remodel-project/feed/ 0 11949 http://nahbnow.com/2018/04/nfls-clay-matthews-tackles-a-special-remodel-project/ Remodeling Confidence Remains Strong Despite 3-Point Slip http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/NAHBNow/~3/b1gu0NrmNcs/ http://nahbnow.com/2018/04/remodeling-confidence-remains-strong-despite-3-point-slip/#respond Thu, 19 Apr 2018 14:00:00 +0000 http://nahbnow.com/?p=11922 The NAHB Remodeling Market Index posted a reading of 57 in the first quarter of 2018, down three points from the previous quarter and back to the same level as the third quarter of 2017.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/NAHBNow/~4/b1gu0NrmNcs" height="1" width="1" alt=""/> http://nahbnow.com/2018/04/remodeling-confidence-remains-strong-despite-3-point-slip/feed/ 0 11922 http://nahbnow.com/2018/04/remodeling-confidence-remains-strong-despite-3-point-slip/