NAHB Now | The News Blog of the National Association of Home Builders NAHB Now | The News Blog of the National Association of Home Builders Tue, 19 Jun 2018 21:29:18 +0000 en-US hourly 1 67839597 Builders Discuss Rising Lumber Prices with Commerce Secretary Ross Tue, 19 Jun 2018 19:24:26 +0000 NAHB Chairman Randy Noel, CEO Jerry Howard and senior staff met today with Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross to discuss the growing problem of escalating lumber prices that are being exacerbated by tariffs on Canadian lumber imports into the U.S.<img src="" height="1" width="1" alt=""/> 5 12441 Final Association Health Plan Rule Will Boost Small Businesses Tue, 19 Jun 2018 18:30:03 +0000 NAHB commended the Trump administration for issuing its final rule today on association health plans that will help small businesses – including home building firms and local home builder associations – rein in skyrocketing health care costs and provide better health coverage for workers.<img src="" height="1" width="1" alt=""/> 2 12439 Housing Starts Reach Post-Recession High in May as Permits Soften Tue, 19 Jun 2018 14:30:00 +0000 Total housing starts rose 5% in May to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.35 million units, according to newly released data from HUD and the Commerce Department. This is the highest housing starts report since July 2007.<img src="" height="1" width="1" alt=""/> 0 12345 A Competitive Spirit and Careful Planning Net 1,100 New Members Tue, 19 Jun 2018 12:45:16 +0000 Far away from the big cities of the Texas Triangle, a passionate and heated competition would ultimately determine the champion of the entire Lone Star State. No, it wasn’t a football game under Friday night lights. It was a few Texas HBAs lining up for the kickoff of a statewide membership drive.<img src="" height="1" width="1" alt=""/> 0 12428 Stay Safe in the Trenches Mon, 18 Jun 2018 16:00:06 +0000 NAHB has long been in the business of providing resources to keep our members, their employees and subs safe on the jobsite, and the Trenching and Excavating Toolkit is just one example.<img src="" height="1" width="1" alt=""/> 0 12198 Builder Confidence Slips Two Points as Lumber Prices Soar Mon, 18 Jun 2018 14:00:00 +0000 Builder confidence in the market for newly built single-family homes fell two points to 68 in June on the NAHB/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index. The decline was due in large part to sharply elevated lumber prices, although sentiment remains on solid footing.<img src="" height="1" width="1" alt=""/> 3 12344 Builders Respond to Growing Interest in Green Homes Mon, 18 Jun 2018 12:00:00 +0000 During National Homeownership Month in June, we’re focusing on the critical role that the home plays in our lives and how NAHB members are finding innovative ways to build the American Dream.<img src="" height="1" width="1" alt=""/> 0 12364 Technology and Aging in Place, Part 1: The Basics Fri, 15 Jun 2018 16:00:27 +0000 Although Ohio Certified Aging-in-Place Specialist Ric Johnson assists Alzheimer’s and early-onset dementia patients and their families, the technology he’s using has potential for broad applications in the rapidly growing aging-in-place market.<img src="" height="1" width="1" alt=""/> 0 12330 Call for Nominations for Designees and Educators of the Year Fri, 15 Jun 2018 12:00:00 +0000 These awards recognize building professionals who broaden their careers with NAHB designations, stay current with continuing education and pass that knowledge along to peers. But we need your help to identify them.<img src="" height="1" width="1" alt=""/> 0 12400 Nearly One-Third of Multifamily Development Costs Stem From Regulations Thu, 14 Jun 2018 18:00:00 +0000 Regulation imposed by all levels of government accounts for an average of more than 32% of multifamily development costs, according to new research released today by NAHB and the National Multifamily Housing Council.<img src="" height="1" width="1" alt=""/> 1 12414