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Hurricanes Push Down Housing Production in September

Nationwide housing starts fell 4.7 percent in September to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.13 million units, according to newly released data from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and the Commerce Department. Nationwide single-family production fell 4.6 percent to 829,000 units due to a 15.3 percent decline in the hurricane-ravaged South. All other regions posted gains in the single-family sector, and nationwide single-family permits increased 2.4 percent.

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Builder Confidence Rises Four Points in October

Builder confidence in the market for newly-built single-family homes rose four points to a level of 68 in October on the National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index (HMI). This was the highest reading since May.

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Building Insider October Issue Online

The October issue of Building Insider Magazine, featuring the 2017 BIA Parade of Homes at Cheshire Woods in Berkshire Township and the Preview Party is now online.

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NAHB Announces Finalists for Apartment and Condo Awards

Adaptive reuse, plentiful amenities and sustainable and green building practices were some of the trademarks found in this year's finalists for the 2017 Multifamily Pillars of the Industry Awards, which honor superior achievement in apartment and condominium development, design, marketing and management and are sponsored by the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB).

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Statement from NAHB Chairman Granger MacDonald on EPA Chief's Repeal of the Clean Power Plan

Granger MacDonald, chairman of the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) and a home builder and developer from Kerrville, Texas, today issued a statement regarding Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt's proposal to begin the process to roll back the Clean Power Plan rule.

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Building Insider

2017-BI-Oct CoverInside this issue

Cheshire Woods Parade Showcased Our Members’ Best Work

Sensational Throughout: Your Insider’s Guide to the 2017 Parade

Oohs and Aahs

Putting It All Together

Parade Partners

Country Feel, Urban Access

Star Turn for Décor

Parade Launched with a Festive Preview Party

The Heart of the Parade: 2017 BIA Foundation Home Built by Manor Homes

Congratulations to Our Award Winners

Preston Development Wins Award for Most Trade Partners

Exhibitors

Realtor® Morning Drew a Crowd

LeaderSpark

Reception Held to Thank Officials

And the Winners Are...

Thank You Members

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What Our Members
Are Saying

“It’s been brilliant. The feedback has been tremendous. At the Preview Party we got nothing but wonderful comments and we got wonderful comments at the Realtor® Morning, too. When you get people like that to give you positive feedback, you know you’ve done something right. They can see the quality.”

Barry Holmes, president of Preston Development

 

--Commenting on the 2017 BIA Parade of Homes

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