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02/23/2018

Apartment and Condominium Market Ends Fourth Quarter on a Positive Note

The Multifamily Production Index (MPI), released today by the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB), posted a gain of seven points to 53 in the fourth quarter of 2017.

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02/22/2018

Statement from NAHB Chairman Randy Noel on IRS Announcement Clarifying Tax Deduction for HELOCs

Randy Noel, chairman of the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) and a custom home builder from LaPlace, La., issued a statement regarding today's IRS announcement clarifying tax deductions taken on home equity loans or home equity lines of credit.

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02/22/2018

BREAKING NEWS: HELOCS Deductible for Capital Improvements, IRS Says

In a victory for NAHB Remodelers, the IRS today issued a letter clarifying changes to home equity loans and lines of credit to confirm that households may take a tax deduction when these loans are used for home improvements.

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02/21/2018

Schottenstein Real Estate president on the state of development in Columbus

With a projected steady uptick in the population of Columbus and its suburbs, developers have taken to major building projects to satisfy the expected demand.

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02/21/2018

PPG ranks on Fortune ‘Most Admired’ list for 10 consecutive years

We work hard every day to “protect and beautify the world” by developing and delivering paints, coatings and specialty materials that our customers have trusted for 135 years.

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02/21/2018

Full List: Where To Invest In Housing In 2018

20 markets where population, jobs and home prices are growing. A meteoric rise in home values is not guaranteed for every city on this list, but these are the markets where you are most likely to get a decent return on your investment without outsized risk.

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02/20/2018

On The Up & Up

Homebuilding is kicking 2018 off with a bang.

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02/20/2018

Habitat for Humanity-MidOhio Requesting Bids from Subcontractors

Habitat for Humanity-MidOhio, 3140 Westerville Rd, Columbus, OH 43224, is a Developer and General Contractor accepting bids to determine subcontractors for single family residential projects in 2018. All bids are due no later than 2:00 PM March 1, 2018. 

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02/19/2018

America's Floor Source Opens first ever Outlet & Clearance Centers

We are proud to announce that our first ever Outlet & Clearance Centers are now open! Come shop with us today and find amazing deals on new flooring!

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02/19/2018

Didn’t make it to Net Night?

We'd love your feedback! Answer six quick questions to help us build a better event.

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02/15/2018

Builder Confidence Stays at Strong Level in February

Builder confidence in the market for newly-built single-family homes remained unchanged at a healthy 72 level in February on the National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index (HMI).

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02/15/2018

Rising Mortgage Rates

Redfin surveyed prospective home buyers to see if mortgage rates over 5% would deter them from looking for a home. Long story short, it wouldn’t.

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02/15/2018

NAHB Commends Trump Infrastructure Plan

The National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) today commended President Trump's $1.5 trillion infrastructure plan to rebuild and revitalize the nation's aging transportation network.

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02/14/2018

Housing Production Makes Healthy Gains to Start New Year

Multifamily starts rose 23.7 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 449,000 units. Meanwhile, single-family production posted a healthy 3.7 percent gain to 877,000 units.

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02/14/2018

BIA Quality Standards

Minimum performance criteria for acceptable workmanship of BIA Builder and Remodeler Members. These quality standards are printed in the BIA Home Owners Manual which is available for purchase by all BIA builder members to give to their new homeowners.

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02/12/2018

Net Night Wrap Up!

Thank you to all who participated this year! Missed it? Check out the virtual trade show.

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02/11/2018

BIA Women Attend United Way's Womens Leadership Network

The BIA Foundation was a VIP sponsor for the event Wednesday,February 7 at the Nationwide Conference Center. Women BIA members and staff attended the event which featured Lee Anne Tuohy most known from the movie, The Blindside.

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02/09/2018

Home price gains picked up steam at year-end, CoreLogic says

Nationally, prices rose 6.6% for the 12 months ending in December, real-estate data provider CoreLogic said Tuesday. That marked the fourth month in a row in which annual increases were higher than in the prior month.

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02/09/2018

Statement from NAHB Chair Randy Noel on Nationwide Injunction for WOTUS Rule

Randy Noel, chairman of the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) and a custom home builder from LaPlace, La., issued a statement regarding the Feb. 7 motion by NAHB and its coalition partners including farmers, miners and foresters.

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02/01/2018

55+ Housing Market Ends Fourth Quarter on Record High

Builder confidence in the single-family 55+ housing market remained strong in the fourth quarter of 2017 with a reading of 71, up 12 points from the previous quarter, according to the National Association of Home Builders' (NAHB) 55+ Housing Market Index (HMI) released today. This is the highest reading since the inception of the index in 2008.

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02/01/2018

Oh Home, You’re So Smart

As conferences come and go and new 2018 products are released we’re getting our first glimpse at the smart home trends of 2018.

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01/31/2018

2-Year Delay of WOTUS Rule a Much-Needed Step, NAHB Says

The National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) applauds today's announcement by the Environmental Protection Agency mandating a two-year delay of the Obama-era "waters of the United States" (WOTUS) Rule.

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01/31/2018

Homes flew off the market every 30 minutes in Franklin County in 2017

Here's the latest proof that last year was nuts: The Franklin County Auditor's office says an average of 48 single-family homes sold every day last year. That's one every 30 minutes.

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01/31/2018

Statement from NAHB Chairman Randy Noel on President Trump's State of the Union Address

Randy Noel, chairman of the National Association of Home Builders and a custom home builder from LaPlace, La., issued a statement regarding President Trump's State of the Union address.

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01/30/2018

Dean Schwanke Named NAHB Vice President for Multifamily Housing

The National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) today announced the appointment of Dean Schwanke to the position of Vice President, Multifamily Housing.

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01/29/2018

Two Days Left to Pre-Register for Net Night!

Join your fellow BIA members to explore over 90 exhibits. There will be food and beverages. Bring pocket money for the 50/50 raffle! And don’t forget your business cards.

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01/27/2018

What Millennial Home Buyers Want

It’s all about location, location, location – with a dash or two of compromise – as millennials, the nation’s largest demographic group at 90 million strong, is poised to dominate the home buying market.

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01/23/2018

Christy Beck to Serve as 2018 NAHB National Sales and Marketing Council Chair

Seasoned new home sales professional Christy N. Beck, MIRM, CSP, Broker, of Raleigh, N.C. was installed as the 2018 chair of the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) National Sales and Marketing Council (NSMC) during the International Builders' Show in Orlando, Fla., earlier this month.

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01/22/2018

NAHB Launches New Campaign to Raise Safety Awareness Among Home Builders, Remodelers

The National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) launched Safety 365, a new member and public awareness campaign designed to ensure that building industry professionals have the information and resources to help keep construction workers safe and help minimize accidents, injuries and deaths.

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01/20/2018

BALA Awards Shine Spotlight on Top Design Trends

A remarkable 129 single-family, multifamily, interior design, remodeling and community projects were honored at the 2017 Best in American Living™ Awards (BALA) ceremony held during the NAHB International Builders’ Show in Orlando.

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01/20/2018

How the Government Shutdown Could Affect Housing

The White House and Republican and Democratic congressional leaders failed to reach an agreement to extend government funding on Friday, resulting in a shutdown of certain federal government functions at 12:01 a.m. on Saturday, Jan. 20 that will affect housing and home builders.

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01/19/2018

Coldwell Banker King Thompson Names Two New Leaders

Central Ohio's second largest residential real estate agency has named two new leaders as its executive vice president retires after more than a decade.

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01/19/2018

Kaufman Development has Named its First President

Kaufman is the 11th busiest Central Ohio developer with $86 million in real estate projects in 2016, according to the 2017-2018 CBF Book of Lists. It's also one of the largest local property managers, overseeing 964 residential units in the city, most of them apartments. The company has 35 employees.

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01/18/2018

Remodeling Market Indicators Hit High in Fourth Quarter

The National Association of Home Builders' (NAHB) Remodeling Market Index (RMI) posted a reading of 60 in the fourth quarter of 2017, up three points from the previous quarter and only the second time since 2001 the reading has reached 60.

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01/17/2018

Builder Confidence Remains Strong as New Year Starts

Builder confidence in the market for newly-built single-family homes dropped two points to a level of 72 in January on the National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index (HMI) after reaching an 18-year high in December 2017.

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01/15/2018

Net Night Registration is Open: Deadline for Exhibitor Booths and Sponsorships is January 25.

Calling all Associate and Builder members, this is a night you won't want to miss out on.Networking Night is the largest residential building trade show in the area. Deadline for exhibitor booths and sponsorships are January 25.

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01/15/2018

Building Insider Jan/Feb Issue Online

The January/February issue of Building Insider Magazine, featuring 3 Pillar Homes, Queen Stucco and Stone and Bone Dry Waterproofing is now online.

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01/12/2018

2018 NAHB International Builders' Show Draws a Larger, Enthusiastic Crowd

An optimistic home building industry filled the exhibit halls of Orlando's Orange County Convention Center as the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) hosted one of the largest turnouts in recent years at the NAHB International Builders' Show® (IBS) Jan. 9-11.

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01/12/2018

NAHB Professional Women in Building Council Honors Woman of the Year

The Professional Women in Building (PWB) Council of the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) has recognized Karen Schroeder, executive vice president and partner of Mayberry Homes in East Lansing, Mich., as NAHB PWB Woman of the Year for her dedication to promoting the efforts of women in building-related fields who contribute to and advocate for the industry.

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01/12/2018

Florida Builder Elected to Leadership of NAHB

John "Chuck" Fowke, a Tampa, Fla.-based custom home builder with 40 years of experience in the home building industry, was elected as the 2018 third vice chairman of the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) during the association's International Builders' Show in Orlando, Fla.

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01/12/2018

Louisiana Builder Elected Chairman of NAHB

Randy Noel, a Louisiana-based custom home builder with more than 30 years of experience in the home building industry, was elected as the 2018 chairman of the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) during the association's International Builders' Show in Orlando, Fla.

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01/10/2018

NAHB Names The Nationals Gold Award Winners Annual Honors Recognize Excellence in New Home Sales, Marketing and Design

The year's most outstanding work in residential real estate sales, marketing and design was honored by the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) at the National Sales and Marketing Awards gala, one of the building industry's most prestigious events.

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01/10/2018

NAHB Names Three Global Innovation Award Winners

The ecobee4 Smart Thermostat, Loxone Smart Home and the QUADZilla Door Roller are the three winners of the 2017 National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) Global Innovation Award. Representatives from all three products were honored today at the NAHB International Builders' Show in Orlando, Fla.

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01/10/2018

Ryan Miller of Raleigh, N.C., Named 2018 NAHB Best in Green 'One to Watch' Young Professional of the Year

D. Ryan Miller, founder and executive director of the North Carolina Building Performance Association, was honored today as the Best in Green Young Professional of the Year: One to Watch by the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) as part of the association's Best in Green Awards during the NAHB International Builders' Show in Orlando, Fla.

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01/10/2018

BDX Announces New Solutions at 2018 International Builders’ Show in Orlando

New BDX technologies will help builders connect with home buyers

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01/10/2018

NAHB Recognizes Leaders in Green and Sustainable Building

The National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) today announced the winners of its Best in Green Awards at a ceremony during the International Builders' Show in Orlando, Fla.

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01/10/2018

NAHB Announces Builder of the Year and Community of the Year in Best of 55+ Housing Awards

The National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) named Jim Chapman Communities in Atlanta the Builder of the Year and Overture Virginia Beach the Community of the Year as part of the 2018 Best of 55+ Housing Awards.

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01/10/2018

Residential Remodeling Spending Trending Up

NAHB predicts that remodeling spending for owner-occupied single-family homes will increase 4.9 percent in 2018 over 2017 and an additional 0.6 percent in 2019.

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01/10/2018

NAHB Names Outstanding Educators, Professionals of the Year

The National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) last night honored eight individuals who have excelled in teaching NAHB education courses and who have displayed professionalism as NAHB educational designation holders as the 2017 Designees and Educators of the Year.

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01/10/2018

NAHB Recognizes Leaders in Residential Construction Safety

The National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) has named 12 winners of the 12th annual NAHB/Builders Mutual Insurance Company Safety Award for Excellence (SAFE) for their commitment to strong safety programs.

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01/09/2018

Economic Panel Predicts Housing Will Continue to Gain Ground in 2018

- The newly enacted tax law will create a more favorable tax climate for the business community, which should spur job and economic growth and keep single-family housing production on a gradual upward trajectory in 2018, according to economists speaking at the NAHB International Builders' Show® in Orlando, Fla., today.

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01/09/2018

Community, Development Firm of the Year Named in the 2017 NAHB Multifamily Pillars of the Industry Awards

The Rey in San Diego was named Multifamily Community of the Year and Dominium Development & Acquisitions, based in Plymouth, Minn., was named Multifamily Development Firm of the Year for 2017 by the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) as part of the association's Multifamily Pillars of the Industry Awards.

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01/09/2018

NAHB Showcases Two New Exhibition Homes at International Builders' Show 2018

The National Association of Home Builders' (NAHB) Leading Suppliers Council, in collaboration with Professional Builder and Professional Remodeler magazines, today unveiled the latest official show homes of the International Builders' Show (IBS): The New American Home® 2018 and The New American Remodel[tm] 2018.

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01/05/2018

NAHB International Builders' Show Returns to Orlando Next Week

More than 70,000 housing industry professionals are expected to descend upon Orlando, Fla., next week for the 2018 National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) International Builders' Show® (IBS), the largest annual light construction trade show in the world.

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01/05/2018

What Do Home Shoppers Want on Builder Websites?

Online tools that engage home buyers and provide high-quality information increase the duration of website visits and the percentage of visitors that register to learn more.

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01/04/2018

NAHB Commends Proposed Rule on Small Business Health Plans

The National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) today commended the Department of Labor (DOL) for issuing a proposed rule that is intended to expand access to health coverage by allowing more employers to form Small Business Health Plans, also known as Association Health Plans.

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01/02/2018

Title First Agency Adds Experienced Title Insurance Attorney and Manager to its Executive Staff

Title First Agency, Inc., has hired Dean Talaganis to serve as special counsel to the president of Title First Agency.

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01/02/2018

Statement from NAHB Chairman Granger MacDonald on DOI's Reversal of Controversial Interpretation of MBTA

Granger MacDonald, chairman of the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) and a home builder and developer from Kerrville, Texas, issued a statement regarding the Department of the Interior's reversal of the Migratory Bird Treaty Act (MBTA).

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01/02/2018

NAHB Applauds Signing of Tax Bill into Law

Granger MacDonald, chairman of the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) and a home builder and developer from Kerrville, Texas, issued a statement after President Trump signed the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act into law.

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01/02/2018

New Home Sales Hit Post-Recession High in November

Sales of newly built, single-family homes in November rose 17.5 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 733,000 units from a downwardly revised October reading, according to newly released data by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and the U.S. Census Bureau.

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12/15/2017

Statement from NAHB Chairman Granger MacDonald on NLRB Overturning Browning-Ferris Decision

Granger MacDonald, chairman of the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) and a home builder and developer from Kerrville, Texas, issued a following statement regarding the National Labor Relations Board's (NLRB) reversal of an Obama-era decision that had vastly redefined joint employer status.

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12/14/2017

NAHB and NKBA Kick Off Year Two of the This Old House Generation Next Campaign at Design & Construction Week 2018

All Campaign Dollars Raised at Design & Construction Week to Benefit the Skilled Labor Fund.

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12/11/2017

Got News?

We want to highlight your company's achievements in the BIA's Building Insider Magazine, in the eNews e-mailed to members on Mondays, and on the Member News page of the website.

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12/07/2017

Statement from NAHB Chairman Granger MacDonald on ITC Lumber Ruling

Granger MacDonald, chairman of the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) and a home builder and developer from Kerrville, Texas, issued a statement on today's ruling by the International Trade Commission (ITC) that lumber shipments from Canada pose a threat of injury to domestic lumber producers.

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12/02/2017

Senate Approves Tax Reform Bill

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Senate Republicans early this morning narrowly approved the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (H.R. 1), legislation that would revamp the nation’s tax code.

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11/29/2017

NAHB Honors Building Systems Industry Leaders

The National Association of Home Builders' (NAHB) Building Systems Councils (BSC) and the Log and Timber Homes Council bestowed 28 awards to systems-built industry manufacturers and home builders during its annual Building Systems Housing Summit held in Hershey, Pa.

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11/27/2017

Member Marketplace in Building Insider

Do you offer a discount to your fellow BIA members? The BIA wants to help you increase your business by providing your products and services to other members.

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11/23/2017

Multifamily Developer Confidence Weakens in Third Quarter

The Multifamily Production Index (MPI), released today by the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB), dropped 10 points to 46 in the third quarter of 2017. This is the lowest reading since the second quarter of 2011.

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11/18/2017

November 15 is the enrollment deadline for your group rating program

We are quickly approaching the enrollment deadline for the 2018 traditional group rating program.

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11/17/2017

Statement from NAHB Chairman Granger MacDonald on Senate Tax Reform 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 on tax reform legislation that was approved by the Senate Finance Committee

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11/16/2017

Statement from NAHB Chairman Granger MacDonald on House Tax Reform 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 on the House passage of The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act.

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11/16/2017

Builder Confidence Climbs to 8-Month High in November

Builder confidence in the market for newly-built single-family homes rose two points to a level of 70 in November on the National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index (HMI). This was the highest report since March, and the second highest on record since July 2005.

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11/15/2017

International Housing Community Gathers to Discuss Importance of the Housing Continuum

At its 2017 Interim Meeting last week in Tokyo, the International Housing Association (IHA) officially released the IHA Housing Continuum, an important tool to support dialogue between countries around the world to collaborate to improve housing for all.

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11/10/2017

Building Insider Nov/Dec Issue Online

The November/December issue of Building Insider Magazine, featuring Trinity Homes, Carr Supply and Hamilton Parker is now online.

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11/09/2017

Los Angeles Takes Top Spot as Nation's Least Affordable Housing Market

San Francisco, which has been the nation's least affordable housing market for nearly five years, was supplanted by Los Angeles in the third quarter of 2017, according to the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB)/Wells Fargo Housing Opportunity Index (HOI) released today.

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11/07/2017

House Passes Joint Employer Bill, Providing Certainty for Small Businesses

The National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) today commended the House for passing the bipartisan Save Local Business Act, legislation that would amend the National Labor Relations Act and Fair Labor Standards Act to restore a common sense joint employer standard for home building firms and other small businesses.

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11/02/2017

Republican Tax Reform Plan Slams Middle Class

Granger MacDonald, chairman of the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) and a home builder and developer from Kerrville, Texas, today issued a statement on the tax plan unveiled by House Republicans.

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11/02/2017

55+ Housing Builders and Developers Stay Confident in Third Quarter

Builder confidence in the single-family 55+ housing market continued to be positive in the third quarter of 2017, according to the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) 55+ Housing Market Index (HMI) which was released today.

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11/02/2017

Statement from NAHB Chairman Granger MacDonald on Imposition of Canadian Lumber Tariffs

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 the U.S. Commerce Department's final decision to impose countervailing and anti-dumping duties averaging 20.83 percent on Canadian lumber imports.

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11/02/2017

Housing Market Grows Modestly Even as Housing Production Lags

Markets in 197 of the 337 metro areas nationwide returned to or exceeded their last normal levels of economic and housing activity in the third quarter of 2017, according to the National Association of Home Builders/First American Leading Markets Index (LMI) released today. This represents a year-over-year net gain of 40 markets.

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10/24/2017

Statement from NAHB Chairman Granger MacDonald on GOP Tax Plan

WASHINGTON, Oct. 28 - Granger MacDonald, chairman of the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) and a home builder and developer from Kerrville, Texas, today issued a statement on the tax plan that will be put forth by Republican members of the House Ways and Means Committee.

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10/20/2017

National Sales and Marketing Council 2017 Membership Drive

October is the National Sales & Marketing Council Membership Drive & we are participating! If you are looking for a high energy networking group including Builders & Associate members, please consider joining SMC in October.

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10/19/2017

Remodeling Market Indicators Maintain Strength in Third Quarter

The National Association of Home Builders' (NAHB) Remodeling Market Index (RMI) posted a reading of 57 in the third quarter of 2017, up two points from the previous quarter.

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10/18/2017

NAHB Announces Best of 55+ Housing Awards Finalists

The National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) has announced the finalists for its 2018 Best of 55+ Housing Awards, the premier design and marketing competition for the 55+ housing industry.

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10/18/2017

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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10/17/2017

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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10/15/2017

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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10/14/2017

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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10/11/2017

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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10/06/2017

Now is the time to sign-up for OHBA Fall Board of Trustees Meeting.

Calling all members - The Annual Meeting of the Board of Trustees & Election of 2018 Officers November 14, 2017 Hilton Easton – Columbus

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10/05/2017

Statement from NAHB Chairman Granger MacDonald on OMB Flood Insurance Proposal

Granger MacDonald, chairman of the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) and a home builder and developer from Kerrville, Texas, issued a statement regarding a proposal to reform the National Flood Insurance Program put forth by Office of Management and Budget Director Mick Mulvaney.

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10/04/2017

Home Builders Revise Policy as Tax Reform Debate Heats Up

The National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) today voted to revise its policy regarding the nation's tax code in light of recent discussions on tax reform between congressional leadership and the Trump administration.

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09/27/2017

Study Finds Green Home Building Continues to Gain Traction

One third of builders surveyed say green building is a significant share of overall activity, and many have built a net zero home.

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09/27/2017

New Home Sales Fall 3.4 Percent in August

Sales of newly built, single-family homes in August fell 3.4 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 560,000 units from an upwardly revised July reading, according to newly released data by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and the U.S. Census Bureau.

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09/19/2017

Housing Production Holds Steady in August

Nationwide housing starts fell 0.8 percent in August to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.18 million units, according to newly released data from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and the Commerce Department.

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09/16/2017

Building Insider Sept/Oct Issue Online

The September/October issue of Building Insider Magazine, featuring Brookewood Builders, Cambria and Konkus Marble & Granite Works, and Coldwell Banker King Thompson and Lari Madosky-Shaw is now online.

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09/15/2017

NAHB Members Celebrate Professional Women in Building Week

Members of the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) are celebrating Professional Women in Building (PWB) Week Sept. 18 - 22. The goals of PWB Week are to highlight the many contributions women make to the residential construction industry and offer an opportunity for PWB members to share the value of council membership.

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09/15/2017

Builder Confidence Drops Three Points As Hurricanes Add Uncertainty

Builder confidence in the market for newly-built single-family homes fell three points to a level of 64 in September from a downwardly revised August reading of 67 on the National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index (HMI).

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09/15/2017

NAHB Commends Confirmation of Pamela Patenaude as HUD Deputy Secretary

Granger MacDonald, chairman of the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) and a home builder and developer from Kerrville, Texas, issued a statement on the Senate confirmation of Pamela Patenaude as deputy secretary of the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).

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09/13/2017

NAHB Commends Nomination of Brian Montgomery as FHA Commissioner

Granger MacDonald, chairman of the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) and a home builder and developer from Kerrville, Texas, issued a statement regarding President Trump's nomination of Brian Montgomery to run the Federal Housing Administration (FHA).

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09/10/2017

BIA Parade of Homes announces Meet the Designer events

The Building Industry Association of Central Ohio today announced that Parade of Homes guests will once again have a unique opportunity to meet one-on-one with the interior designers for each of the 9 incredible homes that make up this year's Parade.

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08/31/2017

NAHB Calls on Stakeholders to Band Together during Rebuilding of Texas Gulf Coast

Granger MacDonald, chairman of the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) and a home builder and developer from Kerrville, Texas, issued a statement on the need for collaboration among key stakeholders as communities look to rebuild.

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08/30/2017

NAHB Calls on Administration to Protect Consumers Against Price Gauging as Communities Rebuild

Granger MacDonald, chairman of the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) and a home builder and developer from Kerrville, Texas, issued a statement on the need for fairly priced building materials as the people of Texas and Louisiana look to rebuild their communities following the devastation of Hurricane Harvey.

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08/24/2017

Apartment and Condominium Market Bounces Back to Trend in Second Quarter

The Multifamily Production Index (MPI), released today by the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB), posted a gain of eight points to 56 in the second quarter.

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08/21/2017

2017 Parade of Homes to Showcase Three Ranch Homes

Responding to the growing demand for low-maintenance, single-level housing, this year’s BIA Parade of Homes features three beautifully-designed contemporary ranch homes aimed at buyers who seek a simpler lifestyle, yet want a home that’s fully loaded with high-end appliances, top-of-the-line finishes and luxury appointments.

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08/18/2017

2017 Parade of Homes to showcase three ranch homes

Study shows ranches in demand with ballooning baby boomer population

Responding to the growing demand for low-maintenance, single-level housing, this year’s BIA Parade of Homes features three beautifully-designed contemporary ranch homes aimed at buyers who seek a simpler lifestyle, yet want a home that’s fully loaded with high-end appliances, top-of-the-line finishes and luxury appointments. Ambassador Homes, Westport Homes and Maple Craft Custom Homes all seized the opportunity to build an in-demand floorplan geared to empty nesters, rather than a large multi-level, younger family home.

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08/16/2017

Statement from NAHB Chairman Granger MacDonald on President Trump's Executive Order Rescinding the FFRMS

Granger MacDonald, chairman of the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) and a home builder and developer from Kerrville, Texas, issued a statement on President Trump's executive order that effectively rolls back the Federal Flood Risk Management Standard.

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08/16/2017

Single-family Starts Hold Steady in July After Upward June Revision

Single-family production slipped 0.5 percent in July to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 856,000 after a strong, upwardly revised June reading.

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08/15/2017

Housing Affordability Inches Lower in Second Quarter

Rising home prices offset a quarter-point drop in mortgage interest rates to move housing affordability slightly lower in the second quarter of 2017, according to the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB)/Wells Fargo Housing Opportunity Index (HOI) released today.

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08/15/2017

Builder Confidence Springs Back with Four-Point August Jump

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

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08/13/2017

BIA Parade of Homes announces Meet the Designer events

The Building Industry Association of Central Ohio today announced that Parade of Homes guests will once again have a unique opportunity to meet one-on-one with the interior designers for each of the 9 incredible homes that make up this year's Parade.

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08/11/2017

Floor & Decor Free Industry Networking Event

Welcoming valued Builders, Contractors, Architects, Designers, Installers, and Realtors on Tuesday, August 15!

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08/10/2017

2017 Parade of Homes kicks off with exclusive Preview Party

The 2017 BIA Parade of Homes launches again this year with its wildly popular Preview Party. This exclusive first look at all the Parade offers guests the opportunity to tour the event’s nine incredible homes before the general public, while enjoying a lively party atmosphere. The Preview Party takes place Thursday, Aug. 31 from 6-10 p.m. with proceeds benefiting the BIA Foundation and Habitat for Humanity-MidOhio charities. Tickets are $85/person ($95 after Aug. 23) and can be purchased at www.BIAparade.com.

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08/10/2017

Statement from NAHB Chairman Granger MacDonald on HUD's Affordable Housing Report

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 the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development's new report on the number of rent-burdened families rising to the second-highest level on record.

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08/10/2017

Housing Market Continues to Make Gains, Though Permits Fail to Keep Pace

In a further sign that the housing sector is continuing to gain momentum, nearly 300 markets nationwide posted an increase in economic and housing activity from the first quarter to the second quarter, according to the National Association of Home Builders/First American Leading Markets Index (LMI) released today.

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08/02/2017

Call for Entries Now Open for 'The Nationals'--NAHB's National Sales and Marketing Awards

Now in its 37th year, NAHB's national sales and marketing awards program, The Nationals?, is open for entries. The deadline to enter is Oct. 18.

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08/02/2017

Cantwell-Hatch Bill Would Help Ease Affordable Housing Crisis

The National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) today called on Congress to pass the Affordable Housing Credit Improvements Act of 2017 (S. 548), legislation that would promote the construction of sorely needed rental apartments and help alleviate the nation's affordable housing crisis.

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08/02/2017

2018 International Builders' Show Registration Opens Special Registration Discounts Offered Through August

The National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) officially opened online registration today for the 2018 NAHB International Builders' Show® (IBS), the largest annual light construction trade show in the world.

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08/01/2017

Manor Homes named 2017 BIA Parade Foundation Home

The Building Industry Association of central Ohio announced today that this year’s BIA Parade Foundation Home is built by Manor Homes. The 2017 Parade of Homes is slated for Sept. 2-17 at Cheshire Woods in Delaware County and features nine gorgeous homes built by the region’s top builders.

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