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How to Build and Enforce an Effective Expense Policy

A well-enforced expense policy can help your business protect its margins from unnecessary expenditures and instill a culture of responsible spending. However, creating and enforcing expense policies can be an administrative challenge. Here are a few steps you can take… Continue reading

How to Create More Efficient Business Practices

Builders and remodelers understand the importance of maximizing performance, efficiency and durability in their builds.

In NAHB’s array of April online education courses, learn everything from how to optimize building envelopes to ways you can improve customer relations using contracts… Continue reading

Understanding Today’s New Home Buyers

An efficient home sales pitch tailored to match the life experiences and personality traits of the home buyer can make or break a sale. That’s why it’s important to understand the many different buyer demographics, tastes and styles out on… Continue reading

4 Inspiring Adaptive Reuse Projects With Real Impact

Perhaps the ultimate form of sustainability is imagining new uses for obsolete, distressed, or abandoned buildings. Honoring the past while giving new life to a structure — and with it, often an entire neighborhood — requires creative thinking to successfully… Continue reading

New Home Sales Hold Steady in February

A small rise in mortgage rates in February led to a flat reading for new home sales.

Sales of newly built, single-family homes in February edged 0.3% lower to a 662,000 seasonally adjusted annual rate, according to newly released data… Continue reading

Fed Holds Steady, Sees Stronger Growth

The Federal Reserve’s monetary policy committee held the federal funds rate constant at a top target of 5.5% at the conclusion of its March meeting. The Fed will continue to reduce its balance sheet holdings of Treasuries and mortgage-backed securities… Continue reading

Builder Sentiment Rises Above Breakeven Point

A lack of existing inventory that continues to drive buyers to new home construction, coupled with strong demand and mortgage rates below last fall’s cycle peak helped push builder sentiment above a key marker in March.

Builder confidence in the… Continue reading

Pergolas: The New Essential in Home Building

The allure of outdoor living has never been stronger, with home builders seeking to meld luxury with practicality to cater to a new generation of home owners. At the forefront of this outdoor trend lies the pergola — a structure… Continue reading

NAHB Calls on Senate to Pass Tax Bill

The National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) called on the Senate today to move quickly to pass the American Families and Workers Act of 2024, legislation that would expand the federal child tax credit and enact a number of other… Continue reading

Home Price Gains Continued in December

Despite high mortgage rates, limited inventory and strong demand continued to push up home prices, which hit a new all-time high in December.

The S&P CoreLogic Case-Shiller U.S. National Home Price Index (HPI), reported by S&P Dow Jones Indices, rose… Continue reading

Congress Averts Partial Government Shutdown

To buy time to get a long-term budget deal, Congress passed a short-term continuing resolution that will keep the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and about 20% of the rest of the government funded an additional week through… Continue reading

Ohio Builder Elected Second Vice Chairman of NAHB

Bill Owens, a Worthington, Ohio-based, remodeler and home builder with more than 40 years of experience in the residential construction industry, today was elected as the 2024 second vice chairman of the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) at the… Continue reading

Kansas Builder Elected Chairman of NAHB

Carl Harris, a Wichita, Kan.-based small volume spec and custom home builder with more than 40 years of experience in the home building, remodeling and light commercial construction industry, today was elected as the 2024 chairman of the National Association… Continue reading

Nation’s Home Builders Elect Leadership for 2024

Members of the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) elected four senior officers to top leadership positions within the federation at the conclusion of its leadership meetings held during the NAHB International Builders’ Show in Las Vegas.

With more than… Continue reading

NAHB Unveils the Official Show Home of IBS 2024

The National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) Leading Suppliers Council, in collaboration with Professional Builder magazine, today unveiled the official show home of the International Builders’ Show (IBS): The New American Home® 2024. IBS attendees and media members may tour… Continue reading

NAHB Announces Membership Recruitment Winners

NAHB recently announced the winners of its fall recruitment competition, which — for the first time — included Associate members.

Congratulations to the following NAHB members, each of whom recruited the most new members in their respective HBA size categories:… Continue reading