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[VIDEO] NAHB Chairman answers coronavirus questions

Posted by   /  May 6, 2020  /  Coronavirus, Real Estate  /  No Comments

NAHBNow.com NAHB Chairman Dean Mon addresses the Federation in the May Chairman’s Update, answering the most frequently asked housing industry questions he has received since the beginning of the coronavirus outbreak. From what this pandemic could mean for the future of housing to how NAHB is helping members survive this economic downturn, tune into the […]

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NAHB sends White House policy proposals to boost housing, economy

Posted by   /  May 4, 2020  /  Coronavirus, Real Estate  /  No Comments

Twitter NAHBNow NAHB recently sent the White House a list of policy recommendations designed to help the residential construction industry survive the COVID-19 economic disruption and be a force that leads the economy out of recession. As part of the Great American Economic Revival Industry Groups, NAHB joins key industry leaders and groups brought together by […]

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Rose Law Group litigator Evan Bolick comments on SCOTUS’ reversal allowing property rights plaintiffs to go directly to federal court

Posted by   /  June 24, 2019  /  Courts/Law  /  No Comments

NAHBNow In a huge victory for NAHB and its members, the U.S. Supreme Court today reversed a long-standing land use decision that made it nearly impossible for property owners to bring a Fifth Amendment takings claim in federal court. In 1985, the Supreme Court issued a decision, referred to as the Williamson County decision, that […]

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KB home, Lennar bullish on the housing market in 2019

Posted by   /  January 23, 2019  /  Real Estate  /  No Comments

  Builder Despite fears of a downturn, CNN’s Paul R. La Monica reports positive fundamentals may serve as signs the housing market will bounce back in 2019. While interest rates and home values appear to have slowed home sales last year, the NAHB says falling rates have led to a spike in builder confidence and an […]

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NAHB 2019 “priced out” estimates

Posted by   /  January 8, 2019  /  Real Estate  /  No Comments

By Na Zhai | Eye On Housing NAHB recently updated its priced out estimates for 2019. The new estimates show that, if the median U.S. new home price goes up by $1,000, 127,560 households would be priced out of the housing market nationwide. In other words, based on their incomes, 127,560 households would be able […]

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NAHB study on multifamily regulatory burdens spurs Capitol Hill hearing

Posted by   /  September 6, 2018  /  Real Estate  /  No Comments

NAHB Now A recent study by NAHB and the National Multifamily Housing Council that details how regulations account for 32% of the cost of developing new multifamily properties has caught the attention of Congress. The report acted as the catalyst for the House Financial Services Subcommittee on Housing and Insurance to put a spotlight on […]

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NAHB economists forecast challenges, opportunities ahead; local perspective provided by real estate consultant Jim Belfiore

Posted by   /  August 23, 2018  /  Real Estate  /  No Comments

NAHB Now The nation’s economy is enjoying one of the longest stretches of continued GDP growth in history. But the level of economic acceleration might soon begin to ease. In a midyear economic forecast presentation now available to NAHB members, NAHB Chief Economist Robert Dietz was quick to acknowledge that, aside from the declining affordability of housing, “overall economic […]

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A looming $1 billion tax on housing

Posted by   /  July 31, 2018  /  Real Estate  /  No Comments

  NAHBNow President Trump’s proposed 10% tariffs on $200 billion worth of Chinese imports — including nearly 500 products used in residential construction — could have major ramifications for the housing industry. Of the planned $200 billion in tariffs, NAHB economists estimate that $10 billion of goods used by the home building community would be subject to […]

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NAHB files amicus brief in Supreme Court ‘takings’ case

Posted by   /  July 3, 2018  /  Courts/Law, Real Estate  /  No Comments

  NAHB Now NAHB recently submitted an amicus brief in a Supreme Court case that may have a profound effect on land use lawsuits. This fall, the court will hear arguments in Knick v. Township of Scott, a case that has major implications for Fifth Amendment “takings” claims. The takings clause provides a guarantee that property […]

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Nearly one-third of multifamily development costs stem from regulations

Posted by   /  June 15, 2018  /  Real Estate  /  No Comments

NAHBNow 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 (NMHC). In fact, in a quarter of cases, that number can reach as high as 42.6%. Apartment and condo development can […]

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