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  • Buyers Split on Exterior Design Preferences April 12, 2021
    When presented with four choices for exterior design, respondents for NAHB's latest What Home Buyers Really Want edition did not choose a clear winner.
  • Express Your Client’s Unique Farmhouse Style with Windows and Doors April 12, 2021
    In a post-pandemic world where well-being is the new luxury, and the home has become a gym, a spa and otherwise wellness oasis, farmhouse style represents a beacon of health. Celebrate fresh air, daylight and views to nature by increasing the size and number of windows on your next farmhouse home/renovation project.
  • Biden Seeks to Boost HUD Budget by 15% April 9, 2021
    President Biden announced his fiscal year 2022 budget today and it calls for a total of $68.7 billion for the Department of Housing and Urban Development, an increase of $9 billion, or 15%, over the 2021 enacted level.
  • NAHB to Hold COVID-19 Vaccine Awareness Week in Construction April 19-23 April 9, 2021
    NAHB and construction industry partners are organizing the COVID-19 Vaccine Awareness Week in Construction, April 19-23, to encourage construction professionals to do their part to help the country end the pandemic and return to normal.
  • Households View Housing as a Good Investment Versus Stocks April 9, 2021
    A recent study by the Federal Reserve Bank of New York found that most households view housing as a good investment in comparison to the stock market.
  • Buyers are Split on Multigenerational Homes April 9, 2021
    When it comes to the desire for a home designed to house the buyer as well as a younger generation and an older generation, home buyers are split down the middle.
  • Who are NAHB’s Builder Members? April 8, 2021
    NAHB's recently published 2020 membership census reveals that the typical builder member today is a 57-year-old small business owner with a median number of five employees, a median five housing units started in 2020 and a median gross revenue of $2.6 million.
  • Two Potentially Life-Changing Resources Now Available to NAHB Members April 8, 2021
    As a part of its focus on member mental health and wellbeing, NAHB has launched two new tools that could help members identify and better understand issues they may be having with mental health, substance abuse, or addiction.
  • Remodeling Industry Confidence Up Strongly Year Over Year April 8, 2021
    NAHB released its Remodeling Market Index (RMI) in the first quarter of 2021, posting a reading of 86, up 38 points from the first quarter of 2020. The finding is a signal of residential remodelers’ confidence in their markets for projects of all sizes.
  • SBA Increases Loan Limits for COVID-19 EIDL Program April 7, 2021
    The Small Business Administration (SBA) has announced a policy change to help businesses weather the financial hardship brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic by significantly increasing loan limits up to 24 months of economic injury with a maximum loan amount of $500,000.