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Builder Confidence Hits Highest Level Since November of 2005

Posted by Liberty Homes on Oct 23, 2014 7:29:00 PM

NAHB, 2014 - Builder confidence in the market for newly built, single-family homes rose for a fourth consecutive month in September to a level of 59 on the National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index (HMI), released today. This latest four-point gain brings the index to its highest reading since November of 2005.

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Topics: NAHB, Liberty News

2015 International Builders’ Show Registration Opens

Posted by Liberty Homes on Sep 23, 2014 3:32:19 PM

NAHB, 2014 - The National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) officially opened online registration today for the 2015 NAHB International Builders’ Show® (IBS), the largest annual light construction tradeshow in the world.

The 2015 show, to be held in Las Vegas, Jan. 20-22, is part of the second annual Design & Construction Week,™ a co-location with the Kitchen and Bath Industry Show (KBIS), hosted by the National Kitchen and Bath Association (NKBA), and the International Window Coverings Expo (IWCE). New this year, two other shows will also join the event, including The International Surface Event (TISE) and the Las Vegas Market. While the shows will remain separate and distinct, all registrants will have access to the exhibits of all five shows held during Design & Construction Week.

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Topics: NAHB, Liberty News

NAHB Revamps its Green Awards for 2014

Posted by Liberty Homes on Aug 26, 2014 12:27:25 PM

NAHB, 2014 - The National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) today announced its new integrated Green Awards program. For the first time, industry professionals have the opportunity to be recognized across several awards programs for their green building accomplishments, rather than entering one standalone awards program.

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Topics: NAHB, Liberty News, Eco Friendly

Log Homes Council Members Celebrate National Log Home Open House Month in July

Posted by Liberty Homes on Jul 7, 2014 11:33:40 PM

NAHB, 2014 - Members of the National Association of Home Builders’ (NAHB) Log Homes Council (LHC) are celebrating National Log Home Open House Month in July by hosting home tours, log raising demonstrations, factory tours, seminars and much more. This marks the third anniversary of the national event for the LHC members.

"This month, we welcome builders and home buyers to celebrate National Log Home Month by attending our special events and factory tours across the U.S.," said Log Homes Council Chairman Doug Terrell of Blue Ridge Log Cabins in Campbello, S.C. “Log homes offer many unique characteristics that consumers can fully appreciate once they step inside.”

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Topics: NAHB, Liberty News, Vacation Homes, Log Cabins, green homes

Strong Growth in Multifamily Construction Spending

Posted by Liberty Homes on Jun 24, 2014 6:22:43 PM

NAHB, 2014 - Total private residential construction spending increased to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $378.5 billion according to the latest Census estimates. The current reading is a slight increase of 0.1% from the revised March estimate and 17.2% higher than one year ago.

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Topics: NAHB, Liberty News

NAHB Remodelers Reveals the Most Popular Features to Improve the Performance of Your Home

Posted by Liberty Homes on May 20, 2014 4:29:54 PM

NAHB, 2014 - According to a new National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) Remodelers survey, high-performing, Low-emissive (Low-E) windows are the most common green building products used by residential remodelers. To kick off National Home Remodeling Month in May, NAHB released the survey results, which highlight the most common building features that home owners are using to improve the energy efficiency of their homes.

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Topics: NAHB, Liberty News, Eco Friendly Housing, Green building

NAHB Announces Best of 50+ Housing Award Winners

Posted by Liberty Homes on Mar 11, 2014 2:07:19 AM

NAHB, 2014 - The National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) 50+ Housing Council announced the winners of its 2014 Best of 50+ Housing Awards, which honor excellence and innovation in the design, development, lifestyle and marketing of housing for the mature market. The annual awards program, held during the International Builders’ Show (IBS) in Las Vegas, showcases the latest trends in housing for that market sector.

“This year’s winners stepped up to the plate and supplied competitive and attractive projects for the 50+ market,” said Robert Karen, chairman of NAHB's 50+ Housing Council and managing member of the Symphony Development Group. “Today’s 50+ home buyers and renters are looking for homes and communities that are much more innovative, and incorporate features and amenities that fit their lifestyle. These winning projects do just that.”

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Topics: Health, NAHB, Liberty News, International Builders' Show, National Association of Home Builder, Senior housing market, Robert Karen, Las Vegas, aging in place

Builder Confidence in the 55+ Housing Market Ends Fourth Quarter on a Record High

Posted by Liberty Homes on Feb 4, 2014 1:13:13 AM

February 3, 2014 - Builder confidence in the 55+ housing market for the fourth quarter of 2013 is up sharply, according to the National Association of Home Builders’ (NAHB) latest 55+ Housing Market Index (HMI) released today. All segments of the market—single-family homes, condominiums and multifamily rental—registered strong increases compared to the same quarter a year ago. The single-family index increased 20 points to a level of 48, which is the highest fourth-quarter reading since the inception of the index in 2008 and the ninth consecutive quarter of year over year improvements.

“We are seeing continued improvement in the 55+ housing market because consumers have gained confidence in the economy and are able to sell their current homes and move into a new home or an apartment that fits the lifestyle they desire,” said Robert Karen, chairman of NAHB’s 50+ Housing Council and managing member of the Symphony Development Group. “We expect this optimism from builders and developers to carry on into 2014.”

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Topics: NAHB, Liberty News, Chief economist, HMI, Single-family detached home, Condominium, Real estate economics, Sales, National Association of Home Builders

Setting the Record Straight on the Mortgage Interest Deduction

Posted by Liberty Homes on Aug 1, 2013 2:19:53 AM

NAHB, 2013 - As the Senate examines existing tax policies as part of its “blank slate” approach to tax reform, and as the House Ways and Means Committee continues its review of the tax code, it is appropriate to keep in mind the importance of the mortgage interest deduction (MID) as a middle-class tax provision that makes it possible for many families to achieve homeownership. It is also useful to review some of the claims against the MID to determine if those claims are valid. Economists at the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) have analyzed data from the IRS and the Census Bureau, as well as estimates from other sources, to assess the validity of these claims.

Claim #1: The wealthy get most of the benefit from the mortgage interest deduction.

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Topics: United States Congress Joint Committee on Taxation, NAHB, Consumer Expenditure Survey, Liberty News, United States House Committee on Ways and Means, Home mortgage interest deduction, Adjusted gross income, United States, National Association of Home Builders

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