NAHB Supports Final Tax Bill
House and Senate conferees have produced a final conference report on the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, tax reform legislation that will be voted on by each chamber next week. NAHB fully supports this final tax bill and believes it will help middle-class families, maintain the nation’s commitment to affordable housing and ensure that small businesses are treated fairly relative to large corporations. Lower tax rates and a fair tax code will spur economic growth and increase competitiveness, and that is good for housing.
NLRB Overturns Browning-Ferris Decision; Reinstates Prior Joint Employer Standard
In a victory for NAHB and the small business community, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) voted on Dec. 14 to overturn its 2015 ruling in the case of Browning-Ferris Industries. Yesterday's 3-2 vote effectively overturns an Obama-era decision that radically expanded the traditional definition for joint employer status.
IHA Meeting Focuses on Housing Affordability
Housing affordability continues to be a priority for housing experts not just in the United States, but worldwide, said participants at the 2017 Interim Meeting of the International Housing Association held in Tokyo last month.
2018 Could Bring More of the Same: Tight Labor and Costly Materials
NAHB Chief Economist Robert Dietz provides a brief summary of the challenges builders faced in 2017, and describes the impacts of hefty tariffs on Canadian softwood lumber.
Tulsa HBA Treats Local Kids to a Holiday Shopping Spree
The HBA of Greater Tulsa recently held its 50th annual Christmas party and shopping spree for underprivileged kids in the area. Nearly 90 students from the Ryal Public School in Henryetta, Okla., met up with 85 HBA members at a local Wal-Mart where each of the students was allowed to buy up to $50 of whatever they wanted.
RSVP Today to Tour Cutting-Edge Homes at IBS
Once you've hit the show floor at the International Builders' Show Jan. 9-11, make sure you hit the road with NAHB’s unique home tours. Buses will leave each morning, taking you on one of four tours throughout Orlando to see the latest features, trends and methods in real homes and real context. Tickets are required for all tours and going fast, so sign up quickly.
Color of the Year is Best in Small Doses
The 2018 Pantone color of the year is a rich purple often seen on royal robes, the sky at dusk and unicorn manes. But how might it be used in home design and model home merchandising? Three NAHB member design experts chime in.
Cluster Boxes: The New Normal for Mail Delivery
Faced with declining revenue as it competes with private express carriers and online order delivery services, the United States Postal Service now favors the installation of less-expensive cluster box units over traditional door-to-door or curbside delivery in new single-family developments.
Statement of NAHB Third Vice Chair Candidate Chuck Fowke
For those of you who have not met me, please allow me to introduce myself. I’m Chuck Fowke. I’m the owner and president of Homes by John C Fowke, a custom home building company my brother and I established in 1990. In those 27 years, our company has proudly provided custom homes throughout the Tampa Bay area of Florida.
Statement of NAHB Third Vice Chair Candidate Fred Hoppe
As a membership association, NAHB must demonstrate its benefit to achieve our goals. NAHB works hard to provide members with many benefits and services; my goal is building the right benefits that will impact the bottom line for our members.