What Draws Young Adults to the Construction Trades?
Most young adults between the ages of 18 to 25 say the two most important benefits of a career in the construction trades are good pay (80%) and learning useful skills (74%), according to a recent poll conducted by NAHB to determine how this age group feels about a career in the construction trades.
More Builders Banking on Small Banks
The portion of residential construction loans has steadily grown for the smaller banks each year since 2012.
Dallas BA Hosts High School Future Builders
Dozens of construction trades students from a local high school came out to attend a successful visit of a jobsite last week.
Remodelers More Confident about Business Prospects
The NAHB Remodeling Market Index rose to 58 in the first quarter of 2017, an increase of five points from the fourth quarter of 2016 and the highest reading in two years.
Webinar Offers Leg Up on Housing Innovation Awards
The best green home builders are getting ready to maintain their stellar reputation — and maintain the NAHB sweep — as the Department of Energy's Zero Energy Ready program opens up the application process for the 2017 Housing Innovation Awards.
Still Time to Submit AEA Individual Nominations
NAHB’s Association Excellence Awards program recognizes the accomplishments of the executive officers who run our local home builders associations. If your EO deserves recognition, we encourage you to contact your HBA president or staff who can facilitate the application process.
NAHB’s Lumber Battle Plays Out in the Press
NAHB's longstanding battle to maintain consistent and consistently priced sources of lumber for our members is gaining visibility in the press as your association hammers home the fallout from the trade dispute between the United States and Canada: Higher prices for home buyers.
’55+ House’ Now Helping the Homeless
More than 8,600 attendees at the International Builders’ Show toured the 55+ House as one of the collection of Professional Builder’s Show Village homes. Now, the show home has a new life.
Single-Family Production Falls in March after Strong February
Nationwide housing starts fell 6.8% in March to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.22 million units, according to newly released data from HUD and the Commerce Department. Still, new housing production in the first quarter of this year is running 8.1% above the 2016 pace. “Today’s numbers are aligned with our builder confidence metric, […]
Simple Act of Kindness Makes Big Difference for HBA Members
When members of the Salt Lake Home Builder’s Association helped a local family in need, they were quickly reminded that community service often rewards the volunteers as much as those they are helping.

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