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Guest Column: External Forces

NAHB's chief economist on what lies ahead for the custom home market?




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Builder confidence remains in holding pattern

Builder confidence in the market for newly built, single-family homes in May fell one point to 45 from a downwardly revised April reading of 46 on the Housing Market Index.

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Buyers of National Green Building Standard homes satisfied with purchase

A new study conducted by GuildQuality shows that homeowners who purchased a National Green Building Standard-certified home in the past three years are happy they did.

Economics

Housing’s virtuous circle

As an editor of one of the nation’s largest business publications covering home building, I’m frequently asked about the state of the housing market…

Marketing & Sales

The rise of Pinterest

Given its strong emphasis on visuals, Pinterest might seem like a perfect fit for marketing new homes, but builders should be mindful of their larger marketing strategy before jumping on the Pinterest bandwagon.

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Remodeling Market Index recedes slightly in second quarter

The second quarter results of the Remodeling Market Index (RMI) slipped under pressure from a softening labor market, according to the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB), dropping two points to 45.

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Lexington homebuilders association first in U.S. to support energy rating index

The Home Builders Association of Lexington, KY., is the first U.S. builders association to support the Home Energy Rating System (HERS) index.

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Seattle leads top 10 high-tech U.S. metros

A new study from Richard Florida, co-founder and editor of The Atlantic Cities, examines the top high-tech metropolitan areas in the U.S.

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10 cities with the fastest growth in wages

PayScale, a company that compiles information on employee salary data, released an index of how many times private-sector wages have changed since 2006. 

Data & Research

Bank groups join to oppose eminent domain proposal in California municipalities

Eighteen banking, securities and housing groups have joined together to issue a warning to three California municipalities looking to use eminent domain as a way to seize troubled mortgages from investors.

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May new-home sales up 19.8 percent from 2011

Sales of new single-family houses in May 2012 were at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 369,000, according to estimates released jointly today by the U.S. Census Bureau and the Department of Housing and Urban Development. This is 19.8 percent above the May 2011 estimate of 308,000.

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