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NAHB

2020 National Electrical Code Resets GFCI Rule

NAHB Policy Briefing: Electrical code updates regarding ground-fault circuit interrupters out of step with currently available HVAC products; number of women employed in construction rises

New-Home Sales

Consumer Confidence Reaches 5-Month High Despite Recession Fears

America's big spenders sprang back into action in September, but when it came to home purchases, consumers weren't quite so confident

Building Materials

Lumber Prices Fall to Pre-Pandemic Levels as Interest Rates Rise

Rising interest rates are sending lumber prices to their lowest level in more than two years. What does that mean for new-home construction?

Home Design

Compelling and Cost Effective Design Must-Haves for Today’s Homebuyers

Adapting house plans to accommodate an evolving buyer pool is easier said than done, but these design tips from Housing Design Matters offer a helpful starting point

Housing Markets

In an Inflated Housing Market, Midwest and East Coast Metros Are Holding up the Best

While the rest of the country faces the aftershock of soaring interest rates and persistent inflation, regional markets in the East and Midwest are balancing affordable home prices with strong buyer demand

Market Data + Trends

Home Prices Dropped at a Record Pace in July—Here’s Where They Fell the Fastest

U.S. home prices fell at the fastest rate in the history of S&P Case-Shiller Index in July, but not all markets are decelerating at an equal pace

Remodeling

Aging in Place: My Aunt Nancy’s New ADU

An apartment addition for an accessory dwelling unit to allow a family member to age in place presents several challenges and lessons learned for both the homeowners and contractor alike

Affordability

Rents Are Down for the First Time in Nearly Two Years in These Popular Metros

Rental costs are falling in formerly overheated metros, and more price drops are expected as the rental sector rebalances post-pandemic

Showers + Tubs

Homeowners Are Swapping Out Tubs for Larger Showers, but Why?

A growing number of homeowners are renovating their bathrooms to maximize shower space, but in the process, many are removing their bathtubs—a major faux pas, according to some designers

NAHB

NAHB Members Dominate Green Building Awards

A number of NAHB members were recently recognized by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Department of Energy (DOE) for green building excellence 

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