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California Officials Tighten Water Supplies Ahead Into Third Straight Year of Drought

How year three of California’s major drought could affect the entire state—from farmlands to cities


Why Some Employers Are Waiting Out OSHA's Vaccine Mandate

Legal experts worry that the wait might not be worth the gamble


Codes + Standards

California’s Bid to Make New Buildings Greener Will Raise Cost

Some energy and building experts say California’s building code update that will require new homes and commercial buildings to switch from natural gas to electric heating, cooling, and power will drive up the state’s already high construction costs


California Bill Looks to ‘Upzone’ Single-Family Parcels

A California bill currently in the works would change laws for single-family zones, allowing up to four units on one single-family lot. It would…


ADA Compliance Ruling Could Mean Changes for Builder Sites

A recent California federal district court ruling found the accessibility option on a Domino’s pizza website to be ill-fit for those with visually…


Construction Excluded From New OSHA Standard

NAHB Policy Briefing | NAHB input on OSHA standard to protect workers from COVID-19; real estate values rise


Imagining a Different Regulatory Paradigm for Home Building

Home building relies on the creativity, resourcefulness, imagination, and drive of small businesses. Regulatory approaches that embrace the realities of the market and encourage innovation can best help the industry thrive and grow

Market Data + Trends

Vacation Home Demand Shrinks After New Lender Rules

Rising home prices and new mortgage lending rules for second homes could be why vacation home purchasing levels dropped to pre-pandemic levels…


NAHB Chairman's Message: Regulations Add $93,870 to a New Home’s Price

How overregulation is exacerbating the nation’s housing affordability crisis


Regulatory Costs Account for 23.8% of New-Home Prices

Housing regulations during development and construction account for $93,870 or 23.8% of the total median sales price of a new home, according to a…

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