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State & National Updates
Monday Morning Briefing

The Weekly News Digest of the National Association of Home Builders

Washington Update


FEMA Looks Beyond 100-Year Floodplain

Proposed rule would require FEMA-funded construction to be two to three feet higher but leaves flood insurance policies alone.

 

Energy Bill Heads to Finish Line

Contact your federal lawmakers and urge them to keep the House language on energy codes in the final bill.


Clinton Releases Small Business Assistance Plan

NAHB continues to work with both candidates to keep housing, small business at the forefront of the campaign.


Industry Insight


New Home Sales Climb to Highest Level Since October 2007

Positive data is consistent with builders' reports that market conditions are improving.


Supporting a Brand Through Social Media

Case study highlights the need to maintain a robust online presence.


Confidence in Apartment and Condo Market Dips in 2nd Quarter

Despite modest decline, developers are still reporting steady demand.


Legal


NAHB Leaders Discuss Arbitration Issues with CFPB Director

Builders seek clarity, submit comments on proposed agency rule.


Suit Seeks Protection for 417 Additional Species

Expedited Endangered Species Act listings could usurp private property rights.