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State & National Updates Archives for 2017-10

Current version of Republican tax plan is unacceptable, says Granger MacDonald.

Economics


NAHB Prepares Tax Reform Offensive

Current version of Republican tax plan is unacceptable, says Granger MacDonald.


Labor and Material Costs Rising Faster Than Lot Prices

The challenge for builders is managing development costs.


New Home Sales Pace in September Hits 10-Year High

A return to the strong growth trend seen earlier this year.

 

Rules & Regulations

 

Silica Rule Now Being Enforced

OSHA issues interim guidance for inspectors.


NAHB Members Tell Regulators How to Define WOTUS

Builders explain the thicket of regulations they must navigate.


EPA Chief, Builders Talk Stormwater Enforcement

NAHB details how the agency can improve the process.

 

Business Matters


Hitting the 'Reset Button' and Finding Success

Joining his local HBA helps a Texas remodeler begin anew.


Spotlight on Construction Trades: Painting and Masonry

A look at two rewarding career paths in home building.


Say 'No' to IAPMO Duct Proposal

Code request could add more than $5,000 to the cost of a new home.


Construction Contracts & Law Live Online

This three-part webinar series will help protect your business.

 


Framework would lower business and individual tax rates.

Inside Washington


NAHB Commends GOP Tax Reform Plan

Framework would lower business and individual tax rates.


30-Day 'Good Faith' Enforcement of New Silica Rule

NAHB provides resources to help builders comply.


GOP the New Majority on the Labor Board

Latest Senate confirmation is an important change to the housing industry.

 

Business Matters

 

Restarting Your Business After a Natural Disaster

Tips to get you up and running again.


Green Home Building is Sprouting

New study shows that green homes are gaining market share.