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State & National Updates Archives for 2016-05

Monday Morning Briefing


Regulations Add $84K to New Home Prices

Costs are rising more than twice as fast as incomes. 

Housing Markets Continue to Edge Forward

More than a third of metros are back to normal.

55+ Builder Confidence Still Upbeat

Index shows eight straight quarters in positive territory.

Industry Insight 

Double-Duty Spaces that Really Work

Boost business with these design ideas that give home buyers more for less.

NAHB Works to Improve Fire Reporting System

Fire marshals seek help from home builders. 

Using Nature to Add Value

Buyers want to be close to parks, walking trails and lakes.

Melancholy Millennials Putting the Car Before the House

Stagnant income deters home purchases but not auto buys.

Housing Finance

Freddie Mac Quarterly Loss Highlights Need for Overhaul 

Taxpayers dodged a bullet, says NAHB Chairman Ed Brady.

Fannie, Freddie Multifamily Lending Caps Raised to $35 Billion 

Action is a victory for NAHB's advocacy efforts.