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NAHB Tells Congress How Excessive Regulations & Codes Harm ?Housing Affordability The National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) told Congress that burdensome government regulations and mandates which support environmental, social and governance (ESG) policies impede the housing industry’s ability to increase the production of quality, affordable housing. Testifying on this topic at a (more)

Monday 18 January 2021
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The Small Business Administration and U.S. Treasury Department this week reopened the expanded Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) for both new borrowers and for certain existing borrowers to apply for a second loan. NAHB held a series of webinars last week to help members and home builder associations (HBAs) understand their eligibility for the (more)

Posted by:  9:44 AM CST

The U.P. Home and Garden Show, f.k.a. The U.P. Builders Show, is coming up in just a few months, April 23rd through the 25th. With the pandemic taking over planning in 2020, the show was forced to move to a different location. The Westwood Mall allowed for the vendors to (more)

Posted by:  9:51 AM CST

In just a span of 3 years, the HBA Wild Game Dinner has grown from the first attendance count of 175 people to selling out at 300 tickets! There has been more interest in sponsorships and pre-ticket sales than ever before! Thanks to the big sponsors of the event - (more)

 12:29 PM CST

LANSING, MI – New housing construction in Michigan is continuing to decline despite growing demand. Housing permits for single family home construction decreased by 7.2 percent during the month of April. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, there were only 1,687 permits issued in April 2019, compared to 1,817 for (more)

Posted by:  9:23 AM CST

OSHA’s Use of Drones: What Builders Need to Know (Taken from the NAHB Monday Morning Briefing Email Newsletter) Filed in Labor, Safety and Health on April 17, 2019 • 2 Comments Over the last several years, the use of Unmanned Aircraft Systems — commonly called drones — has grown exponentially. It is predicted that by (more)

Posted by:  10:35 AM CST

Last week, on April 11th, HBA members from Builders, Architects and Remodelers all met at The Landmark Inn and had a great open panel discussion with the Building Inspector from Marquette County and also Planning and Zoning from the City of Marquette. A lot of questions were answered and a (more)

Posted by:  10:06 AM CST

Michigan is cracking down! 3 HBA members downstate have already been fined. If you are anything other than a sole proprietorship, you need your company license as well. Get the applications at the HBA office or download here! Listen to Lee Schwartz from the HBA of Michigan on the subject here (more)

Posted by:  10:04 AM CST

From the Detroit Free Press: Associated PressPublished 6:52 a.m. ET March 27, 2019 Updated 9:15 a.m. ET March 27, 2019 Lansing – House painters won’t need a license under a new Michigan law. The law starts Thursday. It removes painting and decorating from a list of trades covered by a state license for residential (more)

Friday 22 March 2019
Posted by:  9:51 AM CST

From NAHB Next Week's Housing Releases For the Week of March 25, 2019: S&P/Case-Shiller Home Price Indices: Tuesday, March 26 The Case-Shiller U.S. National Home Price Index rose at a seasonally adjusted annual growth rate of 3.2% in December, less than the 4.5% increase in November. It was the lowest one in the past five months. (more)