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1183 Lexington Avenue
Mansfield, Ohio  44907
(419) 774-7996


Monday Morning Briefing PDF Print E-mail
Home builders and HBAs made a difference in the community in 2017.

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January 1, 2018
Happy New Year! This week, we highlight just a few of the ways home builders and HBAs made a difference in the community in 2017.
Giving Back
HBA of Greater Springfield members assembled food packages for seniors and students.
HBA members went gift buying with underprivileged kids in the area.
The BIA surprised a retired marine sergeant and his family with a custom-built home.
NAHB Member Advantage
Helping Hands
The HBA helped fill two 26-foot box trucks with needed supplies.
NAHB student chapter members banded together to replace the roof of a family in need.
Four businesses in Alexandria renovated a building to house the homeless.
The project involved rehabbing two eight-unit apartment buildings.
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NAHB's Eye on the Economy PDF Print E-mail


September 20, 2017
Hurricanes Add to Housing Market Uncertainties 

The economic impacts of hurricanes Harvey and Irma are likely to be felt throughout the coming months as repair and restoration activities continue. Florida and Texas constitute 24% of the nation's total single-family building market, and the counties in the disaster-declaration areas make up 14% of national production.


The rebuilding efforts will require tens of thousands of additional construction workers, heightening the existing issues regarding access to labor. Estimates from the Bureau of Labor Statistics reveal the number of open, unfilled construction sector jobs increased to 232,000 in July, nearly reaching a post-recession high.


Another growing concern is the hurricanes' impact on the cost of building materials, many of which had already increased significantly during the past 18 months. Since the start of 2016, softwood lumber prices have risen 22% and OSB prices are up 33%.

–NAHB Chief Economist Robert Dietz
Industry Insights
Concerns intensify about the availability of labor and the cost of materials.

Up to 20,000 additional workers are needed in Texas for post-hurricane reconstruction. 

The three-month moving average is at a post-recession high. 
The drop to 21% of the market was below the levels seen from 2008-2011.
Economic Indicators
More than 60% of U.S. construction firms remain profitable. 
Gasoline and other energy commodities rose more than 6% from July. 
NAHB analysis illustrates many of the geographic and demographic variables at play. 
All nine U.S. Census divisions are still recovering from the Great Recession. 
Lending & Spending
Since the start of 2016, the price of softwood has increased 22%.
August's decline was the fourth in the last five months. 
Those who moved recently either acquired better housing or lowered their housing costs. 
For the first time since 2008, non-conventional financing declined to less than one-third of the market.


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NAHB Membership = NASCAR Discount PDF Print E-mail

NAHB Membership

Be on the lookout for one of the Member Advantage program vendor’s cars: Chevrolet, AT&T, Verizon, Budget, Sprint, Lowe’s ProServices, UPS, GEICO and more!

eMemberBenefits provides discounted wireless service offerings from Verizon, Sprint, AT&T and T-Mobile. Thisprogram offers a wide range of benefits to members including: discounts averaging 35% for members, free mobile to any mobile calling, free mobile device management through an online portal, dedicated 24/7/365 help desk support and much more.× To learn more, please visit or call 866-430-NAHB (6242) to speak directly with a member specialist.


xAll carriers require a 5 line minimum for business accounts (all phones, tablets, mobile hot spots and other cellular internet connected devices count towards this minimum

General Motors extends NAHB members a private offer1 of up to $500 toward the purchase or lease of most new GM vehicles. NAHB members who are business owners can now qualify for up to $1,000 and also add on incentives from the National Fleet Purchase Program2 and Business Choice3. To get this offer just visit your local dealer, choose an eligible GM vehicle, and present your NAHB proof of membership form.



How it works:

1. Get your NAHB proof of membership form at" target="_blank">
2. Bring form to your GM dealer and mention this private offer.
3. At time of purchase or lease, present your NAHB proof of membership.




The Value of NAHB PDF Print E-mail


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