Builder Confidence Remains on Solid Footing

Posted by on Apr 5, 2018 in News

By Robert Dietz on March 15, 2018 •  Builder confidence in the market for newly-built single-family homes edged down one point to a level of 70 in March from a downwardly revised February reading on the National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index (HMI). This is the fourth consecutive month at or above a level of 70 for the HMI, an indication of strong single-family housing market conditions. Builders’ optimism continues to be fueled by...

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HERS Amendment Puts Smaller Homes on Level Playing Field

Posted by on Apr 3, 2018 in News

HERS Amendment Puts Smaller Homes on Level Playing Field Filed in Codes and Regulations by NAHB Now on April 3, 2018 • The RESNET Standards Development Committee has approved an amendment that puts smaller homes on equal ground in terms of achieving a lower — or more efficient — Home Energy Rating System score. Historically, smaller homes have been disadvantaged relative to the HERS Index ratings for average and larger homes. Stakeholders seem pleased with the...

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