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Free Webinar on Fall Safety in Roofing April 16

By gstaff_communications@sabuilders.com | March 10, 2020 |

Free Webinar on Fall Safety in Roofing April 16 Registration is open for a free webinar, Fall Prevention & Protection in the Roofing Industry, conducted by the Center for Construction Research and Training (CPWR) on April 16. Falls are the leading cause of death in construction, but roofers are at an even greater risk of…

NAHB Accepting Nominations for Defender of Housing Awards

By gstaff_communications@sabuilders.com | February 24, 2020 |

NAHB Accepting Nominations for Defender of Housing Awards Nominations are due by May 29, 2020 The NAHB Federation is once again recognizing courageous federal legislators who have demonstrated strong support for housing with the Defender of Housing awards. HBAs are encouraged to think about the contributions their legislators in the 116th Congress have made in…

Applications Now Open for HIRE Vets Award Program

By gstaff_communications@sabuilders.com | February 11, 2020 |

From NAHB Now Home building firms that make it a priority to hire veterans can be recognized for their efforts under an award program administered by the U.S. Department of Labor. The Department of Labor is now accepting employer applications for the 2020 HIRE Vets Medallion Award. The award program recognizes all types of employers,…

New Home Sales Remain Stable in September

By Kelley McDougal | October 24, 2019 | Comments Off on New Home Sales Remain Stable in September

New Home Sales Remain Stable in September Published by NAHB Oct 24, 2019 Sales of newly built, single-family homes decreased 0.7% to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 701,000 units in September off a downwardly revised reading in August, according to newly released data by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and the…

Setting Social Media Goals is Essential to Sales Success

By Kelley McDougal | October 3, 2019 | Comments Off on Setting Social Media Goals is Essential to Sales Success

Setting Social Media Goals is Essential to Sales Success PUBLISHED BY NAHB Now Oct 3, 2019 Using social media effectively and consistently to influence buying behavior is as dependent on a strong foundation as is the structural integrity of the homes you’re building. In Social Media Marketing for Your Business, Carol Morgan outlines how to…

Hearst Texas & GSABA Partner for Real Estate Summit

By Kelley McDougal | August 5, 2019 | Comments Off on Hearst Texas & GSABA Partner for Real Estate Summit

GSABA Announces Fall Class Series

By Kelley McDougal | July 29, 2019 | Comments Off on GSABA Announces Fall Class Series

Fed Chair: Home Builders Feel Like They’ve Been Hit by a ‘Perfect’ Storm

By Kelley McDougal | July 15, 2019 | Comments Off on Fed Chair: Home Builders Feel Like They’ve Been Hit by a ‘Perfect’ Storm

Article by NAHB – July 11, 2019 Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome H. Powell told the Senate Banking Committee today that the nation’s home builders are facing several supply-side challenges that are hindering housing affordability and “feel almost like they have been hit with a perfect storm here.” This exchange occurred after Sen. Tina Smith (D-Minn.)…

Meet Thousand of Buyers!

By Kelley McDougal | July 9, 2019 | Comments Off on Meet Thousand of Buyers!

Recent Supreme Court Decision Highlights Arbitration Opportunities for Builders

By Kelley McDougal | July 9, 2019 | Comments Off on Recent Supreme Court Decision Highlights Arbitration Opportunities for Builders

Recent Supreme Court Decision Highlights Arbitration Opportunities for Builders Article by NAHB  July 5, 2019 In a case with relevance to the home building industry, the U.S. Supreme Court held in Lamps Plus v. Varela (April 24, 2019), that the Federal Arbitration Act (FAA) envisions the use of traditional individualized arbitration, consequently, a party cannot…