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An Economic Update from NAHB’s Chief Economist

By gstaff_communications@sabuilders.com | March 20, 2020 |

An Economic Update from NAHB’s Chief Economist NAHB Chief Economist Robert Dietz provides the following analysis on the impact of the coronavirus outbreak: It has been a dramatic week given ongoing aggressive government action to slow the spread of the coronavirus. While concern is still growing about the current environment, it is important to keep…

HUD, Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac Suspend Foreclosures and Evictions

By gstaff_communications@sabuilders.com | March 18, 2020 |

HUD, Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac Suspend Foreclosures and Evictions President Trump announced today that he has directed the Department of Housing and Urban Development to suspend foreclosures and evictions for mortgages insured by the Federal Housing Administration through the end of April. The Federal Housing Finance Agency also announced that Fannie Mae and Freddie…

Small Businesses Hurt by Coronavirus May Be Eligible for Low-Cost Loans

By gstaff_communications@sabuilders.com | March 13, 2020 |

Small Businesses Hurt by Coronavirus May Be Eligible for Low-Cost Loans Congress passed an $8.3 billion legislative package on March 4 to help combat the coronavirus. The measure includes a provision that enables the Small Business Administration (SBA) to make an estimated $7 billion in low-cost loans to affected small businesses.  The SBA can issue…

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