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Builders still positive about multifamily market

nahbWashington — The Multifamily Production Index reached 54 in the third quarter, seven points lower than a spike in the second quarter but the seventh consecutive reading above 50.

The MPI measures builder and developer sentiment about current conditions in the apartment and condominium market on a scale of 0 to 100.

The index and all of its components are scaled so that any number over 50 indicates that more respondents report conditions are improving than report conditions are getting worse. Continue reading Builders still positive about multifamily market

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Senate bill an important step forward in finance reform

NAHBWashington—According to the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB), bipartisan legislation introduced recently by Sens. Bob Corker (R-Tenn.) and Mark Warner (D-Va.) is an important first step in moving the dialogue forward on overhauling the government sponsored enterprises (GSEs) Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, and the U.S. housing finance system. Continue reading Senate bill an important step forward in finance reform

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Expanded education at Surfaces | StonExpo/Marmomacc Americas 2013

Designers and architects looking to see the largest assortment of floor covering, natural stone products, and the latest trends should not look any further. With an expanded offering of complementary education customized to meet the specific demands of designers and architects, S² Surfaces | StonExpo/Marmomacc Americas is the place to be. S² will be held Jan. 28 to 31, 2013 at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas. Continue reading Expanded education at Surfaces | StonExpo/Marmomacc Americas 2013

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Home price appreciation helps housing move forward on road to recovery

Washington – Sparked by rising home prices across much of the nation, the housing recovery is now under way. However, fiscal uncertainties and other challenges could result in a bumpy ride in the coming months, according to economists who participated in the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) webinar on the construction and economic outlook, held on October 17. Continue reading Home price appreciation helps housing move forward on road to recovery