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Statement from NAHB Chairman Granger MacDonald on Senate Tax Reform Plan

Granger MacDonald, chairman of the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) and a home builder and developer from Kerrville, Texas, today issued the following statement on tax reform legislation that was approved by the Senate Finance Committee
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MBA Statement on Senate Regulatory Relief Legislation

David H. Stevens, President and CEO of the Mortgage Bankers Association, released the following statement applauding Chairman Mike Crapo (R-Idaho) and a bipartisan group of cosponsors on the introduction of their regulatory relief package
NAHB

Housing Starts Up Sharply, Near Post-Recession High in October

Granger MacDonald, chairman of the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) and a home builder and developer from Kerrville, Texas, today issued the following statement on the House passage of The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act
NIBS

2018 FEDCon® Keynote Will Highlight WBDG Whole Building Design Guide®

Each year, FEDCon® gives private-sector architects, engineers, contractors and manufacturers an insight into the construction process of the different agencies of the U.S. federal government. The 2018 FEDCon® Keynote Breakfast, scheduled for Thursday, January 11, 2018, from 8:00 am to 10:00 am, during Building Innovation 2018: The National Institute of Building Sciences Sixth Annual Conference & Expo
NAHB

Statement from NAHB Chairman Granger MacDonald on House Tax Reform Plan

Granger MacDonald, chairman of the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) and a home builder and developer from Kerrville, Texas, today issued the following statement on the House passage of The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act:
Natural Resources

Bishop Statement on the Appointment of Brian Steed as Director of the Bureau of...

Chairman Rob Bishop (R-UT) issued the following statement in reaction to the appointment of Brian Steed as Acting Director of the Bureau of Land Management (BLM): “Brian Steed has the expertise to help BLM partner with state and local governments to improve federal land management.
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Merit Shop Scorecard 2017: ABC Ranks America’s Construction Business Climate by State

Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) today released its annual update to “Building America: The Merit Shop Scorecard,” which takes stock of state policies that influence the success or failure of a free enterprise-based environment for construction companies.
Appraisal Institute

Appraisal Institute Seeks Presentation Proposals for 2018 Annual Conference

The Appraisal Institute, the nation’s largest professional association of real estate appraisers, is accepting proposals by Dec. 1 ­– just two weeks away –for presentations at the organization’s 2018 Annual Conference, July 30-Aug. 1, at the JW Marriott in Nashville, Tennessee.
NAR

As House Passes Middle-Class Tax Increase, Realtors® Say Their Work is Just Getting Started

The House of Representatives today passed H.R. 1, the “Tax Cuts and Jobs Act,” a bill National Association of Realtors® President Elizabeth Mendenhall has called an all-out assault on homeownership.
MBA

MBA Statement on FHA’s Annual Report to Congress

David H. Stevens, CMB, President & CEO of the Mortgage Bankers Association, issued the following statement regarding FHA's Annual Report to Congress. "FHA and its leadership should be commended for their continued commitment to improving the value of the FHA single-family MMI fund.
NAR

New REALTOR Benefits® Partner Helps Realtors® Maximize Social Media Marketing

The National Association of Realtors® 2017 Member Profile found that Realtors®’ web presence and use of social media continues to grow as a valuable marketing tool to reach clients and build online communities.

HGA HIRES CRAIG MCINROY AS HEALTHCARE PRINCIPAL IN SAN FRANCISCO OFFICE

HGA Architects and Engineers (HGA) is pleased to welcome Craig McInroy, AIA, as Associate Vice President and Healthcare Principal in the San Francisco office. He will help direct strategic growth and client relations for the office’s Healthcare Practice Group serving clients in northern California.

Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law Files Amicus Brief Showing How Discriminatory Mortgage...

This week, the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, the National Fair Housing Alliance, the Poverty and Race Research Action Council, and a group of housing scholars filed an amicus curiae, “friend of the court,” brief inCity of Oakland v. Wells Fargo & Co. a case pending in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California involving the harm inflicted on cities by the targeting of predatory high-cost loans at communities of color.
MBA

MBA Statement on Resignation of CFPB Director Richard Cordray

David H. Stevens, CMB, President and CEO of the Mortgage Bankers Association, released the following statement regarding the resignation of Richard Cordray as director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB):
NAHB

Builder Confidence Climbs to 8-Month High in November

Builder confidence in the market for newly-built single-family homes rose two points to a level of 70 in November on the National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index (HMI). This was the highest report since March, and the second highest on record since July 2005.

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Norton Reelected as Top Democrat on Highways and Transit Subcommittee

Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) was elected by her fellow Democrats on the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee to return as the Ranking Member of its Subcommittee on Highways and Transit.

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Statement from NAHB Chairman Granger MacDonald on Senate Tax Reform Plan

Granger MacDonald, chairman of the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) and a home builder and developer from Kerrville, Texas, today issued the following statement on tax reform legislation that was approved by the Senate Finance Committee