Kathy Kraninger, the current Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Associate Director and President Donald Trump’s nominee for Director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), is scheduled to have her nomination hearing tomorrow before the Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs.
Annual cost of $16.7 billion to support all coal and nuclear plants could rise to $35 billion annually if owners are granted return on investment, raising total cost to $70 billion over two years, according to Brattle Group analysis, for no discernible improvement to nation's electric grid
The National Association of Home Builders’ (NAHB) Remodeling Market Index (RMI) posted a reading of 58 in the second quarter of 2018, up one point from the previous quarter. The RMI has been consistently above 50—indicating that more remodelers report market activity is higher compared to the prior quarter than report it is lower—since the second quarter of 2013.
The Nationals--the National Association of Home Builders' national sales and marketing awards program--is open for entries. Honoring the best in new-home sales, marketing and design
New ULI Report Explores Growing Interest in Building for Health and Obtaining Wellness Certifications...
The growing popularity of building for health and wellness and the value derived from it are explored in a new Urban Land Institute (ULI) report, The Business Case for Healthy Buildings: Insights from Early Adopters.
>Mortgage applications decreased 2.5 percent from one week earlier, according to data from the Mortgage Bankers Association's (MBA) Weekly Mortgage Applications Survey for the week ending July 13, 2018. Last week's results included an adjustment for the Fourth of July holiday.
Total housing starts fell 12.3 percent in June to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.17 million units, according to newly released data from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and the Commerce Department.
Brett Kavanaugh, a Judge on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, was nominated to be the next associate justice of the U.S. Supreme Court. In 2016, Kavanaugh authored an opinion for a panel of judges on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit considering
Associated Builders and Contractors Chief Economist Anirban Basu predicts the nonresidential construction sector will remain stable for the second half of 2018, yet warns of a potential economic downturn in 2020, according to a recent mid-year economic outlook published in Construction Executive magazine.
The National Association of Realtors® commends Rep. Mike Coffman for his introduction of the 21st Century Internet Act. Rep. Coffman’s bill comes in response to the Federal Communications Commission’s 2017 decision to dismantle net neutrality regulations, with the legislation ensuring that Internet Service Providers, or ISPs, cannot block or throttle online content or services.
The Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) and WGL Energy Services, Inc. (WGL Energy) today announced a new Clean Energy Partnership to green the electricity use and offset the greenhouse gas emissions associated with SEIA’s office, travel and events.
Builder confidence in the market for newly-built single-family homes remained unchanged at a solid 68 reading in July on the National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index (HMI).
The Alliance to Save Energy on Friday named its 2018 Stars of Energy Efficiency Awards winners, recognizing companies, organizations and individuals who have demonstrated profound leadership in energy efficiency.
Community Leaders Call for Legislative Action to Redevelop Clarendon Hill Public Housing Development in...
Dozens of community leaders and statewide supporters of affordable housing pushed for the redevelopment of Somerville’s Clarendon Hill public housing at a State House hearing today before the Joint Committee on Housing.
According to a recent poll conducted by the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA), nearly 70 percent of Americans agree that merging technology and nature will increase children’s desire to go to parks. This includes having free Wi-Fi, interactive digital displays and games, or map-based apps for parks.