Industry News

The NAHB’s Building Systems Council announced that the 2011 S.A. Walters Systems-Built Achievement Award winner is Victor DePhillips of Signature Building Systems.

After much hard work and dedication by everyone involved in the BCMC Build/Habitat for Humanity project, the two homes that were framed during the week of BCMC (Sept. 21-23) were completed in late October!

The proposal to reduce some design values for Southern yellow pine (SYP) by as much as a third has created fear and concern among some dealers, in part because of uncertainty over just how big a deal the change is. This article is an excerpt from an online discussion on the topic.

One smart way to get away from the welfare check is to get our national forests producing again. Their 187 million acres nationwide support 45 percent of the nation's softwood timber inventory, but supply just 1 percent of the nation's commercial wood.

Millard Lumber in Waverly, Nebraska, has met the requirements to be a SCORE-certified structural building components manufacturing facility. Millard Lumber has qualified for SCORE Leader status, identifying itself as a company that strives for excellence.

According to an online house price estimator and economic model, a third full bathroom is the one feature that can have the greatest impact on the value of a standard new single-family detached house in a Southern suburb.

The number of improving housing markets continued to expand for a third consecutive month in November, rising from 23 to 30 on the latest Improving Markets Index (IMI).

Urge your member of the House of Representatives to support immediate efforts to restore the housing loan limits for Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac and the FHA.

Although the nation’s economy moved a bit unexpectedly onto shakier ground this summer, housing is likely to continue its slow trudge back to normal, with further improvement next year and more significant gains in 2013.