Latest National Housing News……

Favorable Decision in Liability Insurance Court Case
With insurers increasingly citing the “contractual liability exclusion” as a reason to avoid paying for damages covered by home builder liability insurance policies, a recent decision by the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals is good news for the housing industry.

Code Change Proposals Will Now Come with Price Tags
In a big win for NAHB and the home building industry, the International Code Council (ICC) has taken a significant step forward in ensuring that code change proposals come with price tags.

NAHB Analysis of Election Results
NAHB’s Government Affairs staff has prepared an election summary that explains how the Nov. 4 results will affect the political landscape and our policy agenda for the next two years.

Early Pricing for IBS Registration Ends December 5
What are you waiting for? Time is running out to save with early pricing on IBS registration options, so register by December 5.

Electricity Use Traceable to Household Behavior
The behaviors and habits of people moving into a new home can easily have a larger influence on energy consumption than items a builder may be able to control, according to research recently published by NAHB.

Codes Victories Mean Real Savings
NAHB’s victories on proposed building code changes saved the typical builder roughly $1,477 per new home started by keeping costly provisions out of building codes. Look over this value-of-membership infographic to learn more.