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December 16, 2014 – LBM Alert: Green Building Edition

  • How to Market Green Homes
  • Home Energy Storage Market to Grow 1000% by 2018
  • National Green Building Standard Approved for Military Housing in NDAA
  • Exhausted by a House That Saves Energy

December 9, 2014 – LBM Alert

  • Real Issues. Real Answers. Pro Discounts & Margin Pressures
  • Housing Forecasts for 2015: Resurgent Home Building and Restrained Optimism
  • One Big US Industry Will Be Happy To See Energy Companies Lay Off Workers
  • Construction spending up 1.1% in October due to gains in homebuilding, government nonresidential

December 2, 2014 – LBM Alert: Green Building Edition

  • 5 of the Most Important Changes to the LEED Green Building Rating System
  • Meet Resilience STAR™, by John D. Wagner
  • TreeHouse is like Home Depot with a Green Conscience
  • Housing Outlook, 2015

November 25, 2014 — LBM Alert

  • Gradual U.S. Housing Recovery on Track as Single-Family Starts Rise
  • U.S. Housing Regulator to Unveil Mortgage Fees Framework in 2015
  • Canada, U.S. at Loggerheads Again Over Lumber
  • Could Obama’s Immigration Initiative Boost the Housing Market?

November 18, 2014 — LBM Alert: Green Building Edition

  • Is There a Problem With the Net Zero Energy Standard?
  • Builder Confidence Rises Four Points in November
  • Meet the Largest Passive House Building in the US
  • Showroom Strategies: Master Craftsmen, Inc.

November 11, 2014 — LBM Alert

  • Remodeling Conditions Continue to Show Strong Growth
  • Builders Say Demand for 55+ Housing ‘Never Been Higher’
  • Even More Remodelers Now Report Labor Shortages
  • Housing Markets Inch Toward Full Recovery

November 4, 2014 — LBM Alert: Green Building Edition

  • What’s the Real Problem with Net-Zero Homes?
  • Single-Family Production Poised to Take Off in 2015
  • Energy-efficient home trends for 2015 and beyond
  • The Construction Industry is About to Take Off. And Jobs Could Follow

Oct 28, 2014 — LBM Alert

  • NLBMDA: The Midterm Elections and Control of Congress
  • Pending Home Sales Inch Up In September As Housing Market Normalizes
  • Home Price Growth to Cool to 3 Percent in 2015
  • Buying Cheaper Than Renting, But Some Mortgages Make It a Closer Call

Oct 21, 2014 — LBM Alert: Green Building Edition

  • Nationwide Housing Starts Top 1 Million for Third Time this Year
  • A Case for Energy Efficient Housing
  • Sales of U.S. Existing Homes Rise to One-Year High
  • Statement from NAHB Chairman Kevin Kelly on New Mortgage Market Standards

Oct 14, 2014 — LBM Alert

  • Real Issues. Real Answers. The Winter Slowdown
  • Excessive Lending Standards Still Affecting Home Sales
  • New NAHB Study Shows Substantial Regional Differences in New Single-Family Home Characteristics
  • Why Retirement Savers Should Track the Housing Market