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Trump makes health care more affordable for small businesses

Housing industry applauds new rule
Tuesday, the Department of Labor announced a new rule that experts in the housing industry say will make health care more affordable for small businesses. The department announced a new rule that will change the definition of employer to include working owners for Association Health Plans.
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Housing construction modestly grows despite rising costs

Lumber costs deterring growth
Although construction slightly increased in May, construction prices prove to be a deterrence to growth, according to the latest report from the U.S. Census Bureau. One expert states that more jobs could possibly lead to an increase in production, however, builders are still worried about the increase in construction prices.
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Homebuilder confidence falters on rising lumber prices

June confidence slips two points to 68
Sharply elevated lumber prices contributed to homebuilder confidence slipping two points to 68 in June, according to the latest National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index. However, improved economic growth, continued job creation and solid housing demand should spur additional single-family construction for the months ahead.
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How much are government regulations costing multifamily developers? Hint: A lot

New study shows the impact of regulations on the multifamily industry
Despite the Trump administration's ongoing regulatory rollback, government regulations still make up a healthy chunk of the cost of multifamily building, according to a newly released study from the National Association of Home Builders and the National Multifamily Housing Council. How much exactly? Well, you'll have to click to find out.
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Homebuilders see boost in confidence in May

Builder confidence increases two points
Homebuilder confidence rose two points to 70 in May after a downwardly revised April, according to the latest National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index. The tough break is what everyone has been talking about lately: rising building costs are making it nearly impossible to meet the demand for reasonably priced starter homes.
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Strong housing demand keeps builders optimistic in future

But confidence edges down slightly in April
Builder confidence edged down slightly in April as supply places a strain on builders, however confidence in the future remains on solid ground as homebuyer demand continues to surge. The National Association of Home Builders explained that as the spring home buying season begins, expect the market to continue to make gains at a gradual pace.
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Housing industry clashes over support of new spending bill

Funds government through September, but what does it do for housing?
Congress passed a $1.3 trillion budget Friday, avoiding what would have been a third government shutdown in 2018, but now, the housing industry disagrees over the contents of the bill. While home builders said the bill was not enough, Realtors were pushing Congress to move forward with its passage.
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Builder confidence slips for third consecutive month

But remains at strong level
Builder confidence dipped in March, falling for the third consecutive month, however it is still at a high level historically. The National Association of Home Builders cautioned builders are reporting challenges in finding buildable lots, which could limit their ability to meet demand.
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