Register for Fall Construction Forecast Conference and Webcast
Register online for the 2009 Fall NAHB Construction Forecast Conference and webcast on Wednesday, Oct. 21 in Washington, D.C.,- where nationally-recognized housing and economics experts will provide answers to the most critical questions facing the industry today.
Panelists at the conference will discuss key questions including:
- Will recovery start this fall?
- What steps should builders and others take now?
- Will home prices still be dropping?
- How should builders price to be consistent with the competition?
- Is now the time to buy land?
Experts will discuss regional and national trends, the state of the mortgage finance industry and housing prices.
The panels include:
- NAHB Economic and Housing Forecast: David Crowe, NAHB chief economist
- The National Outlook: Chris Varvares, Macroeconomic Advisers, and Mark Vitner, Wachovia/A Wells Fargo Company
- Regional Patterns: Mark Zandi, Moody’s Economy.com, and Robert Denk, NAHB
- Finance: Jay Brinkmann, Mortgage Bankers Association
- Industry Structure: Carl Reichardt, Wells Fargo Securities, and David I. Goldberg, UBS
- Prices: Richard Brown, Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, and Amy Crews Cutts, Freddie Mac
For more information and the latest agenda, visit www.nahb.org/CFC.
Online registration is available through Friday, Oct. 9. To register and learn more, visit www.nahb.org/CFC.
Can't Attend in Person? Webcast of Conference Also Available
For webcast information, visit www.nahb.org/CFC. The purchase price includes unlimited access to the webcast archive for three months and electronic copies of the presentation materials.
Tax Credit Web Site Looks at Opportunity of a Lifetime
Builders and other industry professionals can help spur home sales by referring prospective first-time home buyers to www.federalhousingtaxcredit.com. The NAHB Web site provides detailed information on the $8,000 federal tax credit for first-time home buyers included in the economic stimulus legislation signed into law by President Obama.
Consumers can use the Web site to find information on the tax credit — including a detailed question and answer section. It also includes information about other housing-related and small business measures in the legislation and a number of home-buying resources for consumers.
Spanish Version Also Available Online
A Spanish version of this increasingly popular Web site is also available to provide detailed information on the tax credit to Spanish-speaking first-time home buyers.
Industry professionals are encouraged to highlight either tax credit Web site when marketing to their potential first-time home buyer market.
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