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Week of May 10, 2004

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President's Message

* For Working Families, Affordable Housing Is in Short Supply

Housing and Economics

* Consumers Win Latest Round in Canadian Lumber Dispute
* A Housing Price Bubble Does Not Exist, Freddie Mac Economists Say
* Eye on the Economy

Housing Politics

* Sarbanes Blames ‘Ideologues’ for Impasse Over GSE Reform Legislation
* Provisions in Habitat Reform Bill Supported by Builders
* NAHB Unveils Virtual 'Get Out The Vote' Election Web Service

Business Management

* NAHB Kicks Off General Liability Insurance Initiative
* Review Your Accounting Reports to Protect Yourself From Fraud


* Supreme Court Decision Brings Good News on Residential Construction Equipment
* Storm Water Permit Guide Available at


* Stillman Knight Honored for Affordable Housing Efforts
* High-Density Housing an Opportunity for ‘Urban Quality’ Design

Small Builders and Remodelers

* Build a Brand: Become a Household Name
* Publicize May as National Remodeling Month in Your Market


* Survey Says Buyers Want Laundry Rooms, Linen Closets
* Best in American Living Awards Accepting Entries

Seniors Housing

* HUD Urged to Provide FHA Insurance for Age-Restricted Elderly Housing
* Not-So-Big Homes Provide Unique Marketing Advantages

Legal Issues

* Texas Town’s Misconduct Not Enough to Show Taking

Housing Finance

* Responses Sought on HUD Proposal For Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac Housing Goals
* National Housing Conference to Honor Angelo Mozilo for Lowering Homeownership Barriers

Codes and Standards

* Stair Geometry, Window Sill Heights on Hearings Agenda


* Second International Housing Conference of the Americas Promotes Business Across Mexican Border


* NAHB Members, Job Corps Students Help DC Habitat in Family Build

Building Products

* Vinyl Siding Stays Put During Severe Weather

Builder's Engineer

* Gold-Fringed Business Cards?

Building News Coast To Coast

Association News & Events

* Calendar of Events

NBN Back Issues


Calendar of Events




May 23-25, 2004

2004 Building Systems Councils Plant Tour 

South Bend, IN 

August 24, 2004 

2004 EOC Seminar

Destin, FL 

August 26, 2004 

2003 EOC Association Excellence Awards 

Destin, FL 

September 15, 2004

Innovation in Workforce Housing Awards


September 29-
October 3, 2004

NAHB Fall Board of Directors Meeting

Columbus, OH

October 7-9, 2004

The Remodelers' Show

Chicago, IL

October 9, 2004 


Chicago, IL 

October 9, 2004

Remodelor™ of the Year

Chicago, IL 

October 23, 2004 

National Conference on Membership 

Memphis, TN 

October 27, 2004

Fall Construction Forecast Conference 

Washington, DC

October 31-
November 3, 2004

Building Systems Councils SHOWCASE

Austin, TX 

November 4-6, 2004 

State & Local Government Affairs Conference 

Biloxi, MS 

November 7, 2004 

2nd International Housing Conference of the Americas

Mexico City, Mexico 

November 12-14, 2004 

Custom Builders Symposium 

Indian Wells, CA 

January 12, 2005 

Best in American Living Awards 

Orlando, FL 

January 13, 2005 


Orlando, FL 

January 13, 2005 

The International Builders' Show 

Orlando, FL 

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