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In This Issue:

Front Page
Lenders Asking Builders, Developers to Pay Down Loans
2008 National Membership Day Brings in 6,939 New Members
Southern California Builders Tout Benefits of Buying Brand New
Reader Survey: Tell Us What Housing News Is Important to You
Coast to Coast
Housing Octopus Could Grab Smaller Banks
Politics & Government
Back From Recess, Congress Set to Tackle Housing Stimulus
Economics & Finance
Eye on the Economy: The Fed Now Appears to Be on Hold
Useful Links to Monitor Economic and Housing Trends
Builders’ Tip: How to Revitalize a Finishing Trowel
Business Management
Learn How Building Green Is Smart for Business
50Plus Housing
Best of 50+ Housing Honored at Symposium in New Orleans
A Livable Community With Sol Thrives in Tucson
Outlook for Rental Housing Strengthens as Condos Sag
Report Identifies Worker Fatalities in Remodeling
Prepare for New EPA Lead Paint Rule With Free NAHB Information
Apply for 2008 NAHB Remodelers Awards
University of Housing Seeks Feedback on Education
Education Calendar
Sign Up for Remaining Fall Protection Training Seminars
Green Building
Radicals Impede Using Wood and Alternatives That Work
NAHB Headquarters Garners Fourth Energy Star Designation
Coalition Looks at Gulf Coast Property Insurance Issues
Clock Runs Down on Replacing Expiring Stormwater Permits
Russians Visit NAHB for Insights on Affordable Housing
HBI, Lowe’s Bring Sed de Saber to Hispanic Building Safety Fair
Building Products
GP Paperless Gypsum Panels Can Cut Construction Time
NAHB-Produced Programs on DIY, Fine Living and HGTV
Eight Awarded 'Strategies for Success' Scholarships
Association News
GM $500 Private Offer: Easy as 1-2-3
Save 10% With Office Depot Large-Format Printing Services
Willams Scotsman Offers $1.99 First-Month Storage Container
UPS Offers Up to 30% Discount to NAHB Members on Shipping
Sign Up for ‘Spokesperson Training’ Sessions at Fall Board
Calendar of Events
NAHB Career Center

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Eye on the Economy: The Fed Now Appears to Be on Hold

Useful Links to Monitor Economic and Housing Trends

The following are links to useful information from government agencies and NAHB that will enable you to monitor the housing market.

To access the latest information available, simply click the links.

Want to Know the Housing Forecast for the Top 100 Metros? 

Find out in HousingEconomic.com’s 2008 to 2009 Metro Forecast (free preview).

Get the metro forecast with in-depth analysis, overviews and downloadable Excel tables.

To learn more, visit www.HousingEconomics.com.

Free NAHB Kit Gives Builders Back-to-Basics Tips to Navigate the Slowdown

What was once expected to be a relatively mild housing slump following three years of record new home construction and sales has given way to a significant downturn.

To help members navigate the uncharted waters of this slowdown, NAHB has compiled a comprehensive “Back to Basics” online toolkit — the best of the basics, the tried and true and the truly new. To access the toolkit, click here.

To access the “Back to Basics” toolkit, you must be an NAHB member and have a login to www.nahb.org. To create a login, go to www.nahb.org/login or click on the log-in button on the main menu bar.

For assistance, call the NAHB Member Service Center at 800-368-5242.


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