NBN Online for the week of March 30, 2009

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In This Issue:

Front Page
Builders Urge Congress to Remedy AD&C Lending Crisis
Promote ‘New Homes Month’ With Free NAHB Resources Online
Builders Encourage Efforts to Step Up Residential Energy Efficiency
Coast to Coast
What Might Be Hurting Home Values
housing forum
Chipping Away at Mortgage Deduction a Bad Idea
Economics & Finance
Rising in February, New Home Sales May Be Near Bottom
Record Low Mortgage Rates Hard for Would-Be Buyers Not to Notice
Tax Credit Spurs First-Time Home Buyers, Survey Finds
Many First-Timers Considering Buying a Home This Spring
Builders Hope Toxic Asset Plan Will Free Up Mortgage Credit
Eye on the Economy: Economy Moving Toward Recovery
Register Online for NAHB Spring Construction Forecast Conference
Useful Links to Monitor Economic and Housing Trends
Downturn
As April 15 Nears, Home Buyer Tax Credit Comes Into View
Learn How to Get a Green Edge at Audio Seminar on April 16
Free NAHB Webinar to Discuss Impact Fee Alternatives on April 21
Attend Free Webinar on Strategic Planning on April 7
Free Online Business Survival Tips Available Till April 17
Tips
Builders’ Tip: A Simple Trick to Clean Mini Paint Rollers
Sales
CRM Can Help Build Quality Customer Relationships
Multifamily
Marketing Critical in Optimizing Revenue in Tough Market
NAHB Honors Year’s Best Apartments and Condos
Remodelers
Apply for 2009 NAHB Remodelers Awards
Remodelers’ Spring Board Preview
Commercial
Enter NCBC 2010 Awards of Excellence Competition
Education
University of Housing Honors Five Designees of the Year
Earn Professional Designations at NAHB Spring Conferences
Education Calendar
building quality
KB Home Earns National Housing Quality Recertification
Green Building
Green Remodel Project a Highlight of Dallas Home Tour
Learn to Green Your Business at Green Building Conference
Earn BuilderBooks Green Savings in April for Use Through June
environment
EPA Rules for Chesapeake Bay Watershed Raise Concerns
Legal
Builders File Suit Over Santa Cruz River Decision
hbi
Lowe’s Continues Support for Job Corps Grads
Building Products
Study Finds Home Technology Preserves Builder Profits
TV
NAHB-Produced Programs on DIY, Fine Living and HGTV
Endowment
Apply for Centex ‘Build Your Future’ Scholarships by April 6
Endowment Funds IBS Student Scholarships for 2010
HBAs: Challenge/Build/Grow Initiative Proposals Due April 17
Apply for Herman J. Smith Scholarships by May 4
Association News
Robert Karen Named New Jersey’s ‘Legend of Housing’
Avoid Visa/Master Card Hikes in Processing With Solveras
Register Online for Spring Spokesperson Training
FTD Offers 15% Discount to NAHB Members
Members Can Save 10% on Vacation Rentals Worldwide
Drive Away With a Shiny New $500 GM Offer
Focus on Your Business, Not Your Payroll, With Paychex
Pitney Bowes Postage Meters Offer Convenience, Savings
Calendar of Events
NAHB Career Center

Related Articles

Robert Karen Named New Jersey’s ‘Legend of Housing’

Avoid Visa/Master Card Hikes in Processing With Solveras

Register Online for Spring Spokesperson Training

FTD Offers 15% Discount to NAHB Members

Members Can Save 10% on Vacation Rentals Worldwide

Drive Away With a Shiny New $500 GM Offer

Focus on Your Business, Not Your Payroll, With Paychex

Calendar of Events

Pitney Bowes Postage Meters Offer Convenience, Savings

Pitney Bowes small business postage meters and scales offer the convenience, savings and increased productivity of having your own post office. Pitney Bowes is an NAHB Member Advantage participating company.

Convenience

Pitney Bowes postage meters enable member to have postage available 24/7 and avoid the hassle and time needed to go to the post office. 

Save Money on Postage

Pitney Bowes meters and scales let business owners know exactly how much postage is required so they can eliminate overstamping. Small businesses that use postage meters can save up to 20% a year in postage.

Postage Tailored to Your Needs

With several postage meter and scale options, members can tailor a solution to their business based on the amount of mail they send.

Flexible, Trackable

Several employees or departments can use the same meter, but each postage expense can be tracked by user or department.

Be Prepared for Postal Rate Change

Pitney Bowes will notify business owners of new postal regulations and rate changes. Rate changes can be downloaded into Pitney Bowes meters within minutes.

For more information, click here, or call 800-376-7047. Be sure to refer to order number 999991198. 



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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