NBN Online for the week of September 28, 2009

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In This Issue:

Front Page
Aging Boomers Want More Modest Homes and Easy Living
Survey Shows Credit Woes Threaten Housing Recovery
Visit the Newly Redesigned NAHB Web Site, www.nahb.org
Nation's Building News Will Not Be Published Oct. 5
Coast to Coast
Lenders Hold the Keys to Housing Recovery
Housing Forum
Letter to the Editor: Working With Your Lender
Politics & Government
Builders Encourage Home Buyer Tax Credit Initiatives
Alternative Infrastructure Finance Spurs Development
Economics & Finance
New-Home Sales Rise Only Marginally in August
Register for Fall Construction Forecast Conference and Webcast
Useful Links to Monitor Economic and Housing Trends
Blogging Can Boost Visibility, Drive Visitors to Your Web Site
Begin Planning Now So You Can Reap Business Success Later
Builders’ Tip: A Jig to Make Accurate Diagonal Tile Cuts
Rock Band, Styx, to Headline Spike Party at Buiders' Show
Exclusive Telecommunication Agreements Banned
New Regs Ease Up Some on Commercial Lending Practices
Maximizing Cash Flow More Crucial Than Ever
Building Systems
Systems Building Grows, New Englanders, Canadians Told
Go for The Nationals Gold — Entries Due Oct. 28
Nonresidential Construction Dips 3% in August
Education Calendar
Green Building
Case Study Examines Pluses and Minuses of OVE Framing
Education Proposals for Green Building Conference Due Oct. 1
EPA Asked to Improve Storm Water Management Regulation
Job Corps Center Develops Partnership with Local College
Building Products
BaySystems Insulation Used in Affordable Dallas Area Homes
NAHB-Produced Programs on the DIY Network
Submissions for Lee S. Evans Scholarships Due Oct. 30
Applications for Endowment IBS Scholarships Due Oct. 30
Association News
Housing Visionary Kevork S. Hovnanian Dies at 86
Save Big — at Least 60% — on Selected FedEx Shipping
Members, Save on HP Business Products and More
Authorization Process for GM’s $500 Offer Now Much Easier
NAHB Committee, Council Appointment Process Underway
NAHB Board Meeting Set for Oct. 3 in Chicago
Calendar of Events
NAHB Career Center

Education Calendar


Sept. 29

"Strategies for Troubled Assets Before and After the LIHTC Compliance Period"


Sept. 30

Train the Trainer

Chicago, Ill.

Oct. 21

Construction Forecast Conference

Washington, D.C.

Oct. 22

Multifamily Marketing in Today's Complex Environment


Oct. 25-28

Building Systems Councils SHOWCASE

Marco Island, Fla.

Oct. 25-27

CGR and CAPS courses

Indianapolis, Ind.

Oct. 27-30

Remodeling Show

Indianapolis, Ind.

Oct. 29

NAHB Remodeler of the Year Award

Indianapolis, Ind.

Oct. 29

National Remodeling Hall of Fame Award

Indianapolis, Ind.

Oct. 29

CADRE Awards

Indianapolis, Ind.

Oct. 29

Homes for Life Award

Indianapolis, Ind.

Nov. 5-7

NAHB Summit on Association Excellence

New Orleans, La.

Nov. 6-8

Custom Builders Symposium + Design Institute

San Diego, Calif.




Jan. 15-18

2010 IBS Pre-Show Courses

Las Vegas, Nev.

Jan. 19-22

2010 International Builder's Show

Las Vegas, Nev.

March 29-31

Log Home Council President's Tour

Boise, Idaho

May 16-18

National Green Building Conference

Raleigh, N.C.

Learn More About 2009 Professional Development Offerings

See the variety of professional development offerings available through NAHB and its local associations in this interactive brochure

Or, to search for specific course offerings in your area, visit www.nahb.org/courses, or click here for a comprehensive listing. Also view upcoming conferences.


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