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NAHB Makes a Case to Streamline Code Development
of the International Code Council’s Board of Directors as they gathered in Kansas City, Mo., for their board meetings in advance of this week’s public comment hearings.

His message: ICC must put the brakes on the complicated code development process so that builders, code officials and other home building professionals can take a step back to study the state of building science and advances in technology and make cost-effective recommendations for change, rather than constantly wade through thousands of code proposals from hundreds of interest groups in the hopes of coming to a consensus.... Read more...

Top 40 Code Change Proposals for 2016
NAHB Voting Recommendations on Proposed International Code Changes

NAHB is urging its members to schedule meetings with your state and local building code officials to discuss and gain support of our positions on the following significant code change proposals.

The final disposition of any public comments submitted regarding these proposed code changes will take place during the ICC Public Comment Hearings to be held Oct. 19–25, 2016 in Kansas City, MO and during the final Online Governmental Consensus Voting Period which will take place approximately Nov. 8–21, 2016.... Read more...

2016 HAP Award Finalists Announced


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2016 MHC Election Recommendations
The MHC interviews and supports political candidates based on permit activity and issues within our territory covering thirty-four municipalities and eight counties in the metro Denver region. *Those who elect to interview with the MHC and those who support a vibrant and affordable housing market are those who receive an endorsement and/or a contribution from the Metro Housing Coalition. View 2016 Election Recommendations... Read more...

Village Homes Unveils 700 Home Community
Almost 700 new homes, all priced below $400,000, are coming to northeast Denver. Village Homes of Colorado recently broke ground on a 698-home community as part of Denver Connection, a mixed-use development at Chambers Road and Green Valley Boulevard. Single family homes at Village Homes at Denver Connection are expected to range in size from 1,245 to 2,462 square feet. Homes will be priced from the mid-$200,000 to the high $300,000s. The average price of all homes sold at the end of September was $396,706, according to the Denver Metro Association of Realtors. The average price of a single-family home closed at the end of last month was $440,937.... Read more...

Home Builders Foundation of Metro Denver Provides Accessible Home Modifications For One Of Its Own
The Home Builders Foundation (HBF), with Project Captain TRI Pointe Homes, recently wrapped up a multi-part home modification from for Merlin Widick. Widick, who recently suffered a stroke has been living in his modified home since Saturday, August 13th. He and his family have requested an open house/ lunch on Friday, September 30th at their home to thank everyone who helped modify his home and make it possible for him to return home safely and independently after the stroke.... Read more...

NAHB Releases Construction Liability and Risk Management Update
NAHB | Construction Liability and Risk Management Update, Volume 20 – August 2016 Construction Liability and Risk Management Update covers the risks associated with the construction of new homes and remodeling with information on construction law, insurance and risk management topics, including, but not limited to, emerging issues, new case law, prominent construction litigation, new legislation, and other trends and issues related to residential construction. ... Read more...

Supreme Court hands down a decision in favor of Pulte Homes
Good news! The Supreme Court today handed down a decision in favor of Pulte Homes in their appeal of the Countryside Community Association lower court finding.

Many in our industry were concerned over this issue as it could have billions of dollars of damaging effects.

In particular, the court analyzes whether the declarant developer is liable for past-due assessments for maintenance of the developer’s unsold properties and related common elements. The supreme court concludes that, on the facts presented, the developer’s recordation of the covenants and plat did not create a common interest community. Rather, the community was created when the developer first subjected property to the covenants... Read more...

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