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CFRR Exec Committee Told 1% Growth Limitation a Non-Starter

Hill Poll shows ballot Initiative 66 starting off at only 36% JUNE 6, 2018 (Denver) – The leadership committee for the campaign organized to defeat a filed ballot measure received a briefing from its pollster indicating that concern over a proposed 1% growth limitation along the Front Range may in fact be short-lived. The measure…

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Activist withdraws initiative to limit housing growth in Denver area

Colorado voters will not have the chance to decide in November whether or not to limit residential growth along the Front Range, as the author of a proposed ordinance to do just said he will not try to collect signatures to get his proposal on the statewide ballot. Golden activist Daniel Hayes told the Denver…

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CAHB Leaders Successfully Brought Housing Concerns to Congressional Delegation

The Colorado Association of Home Builders began its Bringing Housing Home meetings with members of the Colorado Congressional delegation in early May. The meetings are part of a NAHB nationwide program to engage members of Congress in their districts, not in Washington, so that the members can hear directly from homebuilders. During each meeting, CAHB…

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2018 DENVER PARADE OF HOMES ANNOUNCES FIRST GROUP OF SPONSORS

BAC/Ferguson, Fireplace Warehouse, Samsung, and U.S. Bank Sign-on as Associate Sponsors for Denver’s Home Showcase Tradition The Home Builders Association of Metro Denver (HBA) announced today the first group of sponsors joining the 2018 Denver Parade of Homes. BAC / Ferguson , Fireplace Warehouse ETC, Samsung and U.S. Bank have signed on as Associate Sponsors…

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Amazon’s home automation platform now standard in new Lennar homes

Alexa, what are you doing in my house? Lennar Homes is building Amazon’s digital assistant into all its new homes, including a subdivision in Aurora “Alexa, what are you doing here?” Lennar Corp. had previously run with Siri and Apple’s smart-home technology. But the nation’s largest home builder is now married to Alexa and offering…

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HBA Recognizes OSHA Fall Stand-Down Week

Stand-down by taking a break to focus on “Fall Hazards” 5th Annual National Safety Stand-Down to Prevent Falls Begins May 7th  The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) will hold its annual National Safety Stand-Down to Prevent Falls May 7-11. The event encourages companies and workers to pause during the workday…

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Safe, Affordable Homes Win at Code Hearings

Nine days of hearings on proposed amendments to many of the International Code Council’s (ICC) building codes governing the construction of single- and multifamily homes have resulted in a series of victories for safe and affordable housing. NAHB Construction, Codes and Standards volunteers and staff attended the ICC board of directors meetings and testified at…

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Silica Safety Enforcement Ramps Up at Construction Sites

Six months into federal safety regulators enforcing a rule that protects construction workers from breathable silica, compliance is a work in progress, building industry safety professionals said. Examples of how to reduce silica dust, which can cause a potentially fatal lung disease, are a starting point. But the construction industry continues to look at practical…

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The single-family home is in danger

An American icon faces an uncertain future “A man is not a whole and complete man,” Walt Whitman claimed in 1856, “unless he owns a house and the ground it stands on.’’ In a little more than a century, the single-family house helped make America something new in the world: a nation of suburban homeowners.…

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