NAHB is not only focused on expanding the next generation of the industry’s workforce, but it also aims to prepare and support the Federation’s emerging state and local leaders for success.
NAHB recently collaborated with several HBAs in various regions… Continue reading
For years, contractors have promoted a design-build approach to residential development. This model encourages developers to gather all stakeholders around the table — the architect, designer, development professionals and construction team — as early as possible to foster collaboration and… Continue reading
Don’t miss your chance to gain valuable insight as you prepare your business for the year ahead.
NAHB Chief Economist Robert Dietz will provide an overview of key macro issues expected to impact the economy and the housing industry in… Continue reading
The House Energy and Commerce Committee has approved NAHB-supported legislation that will help ease the shortage of distribution transformers.
H.R. 4167, the Protecting America’s Distribution Transformer Supply Chain Act, would ensure certainty for transformer manufacturers as they seek to repair… Continue reading
For the third consecutive quarter, single-family growth rates were negative for all geographic sectors of the nation, as exurban areas posted the largest increase in market share for both single-family and multifamily construction, according to the latest findings from the… Continue reading
To help members articulate key housing priorities, NAHB’s Monthly Update provides the latest messaging framework for the Federation. An exclusive benefit for NAHB members and local and state association leaders, the Monthly Update provides top-line information on housing economics and… Continue reading
National home prices continued to increase in September. Despite rising mortgage rates, limited inventory and solid, but weakened, demand provided support for home prices. National home prices are now 69% higher than their last peak during the housing boom in… Continue reading
Significant changes within the multifamily housing sector will soon take place. The Housing Opportunity Through Modernization Act (HOTMA) was finalized earlier this year by the Department of Housing and Urban Development, and the new requirements go into effect Jan. 1,… Continue reading
The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has proposed a rule that would require public housing agencies (PHA) with tenants in public housing and owners of properties participating in HUD multifamily project-based rental assistance (PBRA) programs to provide… Continue reading
NAHB is reminding all business owners to work with their tax professionals to ensure you are prepared for the new mandatory e-file requirements taking effect next year. Starting in 2024, taxpayers submitting 10 or more returns, which includes Form… Continue reading
With much of the United States experiencing the first arctic blast of the season, it’s a good time to review proper cold weather jobsite safety.
The most obvious area of concern is protecting workers from the bodily dangers posed by… Continue reading
NAHB’s 2023 Builder and Associate Member Census was sent out this week to help us better understand the composition and characteristics of the members who belong to our Federation.
We need your participation to help us provide even better service… Continue reading
The Federal Housing Administration (FHA) on Nov. 28 announced its loan limits for 2024. The nationwide rise in median home prices indicates most buyers across the country will see increases.
The FHA floor will increase from $472,030 to $498,257 for… Continue reading
NAHB’s Board of Directors will convene virtually for its 2023 Winter Board Meeting on Tuesday, Dec. 5, from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. ET.
Members and executive officers can view a livestream of the meeting on nahb.org starting at 10 a.m. ET.… Continue reading
To help home builders associations and members become a trusted resource for housing-related information in their community, NAHB has new customizable videos available.
Elevated mortgage rates that averaged 7.62% in October per Freddie Mac, the highest rate since 2000, depressed buyer demand and pushed down new home sales in October.
Sales of newly built, single-family homes in October fell 5.6% to a 679,000… Continue reading
NAHB is mourning the passing of Jim Pigott, Jr., owner of The Pigott Agency in Mechanicsburg, Pa. He passed away Nov. 16 while attending an industry-related… Continue reading
As a residential construction industry expert, increasing your visibility and credibility can be valuable tools for the success of your business. One way to bolster your reputation as a housing industry thought leader is to publish a book. Writing a… Continue reading
For remodelers looking to elevate their businesses in the new year, staying on top of the latest housing trends is a must. In this installment of NAHB’s Remodeling Forecasts, Myths & Trends video series, sponsored by Lowe’s Pro,… Continue reading
The construction industry has a serious need for accurate, local and real-time pricing data. Verisk, a data analytics and technology partner to the global insurance industry, is working to solve it.
On Thursday, Nov. 30, representatives from Verisk will illustrate… Continue reading
With Spike Appreciation Month in full swing and the race to become one of nine winners of Signature Kitchen Suites’ (SKS) all-inclusive trip to New York City on the line, many across the Federation are wondering the best ways to… Continue reading
Digital media is more important than ever in the home buying industry. And creating a website that uniquely stands out from the crowd is a difficult but necessary task.
“Today’s home buyer journey includes more digital engagement than ever before,”… Continue reading
Alicia Huey, chairman of the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) and a custom home developer from Birmingham, Ala., today issued the following statement after President Biden invoked the Defense Production Act to boost production of electric heaters:
“The purpose… Continue reading
While the cloud has ushered in a new era of computing, it has also created a new wave of challenges. Enterprises today typically work with multiple public cloud technologies, creating significant integration and management burdens.
The complexity of managing these… Continue reading
Single-family construction held steady in October as high mortgage rates depressed demand but more buyers turned to new homes because of a lack of existing inventory.
Overall housing starts increased 1.9% in October to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of… Continue reading
NAHB’s refreshed Residential Construction Industry Fundamentals course (formerly Basics of Building) provides a crucial opportunity for those who work in construction-related fields to expand their knowledge — and their profits.
The on-demand, self-paced course will give industry professionals the tools… Continue reading
Confidence in the market for new multifamily housing was in negative territory for the third quarter, according to results from the Multifamily Market Survey (MMS) released today by the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB). The MMS produces two separate… Continue reading
High mortgage rates that approached 8% earlier this month continue to hammer builder confidence, but recent economic data suggest housing conditions may improve in the coming months.
Builder confidence in the market for newly built single-family homes in November fell… Continue reading
With the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) and federal government 48 hours away from a funding lapse, House and Senate lawmakers acted in a bipartisan manner to fund the operations of the federal government, including the NFIP, through early next… Continue reading
The Federal Housing Administration (FHA) today released its annual report to Congress that shows the agency’s capital reserve ratio of its Mutual Mortgage Insurance Fund (MMI Fund) ended the fiscal year (Sept. 30, 2023) at 10.51%, a slight decrease of… Continue reading
The House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee today approved NAHB-supported legislation that would help jurisdictions preserve local control over the building code adoption process while also encouraging communities to take positive steps to withstand and recover from extreme events.
The Promoting… Continue reading
NAHB members across the nation have been diligently recruiting numerous new members into the Federation this fall.
Their efforts are part of the continued mission to grow a robust organization, but this time, the most effective recruiters will earn an… Continue reading
NAHB is continuing its ongoing battle to rein in excessive regulations and overzealous federal regulators. Most recently on the legal front, NAHB has filed a friend-of-the-court brief in an upcoming Supreme Court case that seeks to overturn a previous Supreme… Continue reading
Every NAHB member at one point in their career has encountered a challenge that can be overcome by being connected to an expert, mentor or colleague in the industry. To help members get the answers they need to help their… Continue reading
Rising mortgage rates and elevated construction costs put a damper on new home sales last month.
Sales of newly built, single-family homes in June fell 2.5% to 697,000 seasonally adjusted annual rate from a downwardly revised reading in May, according… Continue reading
Next month will be back-to-school time for many students across the country, and now is a great time to take advantage of the numerous benefits of NAHB’s Student Chapter program. It’s also a great time to explore creating a Student… Continue reading
With one slight change to his floor plan schematic, architect Ryan White increased the production of a new single-family project by 33%.
How? By shaving just a foot off the depth of the three-story, side-by-side duplex destined for an infill… Continue reading
NAHB’s Senior Officers will host a series of Virtual Townhall Meetings on Wednesday, Aug. 30, at the times listed below.
The meetings are an important opportunity for members and HBA leadership to provide feedback to NAHB leadership on emerging issues… Continue reading
The lack of skilled construction labor is a key limiting factor to expanding home construction and improving housing inventory and affordability. The latest Construction Labor Market Report from the Home Builders Institute (HBI), provides an outlook for residential construction employment… Continue reading
The Senate Appropriations Committee today approved its Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies fiscal year 2024 funding bill, and the measure includes $70.06 billion for HUD.
Of particular note, the Senate bill includes $1.5 billion to sustain robust… Continue reading
At the invitation of Sen. Mike… Continue reading
Single-family production fell back after four straight monthly gains as elevated construction costs and rising mortgage rates led to a reduction in home building activity and affordability conditions worsened for home buyers.
Overall housing starts in June decreased 8% to… Continue reading
Low existing inventory that is keeping demand solid for new homes helped to push builder confidence up in July even as the industry continues to grapple with rising mortgage rates, elevated construction costs and limited lot availability.
Builder confidence in… Continue reading
A record heat wave is causing the mercury to hit triple digits on many jobsites across the country. Ensuring employees and contractors are regularly hydrated and protected from the sun during hot months is essential to the health and safety… Continue reading
In a move strongly opposed by NAHB, House Republican appropriators are proposing to eliminate the Department of Labor’s Job Corps program as part of a 30% reduction to the agency’s fiscal year 2024 budget.
In a letter to House Republican… Continue reading
Home Innovation Research Labs and the USDA Forest Service Forest Products Laboratory recently released a new guide to help identify design principles and construction practices to improve the moisture performance of wood-framed balconies and decks.
NAHB committee and council members, delegates to the Leadership Council, members of the Board of Directors, and executive officers should make plans now to attend the Fall Leadership Meeting, Sept. 19-21, in Palm Springs, Calif.
You can view the schedule,… Continue reading
The National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) today told Congress that burdensome government regulations and mandates which support environmental, social and governance (ESG) policies impede the housing industry’s ability to increase the production of quality, affordable housing.
Testifying on this… Continue reading
The National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) released its NAHB/Westlake Royal Remodeling Market Index (RMI) for the second quarter, posting a reading of 68, edging down two points compared to the previous quarter.
The NAHB/Westlake Royal RMI survey asks remodelers… Continue reading
Construction workers suffer traumatic brain injuries at a higher rate than workers in any other occupation. That problem has many exploring ways to better protect heads on the jobsite.
For those who are looking to rent their next home—and want to find something fast—the South and the Midwest regions of the United States might be their best bet. Those regions have the highest rental vacancies in the nation, in… Continue reading
The count of open, unfilled jobs for the overall economy moved lower in May, falling to 9.8 million. While ongoing tight labor market conditions have likely confirmed one to two more Fed rate hikes through the start of the fall,… Continue reading
Pro Builder recently released its annual Housing Giants list based on builder production in 2022, which included several NAHB members.
The National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) has announced that its awards program is now open. The NAHB Awards Program highlights the best and brightest in the residential construction industry in a variety of categories.
Applications are now open for… Continue reading
A strong foundation is essential to the safety and longevity of any home. In most cases, the type of foundation contractors use will depend on the style of the home and the geographic location. Two of the most common types… Continue reading
Learn from some of the most experienced and successful industry pros alongside other NAHB members, all from the comfort of your own home and for free.
Shop Talks are informal, peer-to-peer discussions that explore many topics across the home building,… Continue reading
As the search for sustainable home building materials expands, some are looking at a head-turning option: cannabis. The use of industrial hemp, the name for cannabis that contains less than 0.3% THC (the psychoactive compound in marijuana), in construction is… Continue reading
NAHB Chief Economist Robert Dietz provided the following housing market overview in his biweekly newsletter Eye on the Economy.
Markets are increasingly expecting the Federal Reserve to increase the short-term federal funds rate by 25 basis points in July and… Continue reading
The 2022 Survey of Construction (SOC) from the Census Bureau shows that the average completion time of a single-family house is around 9.6 months — almost six weeks longer than what the average completion time was in 2021 — reflecting… Continue reading
The flight path for custom builders and remodelers can be turbulent. Luckily, experts Vince Butler, CAPS, GMB, GMR, and Doug Howard, director of consulting at Remodelers Advantage, have compiled eight strategies for piloting your company through rough air.
Through the… Continue reading
Importers or purchasers of Canadian softwood lumber products who have been impacted by antidumping (AD) and countervailing duties (CVD) are encouraged to fill out a questionnaire from the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) (links below). Your responses could help… Continue reading
NAHB’s latest resource on inclusionary zoning is now available. Prepared by Hinckley, Allen & Snyder LLP, “Policy, Practical, and Legal Challenges to Inclusionary Zoning: A Resource Manual for NAHB Members” provides a list of policy, practical and legal… Continue reading
Every build or remodeling project comes with risk no matter how experienced your team is. That’s why it’s important to stay ahead of the worst-case scenarios by having a detailed game plan in place.
So how can you manage these… Continue reading
In the latest episode of the Housing Developments podcast, NAHB CEO Jim Tobin and SVP Paul Lopez take a look at home building from multiple perspectives and discuss what the current business environment means for housing in the short- and long term.
The Home Builders and Remodelers Association of Massachusetts (HBRAMA) recently released a report, “Public Policy for Net Zero Homes and Affordability,” in which researchers from the MIT Center for Real Estate and Wentworth Institute of Technology analyzed the… Continue reading
The IBS Scholarship Program is a remarkable opportunity for emerging residential construction professionals to attend the NAHB International Builders’ Show® (IBS) in Las Vegas, Feb. 27-29.
The IBS Scholarship is a prestigious program aimed at supporting and empowering… Continue reading
The Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) today published its 2023 first quarter data for the Uniform Appraisal Data (UAD) Aggregate Statistics Data File that will allow the public to visualize and analyze national, state, regional and local trends in appraisal… Continue reading
The Federal Housing Administration (FHA) today announced increases to the threshold for large multifamily loans from $75 million to $120 million. This is the first increase in the threshold since 2014 and will enable more FHA multifamily insurance applicants to… Continue reading
The Building Systems Housing Summit — the premier conference dedicated to offsite construction — will take place Oct. 15-17 at the National Housing Center in Washington, D.C. This one-of-a-kind event features complementary education tracks, bringing together experienced systems-built construction professionals… Continue reading
Following passage of the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act in December 2022, federal agencies have updated several of their workplace posters for businesses to display when the new law goes into effect June 27.
The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC)… Continue reading
A lack of existing inventory coupled with solid consumer demand helped to boost new home sales in May to their highest level since February 2022.
Sales of newly built, single-family homes in May increased 12.2% to a 763,000 seasonally adjusted… Continue reading