NAHB

NAHB (National Association of Home Builders) is a trade association that helps promote the policies that make housing a national priority. Since 1942, NAHB has been serving its members, the housing industry, and the public at large.

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Ann Marie Moriarty
202-266-8350

   http://www.nahb.org/

    Statement from NAHB Chairman Tom Woods on Health Reimbursement Arrangements Legislation

    Tom Woods, chairman of the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) and a home builder from Blue Springs, Mo., today issued the following statement on bipartisan health care legislation introduced in both the House and Senate

    Statement from NAHB Chairman Tom Woods on Supreme Court Fair Housing Act Ruling

    Tom Woods, chairman of the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) and a home builder from Blue Springs, Mo., issued the following statement on the U.S. Supreme Court’s Fair Housing Act ruling

    New-Home Sales Reach Seven-Year High

    Sales of newly built, single-family homes rose 2.2 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 546,000 units in May, according to newly released data from HUD and the U.S. Census Bureau. This is the highest new-home sales rate since February 2008.

    The International Surface Event (TISE) Joins IBS, KBIS for 2016 Design & Construction Week

    The NAHB International Builders’ Show® (IBS) and the Kitchen & Bath Industry Show (KBIS) today announced the addition of The International Surface Event (TISE) as an official show partner for Design & Construction Week (DCW), Jan. 19-22, 2016 in Las Vegas. TISE joins the International Window Coverings Expo (IWCE) as a partner event.

    Housing Starts Readjust in May

    Nationwide housing starts dropped 11.1 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.036 million units in May from an upwardly revised April reading, according to newly released data from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and the Commerce Department. Overall permit issuance rose 11.8 percent to a rate of 1.275 million, the highest level since August 2007.

    Builder Confidence Hits Yearly High in June

    Builder confidence in the market for newly built, single-family homes in June rose five points to a level of 59 on the National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index (HMI) released today. This is the highest reading since September 2014

    EPA and Corps Water Rule Fails to Follow Intent of Congress and Supreme Court Precedent

    The National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) told Congress today that the final rule redefining the scope of waters protected under the Clean Water Act by the Environmental Protection Agency and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers falls well short of providing the clarity and certainty that the regulated community seeks

    Tim McCarthy Elected as Chairman of NAHB 50+ Housing Council

    The National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) announced that Tim McCarthy of Traditions of America has been elected chairman of NAHB’s 50+ Housing Council. Mr. McCarthy is the Managing Partner and founder of Traditions of America in Radnor, Pa., a leader in the 55+ housing industry. McCarthy succeeds Steve Bomberger of Benchmark Builders in Wilmington, Del., and will serve a one-year term

    Increasing Housing Affordability Opens Doors to Homeownership for More Americans

    According to the latest NAHB/Wells Fargo Housing Opportunity Index, 66.5% of new and existing homes sold between January and the end of March were affordable to families earning the U.S. median income of $65,800.

    NAHB Remodelers Annual Remodeling Awards Open for Applications

    Entries are now being accepted for the 2015 NAHB Remodelers awards which include NAHB Remodeler of the Year, National Remodeling Hall of Fame, Homes for Life awards and the Council Awards for Demonstrating Remodeling Excellence (CADRE)

    Developers’ Confidence About Multifamily Market Remains Steady in the First Quarter

    The Multifamily Production Index (MPI), released today by the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB), held steady with a reading of 54 for the first quarter of 2015. This is the 13th consecutive quarter with a reading of 50 or above.

    Statement from NAHB Chairman Tom Woods on EPA Water Rule

    Tom Woods, chairman of the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) and a home builder from Blue Springs, Mo., issued the following statement on the final rule defining “waters of the United States” released today by the Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

    New-Home Sales Rise 6.8 Percent in April

    Sales of newly built, single-family homes rose 6.8 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 517,000 units in April, according to newly released data from HUD and the U.S. Census Bureau.

    Housing Production Jumps 20.2 Percent in April

    Nationwide housing starts rose 20.2 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.135 million units in April from an upwardly revised March reading, according to newly released data from the U.S. Commerce Department. This is the highest level of housing production since November 2007.

    Builder Confidence Falls Two Points in May

    Builder confidence in the market for newly built, single-family homes in May dropped two points to a level of 54 on the National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index (HMI) released today. It is a nine-point increase from the May 2014 reading of 45.

    Help for Remodelers, Consumers from House Lead Paint Bill

    Responding to ongoing concerns from the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) and affiliated trade groups, bipartisan legislation to make much-needed improvements to the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Lead: Renovation, Repair and Painting (LRRP) rule was reintroduced in the U.S. House of Representatives yesterday. The bipartisan bill was introduced by Rep. Kevin Cramer (R-N.D.), along with eight original co-sponsors

    Housing Affordability Posts Solid Gain in First Quarter

    Lower interest rates and home prices contributed to a solid boost in nationwide affordability in the first quarter of 2015, according to the National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo Housing Opportunity Index (HOI) released today

    House Passes Water Bill That Helps Environment and Landowners

    The National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) today commended the House for passing legislation that would prevent the Environmental Protection Agency and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers from vastly increasing federal jurisdiction over the nation’s waterways and wetlands without going through the proper rulemaking process

    Housing Recovery Continues at Gradual Pace

    Markets in 68 of the approximately 360 metro areas nationwide returned to or exceeded their last normal levels of economic and housing activity in the first quarter of 2015, according to the National Association of Home Builders/First American Leading Markets Index (LMI), released today. This represents a year-over-year net gain of seven markets

    Senate Bill Would Halt EPA’s Proposed Water Rule

    Bipartisan legislation introduced in the Senate yesterday would prevent the Environmental Protection Agency and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers from implementing a proposed rule that could result in millions of acres of private property to be regulated as wetlands under the Clean Water Act.

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