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.

Contact:

Ann Marie Moriarty
202-266-8350

   http://www.nahb.org/

    Apartment and Condominium Housing Index Posts Positive Gains in the Second Quarter

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – August 29, 2014 – (RealEstateRama) — The Multifamily Production Index (MPI), a leading indicator for the multifamily market released by the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB), posted a gain of five points to a reading of 58 for the second quarter. It is the 10th straight quarter with a reading of 50 or above

    Apartment and Condominium Housing Index Posts Positive Gains in the Second Quarter

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – August 28, 2014 – (RealEstateRama) — The Multifamily Production Index (MPI), a leading indicator for the multifamily market released by the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB), posted a gain of five points to a reading of 58 for the second quarter. It is the 10th straight quarter with a reading of 50 or above.

    New-Home Sales Down 2.4 Percent in July

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – August 26, 2014 – (RealEstateRama) — Sales of newly built, single-family homes fell 2.4 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 412,000 units in July, according to newly released data by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and the U.S. Census Bureau. Sales numbers for June were revised up 16,000 to 422,000.

    Combined Single- and Multifamily Gains Boost Housing Starts in July

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – August 19, 2014 – (RealEstateRama) — Fueled by strong single- and multifamily growth, nationwide housing starts rose 15.7 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.093 million units in July, the highest level since November 2013, according to newly released figures from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and the U.S. Census Bureau

    Builder Confidence Rises Two Points in August

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – August 19, 2014 – (RealEstateRama) — Builder confidence in the market for newly built, single-family homes rose two points to 55 on the National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index (HMI) for August, released today. This third consecutive monthly gain brings the index to its highest level since January.

    NAHB Announces Call for Entries for the 2015 National Sales and Marketing Awards

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – August 16, 2014 – (RealEstateRama) — Join the “best and the brightest” by entering the nation’s largest awards program for new home sales and marketing professionals and communities, The Nationals, sponsored by the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) National Sales and Marketing Council (NSMC). The Nationals pays tribute to superior new home sales and marketing achievements by individual sales and marketing professionals, home builders and associates and sales and marketing councils

    NAHB Announces Finalists for Apartment and Condo Awards

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – August 16, 2014 – (RealEstateRama) — Apartments with a bike maintenance shop? Apartments with an indoor-outdoor fitness area? Dog-friendly apartments with a dog wash and groom area and a rooftop “woof” deck? These and other unique features were found in this year’s 2014 Multifamily Pillars of the Industry Awards, which honor superior achievement in apartment and condominium development, design, marketing and management and are sponsored by the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB

    Increasing Home Values Affect Housing Affordability in Second Quarter

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – August 16, 2014 – (RealEstateRama) — Nationwide housing affordability dipped in the second quarter of 2014 as several markets saw a firming of home prices, according to the National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo Housing Opportunity Index (HOI), released today

    Housing Recovery Continues at Slow Pace According to Latest Leading Markets Index

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – August 7, 2014 – (RealEstateRama) –Markets in 56 of the approximately 350 metro areas nationwide returned to or exceeded their last normal levels of economic and housing activity, 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

    Builder Confidence in the 55+ Housing Market Shows Positive Signs in the Second Quarter

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – August 7, 2014 – (RealEstateRama) — Builder confidence in the single-family 55+ housing market for the second quarter is up year over year, according to the National Association of Home Builders’ (NAHB) 55+ Housing Market Index (HMI) released today. Compared to the second quarter of 2013, the single-family index increased three points to a level of 56, which is the highest second-quarter reading since the inception of the index in 2008 and the 11th consecutive quarter of year over year improvements

    A $1,000 Increase in Home Prices Keeps More than 200,000 Households Out of the Market

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – August 5, 2014 – (RealEstateRama) — Each $1,000 increase in the cost of a new median-priced home price forces 206,000 prospective buyers out of the marketplace, according to a new study by the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB).

    NAHB/Builders Mutual Insurance Company SAFE Awards Now Accepting Entries

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – August 5, 2014 – (RealEstateRama) — The National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) is now accepting applications for the 2014 NAHB/Builders Mutual Insurance Company Safety Award For Excellence (SAFE). This awards program recognizes the achievements of builders and trade contractors who have developed and implemented high quality construction safety programs, and honors government officials and NAHB-affiliated associations and student chapters that have made successful efforts to advance safety in the home building industry.

    A $1,000 Increase in Home Prices Keeps More than 200,000 Households Out of the Market

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – August 4, 2014 – (RealEstateRama) — Each $1,000 increase in the cost of a new median-priced home price forces 206,000 prospective buyers out of the marketplace, according to a new study by the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB).

    NAHB Receives 10th Energy Star Designation

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – August 1, 2014 – (RealEstateRama) — The National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) has earned its 10th ENERGY STAR® designation for the National Housing Center, the downtown Washington, D.C., office building that serves as the association’s headquarters. The designation recognizes buildings that conserve natural resources while providing a comfortable and healthy environment for employees, tenants and visitor

    NAHB Professional Women in Building Council Now Accepting Entries for Annual Awards Program

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – July 31, 2014 – (RealEstateRama) — The NAHB Professional Women in Building (PWB) Council is now accepting entries for its annual awards program. The awards recognize local councils and women in the home building industry for their contributions to the industry and philanthropic efforts in their communities

    NAHB Revamps its Green Awards for 2014

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – July 31, 2014 – (RealEstateRama) — The National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) today announced its new integrated Green Awards program. For the first time, industry professionals have the opportunity to be recognized across several awards programs for their green building accomplishments, rather than entering one standalone awards program

    South Pushes Nationwide Housing Starts Down 9.3 Percent in June

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – July 18, 2014 – (RealEstateRama) — Nationwide housing production fell 9.3 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 893,000 units in June, according to newly released figures from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and the U.S. Census Bureau. The drop was due primarily to a nearly 30 percent decline in the South. All other regions posted monthly gains

    Builder Confidence Surpasses Key Benchmark in July

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – July 17, 2014 – (RealEstateRama) — Builder confidence in the market for newly-built single-family homes reached an important milestone in July, rising four points to a reading of 53 on the National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index (HMI) released today. Any reading over 50 indicates that more builders view sales conditions as good than poor

    Statement from NAHB Chairman Kevin Kelly on FHFA Proposal for Private Mortgage Insurance Companies

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – July 14, 2014 – (RealEstateRama) — Kevin Kelly, chairman of the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) and a home builder and developer from Wilmington, Del., issued the following statement on the Federal Housing Finance Agency’s (FHFA) draft eligibility requirements that private mortgage insurance companies would have to meet in order to insure loans sold to or guaranteed by Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac:

    Bipartisan Energy Codes Bill a Boon for Consumers

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – July 9, 2014 – (RealEstateRama) — Bipartisan legislation introduced yesterday by Reps. Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.) and Kurt Schrader (D-Ore.) would help promote savings in commercial buildings and residential homes through the use of more cost-effective energy codes, which set energy efficiency baselines for buildings, according to the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB).

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