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/

    NAHB Announces Finalists for Apartment and Condo Awards

    Pedestrian-friendly units, unique amenities and the integration of buildings into their communities were some of the trademarks found in this year’s finalists for the 2015 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).

    New Home Sales Up 5.4 Percent in July

    Sales of newly built, single-family homes rose 5.4 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 507,000 units in July, according to newly released data from HUD and the U.S. Census Bureau. “Our builders are reporting higher traffic and more serious buyers, and are adding inventory in anticipation of future business,” said Tom Woods, chairman of the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) and a home builder from Blue Springs, Mo.

    MBA Releases 2015 Mid-Year Commercial/Multifamily Servicer Rankings

    The Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) today released its mid-year ranking of commercial and multifamily mortgage servicers’ volumes as of June 30, 2015. At the top of the list of firms is Wells Fargo Bank N.A. with $484.2 billion in U.S. master and primary servicing, followed by PNC Real Estate/Midland Loan Services with $465.8 billion, Berkadia Commercial Mortgage LLC with $230.4 billion, KeyBank N.A. with $189.9 billion, and GEMSA Loan Services, L.P. with $98.9 billion

    Single-Family Gains Push Housing Starts to Highest Level Since 2007

    Led by a strong jump in single-family production, nationwide housing starts inched up 0.2 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.206 million units in July, according to newly released data from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and the Commerce Department. This is the highest level since October 2007.

    Builder Confidence Rises One Point in August

    Builder confidence in the market for newly built, single-family homes in August rose one point to a level of 61 on the National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index (HMI). This is the highest reading since November 2005.

    Rising Home Values Affect Affordability in Second Quarter

    Firming home prices in many housing markets resulted in a modest drop in nationwide housing affordability in the second quarter of 2015, according to the National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo Housing Opportunity Index (HOI) released today.

    Housing Markets Continue to Show Gradual Improvement

    Markets in 75 of the approximately 360 metro areas nationwide returned to or exceeded their last normal levels of economic and housing activity in the second 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 13 markets.

    Builders Remain Optimistic about the 55+ Housing Market

    Builder confidence in the single-family 55+ housing market remains in positive territory for the second quarter of 2015 with a reading of 57, according to the National Association of Home Builders’ (NAHB) 55+ Housing Market Index (HMI) released today. Despite the one-point dip from the previous quarter, this is the fifth consecutive quarter with a reading above 50

    NAHB Members Celebrate National Building Systems Week

    Members of the Building Systems Councils (BSC) of the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) will celebrate National Building Systems Week Aug. 2 – 8 by offering model home tours, demonstrations and much more. This week-long national event aims to educate consumers on the differences between system-built homes versus traditional stick built homes and provide them with the information they need when planning for a new home.

    NAHB Calls on EPA to Terminate Water Rule Following Corps’ Revelation

    The National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) is calling on the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to immediately withdraw final regulations that would dramatically expand the definition of “waters of the United States” under the Clean Water Act. This renewed call is based on new evidence that the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers believes EPA used flawed technical and scientific analysis in crafting the regulation that was so indefensible that the Corps demanded that it be distanced from the rule

    New-Home Sales Fall 6.8 Percent in June

    Sales of newly built, single-family homes dropped 6.8 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 482,000 units in June, according to newly released data from HUD and the U.S. Census Bureau.

    Remodeler Confidence Remains in Positive Territory

    Remodeler confidence improved to 59 in the second quarter of 2015 as the country sprang back from the severe winter, according to the National Association of Home Builders’ (NAHB) Remodeling Market Index (RMI).

    Statement from NAHB Chairman Tom Woods on Plan to Raise G-Fees

    Tom Woods, chairman of the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) and a home builder and developer from Blue Springs, Mo., issued the following statement on the Senate’s plan to raise the Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac guarantee fees (g-fees) in order to provide funding for transportation programs

    Multifamily Surge Pushes Housing Starts Up 9.8 Percent in June

    Led by a steep jump in multifamily production, nationwide housing starts rose 9.8 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.174 million units in June, according to newly released data from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and the Commerce Department. Multifamily production was up 29.4 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 489,000 units while single-family starts edged down 0.9 percent to 685,000 units.

    Sheila Miller Named Head of NAHB’s Multifamily Group

    The National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) today announced that Sheila Miller has been named its new vice president of multifamily and 55+ housing. Sheila comes to NAHB with over 20 years of experience in the multifamily housing sector

    Statement from NAHB Chairman Tom Woods on Filing Suit Against EPA, Corps on Waters of the U.S. 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 association’s lawsuit filed today in the U.S. District Court, Southern District of Texas against the Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers seeking to overturn the “waters of the United States” rule that defines the jurisdictional scope of the Clean Water Act

    NAHB Log and Timber Homes Council Kicks off Month-Long Celebration of the Log Home Lifestyle

    For the fourth consecutive year, members of the National Association of Home Builders’ (NAHB) Log and Timber Homes Council (LTHC) are celebrating National Log Home Open House Month. During the month of July, LTHC members will honor America’s log home heritage by hosting home tours, holding log raising demonstrations, giving mill tours, sponsoring seminars and much more.

    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.

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