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Apartment and Condominium Market Dips Slightly in the Second Quarter

The Multifamily Production Index (MPI), released today by the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) fell slightly in the second quarter of 2016, dropping three points to 50. This is the 18th consecutive reading of 50 or above

New Home Sales Climb to Highest Level Since October 2007

Sales of newly built, single-family homes rose 12.4 percent in July from a downwardly revised June reading to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 654,000 units, according to newly released data by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and the U.S. Census Bureau. This is the highest reading in almost nine years.

Multifamily Uptick Pushes Overall Housing Starts Up 2.1 Percent in July

Nationwide housing starts rose 2.1 percent in July to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.21 million units, according to newly released data from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and the Commerce Department. This is the highest reading since February. Multifamily housing was up 5 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 441,000 units in July while single-family production edged up 0.5 percent to 770,000 units

Builder Confidence Rises Two Points in August

Builder confidence in the market for newly constructed single-family homes  in August rose two points to 60 from a downwardly revised reading of 58 in July on the National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index (HMI).

ABC, AIA and NAHB Economists Predict Industry Growth Through 2017

Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) Chief Economist Anirban Basu, American Institute of Architects (AIA) Chief Economist Kermit Baker and National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) Chief Economist Robert Dietz predicted continued growth for the construction industry in 2017 during a joint economic forecast today

Rising Home Prices Affect Housing Affordability in the Second Quarter

Solid home price appreciation more than offset a modest reduction in mortgage interest rates to push housing affordability lower in the second quarter of 2016, according to the National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo Housing Opportunity Index (HOI) released today.

Trump Vows to Cut Burdensome Regulations in Address to Home Builders

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump today vowed to cut regulations that are hurting the housing and economic recovery. Speaking before the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) Board of Directors at their Midyear Meeting in Miami, Trump said that overregulation is costing the economy $2 trillion per year.

Top Clinton Economic Advisor Cites Importance of Housing to the Economy

Gene Sperling, a top economic advisor to Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, today said that housing will play an important role in a Clinton administration.

Housing Markets Continue Gradual Climb Back to Normal

Markets in 146 of the approximately 340 metro areas nationwide returned to or exceeded their last normal levels of economic and housing activity in the second quarter of 2016, according to the NAHB/First American Leading Markets Index (LMI) released today. This represents a year-over-year net gain of 66 markets

Ed Easley to Lead NAHB’s Multifamily Leadership Board

The National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) announced that John “Ed” Easley, president of LMC Development, a Lennar Company, has been appointed chairman of NAHB’s Multifamily Leadership Board (MLB). Easley succeeds W. Dean Henry, CEO of Legacy Partners Residential

Second Quarter Results Show 55+ Housing Market Remains in Positive Territory

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

NAHB Members Celebrate National Building Systems Week

Members of the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) Building Systems Councils are celebrating Building Systems Week from August 1 -5. This week-long event aims to educate NAHB members and consumers on the advantages of systems-built homes as opposed to traditional stick building

2017 International Builders’ Show Registration Opens

The National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) officially opened online registration today for the 2017 NAHB International Builders’ Show® (IBS), the largest annual light construction trade show in the world.

New Home Sales Reach Highest Level Since February 2008

Sales of newly built, single-family homes rose 3.5 percent in June from an upwardly revised May reading to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 592,000 units, according to newly released data by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and the U.S. Census Bureau. New home sales are up 9.3 percent in the second quarter of 2016 from the first quarter.

Remodeling Market Index Holds Steady in Second Quarter

e National Association of Home Builders’ (NAHB) Remodeling Market Index (RMI) posted a reading of 53 in the second quarter of 2016. Although it slipped one point from the previous quarter, it is still the 13th consecutive quarter with a reading above 50.

Housing Starts Rise 4.8 Percent in June

Nationwide housing starts rose 4.8 percent in June to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.19 million units, according to newly released data from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and the Commerce Department. Overall permit issuance increased 1.5 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.15 million.

Builder Confidence Holds Firm in July

Builder confidence in the market for newly built, single-family homes in July fell one point to 59 from a June reading of 60 on the National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index (HMI) released today

Statement from NAHB First Vice Chairman Granger MacDonald on Cantwell-Hatch-Wyden Bill

Granger MacDonald, first vice chairman of the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) and a home builder and tax credit developer from Kerrville, Texas, today issued the following statement regarding legislation introduced by Sens. Maria Cantwell (D-Wash.) and Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) and co-sponsored by Sen. Ron Wyden (D-Ore.)

Statement from NAHB Chairman Ed Brady on Sen. Wyden’s Tax Bill

Ed Brady, chairman of the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) and a home builder and developer from Bloomington, Ill., issued the following statement regarding the First-time Homebuyer Credit Act, legislation introduced last night by Sen. Ron Wyden (D-Ore.)

Overtime Bill Would Help Business Owners and Workers

The National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) today commended Rep. Kurt Schrader (D-Ore.) for introducing legislation that helps small businesses and their workers by mitigating the effects of the U.S. Department of Labor’s unprecedented doubling of the overtime threshold.

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