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/

    Housing Starts Rise 2.8 Percent in March

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – April 16, 2014 – (RealEstateRama) — Led by a 6 percent rise in single-family starts, nationwide housing production rose 2.8 percent above an upwardly revised February rate of 920,000 to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 946,000 units in March, according to newly released figures from HUD and the U.S. Census Bureau.

    Builder Confidence Holds Steady in April

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – April 16, 2014 – (RealEstateRama) — Builder confidence in the market for newly built, single-family homes rose one point to 47 in April from a downwardly revised March reading of 46 on the National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index (HMI) released today

    Builder Confidence Holds Steady in April

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – April 15, 2014 – (RealEstateRama) –Builder confidence in the market for newly built, single-family homes rose one point to 47 in April from a downwardly revised March reading of 46 on the National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index (HMI) released today.

    Latest NAHB Index Reading Shows Recovery Continues to Spread

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – April 9, 2014 – (RealEstateRama) — Of the approximately 350 metro markets nationwide, 59 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 net gain of 11 metros year over year

    NAHB Seeks to Honor the Nationā€™s Best Apartments and Condos

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – April 9, 2014 – (RealEstateRama) — The National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) opened its call for entries for the 2014 NAHB Pillars of the Industry Awards competition. Multifamily owners and developers, property managers, architects, interior designers and multifamily industry professionals are invited to enter the competition

    Latest NAHB Publication Lets Builders Compare Financial Performance Against Industry Colleagues

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – April 4, 2014 – (RealEstateRama) — The Cost of Doing Business Study, 2014 Edition, a national study of buildersā€™ business practices and financial performance was recently released by BuilderBooks, the publishing arm of National Association of Home Builders (NAHB). The Cost of Doing Business Study gives builders the opportunity to see which companies earned a profit and how they did it

    NAHB Supports Senate Bill that Addresses ā€œPatent Trollsā€

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – April 4, 2014 – (RealEstateRama) — The National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) is calling on the Senate to advance the Patent Transparency and Improvements Act of 2013 (S. 1720), legislation that would significantly improve the U.S. patent process and stop patent abuse

    NAHB Reveals Most Popular Features Found in New Homes

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – March 28, 2014 – (RealEstateRama) — uring New Homes Month in April, the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) is sharing with home buyers the most popular features in new single-family homes in 2014. Builders from across the country were surveyed on what features they were most likely to include in a typical single-family home this year, revealing that convenience, livability and energy efficiency are top priorities.

    ASHRAE Joins NAHB and ICC to Develop New National Green Building Standard

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – March 28, 2014 – (RealEstateRama) — The National Association of Home Builders (NAHB), building science society ASHRAE and the International Code Council (ICC), developers of the ICC Family of Codes for the built environment, today agreed to jointly develop the 2015 edition of the ICC/ASHRAE 700 National Green Building Standard. This is the third edition of the standard and the first time that ASHRAE has partnered on its development

    Clean Water Act Expansion Not the Right Answer, NAHB Says

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – March 25, 2014 – (RealEstateRama) — The Environmental Protection Agencyā€™s (EPA) proposal to expand the reach of the Clean Water Act will increase the cost of new homes without a corresponding benefit to Americaā€™s lakes, rivers and other water bodies, the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) said today.

    New-Home Sales Continue to Trend Relatively Flat in February

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – March 25, 2014 – (RealEstateRama) — Sales of newly built, single-family homes fell 3.3 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 440,000 units in February, according to newly released figures from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and the U.S. Census Bureau.

    National Green Building Standardā„¢ Commentary, 2012 Edition Now Available at BuilderBooks.com

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – March 25, 2014 – (RealEstateRama) — The National Green Building Standardā„¢ Commentary, the companion publication to the ANSI-approved 2012 ICC-700 National Green Building Standard (NGBS), is now available for purchase through BuilderBooks.com, the publishing arm for the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB), in both print and eBook formats

    Building Systems Councils of NAHB Announces 2014 Board of Trustees

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – March 19, 2014 – (RealEstateRama) — The Building Systems Councils (BSC) of the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) announced its 2014 Board of Trustees last month during the International Buildersā€™ Show in Las Vegas. The BSC represents the concrete, log, modular and panelized building system industries, as well as builders and suppliers to those industries

    Housing Starts Hold Steady in February

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – March 18, 2014 – (RealEstateRama) — Nationwide housing starts were virtually unchanged in February, inching down 0.2 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 907,000 units, according to newly released data from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and U.S. Census Bureau.

    Builder Confidence Treads Water in March

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – March 17, 2014 – (RealEstateRama) — Builder confidence in the market for newly-built, single-family homes rose one point to 47 on the National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index (HMI), released today.

    Home Builders are ā€˜Bringing Housing Homeā€™ to Congress This Week

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – March 17, 2014 – (RealEstateRama) — Meetings begin this morning in hundreds of conference rooms, jobsites and legislative offices all over the country as members of the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) hold a week-long legislative event to underscore the importance of maintaining the American Dream of homeownership.

    Congressional Passage of Flood Insurance Bill a Boost for Housing

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – March 13, 2014 – (RealEstateRama) — The National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) today applauded the Senate for approving flood insurance legislation that will provide much-needed certainty to home owners and financial stability for the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP). H.R. 3370, the Homeowner Flood Insurance Affordability Act, was approved by the House earlier this month and is expected to be signed into law shortly by President Obama

    Statement from NAHB Chairman Kevin Kelly on Johnson-Crapo Housing Finance Reform Deal

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – March 11, 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 todayā€™s announcement by Senate Banking Committee Chairman Tim Johnson (D-S.D.) and Ranking Member Mike Crapo (R-Idaho) that they had reached an agreement on a housing finance reform proposal:

    NAHB Study Reveals Key Differences in Home Preferences Based on Race or Ethnicity

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – March 11, 2014 – (RealEstateRama) — Today, the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) released the results of a new study, What Home Buyers Really Want: Ethnic Preferences. The latest release from NAHBā€™s publishing arm, BuilderBooks is a further analysis of the 2013 study, What Home Buyers Really Want, which presented preferences of all home buyers combined. This new study compares and contrasts how housing preferences are affected by the racial or ethnic background of a home buyer, after controlling for factors such as age and income.

    New England Remodeler Paul Sullivan Selected as the 2014 NAHB Remodelers Chair

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – March 11, 2014 – (RealEstateRama) — Remodeler Paul Sullivan, CAPS, CGR, CGP, of Waterville Valley, N.H., was recently appointed the 2014 chairman of the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) Remodelers during the International Buildersā€™ Show in Las Vegas. As chairman of the leading professional organization for residential remodeling, Sullivan represents the more than 24,000 remodeling industry members of NAHB

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