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Single-Family Housing Starts Reach Highest Level since Late 2007

Nationwide housing starts rose 3 percent in February from an upwardly revised January reading to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.288 million units, according to newly released data from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and the Commerce Department. Single-family production increased 6.5 percent to 872,000 units — its highest reading in nearly a decade — while multifamily starts fell 3.7 percent to 416,000 units.
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Builder Confidence Hits 12-Year High

Builder confidence in the market for newly-built single-family homes jumped six points to a level of 71 on the National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index (HMI). This is the highest reading since June 2005
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Statement from NAHB Chairman Granger MacDonald on Ben Carson’s Confirmation as HUD Secretary

Granger MacDonald, chairman of the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) and a home builder and developer from Kerrville, Texas, today issued the following statement regarding the Senate confirmation of Ben Carson as secretary of the Department of Housing and Urban Development
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NAHB Applauds President Trump for Move to Fix Flawed WOTUS Rule

President Donald Trump today honored a campaign promise made to home builders as he signed an executive order directing the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) to begin the process of rescinding or revising the controversial "waters of the United States" (WOTUS) rule.
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New Home Sales Start Year on a Positive Note

Sales of newly built, single-family homes rose 3.7 percent in January to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 555,000 units, according to newly released data by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and the U.S. Census Bureau
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Apartment and Condominium Market Keeps Momentum Going in Fourth Quarter

The Multifamily Production Index (MPI), released today by the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB), posted a gain of two points to 55 in the fourth quarter. The MPI has been at 50 or above for five straight years.
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NAHB Associates Committee Honors Dedicated Members

Four longtime members of the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) were inducted recently into the Society of Honored Associates, a lifetime award intended to distinguish those members who have made invaluable contributions to the building industry. The prestigious award is given to Associate members who are chosen as finalists for the Associate of the Year Award
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Statement from NAHB Chairman Granger MacDonald on Congressional Effort to Overturn OSHA Recordkeeping “Volks”...

Granger MacDonald, chairman of the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) and a home builder and developer from Kerrville, Texas, today issued the following statement regarding the joint resolution of disapproval introduced today to overturn OSHA’s recordkeeping rule known as the “Volks” rule
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NAHB Congratulates Scott Pruitt on his Confirmation as EPA Administrator

Granger MacDonald, chairman of the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) and a home builder and developer from Kerrville, Texas, today issued the following statement regarding the Senate confirmation of Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt to lead the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
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Housing Affordability Remains Favorable Even as it Hits an Eight-Year Low

Shortages of buildable lots and skilled labor, along with excessive regulations, rising mortgage interest rates and ongoing home price appreciation pushed housing affordability in the fourth quarter of 2016 to its lowest point since the third quarter of 2008, according to the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB)/Wells Fargo Housing Opportunity Index (HOI) released today
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Statement from NAHB Chairman Granger MacDonald on Nomination of Alexander Acosta as Labor Secretary

Granger MacDonald, chairman of the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) and a home builder and developer from Kerrville, Texas, today issued the following statement on President Trump’s nomination of Alexander Acosta, current dean of Florida International University College of Law.
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Housing Production in January Levels Off After Multifamily Surge

Housing starts returned to trend, dropping 2.6 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.246 million units, according to newly released data from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and the U.S. Census Bureau. Multifamily production fell 10.2 percent to 423,000 units after an unusually high December 2016 reading, whereas single-family starts ticked up 1.9 percent to 823,000 units.
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Builder Confidence Continues to Settle Back to Sustainable Levels in February

Builder confidence in the market for newly-built single-family homes declined two points in February to a level of 65 on the National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index (HMI).
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Statement from NAHB Chairman Granger MacDonald on Steven Mnuchin’s Confirmation as Treasury Secretary

Granger MacDonald, chairman of the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) and a home builder and developer from Kerrville, Texas, today issued the following statement regarding the Senate confirmation of Steven Mnuchin as Secretary of the Treasury
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2017 NAHB International Builders’ Show Boasts Strong Attendance Numbers

Last month, more than 68,000 home builders, remodelers, developers and designers flocked to Orlando, Fla. to attend the 2017 International Builders’ Show® (IBS), the largest annual light construction trade show in the world. The show, hosted by the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) returned to Orlando after a four-year run in Las Vegas.
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Regulatory and Supply-Side Challenges Inhibit More Robust Housing Growth

Although employment and home price levels have returned to or exceeded normal levels of activity, new-home construction during the fourth quarter of 2016 remained tepid in many markets due to regulatory and supply-side constraints, according to the National Association of Home Builders/First American Leading Markets Index (LMI) released today.
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Statement from NAHB Chairman Granger MacDonald on President Trump’s Executive Order to Reform Dodd-Frank...

Granger MacDonald, chairman of the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) and a home builder and developer from Kerrville, Texas, today issued the following statement regarding President Donald Trump’s executive order to revise regulations in the Dodd-Frank Act
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55+ Housing Market Ends Fourth Quarter on Record-High

Builder confidence in the single-family 55+ housing market remains strong in the fourth quarter of 2016 with a reading of 67, up eight points from the previous quarter, according to the National Association of Home Builders' (NAHB) 55+ Housing Market Index (HMI) released today. This is the highest reading since the inception of the index in 2008.
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Juli Bacon Named 2017 NAHB Professional Women in Building Council Chair

Juli Bacon, owner of JB Consulting Systems LLC and Bacon Maintenance Services LLC in Woodinville, Wash., was recently sworn in as the 2017 chair of the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) Professional Women in Building (PWB) Council.
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New Home Sales Post Highest Yearly Total Since 2007

Sales of newly built, single-family homes rose 12.2 percent in 2016 to 563,000 units, the highest annual rate since 2007, according to newly released data by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and the U.S. Census Bureau. New home sales fell 10.4 percent in December 2016 to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 536,000 units.
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Statement from NAHB Chairman Granger MacDonald on Ben Carson’s Confirmation by the Senate Banking...

Granger MacDonald, chairman of the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) and a home builder and developer from Kerrville, Texas, today issued the following statement regarding the Senate Banking Committee voting to confirm Dr. Ben Carson as the next secretary of the Department of Housing and Urban Development
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Remodeling Market Optimism Remains Positive in Fourth Quarter

The National Association of Home Builders’ (NAHB) Remodeling Market Index (RMI) posted a reading of 53 in the fourth quarter of 2016, a decrease of four points from the previous quarter, but on par with levels seen in the first half of 2016. Remodeler confidence has held firm in positive territory for 15 straight quarters.
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Nationwide Housing Production Up 11.3 Percent in December on Multifamily Surge

A surge in multifamily production resulted in overall nationwide housing starts rising 11.3 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.23 million units, according to newly released data from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and the U.S. Census Bureau. Single-family starts dropped 4 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 795,000 units
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Builder Confidence Holds Firm in January

Builder confidence in the market for newly-built single-family homes remained on firm ground in January, down two points to a level of 67 from a downwardly revised December reading of 69 on the National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index (HMI)

Statement from NAHB Chairman Granger MacDonald on the Supreme Court’s Decision to Hear WOTUS...

NAHB Chairman Granger MacDonald, a builder and developer from Kerrville, Texas, issued the following statement on the Supreme Court's decision to take up the dispute over which lower courts can hear challenges to EPA's rule defining "waters of the U.S." in the Clean Water Act

BALA Awards Shine a Spotlight on Top Design Trends for 2017 and Beyond

A remarkable 127 single-family, multifamily, remodeling and community projects were honored at the 2016 Best in American Living Awards™ (BALA) ceremony held during the 2017 National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) International Builders’ Show in Orlando, Fla., including nine “best in region” and five “of the year” winners. These projects represent the nation’s best in home and community design, interior design and remodeling

Siblings’ S.C. Childhood Home Renovated for Retirement Receives Remodel of the Year Honors in...

A mid-1960s-era home in Clemson, S.C., renovated by two siblings to share in retirement, has been selected as the Remodel of the Year in the 2016 Best in American Living™ Awards (BALA) by the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB).

Nation’s Home Builders Elect Leadership for 2017

Members of the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) elected four senior officers to top leadership positions within the federation during the association’s International Builders’ Show in Orlando, Fla.

High-End London-style Development in Houston Honored in National Design Competition

Winfield Gate, a London-style luxury townhouse community in Texas that’s minutes away from Houston’s downtown, has been honored as the Multifamily Community of the Year in the 2016 Best in American Living™ Awards (BALA) by the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB)

Multifamily Housing Sector Sees a Cooling in Marketplace, but Remains Robus

Panelists addressed the continuing post-recession recovery of multifamily housing and looked at where this sector is headed at a press conference held at the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) International Builders’ Show® (IBS) in Orlando, Fla

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BEST5 Technical Committee Issues Call for Abstracts

The National Institute of Building Sciences Building Enclosure Technology and Environment Council (BETEC) and the Building Enclosure Council – Philadelphia are seeking abstracts for papers for presentation at the fifth BEST Conference Building Enclosure Science and Technology™ (BEST5), to be held April 2018 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

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April 21 BSSC Webinar Looks at Steel-Framed Buildings

The National Institute of Building Sciences Building Seismic Safety Council (BSSC) will host the third webinar in its 2017 series sponsored by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). The free webinar, “Design of Seismic Force-Resisting Systems in Steel-Framed Buildings,” will be held Friday, April 21, 2017, from 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm ET (11:00 am to 12:00 pm PT).