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/

    Statement from NAHB Chairman Kevin Kelly on New Mortgage Market Standards

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – October 21, 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 today’s announcement by six federal regulators to establish new rules for a qualified residential mortgage that would exempt securitizers from retaining 5 percent of the credit risk on loans packaged and sold as securities:

    Nationwide Housing Starts Top 1 Million for Third Time this Year

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – October 17, 2014 – (RealEstateRama) — For the third time this year, nationwide housing starts surpassed the million-mark, according to newly released figures from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and the U.S. Census Bureau. Total housing production in September rose 6.3 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.017 million units

    Four-Month Upturn Ends as Builder Confidence Falls in October

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – October 16, 2014 – (RealEstateRama) — After four consecutive monthly gains, builder confidence in the market for newly built single-family homes fell five points to a level of 54 on the National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index (HMI), released today

    New NAHB Study Shows Substantial Regional Differences in New Single-Family Home Characteristics

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – October 15, 2014 – (RealEstateRama) — A recent study from the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) revealed significant regional differences in new single-family home characteristics, ranging from price, design features, building materials and even financing. The new findings come from analysis of the 2013 Census Bureau Survey of Construction

    Excessive Lending Standards Still Affecting Home Sales

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – October 10, 2014 – (RealEstateRama) — Tight mortgage lending standards continue to affect sales for single-family builders across the nation, according to a survey released by the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB). Well over half of the single-family builders surveyed indicated that lending standards were “tight” or “very tight,” while only 11 percent indicated that standards were “somewhat easy” and no builders described them as “very easy.”

    New-Home Sales Top 500,000 in August, Highest Level Since 2008

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – September 25, 2014 – (RealEstateRama) — Sales of newly built, single-family homes increased 18 percent in August to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 504,000 units in August, the highest level in six years, according to newly released data by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and the U.S. Census Bureau

    Five Top Housing Shows to Converge in Las Vegas for Design & Construction Week™

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – September 18, 2014 – (RealEstateRama) — Five of the leading design and construction industry tradeshows have signed on to be part of the 2015 Design & Construction Week™ (DCW), joining forces for what promises to be the largest-ever residential construction exposition in the nation in 2015

    Builder Confidence Hits Highest Level Since November of 2005

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – September 18, 2014 – (RealEstateRama) — Builder confidence in the market for newly built, single-family homes rose for a fourth consecutive month in September to a level of 59 on the National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index (HMI), released today. This latest four-point gain brings the index to its highest reading since November of 2005.

    Multifamily Decline Pushes Nationwide Housing Starts Down 14.4 Percent in August

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – September 18, 2014 – (RealEstateRama) — Led by a steep 31.7 percent decline in multifamily production, nationwide housing starts fell 14.4 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 956,000 units in August, according to newly released figures from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and the U.S. Census Bureau. Single-family housing starts dropped 2.4 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 643,000 units.

    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).

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