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 Production Falls 1.6 Percent in November

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – December 16, 2014 – (RealEstateRama) — Following an upwardly revised rate last month, housing starts in November slipped 1.6 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.028 million units, according to newly released figures from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and the U.S. Census Bureau. Three-month moving averages for total and single-family production were at their highest levels since the Great Recession

    National Green Building Standard Approved for Military Housing in NDAA

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – December 15, 2014 – (RealEstateRama) — The National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) applauds Congress for authorizing the ICC 700 National Green Building Standard (NGBS) for all military residential construction, which represents 16 percent of the federal real estate portfolio. Passed today by the Senate, and last week by the House, the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) will provide affordable choices in meeting military energy and water reduction goals.

    Builder Confidence Drops One Point in December

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – December 15, 2014 – (RealEstateRama) — Following a four-point uptick last month, builder confidence in the market for newly built single-family homes fell one point in December to a level of 57 on the National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index (HMI), released today

    Statement from NAHB Chairman Kevin Kelly on New Downpayment Loans

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – December 10, 2014 – (RealEstateRama) — Kevin Kelly, chairman of the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) and a home builder and developer from Wilmington, Del., today issued the following statement regarding announcements by Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac of programs to purchase mortgages with downpayments of as little as 3 percent

    NAHB Announces Best of 50+ Housing Awards Finalists

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – November 21, 2014 – (RealEstateRama) — The National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) has announced the finalists for NAHB’s 2015 Best of 50+ Housing Awards, the premier design and marketing competition for the 50+ housing industry. A total of 91 entries were chosen as finalists and are eligible for either a gold or silver award from NAHB’s 50+ Housing Council.

    Developers’ Sentiment About Multifamily Market Off Recent Peak, but Remains Positive

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – November 21, 2014 – (RealEstateRama) — The Multifamily Production Index (MPI), released today by the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB), reached 54 in the third quarter, four points below the previous quarter’s reading. This is the 11th consecutive quarter with a reading of 50 or above.

    Developers’ Sentiment About Multifamily Market Off Recent Peak, but Remains Positive

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – November 20, 2014 – (RealEstateRama) — The Multifamily Production Index (MPI), released today by the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB), reached 54 in the third quarter, four points below the previous quarter’s reading. This is the 11th consecutive quarter with a reading of 50 or above.

    Single-Family Starts Up 4.2 Percent While Overall Production Drops Slightly in October

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – November 19, 2014 – (RealEstateRama) — Single-family housing production in October reached its highest level since November 2013 while the more volatile multifamily sector brought combined nationwide starts activity down 2.8 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.009 million units, according to newly released figures from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and the U.S. Census Bureau

    Builder Confidence Rises Four Points in November

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – November 18, 2014 – (RealEstateRama) — Builder confidence in the market for newly built single-family homes rose four points to a level of 58 on the National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index (HMI), released today.

    Statement from NAHB Chairman Kevin Kelly on ICC Ruling on Cost Estimates

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – November 18, 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 the decision by the International Code Council to require that all code change proposals include cost estimates

    Housing Markets Inch Toward Full Recovery

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – November 6, 2014 – (RealEstateRama) — Markets in 59 of the approximately 350 metro areas nationwide returned to or exceeded their last normal levels of economic and housing activity in the third quarter of 2014, according to the National Association of Home Builders/First American Leading Markets Index (LMI), released today

    NAHB Offers New Electronic Contracts and Subscription Service

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – October 30, 2014 – (RealEstateRama) — The National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) recently released its new contracts and subscription website, www.nahbcontracts.com. The website offers access to a variety of residential construction form contracts and documents developed by NAHB, exclusively for home builders and remodelers. It also provides some dynamic features including track changes technology and custom templates

    NAHB Honors Building Systems Industry Leaders

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – October 28, 2014 – (RealEstateRama) — The Building Systems Councils (BSC) and the Log and Timber Homes Council of the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) presented the 2015 Jerry Rouleau Awards for Excellence in Marketing and Home Design to BSC members who demonstrated high achievement in home design and marketing materials. Twenty-six awards were given out during the BSC’s annual Showcase24 event, the only national conference and educational event focused exclusively on the systems-built industry, held Oct. 27-28 in Washington, D.C

    NAHB Remodelers Bestows Homes for Life Awards for Excellence in Aging-in-Place Remodeling

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – October 27, 2014 – (RealEstateRama) — The National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) Remodelers announced the winners of its annual Homes for Life awards, recognizing excellent remodeling work for aging-in-place and universal design. The awards were presented on Oct. 23 at the NAHB Remodelers’ annual gala held during the Remodeling Show in Baltimore. Susan Bachner, MA OTR, CAPS of Lexington, Ky., won in the Major Space remodel category. Sandra Rawls Oltmanns, CAPS, ASID, IIDA of Naples, Fla., won in the Single Space remodel category.

    Media Advisory: NAHB to Host its Fall Construction Forecast Webinar Next Week

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – October 24, 2014 – (RealEstateRama) — The National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) will host its Semi-Annual Construction Forecast Conference on Thursday, Oct. 30, in a two-hour webinar from 2:00-4:00 p.m. ET featuring three renowned industry experts.

    Remodeling Market Index Reclaims All-Time High

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – October 24, 2014 – (RealEstateRama) — The National Association of Home Builders’ (NAHB) Remodeling Market Index (RMI) reclaimed the high-water mark of 57 in the third quarter of 2014. This is the sixth consecutive quarter for an RMI reading above 50.

    New-Home Sales Edge Up 0.2 Percent from Revised Down August Rate

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – October 24, 2014 – (RealEstateRama) — Sales of newly built, single-family homes inched up 0.2 percent in September to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 467,000 units, 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. Sales numbers for August were revised down from 504,000 to 466,000

    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

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