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/

    South Pushes Nationwide Housing Starts Down 9.3 Percent in June

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – July 18, 2014 – (RealEstateRama) — Nationwide housing production fell 9.3 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 893,000 units in June, according to newly released figures from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and the U.S. Census Bureau. The drop was due primarily to a nearly 30 percent decline in the South. All other regions posted monthly gains

    Builder Confidence Surpasses Key Benchmark in July

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – July 17, 2014 – (RealEstateRama) — Builder confidence in the market for newly-built single-family homes reached an important milestone in July, rising four points to a reading of 53 on the National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index (HMI) released today. Any reading over 50 indicates that more builders view sales conditions as good than poor

    Statement from NAHB Chairman Kevin Kelly on FHFA Proposal for Private Mortgage Insurance Companies

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – July 14, 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 Federal Housing Finance Agency’s (FHFA) draft eligibility requirements that private mortgage insurance companies would have to meet in order to insure loans sold to or guaranteed by Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac:

    Bipartisan Energy Codes Bill a Boon for Consumers

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – July 9, 2014 – (RealEstateRama) — Bipartisan legislation introduced yesterday by Reps. Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.) and Kurt Schrader (D-Ore.) would help promote savings in commercial buildings and residential homes through the use of more cost-effective energy codes, which set energy efficiency baselines for buildings, according to the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB).

    Steve Bomberger Elected as Chairman of NAHB 50+ Housing Council

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – July 1, 2014 – (RealEstateRama) — The National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) announced that Steve Bomberger of Wilmington, Del., has been elected as chairman of the NAHB 50+ Housing Council. Bomberger succeeds Robert Karen, managing member of the Symphony Development Group in Owings Mills, Md., and will serve a 1-year term.

    Log Homes Council Members Celebrate National Log Home Open House Month in July

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – July 1, 2014 – (RealEstateRama) — Members of the National Association of Home Builders’ (NAHB) Log Homes Council (LHC) are celebrating National Log Home Open House Month in July by hosting home tours, log raising demonstrations, factory tours, seminars and much more. This marks the third anniversary of the national event for the LHC members

    New-Home Sales Up 18.6 Percent in May

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – June 24, 2014 – (RealEstateRama) — Sales of newly built, single-family homes rose 18.6 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 504,000 units in May, 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 rate since May 2008

    Statement from NAHB Chairman Kevin Kelly on Supreme Court Greenhouse Gas Ruling

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – June 23, 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 U.S. Supreme Court ruling regarding the regulation of greenhouse gas emissions

    Justin MacDonald Elected as Chairman of NAHB Multifamily Council

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – June 19, 2014 – (RealEstateRama) — The National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) announced that T. Justin MacDonald of Kerrville, Texas, has been elected as chairman of the NAHB Multifamily Council.

    Housing Production Falls 6.5 Percent in May

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – June 17, 2014 – (RealEstateRama) — Declines in both single- and multifamily starts pushed nationwide housing production down 6.5 percent in May to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of just over 1 million units, according to newly released figures from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and the U.S. Census Bureau. However, single-family permits, which can be an indicator of future building activity, rose 3.7 percent.

    Builder Confidence Rises Four Points in June

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – June 17, 2014 – (RealEstateRama) — Builder confidence in the market for newly built, single-family homes rose four points in to reach a level of 49 on the National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index (HMI) released today. It remains one point shy of the threshold for what is considered good building conditions

    Proposed Clean Water Act Rule is More Federal Overreach, Builders Tell Congress

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – June 13, 2014 – (RealEstateRama) — A proposed rule recently released by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) to expand the reach of the Clean Water Act could increase the cost of new homes without a corresponding benefit to America’s lakes, rivers and other water bodies, the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) told Congress today

    Green Homes Show Growth in a Recovering Market According to New Report from McGraw Hill Construction

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – June 13, 2014 – (RealEstateRama) — Residential construction is a key engine behind economic growth in the United States. According to McGraw Hill Construction’s Dodge Construction Market Forecast, single and multifamily housing projects account for about 45% of the value of all construction projects started in theUnited States in 2014. With that market forecasted to grow rapidly in coming years, the green activity and drivers in the market are critical.

    Leading Markets Index Shows 56 Metros at or Above Normal Levels in June

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – June 13, 2014 – (RealEstateRama) — Of the approximately 350 metro markets nationwide, 56 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 nine metros year over year

    NAHB Accepting Applications for Jerry Rouleau Awards for Excellence in Marketing and Home Design

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – June 13, 2014 – (RealEstateRama) — The Building Systems Councils (BSC) of the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) opened its call for entries for the 2015 Jerry Rouleau Awards for Excellence in Marketing and Home Design. The annual awards recognize the best marketing efforts and home designs in the building systems industry

    Statement from NAHB Chairman Kevin Kelly on Shaun Donovan’s Service as HUD Secretary

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – May 28, 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 Shaun Donovan’s service as secretary of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development:

    NAHB Remodelers Now Accepting Entries for Annual Remodeling Awards

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – May 28, 2014 – (RealEstateRama) — Entries are now being accepted for the 2014 NAHB Remodelers awards which include NAHB Remodeler of the Year, National Remodeling Hall of Fame, Homes for Life awards and the Council Awards for Demonstrating Remodeling Excellence (CADRE)

    Statement from NAHB Chairman Kevin Kelly on Julian Castro’s Nomination as HUD Secretary

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – May 26, 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 President Obama’s announcement to nominate San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro as the next secretary of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development

    New-Home Sales Rise 6.4 Percent in April

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – May 23, 2014 – (RealEstateRama) — Sales of newly built, single-family homes rose 6.4 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 433,000 units in April, according to newly released data from HUD and the U.S. Census Bureau. The gain builds on an upward revision of sales numbers reported for the previous month

    Statement from NAHB Chairman on Senate Judiciary Committee Withdrawal of Patent Reform Bill

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – May 23, 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 after the announcement that Senator Leahy has withdrawn patent reform from the Senate Judiciary Calendar for the foreseeable future

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