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 Jumps 20.2 Percent in April

    Nationwide housing starts rose 20.2 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.135 million units in April from an upwardly revised March reading, according to newly released data from the U.S. Commerce Department. This is the highest level of housing production since November 2007.

    Builder Confidence Falls Two Points in May

    Builder confidence in the market for newly built, single-family homes in May dropped two points to a level of 54 on the National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index (HMI) released today. It is a nine-point increase from the May 2014 reading of 45.

    Help for Remodelers, Consumers from House Lead Paint Bill

    Responding to ongoing concerns from the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) and affiliated trade groups, bipartisan legislation to make much-needed improvements to the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Lead: Renovation, Repair and Painting (LRRP) rule was reintroduced in the U.S. House of Representatives yesterday. The bipartisan bill was introduced by Rep. Kevin Cramer (R-N.D.), along with eight original co-sponsors

    Housing Affordability Posts Solid Gain in First Quarter

    Lower interest rates and home prices contributed to a solid boost in nationwide affordability in the first quarter of 2015, according to the National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo Housing Opportunity Index (HOI) released today

    House Passes Water Bill That Helps Environment and Landowners

    The National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) today commended the House for passing legislation that would prevent the Environmental Protection Agency and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers from vastly increasing federal jurisdiction over the nation’s waterways and wetlands without going through the proper rulemaking process

    Housing Recovery Continues at Gradual Pace

    Markets in 68 of the approximately 360 metro areas nationwide returned to or exceeded their last normal levels of economic and housing activity in the first quarter of 2015, 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

    Senate Bill Would Halt EPA’s Proposed Water Rule

    Bipartisan legislation introduced in the Senate yesterday would prevent the Environmental Protection Agency and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers from implementing a proposed rule that could result in millions of acres of private property to be regulated as wetlands under the Clean Water Act.

    Builder Confidence in the 55+ Housing Market Remains Positive in the First Quarter

    Builder confidence in the single-family 55+ housing market remains in positive territory for the first quarter of 2015, according to the National Association of Home Builders’ (NAHB) 55+ Housing Market Index (HMI) released today. Compared to the previous quarter, the single-family index edged down slightly by one point to 58, which is the fourth consecutive quarter above 50.

    NAHB Testifies Before House and Senate in Support of Cost-Effective Energy Legislation

    The National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) today testified before both chambers of Congress in support of legislation that would encourage meaningful energy savings for residential construction that are achievable and cost-effective.

    NAHB Remodelers Reveals the Most Popular Type of Home Remodeling Projects

    To kick off National Home Remodeling Month in May, the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) Remodelers released survey results on the most popular remodeling jobs by its members. Remodelers report that kitchen and bathroom remodels remain the most popular, and that home owners’ top motivation for remodeling was to upgrade with newer, better features in their homes.

    Remodelers Confident In Gradual Market Improvement

    The National Association of Home Builders’ (NAHB) Remodeling Market Index (RMI) posted a reading of 57 in the first quarter of 2015, off slightly from the historically high level of 60 in the last quarter of 2014, but above the key break-even point of 50.

    New Home Sales Drop 11.4 Percent in March

    Sales of newly built, single-family homes fell 11.4 percent in March to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 481,000 units from an upwardly revised February reading, according to newly released data by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and the U.S. Census Bureau

    Housing Recovery Slow and Steady in 2015, Will Pick Up Pace Next Year

    Solid employment gains, attractive mortgage rates, a growing economy and pent-up demand will help keep the housing market moving forward throughout 2015 and into next year, according to economists who participated in yesterday’s National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) 2015 Spring Construction Forecast Webinar.

    NAHB Selects Professional Builder as Official Media Partner for The New American Home

    The National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) is pleased to announce that Professional Builder has been selected as the media partner for The New American Home, the official show home of the International Builders’ Show™.

    Housing Production Edges Up 2 Percent in March

    Nationwide housing starts rose 2 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 926,000 units in March from an upwardly revised February reading, according to newly released data from the U.S. Commerce Department.

    Home Builders Seek Congressional, Regulatory Action to Ease Tight Credit Conditions

    The National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) today urged Congress and federal regulators to take steps to ease tight mortgage credit conditions afflicting many creditworthy borrowers and to support a stronger, more robust recovery of the housing and mortgage markets.

    House Bill on ‘Waters of the U.S.’ Would Protect Environment, Help Small Businesses

    The National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) today applauded legislation introduced by Rep. Bill Shuster (R-Pa.) that would prevent the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) from increasing federal authority over intrastate waters that would harm individual landowners and home buyers and impede economic growth.

    Builder Confidence Rises Four Points in April

    Builder confidence in the market for newly built, single-family homes in April rose four points to a level of 56 on the National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index (HMI) released today

    Builder Confidence Rises Four Points in April

    Builder confidence in the market for newly built, single-family homes in April rose four points to a level of 56 on the National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index (HMI) released today.

    Stevens Statement on New CFPB Toolkit

    David H. Stevens, President and CEO of the Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA), issued the following statement in response to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s new “Your Home Loan Toolkit” to help consumers with the mortgage process

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