Applications for NAHB committee or council appointments for 2016 are now being accepted through NAHB’s online application system. NAHB strongly encourages all those who are interested to apply. The application deadline is Oct. 18.
NAHB, the Texas Association of Builders, the Greater Houston Builders Association and other farm and business organizations today filed a lawsuit seeking to overturn a federal rule that defines the “waters of the United States” and the jurisdictional scope of the Clean Water Act.
NAHB achieved an important victory for builders when the U.S. House of Representatives passed H.R. 2042, the Ratepayer Protection Act of 2015, on June 25. The bill aims to curtail the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA’s) proposed Clean Power Plan rule, which would have a negative impact on the home building industry. While EPA’s proposed rule is meant […]
In a Eye on Housing analysis of the latest monthly home price data by the Federal Housing Finance Agency and the Case-Shiller U.S. Home Price Index, NAHB economist Jing Fu observes that the median sales price of new and existing single-family homes tells a similar story: rapid acceleration during the housing boom, sharp declines during the bust and steady recovery since 2012.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Rural Housing Service (RHS) is increasing its upfront fee paid by borrowers on a no-downpayment loan from 2% to 2.75% effective Oct. 1. According to an RHS official, the difference in monthly payments is $4.83 for a typical $135,000 loan.
NAHB today filed a Petition for Review challenging the federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) agency’s final confined spaces in construction standard issued on May 4, 2015.
The U.S. Supreme Court yesterday held that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency wrongly chose to ignore the costs of a regulation when it promulgated a rule that would have cost $9.6 billion to implement, and deliver only $4-6 million in benefits.