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Single-Family Housing Starts Bounce Back in June

Filed in Economics, Home Building by on July 19, 2017 0 Comments
Single-Family Housing Starts Bounce Back in June

Nationwide housing starts rose 8.3% in June to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.22 million units, according to data released this morning from HUD and the Commerce Department.

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Builder Confidence Slips 2 Points in July, Remains Solid

Filed in Economics by on July 18, 2017 1 Comment

Builder confidence in the market for newly built single-family homes slipped two points in July to 64 from a downwardly revised June reading on the NAHB/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index (HMI). It is the lowest reading since November 2016.

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Feds Award New Residential Energy Efficiency Projects

Filed in Codes and Regulations, Environmental by on July 17, 2017 0 Comments
Feds Award New Residential Energy Efficiency Projects

With the goal of reducing energy use in both new and existing homes, the Department of Energy is awarding more than $3 million in grants through its Building America program partners, including the Home Innovation Research Labs, NAHB’s research arm.

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Awards Move 55+ Marketing into Overdrive

Filed in 55+ Housing, Awards, Councils & Committees by on July 17, 2017 0 Comments
Awards Move 55+ Marketing into Overdrive

You know you’re a really good builder. Your clients know you’re a really good builder. But wouldn’t it be better if your entire market knew? The NAHB 55+ Housing Industry Council 2018 awards program is your answer.

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NAHB Chair Elected to Federal Home Loan Bank of Dallas Board

Filed in Leadership by on July 13, 2017 1 Comment
NAHB Chair Elected to Federal Home Loan Bank of Dallas Board

The Federal Home Loan Bank of Dallas has announced the election of NAHB Chair Granger MacDonald to FHLB Dallas Board of Directors to fill an independent director seat vacated in April.

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Ivory Coast Seeking Builders

Filed in Global Housing, Membership by on July 13, 2017 0 Comments
Ivory Coast Seeking Builders

With more than 20 million citizens, the Ivory Coast is open to new forms of construction that could help accelerate the home building process and alleviate the West African republic’s housing shortage.

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NAHB Funds 4 Local Advocacy Efforts

Filed in Councils & Committees, Leadership by on July 12, 2017 0 Comments
NAHB Funds 4 Local Advocacy Efforts

Grants from the State and Local Issues Fund provide financial assistance to HBAs as they advocate on issues affecting the affordability of homeownership.

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Webinar Offers Tips for Fire Protection During Construction

Filed in Codes and Regulations, Education by on July 6, 2017 0 Comments
Webinar Offers Tips for Fire Protection During Construction

The American Wood Council is offering a free webinar at 1:55 p.m. ET on July 13 to help home builders and developers keep their jobsites safe from fire damage.

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Home Buying a Strong Boost to Overall Economy, NAHB Study Shows

Filed in Economics, Home Building by on July 6, 2017 1 Comment
Home Buying a Strong Boost to Overall Economy, NAHB Study Shows

In their first year of ownership, new home buyers spend about $10,601 on appliances, furnishings and home improvement projects — 2.6 times as much as other home owners in a typical year.

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Happy Fourth!

Filed in Membership by on June 30, 2017 0 Comments
Happy Fourth!

NAHB’s offices will be closed through 8:30 a.m. July 5 in commemoration of our nation’s Independence Day holiday.

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