Home Building

New Home Sales Rise 2.9% in May

Filed in Economics, Home Building by on June 23, 2017 0 Comments
New Home Sales Rise 2.9% in May

Sales of newly built, single-family homes in May rose 2.9% to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 610,000 units after an upwardly revised April reading, according to newly released data from HUD and the Census Bureau.

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New Guidance Helps Insulate You from Poor Walls and Attics

Filed in Codes and Regulations, Home Building by on June 15, 2017 0 Comments
New Guidance Helps Insulate You from Poor Walls and Attics

Today’s builders can select from an increasing number of insulation products to meet the high R-values specified by current energy codes. And installing these products correctly is key to providing energy-efficient and durable wall assemblies and comfortable indoor conditions for home buyers. Thankfully, NAHB is here to help.

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Builder Confidence: Still Solid

Filed in Economics, Home Building by on June 15, 2017 0 Comments
Builder Confidence: Still Solid

Builder confidence in the market for newly built single-family homes weakened slightly in June, down two points to 67 from a downwardly revised May reading of 69 on the NAHB/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index.

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Zero-Energy Builders Tell All

Filed in Design, Environmental, Home Building by on June 9, 2017 2 Comments
Zero-Energy Builders Tell All

It’s one thing to listen to outside experts about how to create a successful business niche or even corner the market by building zero energy ready homes. It’s another thing to hear it from the horse’s – or the home builder’s, mouth.

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Summit to Highlight Latest and Greatest in Offsite Construction

Filed in Events, Home Building by on May 25, 2017 3 Comments
Summit to Highlight Latest and Greatest in Offsite Construction

Hundreds of builders, manufacturers and suppliers of modular, panelized, concrete, log and timber-framed homes will gather this fall for the the Building Systems Housing Summit — the only national conference dedicated to the offsite construction industry. Registration is now open for the two-and-a-half day event, which will feature a variety of education sessions and countless networking opportunities.

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Non-Canadian Softwood Lumber Imports Hit a 10-Year High

Filed in Home Building by on May 22, 2017 1 Comment
Non-Canadian Softwood Lumber Imports Hit a 10-Year High

In a positive development for home builders, lumber consumers and housing affordability, U.S. softwood lumber imports (excluding shipments from Canada) hit a decade high in the first quarter.

European suppliers – including Australia, Germany, Sweden, Finland, the Czech Republic, Russia, Lithuania, Estonia, Latvia and Romania – accounted for nearly all the increase.

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Multifamily Drop Brings Production Down 2.6% in April

Filed in Economics, Home Building, Multifamily by on May 16, 2017 0 Comments

Led by a decline in multifamily production, nationwide housing starts fell 2.6% in April to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.17 million units, according to newly released data from HUD and the Department of Commerce.

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Builder Confidence Continues Climb

Filed in Economics, Home Building by on May 15, 2017 1 Comment
Builder Confidence Continues Climb

In a further sign that the housing market continues to strengthen, builder confidence in the market for newly-built single-family homes rose two points in May to 70 on the NAHB/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index. This is the second-highest reading since the downturn.

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Get Ready for the 2018 IRC

Get Ready for the 2018 IRC

States and jurisdictions across the country are making plans to adopt the 2018 International Residential Code next year – and that means home builders in those markets need to be ready. This May 25 webinar is a great first step.

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Keep Your Customers Comfortable with Well-Ventilated Homes

Keep Your Customers Comfortable with Well-Ventilated Homes

In today’s tight, energy-efficient homes, proper design of the HVAC system is critical to avoid issues of occupant comfort and callbacks. Download this webinar replay so you are ready to talk to your contractor.

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