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Housing Starts Up Sharply, Near Post-Recession High in October

Filed in Economics, Home Building by on November 17, 2017 0 Comments
Housing Starts Up Sharply, Near Post-Recession High in October

Nationwide housing starts rose 13.7% in October to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.29 million units after a slight upward revision to the September reading, according to newly released data from HUD and the Commerce Department. This is the highest housing production reading since October 2016, when total starts hit a post-recession high of 1.33 million.

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Builder Confidence Climbs to 8-Month High in November

Filed in Economics, Home Building by on November 16, 2017 0 Comments
Builder Confidence Climbs to 8-Month High in November

The two-point to a level of 70 in November on the NAHB/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index was the highest report since March, and the second highest on record since July 2005.

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IHA Spotlights Housing Needs in Developing Countries

Filed in Global Housing, Home Building, Leadership by on November 13, 2017 0 Comments
IHA Spotlights Housing Needs in Developing Countries

The International Housing Association (IHA), of which NAHB is a member, this week launched a working group to support the housing needs of developing countries. IHA provides an international forum to address globally significant priority areas identified by member countriesand often publishes Statements of Intent on these priorities, sharing information and solutions related to them through its working groups.

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Los Angeles is Least Affordable Housing Market

Filed in Home Building, Homeownership by on November 9, 2017 0 Comments
Los Angeles is Least Affordable Housing Market

San Francisco, which has been the nation’s least affordable housing market for nearly five years, was supplanted by Los Angeles in the third quarter of 2017, according to the NAHB/Wells Fargo Housing Opportunity Index released today.

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2018 ICC Code Adoption Kits Now Available

Filed in Codes and Regulations, Home Building, Multifamily by on November 9, 2017 0 Comments
2018 ICC Code Adoption Kits Now Available

As states and jurisdictions prepare to upgrade to the latest building and energy codes released by the International Code Council, NAHB has already prepared resources so HBAs can suggest cost-effective changes to improve the just-released 2018 editions.

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Buried Ducts Webinar Set for Nov. 9

Filed in Codes and Regulations, Design, Home Building by on November 3, 2017 0 Comments
Buried Ducts Webinar Set for Nov. 9

What’s the best way to bury ducts in attic insulation, and how can builders take advantage of this practice and produce an energy-efficient home at a lower cost? The Department of Energy is offering a free webinar Nov. 9 at 1 p.m. ET that explains the process.

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55+ Housing Builders, Developers Stay Confident in 3rd Quarter

Filed in 55+ Housing, Economics, Home Building by on November 2, 2017 0 Comments
55+ Housing Builders, Developers Stay Confident in 3rd Quarter

Builder confidence in the single-family 55+ housing market continued to be positive in the third quarter, according to the NAHB 55+ Housing Market Index (HMI), released today.

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Boost Your Residential Marketing Skills with this MIRM Course

Boost Your Residential Marketing Skills with this MIRM Course

From research and analysis to help you determine where and what to build, to making sure you are reaching the intended buyer, two NAHB courses in residential marketing will give your business a boost.

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New Home Sales Pace in September Hits 10-Year High

Filed in Economics, Home Building by on October 25, 2017 6 Comments
New Home Sales Pace in September Hits 10-Year High

Sales of newly built, single-family homes in September rose 18.9% to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 667,000 units from an upwardly revised August reading, according to newly released data from HUD and the Census Bureau. This is the highest sales rate since October 2007. Year to date, new home sales are 8.6% above their level over the same period last year.

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Spotlight on Construction Trades: Painting and Masonry

Spotlight on Construction Trades: Painting and Masonry

This week’s focus on Careers in Construction Month explores two more rewarding job opportunities in home building: the painting and masonry trades.

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