Home Building

Avoiding Poor-Performing Homes and Profit-Killing Call Backs

Filed in Home Building, International Builders' Show by on January 15, 2019 1 Comment
Avoiding Poor-Performing Homes and Profit-Killing Call Backs

Building expenses don’t always finish accruing once you turn over the keys to the buyer. The secret to maximizing your bottom line depends on how well you control your call-back costs.

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A Look Back at 2018

Filed in Home Building by on January 3, 2019 0 Comments
A Look Back at 2018

NAHB Chairman Randy Noel recently shared some of the Federation’s most important accomplishments of 2018.

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Home Builders Mourn the Passing of President Bush

Filed in Home Building by on December 5, 2018 0 Comments
Home Builders Mourn the Passing of President Bush

On this national day of mourning for President George H. W. Bush, the nation’s home builders salute his legacy of a lifetime of service to America.

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Most Americans Cite a Housing Affordability Crisis Nationwide and Close to Home

Filed in Economics, Home Building by on December 4, 2018 10 Comments
Most Americans Cite a Housing Affordability Crisis Nationwide and Close to Home

Nearly three out of four American households believe that the nation is suffering a housing affordability crisis, and a majority of respondents reported this is a problem at their local and state level as well, according to a new nationwide survey conducted on behalf of NAHB.

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New Home Sales Drop in October as Affordability Challenges Persist

Filed in Economics, Home Building by on November 28, 2018 1 Comment
New Home Sales Drop in October as Affordability Challenges Persist

Sales of newly built, single-family homes fell to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 544,000 units in October after an upwardly revised September report, according to newly released data by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and the U.S. Census Bureau.

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Entry-Level Homes Push Down New Home Size

Filed in Economics, Home Building, Housing Trends by on November 27, 2018 3 Comments
Entry-Level Homes Push Down New Home Size

The size of new single-family homes once again decreased during the third quarter of 2018. New home size has been falling over the last three years as builders add more entry-level home construction into inventory.

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Single-Family Starts Post Slight Decline as Builders Grapple with Affordability Issues

Filed in Economics, Home Building, Multifamily by on November 20, 2018 2 Comments
Single-Family Starts Post Slight Decline as Builders Grapple with Affordability Issues

Rising housing affordability concerns continue to weigh on single-family production even as total housing starts edged higher in October. According to newly released data from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and the Commerce Department, total housing starts rose 1.5 percent in October to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.23 million units from an upwardly revised September reading.

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Home Builders Give Communities a Hand Up  

Home Builders Give Communities a Hand Up  

Custom home builder Tom Gipson from Raleigh, N.C., doesn’t shy away from a challenge.  In fact, 16 years ago he came up with an idea to build hundreds of homes in one week for Habitat for Humanity.   
That idea blossomed into the Habitat for Humanity Home Builders Blitz, which has helped forge a path to affordable homeownership for more than 2,500 families.

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Not All 55+ Buyers Alike

Filed in 55+ Housing, Awards, Home Building by on November 5, 2018 0 Comments
Not All 55+ Buyers Alike

There’s a big market for 55+ buyers seeking an active-adult community who either don’t have – or don’t want to spend – money on the bells and whistles. Learn more in the latest issue of the 55+ Online Magazine.

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Custom Home Builder Awards Deadline Extended to Oct. 31

Filed in Awards, Home Building by on October 26, 2018 0 Comments
Custom Home Builder Awards Deadline Extended to Oct. 31

It’s not too late to apply for the NAHB Custom Home Builder of the Year Awards, sponsored by Sherwin Williams®.

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