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NAHB Seeks Solutions as Lumber Prices Rise

Filed in Home Building by on February 17, 2017 9 Comments
NAHB Seeks Solutions as Lumber Prices Rise

Lumber prices are on the rise, and that’s not good news for home builders and their clients.

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Free Flooring Installation Guidelines Now Available

Filed in Home Building, Legal by on February 17, 2017 2 Comments
Free Flooring Installation Guidelines Now Available

Moisture-related flooring problems continue to be a long-standing issue for home builders. The National Wood Flooring Association has some solutions for NAHB members.

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Housing Affordability Remains Favorable Even at 8-Year Low

Filed in Economics, Home Building by on February 16, 2017 0 Comments
Housing Affordability Remains Favorable Even at 8-Year Low

Shortages of buildable lots and skilled labor, excessive regulations, rising mortgage interest rates and ongoing home price appreciation pushed housing affordability in the fourth quarter of 2016 to its lowest point since the third quarter of 2008, according to the NAHB/Wells Fargo Housing Opportunity Index. released this morning.

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Housing Production in January Levels Off after Multifamily Surge

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

Housing starts returned to trend in January, dropping 2.6% to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.246 million units, according to newly released data from HUD and the Census Bureau.

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Builders Still Optimistic in February

Filed in Economics, Home Building by on February 15, 2017 0 Comments

Builder confidence in the market for newly built single-family homes declined two points in February to 65 on the NAHB/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index.

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Building Success with Happy Home Owners

Filed in Education, Home Building, Remodelers by on February 7, 2017 0 Comments
Building Success with Happy Home Owners

All hail the happy home owner: the No. 1 referral source for home builders and remodelers. Companies that forget to keep that top of mind are companies that are in for a bumpy ride, as explained during an education session at the 2017 International Builders’ Show.

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Regulatory, Supply Challenges Inhibit More Robust Housing Growth

Filed in Economics, Home Building by on February 6, 2017 1 Comment
Regulatory, Supply Challenges Inhibit More Robust Housing Growth

Although employment and home price levels have returned to or exceeded normal, home construction during the fourth quarter of 2016 remained tepid in many markets due to regulatory and supply-side constraints.

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Connecting with Home Owners Across the Country

Filed in Home Building, Homeownership by on February 3, 2017 0 Comments
Connecting with Home Owners Across the Country

In celebration of NAHB’s 75th Anniversary, we are crossing the country and connecting with families who live in the homes our members build. Throughout the year, we’ll be sharing their stories and encouraging consumers to find out how they can start building their own American Dream.

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55+ Builder Confidence is Highest Yet

Filed in Councils & Committees, Economics, Home Building by on February 2, 2017 0 Comments
55+ Builder Confidence is Highest Yet

Builder confidence in the single-family 55+ housing market remained strong in the fourth quarter of 2016 with a reading of 67, up eight points from the previous quarter, according to the NAHB 55+ Housing Market Index, released today. This is the highest reading since the inception of the index in 2008.

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Wanted: 2018 NGBS Consensus Committee Members

Green home builders, remodelers and designers and others sustainability enthusiasts are encouraged to apply to the committee that will develop the 2018 version of the ICC/ASHRAE 700-2015 National Green Building Standard .

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