Homeownership

2 Non-Political Reasons to Remember 2016

Filed in Economics, Homeownership, Housing Trends by on February 28, 2017 0 Comments
2 Non-Political Reasons to Remember 2016

Compared to 2015 totals, townhouse construction increased 12%, and custom single-family homes grew 8% in 2016 to a post-recession high. Much of this is due to an easing of credit standards and the return of more first-time home buyers. But in 2017, many of the same challenges will persist.

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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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NAHB Urges Swift Confirmation of Carson as HUD Secretary

Filed in Capitol Hill, Codes and Regulations, Homeownership by on January 13, 2017 0 Comments

At his Senate confirmation hearing Jan. 12 to be secretary of the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), Dr. Ben Carson laid out his vision for housing. NAHB was among the first groups to come out in support of Carson when he was nominated for the post by President-elect Trump last month. 2016 NAHB […]

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Educating Home Owners to Make Sustainability Stick

Educating Home Owners to Make Sustainability Stick

The ICC/ASHRAE 700-2015 National Green Building Standard (NGBS) was released in March. This post is the eighth and final post in a series that examines what’s different in this new edition – and what’s changed in the world of sustainable construction since the 2012 NGBS. This week: Updates to Operation, Maintenance, and Building Owner Education.

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Why It’s a Good Thing Homes are Getting Smaller

Why It’s a Good Thing Homes are Getting Smaller

Size matters. And the recent decline in the size of new single-family homes is actually a sign of economic progress. The housing recovery cycle has now reached the point of younger consumers expanding the market, and builders offering a wider variety of home sizes to align with an evolving mix of buyer budgets.

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Rising Prices Affect Housing Affordability in 2nd Quarter

Filed in Economics, Homeownership by on August 11, 2016 1 Comment
Rising Prices Affect Housing Affordability in 2nd Quarter

Solid home price appreciation more than offset a modest reduction in mortgage interest rates to push housing affordability lower in the second quarter of 2016, according to the NAHB/Wells Fargo Housing Opportunity Index released today.

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Where the Presidential Tickets Stand on Housing

Filed in Capitol Hill, Homeownership by on July 29, 2016 1 Comment
Where the Presidential Tickets Stand on Housing

The Republican and Democratic National Conventions have concluded and both parties have now officially nominated their candidates for President and Vice President of the United States. View a detailed summary on where the candidates stand on housing.

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It’s True: We Want to Own a Home

Filed in Construction Industry, Homeownership by on July 27, 2016 0 Comments

An overwhelming 4 of 5 Americans believe that owning a home is a good investment, according to a recent poll that NAHB comissioned to gauge public sentiment on the value of homeownership and government programs that encourage homeownership and housing production.

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National Lieutenant Governors Stand Up for Housing

The National Lieutenant Governors Association issued a proclamation recognizing the importance of the nation’s home building industry in spurring job and economic growth during its annual July 6-8 meeting in Grand Rapids, Mich.

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Building Communities Together with USDA Rural Development

Filed in Homeownership, Housing Finance by on June 30, 2016 8 Comments
Building Communities Together with USDA Rural Development

As USDA Rural Housing Service Administrator, I’ve heard time and time again about the lack of good affordable housing stock in rural America.

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