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Single-Family Starts Continue Modest Improvement

Filed in Economics by on August 16, 2019 0 Comments
Single-Family Starts Continue Modest Improvement

Due to a decline in multifamily production, total housing starts fell 4% in July to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.19 million units. While single-family starts increased 1.3%, multifamily starts fell 16.2%.

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Help Lift Housing By Bringing Material Costs Down

Filed in Affordability, Trade by on August 15, 2019 0 Comments
Help Lift Housing By Bringing Material Costs Down

The United States-Mexico-Canada-Agreement (USMCA) holds the potential to boost the housing economy and reduce price volatility for building materials. Take action now and ask your member of Congress to ratify the USMCA.

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Builder Confidence Trending Higher as Interest Rates Move Lower

Filed in Economics by on August 15, 2019 0 Comments
Builder Confidence Trending Higher as Interest Rates Move Lower

Builder confidence in the market for newly-built single-family homes rose one point to 66 in August, according to the latest NAHB/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index (HMI) released today.

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Make Your Plans to Attend the Fall Leadership Meeting in New Orleans

Filed in Councils & Committees, Leadership by on August 13, 2019 0 Comments
Make Your Plans to Attend the Fall Leadership Meeting in New Orleans

Registration is now open for NAHB’s 2019 Fall Leadership Meeting, Oct. 22-24, at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in New Orleans.

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NAHB Announces Delay in the Production of the Housing Opportunity Index

Filed in Affordability, Economics by on August 8, 2019 0 Comments
NAHB Announces Delay in the Production of the Housing Opportunity Index

The scheduled second quarter release of the NAHB/Wells Fargo Housing Opportunity Index (HOI), which measures housing affordability in more than 200 metropolitan areas across the nation, will be delayed for three months because key government data used to calculate the index is no longer available.

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Video: NAHB Chairman Updates Members on Senate Testimony from Fed Chairman

Filed in Affordability, Capitol Hill, Chairman's Update by on August 2, 2019 0 Comments
Video: NAHB Chairman Updates Members on Senate Testimony from Fed Chairman

In this month’s video update to members, NAHB Chairman Greg Ugalde shares a recent example of the influence NAHB has in Washington.

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Great Deals to Attend IBS, Our Industry’s Premier Event

Filed in International Builders' Show by on August 1, 2019 1 Comment
Great Deals to Attend IBS, Our Industry’s Premier Event

Registration is now open for the 76th annual NAHB International Builders’ Show® (IBS), the largest annual, light-construction trade show in the world. Following a stellar anniversary year, the show will return to Las Vegas Jan. 21-23, 2020.

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55+ Housing Market Remains Solid in Second Quarter

Filed in 55+ Housing, Economics by on August 1, 2019 0 Comments
55+ Housing Market Remains Solid in Second Quarter

Builder confidence in the single-family 55+ housing market remained solid in the second quarter with a reading of 71, edging down one point from the previous quarter due to softness in traffic of prospective buyers, according to the National Association of Home Builders’ (NAHB) 55+ Housing Market Index (HMI) released today.

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Trump Spotlights Workforce Development

Trump Spotlights Workforce Development

NAHB Chairman Greg Ugalde and four workers in the construction trades attended today’s White House event commemorating the first anniversary of President Trump’s executive order that established the National Council for the American Worker.

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New Home Sales Rebound in June Despite Affordability Concerns

Filed in Economics by on July 24, 2019 1 Comment
New Home Sales Rebound in June Despite Affordability Concerns

Sales of newly built, single-family homes increased in June to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 646,000 units — a 7% rise from May’s downwardly revised reading.

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