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Video: NAHB Chairman Promotes Bringing Housing Home, May 3-7

Filed in Advocacy, Membership by on May 3, 2021 1 Comment
Video: NAHB Chairman Promotes Bringing Housing Home, May 3-7

In his May update, NAHB Chairman Chuck Fowke promotes Bringing Housing Home® — a key Federation-wide event taking place this week, when members meet with their federal lawmakers in their home districts to discuss important issues impacting the housing industry and their communities.

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Podcast: Special Guest Sen. Sherrod Brown Discusses Housing with NAHB

Filed in Advocacy by on April 29, 2021 0 Comments
Podcast: Special Guest Sen. Sherrod Brown Discusses Housing with NAHB

On a special episode of NAHB’s Housing Developments podcast, CEO Jerry Howard and Chief Lobbyist Jim Tobin sit down with Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee Chairman Sherrod Brown to discuss the fate of government-sponsored entities (GSEs) and rental assistance, and what the infrastructure bill could mean for home builders.

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NAHB Spring Leadership Meetings Will Be Virtual

Filed in Membership by on April 29, 2021 0 Comments
NAHB Spring Leadership Meetings Will Be Virtual

The NAHB Spring Leadership Meetings, taking place June 14-18, will be supported exclusively through virtual sessions.

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Special Meeting of the Board of Directors on April 27

Filed in Membership by on April 23, 2021 0 Comments
Special Meeting of the Board of Directors on April 27

A special meeting of the NAHB 2021 Board of Directors will take place on Tuesday, April 27 at 3 p.m. ET.

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New Home Sales Jump in March on High Consumer Demand

Filed in Economics by on April 23, 2021 2 Comments
New Home Sales Jump in March on High Consumer Demand

Low interest rates and strong consumer demand fueled a solid increase in new home sales in March, despite the ongoing building materials challenges impacting the industry. Sales of newly built, single-family homes rose 20.7% from an upwardly revised February number, to a 1.02 million seasonally adjusted annual rate, 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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Podcast: Emerging Legislation That Could Impact Housing

Filed in Advocacy, Material Costs, Workforce Development by on April 21, 2021 0 Comments
Podcast: Emerging Legislation That Could Impact Housing

On the latest episode of NAHB’s Housing Developments podcast, CEO Jerry Howard and Chief Lobbyist Jim Tobin discuss some of the legislation that Congress is likely to consider this session, including the full Low Income Housing Tax Credit bill that NAHB has championed, the fate of the filibuster, immigration and a possible expansion of the Supreme Court.

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Single-Family Builders: Tell Us How Rising Costs Are Impacting Your Bottom Line

Filed in Economics, Membership by on April 21, 2021 4 Comments
Single-Family Builders: Tell Us How Rising Costs Are Impacting Your Bottom Line

NAHB is seeking data from single-family builders to produce average profit benchmarks for the industry. Industry averages will be published in the next edition of the Builders’ Cost of Doing Business Study.

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CDC Hosting Free Webinar on COVID-19 Vaccines Tomorrow for NAHB Members

Filed in Disaster Response, Membership, Safety by on April 20, 2021 0 Comments
CDC Hosting Free Webinar on COVID-19 Vaccines Tomorrow for NAHB Members

The CDC is hosting a free webinar for NAHB members on Wednesday, April 21 at 2 p.m. ET, to address the importance of the COVID-19 vaccines in the construction industry.

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Housing Starts Spring Forward in March

Filed in Economics by on April 16, 2021 6 Comments
Housing Starts Spring Forward in March

Housing production rebounded in March as buyer demand remains solid due to low mortgage interest rates. Overall housing starts increased 19.4% to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.74 million units, according to a report from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and the U.S. Census Bureau. This was the fastest pace for combined single-family and multifamily construction since June 2006.

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Builder Confidence Edges Up as Strong Demand Offsets Supply-Side Challenges

Filed in Economics, Trends by on April 15, 2021 36 Comments
Builder Confidence Edges Up as Strong Demand Offsets Supply-Side Challenges

Strong buyer demand pushed builder confidence up in April even as builders continued to grapple with rising lumber prices and supply chain issues and consumers faced higher home prices due to a lack inventory. The latest NAHB/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index (HMI) released today shows that builder confidence in the market for newly built single-family homes rose one point to 83 in April.

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