Tag: housing affordability

NAHB Joins With Key Lawmakers to Stand Up for Housing

Filed in Advocacy, Housing Affordability by on October 20, 2021 0 Comments
NAHB Joins With Key Lawmakers to Stand Up for Housing

NAHB Chairman Chuck Fowke today participated in an event on Capitol Hill with Senate Banking Committee Chairman Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio), House Financial Services Committee Chairwoman Maxine Waters (D-Calif.) and leaders of several other housing organizations to call on Congress to keep housing funding in the Build Back Better package.

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Join NAHB for a Free Discussion on International Housing Affordability

Filed in Housing Affordability, IHA by on October 13, 2021 0 Comments
Join NAHB for a Free Discussion on International Housing Affordability

NAHB is hosting next week a free Shop Talk — an informal, peer-to-peer discussion — on how home builders can work with their communities to address all the needs across the housing continuum.

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Housing Affordability Plunges on Soaring Material Costs, Rising Home Prices

Filed in Economics, Housing Affordability, Material Costs by on August 5, 2021 4 Comments
Housing Affordability Plunges on Soaring Material Costs, Rising Home Prices

Soaring building material costs, high demand and low inventory have added tens of thousands of dollars to the price of a new home and caused housing affordability to fall to its lowest level in nearly a decade during the second quarter of 2021.

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Buyers’ Outlook on Housing Availability and Affordability Declines

Filed in Economics, Housing Affordability, Trends by on July 30, 2021 64 Comments
Buyers’ Outlook on Housing Availability and Affordability Declines

The increased activity in the housing market in the wake of COVID-19, combined with rising housing prices, has hampered prospective buyers’ outlook on the housing market and their ability to buy a home.

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NAHB Urges Congress to Enact Policies to Help Builders Boost Housing Production

Filed in Advocacy, Housing Affordability, Material Costs by on July 14, 2021 3 Comments
NAHB Urges Congress to Enact Policies to Help Builders Boost Housing Production

NAHB CEO Jerry Howard testified before Congress today and called on lawmakers to enact key policy proposals that will help home builders to expand the housing supply, reduce the housing deficit and improve housing affordability for all Americans. During a hearing before the House Ways and Means Subcommittee on Oversight on the topic of expanding housing access to all Americans, Howard noted that rising home prices, apartment rents and construction costs represent additional risks to housing affordability for prospective home buyers and renters.

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Biden Announces Actions to Address Racial Discrimination in Housing Market

Filed in Advocacy, Housing Affordability by on June 2, 2021 0 Comments
Biden Announces Actions to Address Racial Discrimination in Housing Market

President Biden on June 1 announced new steps to narrow the racial wealth gap and address racial discrimination in the housing market at a Tulsa, Okla. event commemorating the 100th anniversary of the race massacre that destroyed “Black Wall Street” in the once thriving Black community of Greenwood.

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New Home Sales Soften in April with Growing Housing Affordability Concerns

Filed in Economics, Housing Affordability by on May 25, 2021 12 Comments
New Home Sales Soften in April with Growing Housing Affordability Concerns

Rising building materials costs and low inventory have caused new home sales prices to jump 20% on a year-over-year basis, harming housing affordability and driving down the pace of new home sales. Sales of newly built, single-family homes fell 5.9%, following a significant downward revision of the March estimate, to a 863,000 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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Regulatory Costs Add a Whopping $93,870 to New Home Prices

Regulatory Costs Add a Whopping $93,870 to New Home Prices

Regulations imposed by all levels of government account for $93,870, or 23.8% of the current average sales price ($397,300) of a new single-family home, according to a new study by NAHB.

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Skyrocketing Lumber Prices Add Nearly $36,000 to the Price of a New Home

Skyrocketing Lumber Prices Add Nearly $36,000 to the Price of a New Home

Soaring lumber prices that have tripled over the past 12 months has caused the price of an average new single-family home to increase by $35,872, according to new analysis by the NAHB Economics team. This lumber price hike has also added nearly $13,000 to the market value of an average new multifamily home, which translates into households paying $119 a month more to rent a new apartment.

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How Builders are Dealing with Rising Lumber Prices

How Builders are Dealing with Rising Lumber Prices

NAHB recently asked builders about their reactions to the rising and volatile lumber prices in its April 2021 survey for the NAHB/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index (HMI).

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