News and Publications

There's a lot to know about the housing industry, especially in these turbulent times. This is why the NAHB Newsroom can be your resource for the latest, most complete news and information about the housing industry. NAHB also offers a full slate of news publications focused on a variety of home building industry topics.

For media inquiries contact Elizabeth Thompson, Director of Media Relations, at 202-266-8495 or use our online form.

House GOP Tax Plan Would Impact Key Housing Tax Provisions

June 24, 2016

House Speaker Paul Ryan and Ways and Means Committee Chairman Kevin Brady today unveiled the tax policy plank of a six-part House GOP policy agenda that would overhaul the tax code and affect important housing tax provisions.

Top Spikes Sparkle in Their Regions

June 24, 2016

Every month, we recognize the top recruiters in each region. Thank you to the following dedicated individuals for recruiting the most new members to our association in May.

Bipartisan Policy Center: Seniors Need More Housing Choices

June 24, 2016

A new report from warns that the rapidly increasing population of older Americans is leading to an additional squeeze on housing supply and affordability. The report recommends 10 specific policy changes that Congress and the Administration must make to combat this growing threat.

Residential Building Construction Wages are on the Rise

June 24, 2016

Rising job openings and employment in residential building construction industry pushed wages significantly higher after the Great Recession, with some states experiencing wage growth exceeding three times the national average from 2010 to 2015. The preliminary Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages (QCEW) data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics show that the average annual pay for residential building construction... Read More ›

New Home Sales in May – Onward and Upward, Ignore the Noise

June 23, 2016

The US Census Bureau and Department of Housing and Urban Development in a joint release reported that newly constructed single family homes sold at a seasonally adjusted annual pace of 551 thousand in May, down from 586 thousand in April, but up from the average pace of 524 thousand in the first quarter. The monthly numbers can be noisy –... Read More ›

Existing Sales Continue to Impress in May

June 22, 2016

Existing home sales, as reported by the National Association of Realtors (NAR), increased 1.8% in May to the highest level since February 2007. The May share of first-time buyers, however, remained mired at 30% in May and for all of 2015. May existing sales are up 4.5% from the same month a year ago. Total existing home sales in May... Read More ›