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.

Trump Administration Cancels FHA Mortgage Premium Cuts

January 23, 2017

President Donald Trump signed an executive order on Jan. 20 cancelling a decision made by the Obama administration to lower Federal Housing Administration annual mortgage insurance premiums by 25 basis points to 0.60%.

NAHB Remodelers Names Dan Bawden as 2017 Chairman

January 23, 2017

NAHB Remodelers recently named Dan Bawden, CAPS, GMB, CGR, CGP, president and CEO of Legal Eagle Contractors in Houston, as its 2017 chairman. In this role, Bawden represents the more than 53,000 members of NAHB who are involved in the remodeling industry.

Communication and Planning Key to Customer Satisfaction

January 23, 2017

To provide the best possible building experience for your customers, open communication and planning are the best strategies to reduce conflict, manage expectations, eliminate costly errors and gain trust.

Property Taxes by State – 2015

January 23, 2017

The 2015 American Community Survey data shows that New Jersey still leads the nation with the highest average annual real estate tax (RET) bill of $8,180—$7,528 more than RETs paid by Alabama’s homeowners. The overall distribution remained roughly unchanged since 2014, as the composition of the top and bottom ten remained the same. The map below clearly illustrates that the highest property... Read More ›

Residential Construction Employment Solid in December

January 23, 2017

The count of unfilled jobs in the overall construction sector remained elevated in November, as residential construction employment continues to grow. According to the BLS Job Openings and Labor Turnover Survey (JOLTS) and NAHB analysis, the number of open construction sector jobs (on a seasonally adjusted basis) came in at 184,000 in November. The cycle high was 225,000 set in July. The open position rate (job... Read More ›

Who is (Not) in the Labor Force

January 20, 2017

The number of people not in the labor force has been growing. As of December 2016, 95.1 million people, aged 16 or older, were not in the labor force, according to data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). An aging population is responsible for this growth, but what are the other reasons individuals cite for not being in the... Read More ›