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.

Two CAPS Remodelers Receive 2016 ‘Homes for Life’ Awards

October 25, 2016

At the recent NAHB Remodelers Show, Barb Mueller and Nancy Schnur were honored for their respective aging-in-place and universal design projects.

Supreme Court to Hear Property Rights Case

October 25, 2016

The U.S. Supreme Court docket includes a Fifth Amendment "takings" clause case that will undoubtedly affect home builders: Murr v. Wisconsin.

Global Housing Event Echoes NAHB’s Housing Agenda

October 25, 2016

NAHB representatives have just returned from Ecuador, where they share the association’s housing agenda and learned more about housing issues around the globe at Habitat III, the United Nations Conference on Housing and Sustainable Urban Development. The meeting, which drew thousands of people from around the world, took place Oct. 17-20 in Quito. Held every […]

Home Prices in August – Gains Continued

October 25, 2016

The Case-Shiller (CS) National Home Price Index, released by S&P Dow Jones Indices, rose in August. The index rose at a seasonally adjusted annual growth rate of 7.6%, faster than the 4.9% reported in July. After the deceleration in the beginning of 2016, house prices have accelerated since May due to tight inventory and the increases in existing home sales... Read More ›

FHA Mortgage Share Increased in 2015

October 25, 2016

Recent data released under the Home Mortgage Disclosure Act (HMDA) on mortgage loans indicates that the FHA-insured share of all 1-4 family mortgage originations in owner-occupied homes increased in 2015. At the same time, refinancings relative to home purchase and home improvement mortgages also rose, especially for FHA-insured mortgages. The HMDA was enacted by Congress in 1975 and was implemented... Read More ›

Framing Methods for Single-Family Homes: 2015

October 24, 2016

Wood framing remains the most dominant construction method for single-family homes in the U.S., according to NAHB analysis of Census Bureau data. For 2015 completions, 93% of new homes were wood-framed. Another 7% were concrete homes, and less than half a percent were steel-framed. In absolute number terms, 603,000 single-family homes were completed in 2015 and had wood frames. Concrete homes totaled... Read More ›