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.

Celebrate National Designation Month

February 23, 2017

March is National Designation Month, a time to recognize designee achievements, promote ongoing education in the housing industry and educate the public on the value of professionals with NAHB designations.

3 Ways to Make it Home in Time for Dinner

February 23, 2017

If you've ever wondered what work/life balance looks like because you've been chasing it for so long and still haven't caught up with it, don't worry. Amy O' Connor, a sales training consultant for Shore Consulting, said the concept of work/life balance is a big whopping fantasy.

Multifamily Market Keeps Momentum Going in 4th Quarter

February 23, 2017

NAHB's Multifamily Production Index (MPI) posted a gain of two points to 55 in the fourth quarter of 2016. The MPI has been at 50 or above for five straight years.

Apartment and Condominium Market Momentum Continues

February 23, 2017

The National Association of Home Builders’ Multifamily Production Index (MPI) increased two points to 55 in the fourth quarter of 2016. For five straight years, the MPI has been at or above 50, which indicates that more respondents report conditions are improving than report conditions are getting worse (Figure 1). Figure 1: NAHB Multifamily Production Index (MPI) and Multifamily Starts... Read More ›

Minutes From the FOMC January/February Meeting – We’ll Let You Know

February 22, 2017

The minutes from the Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) meetings, released three weeks after the meeting as standard practice, offer a glimpse behind the curtain, providing details of the deliberations, areas of agreement as well as ongoing debate, and specific articulations of viewpoints from unnamed meeting participants, going beyond the statement released immediately following the meeting. Minutes from the January... Read More ›

Existing Sales Fast Out of 2017 Gate

February 22, 2017

Existing home sales, as reported by the National Association of Realtors (NAR), increased 3.3% in January, reaching the fastest pace since February 2007. At the current sales rate, the January unsold inventory represents a 3.6-month supply, unchanged from December. January existing sales were up 3.8% from the same month a year ago, and advanced to a seasonally adjusted rate of... Read More ›