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.

Non-Canadian Softwood Lumber Imports Hit a 10-Year High

May 22, 2017

In a positive development for home builders, lumber consumers and housing affordability, U.S. softwood lumber imports (excluding shipments from Canada) hit a decade high in the first quarter. European suppliers – including Australia, Germany, Sweden, Finland, the Czech Republic, Russia, Lithuania, Estonia, Latvia and Romania – accounted for nearly all the increase.

NAHB Remodelers Chair: ‘Ask Me Anything’

May 22, 2017

Are you a consumer who wants to ask a professional questions about home remodeling? Or perhaps you are a remodeler and want to ask a peer their opinion about a remodeling project? Now’s your chance!

Back by Popular Demand: Train the Trainer

May 22, 2017

If you'd like to join NAHB's outstanding team of educators or simply improve your public speaking skills, Train the Trainer is your answer. This popular course is being offered June 12 at the National Housing Center in Washington, D.C.

Decline for Single-Family Built-for-Rent Construction

May 22, 2017

The number of single-family homes built-for-rent fell slightly at the start of 2017, falling to 6,000 for the quarter. Over the last four quarters, total production of this type of housing was 33,000 homes. According to data from the Census Bureau’s Quarterly Starts and Completions by Purpose and Design and NAHB analysis, the market share of single-family homes built-for-rent, as measured on... Read More ›

Remodeling by Generational Composition of the Household

May 19, 2017

Analysis of data from the most recent release of the American Housing Survey indicates that households with two generations and those with three generations tended to remodel more than households with only one generation. Within two-generation households, however, those that include a generation older than the household head were less likely to remodel, but tended to spend the most when... Read More ›

Custom Home Building Market Growth Slows

May 19, 2017

NAHB’s analysis of Census Data from the Quarterly Starts and Completions by Purpose and Design survey indicates a slowing of the growth rate for the custom home building market. Over the last four quarter period, ending with the first quarter of 2017, there were 168,000 total custom single-family home starts, an increase of almost 2% over the previous four quarters. Custom... Read More ›