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.

Solar Appraisals Move Forward

July 25, 2016

A new report from the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory says that it's possible to demonstrate how homes equipped with solar panels are worth more than comparable homes without them.

Free Greenbuild Expo Pass for NAHB Members

July 25, 2016

NAHB members can register for the annual Greenbuild International Conference and Expo — which this year takes place Oct. 5-7 in Los Angeles — and be eligible for a free pass to the show floor on Oct. 5 and 6.

Federal Fines to Jump Aug. 1

July 25, 2016

It always pays to follow the law. But after Aug. 1, it’s going to be even more expensive not to: That's when federal agencies will begin increasing fines for non-compliance in a big way.

New Home Sales in June – Steady Progress

July 26, 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 592 thousand in June and revised May sales up to 572 thousand. This pace represents steady progress from housing bust lows below 300 thousand but is still well short of... Read More ›

Time to Build an Apartment Building in 2015

July 25, 2016

The average length of time to complete construction of a multifamily building, after obtaining authorization, was 14 months according to the 2015 Survey of Construction (SOC) from the Census Bureau. The permit-to-completion time increased by approximately one month from 2014 to 2015, as per unit median square footage and share of multifamily for sale rose.   The average time to... Read More ›

New Single-Family Housing Starts by Divisions

July 22, 2016

Using the public-use microdata files provided by Census Bureau’s Survey of Construction (SOC), NAHB Economics and Housing Policy group tabulated new single-family housing starts for the nine census divisions, including Pacific, Mountain, West North Central, West South Central, East North Central, East South Central, Middle Atlantic, South Atlantic, and New England. The map and figure below provide a more geographically... Read More ›