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.

Tell Them What You Really Think and Get Rewarded for Doing It

April 24, 2017

Thousands of industry analysts, lobbyists, government regulators and the media all keep a close eye on the results NAHB's monthly Housing Market Index (HMI) survey. While hundreds of single-family builders participate in the survey, we want that number to grow. NAHB is giving builders the opportunity to join the exclusive panel of builders that provides their opinions about the housing market.

Congress Must Act this Week to Avoid a Government Shutdown

April 24, 2017

The federal government will shut down at 11:59 p.m. on Friday, April 28 unless Democrats and Republicans work together to enact a continuing resolution that will keep the government open. At this time it is unclear whether lawmakers will seek a stopgap funding bill for a week or two until a long-term solution can be reached or enact a spending bill that will fund the government through Sept. 30 – the end of fiscal 2017 – at roughly the 2016 spending level.

What Draws Young Adults to the Construction Trades?

April 21, 2017

Most young adults between the ages of 18 to 25 say the two most important benefits of a career in the construction trades are good pay (80%) and learning useful skills (74%), according to a recent poll conducted by NAHB to determine how this age group feels about a career in the construction trades.

USDA Single Family Programs: Trends in Loans for Newly Constructed Homes

April 24, 2017

A recent NAHB study tracks trends in loans for new construction obligated under the USDA Single-family programs, the Section 502 Direct Loan Program and the Section 502 Guaranteed Loan Program. The report finds that, similar to the Federal Housing Administration’s single-family loan program, the USDA programs supported homeownership at a time when obtaining a conventional loan became increasingly difficult. However,... Read More ›

March Sales Roar Like a Lion

April 21, 2017

Existing home sales, as reported by the National Association of Realtors (NAR), surged 4.4% in March to the highest pace in ten years. At the current sales rate, the March unsold inventory represents a 3.8-month supply, unchanged from February. March existing sales were up 5.9% from the same month a year ago, and reached a seasonally adjusted rate of 5.71... Read More ›

Increase in Remodeling Market Index Reflects Broad-Based Confidence

April 20, 2017

The National Association of Home Builders’ (NAHB) Remodeling Market Index (RMI) posted a reading of 58 in the first quarter of 2017, up five points from the previous quarter. This reading is the highest since the fourth quarter of 2015 (Figure 1). A RMI above 50 indicates that more remodelers report market activity is higher (compared to the prior quarter)... Read More ›