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Contractor or Employee?

Sometimes it’s hard to tell the difference. But it’s important to do so to comply with the law and avoid fines. Learn more >

National Electrical Code Action Kit

So what changed in 2014 National Electrical Code? Read More >

Spotting Workers Comp Fraud

Workers’ compensation insurance fraud can be committed by employees, employers, insurers, agents, doctors, lawyers or anyone else involved in the workers’ compensation process. But workers’ comp fraud primarily penalizes employers and their employees. Read More in NAHB Now >

Land Use 101

The goal of Land Use 101 is to assemble the best available resources from NAHB that are most relevant to the issues curr...

Green Homes Show Growth in a Recovering Market According to New Report from McGraw Hill Construction

Residential construction is a key engine behind economic growth in the United States. According to McGraw Hill Construct...

What are Housing Starts?

A start is defined as excavation (ground breaking) for the footings or foundation of a residential structure. For a mult...

How Government Regulation Affects the Price of a New Home

This article introduces new NAHB estimates of the impact that such regulations have on the price of a home. The estimate...

Codes

While building codes protect public health and safety, government agencies often use them to back-door other policies.

Energy Efficiency

Energy efficiency in homes is generally achieved through the use of building materials, construction techniques, designs...

Local Benefits of Home Building: Updated Estimates

In-Depth Analysis, November 10, 2005 by Paul Emrath Ph.D. The NAHB Model New residential construction often faces oppos...

The Road Less Traveled, the Results Most Desired

For the second consecutive year, building-systems manufacturers and suppliers hit the road, this time to visit modular, ...

NAHB Apartment Rent Estimator

Through a link on this page, viewers can access a model NAHB has developed to estimate the average gross rent for an apa...

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Have Gypsum Prices Found a New Normal?

February 24, 2017

The long-term trend in gypsum prices appear to have moderated following steep price hikes at the beginning of 2012, 2013 and 2014.

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.

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