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  • New Study Highlights Importance of Like-Kind Exchange Rules for New Residential and Commercial Properties.
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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...

What are Housing Starts?

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

2017 Release Dates for NAHB Quarterly Surveys

2017 release dates for NAHB's quarterly surveys: HOI, LMI, MMS, RMI, and 55+ HMI

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...

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...

Available by subscription, HousingEconomics.com provides the latest housing forecasts, market trends, in-depth economic analysis, and archival data relating to the housing industry.

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New Resources Help You Recruit Skilled Labor

June 21, 2017

NAHB continues to update its members-only Skilled Workforce Development Resources to help you recruit skilled labor and spread the word about the valuable careers available in residential construction.

Anti-NIMBY Statutes Bolster Affordable Housing Developers

June 21, 2017

There's good news for developers who've grown weary from unreasonable neighborhood opposition to affordable housing projects: A new report illustrates unique ways to appeal land use permit denials.

It’s Awards Season. Ready to Apply?

June 21, 2017

Every year, NAHB honors the work of home builders, developers, remodelers, sales professionals — just about everyone in the home building industry who is doing stellar projects. We hope you'll take advantage of this opportunity to achieve national recognition for your contributions to this great industry.