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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...

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BuilderBooks Seeking New Authors

July 24, 2017

Do you have a great idea for a book? Do you have home building industry experience you want to share? Is there a topic you are interested in, but can’t find any resources on it? BuilderBooks wants to hear from you.

New Webinar: Taking Tile Beyond the Bath

July 24, 2017

Tile today doesn’t belong just in the bathroom. It can be put to excellent use in living rooms, fireplaces and as decorative accents indoors and out.

5 Lessons from the Savings and Loan Crisis

July 24, 2017

The financial crises of the late 1980s and early 1990s, and again in the mid-2000s, provide valuable lessons for today’s builders in handling tough times.