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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...

2016 Release Dates for NAHB Quarterly Surveys

2016 release dates for NAHB's quarterly surveys: HOI, LMI, MMS, RMI, and 55+ HMI

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...

Construction, Codes and Standards

Virtually all residential construction must adhere to comprehensive building codes and standards governed by local and s...

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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BUILD-PAC Flexes Its Political Muscle

September 30, 2016

Watch Eugen Graf, the 2016 BUILD-PAC Chairman, explain why NAHB members from across the country invest in BUILD-PAC to make housing’s voice in Washington strong.

Solar, Wind Power Installation Accelerates

September 30, 2016

Wind power and solar photovoltaic (PV) panels accounted for more than two-thirds of the new electricity generating capacity installed in the U.S. last year. Cost is a big factor: the average residential PV installation costs have dropped 54% since 2008, while wind power costs have dropped 41%.

NAHB Mourns Texas Home Builder Jessie A. Baker

September 30, 2016

Baker, a member of the National Housing Hall of Fame and past president of the Corpus Christi, San Antonio and Texas builders associations, passed away on Sept. 23, at the age of 89.

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