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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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Safety Saturday: Focus on Step Ladders

May 28, 2016

Safety Saturday is a multimedia resource for home building professionals designed to make safety education more accessible, simple to use, and easier to digest.

Estimating Accurately to Build Client Trust

May 27, 2016

Accurate estimating is just as much of an art form in the home building industry as are designing and constructing. There are countless variables to consider, and tremendous pressures to stay competitive while still maintaining margins. Knowing this, one Virginia home builder developed a product to augment his business with a more efficient way to generate precise estimates.

Top Spikes Looked Sharp in April

May 27, 2016

Robert August has reached an NAHB Spike Club milestone: He has amassed more than 3,000 Spike credits, earned by recruiting a boatload of new members to NAHB and to his own association, the HBA of Metropolitan Denver.

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