Housing Economics

Housing Economics

NAHB provides in-depth economic analysis of the most significant issues and latest trends driving the housing industry.

Have Builder Material Prices Peaked?

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Intense demand and insufficient supply have led to sky-high prices for building materials in recent years. But rising interest rates are causing demand to soften. Will that mean material prices are on their way down for good?

Data at a Glance

Framing Lumber Prices

Fluctuations in the costs of building materials, particularly those of framing lumber, contribute significantly to home prices and housing affordability levels.

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Housing’s Economic Impact

Housing impacts local economies. See estimates of the jobs, income, and taxes generated from typical single family and multifamily housing projects. Reports can be customized for your area.

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National Statistics

The latest on starts and permits, home sales, lumber prices, mortgage rates and more.

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State and Local Data

Regional reporting of building permits, home sales, employment and workforce demand.

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Analysis from NAHB economists on the current and future state of housing.

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Exclusive NAHB surveys provide insights from several sectors throughout the industry.

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Housing Economics PLUS

Get exclusive access to in-depth analysis of market trends and industry forecasts.

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Special Studies

Detailed research on a wide variety of topics related to the U.S. housing market.