Material Costs

Material Costs
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Contacts: Felicia Watson
fwatson@nahb.org
(202) 266-8229

Alex Strong
astrong@nahb.org
(202) 266-8279

David Logan
dlogan@nahb.org
(202) 266-8448

Trade Policy Affects Housing Costs

The rising cost of building materials is harming housing affordability as the trade war on softwood lumber, steel, aluminum and other imported materials and equipment exacerbates price volatility and drives up housing costs.

The administration has imposed tariffs on these key building materials and on a wide variety of other goods used by the home building industry in an effort to resolve trade conflicts. However, tariffs are essentially taxes paid by American businesses and families, not foreign countries.

With America facing a housing affordability crisis, it is counterproductive to enact policies that drive up the cost of housing and push homeownership out of reach of hard-working American families. Congress must urge the administration to end tariffs on imports of steel, aluminum and numerous other goods used to build American homes.

Solving the Lumber Crisis
<p>NAHB is leading efforts for the Administration to address the recent sharp increases in lumber prices that threaten the affordability of new homes and the housing sector, which is leading the nation’s economic recovery.</p>

Solving the Lumber Crisis

Solving the Lumber Crisis

NAHB is leading efforts for the Administration to address the recent sharp increases in lumber prices that threaten the affordability of new homes and the housing sector, which is leading the nation’s economic recovery.

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United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement
The implementation of the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) will help address the housing affordability crisis.

United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement

United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement

The implementation of the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) will help address the housing affordability crisis.
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Understanding Appraisals
<p>Appraisers can incorporate three approaches to determine the value of a property: the sales comparison, cost and income methods.</p>

Understanding Appraisal Approaches

Understanding Appraisal Approaches

Appraisers can incorporate three approaches to determine the value of a property: the sales comparison, cost and income methods.

Leadership
<p>Resources for Senior Officers, the Leadership Council, Transitional Board, State Reps, NACs and committees.</p>

Leadership and Committees

Leadership and Committees

Resources for Senior Officers, the Leadership Council, Transitional Board, State Reps, NACs and committees.

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Councils
<p>Providing members the opportunity to network and develop policies that benefit their areas of interest.</p>

Councils

Councils

Providing members the opportunity to network and develop policies that benefit their areas of interest.

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Meetings
<p>Explore upcoming NAHB meetings and events.</p>

Meetings

Meetings

Explore upcoming NAHB meetings and events.

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