News and Publications

There's a lot to know about the housing industry. This is why the NAHB Newsroom should be your resource for the latest, most complete news and information about the housing industry. NAHB also offers a full slate of news publications focused on a variety of home building industry topics.

For media inquiries, please use our online form or contact a member of our Media Relations team.

Liz Thompson, Director of Media Relations
202-266-8495
ethompson@nahb.org

Stephanie Pagan, Media Relations Manager
202-266-8254
spagan@nahb.org

Top Lifestyle Drivers for Boomer Buyers

July 16, 2019

Baby boomers say they will continue to work, retire later and want to stay in their homes. Enticing boomers who may be looking local for retirement to move from their existing home can be a hard sell. A community better suited to their ‘aspirational’  lifestyle, however, can be a compelling reason. Even if you may not build 55+ communities, it’s helpful to know what attracts buyers in this age demographic, as similar amenities within or around the local community may draw them to your projects.

HBA Leaders Share Proven Keys to Effective Member Communication

July 16, 2019

Several guest speakers from around the country participated in the latest Third Tuesday Townhall and shared multiple ways in which they've managed to successfully stay engaged with their members throughout the year.  

Builder Confidence Holds Firm in July

July 16, 2019

Builder confidence in the market for newly-built single-family homes rose one point to 65 in July, according to the latest NAHB/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index (HMI) released today. This marks the sixth consecutive month that sentiment levels have held at a steady range in the low- to mid-60s.

Builder Confidence Holds Firm in July

July 16, 2019

Builder confidence in the market for newly-built single-family homes rose one point to 65 in July, according to the latest National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index (HMI). This marks the sixth consecutive month that sentiment levels have held at a steady range in the low- to mid-60s. Builders report solid demand for single-family homes. However, they continue... Read More ›

Single-Family Permit Decline Continued in May

July 15, 2019

Over the first five months of 2019, the total number of single-family permits issued year-to-date (YTD) nationwide reached 342,116. On a year-over-year (YoY) basis, this is a 5.8% decline over the May 2018 level of 363,327. Year-to-date ending in May, single-family permits reported declines in all four regions. The Midwest, West, South, and the Northeast declined by 10.6%, 11.0%, 2.8%,... Read More ›

Building Materials Price Declines Led by Lumber and Plywood

July 12, 2019

Prices paid for goods used in residential construction decreased by 1.1% in June (not seasonally adjusted) according to the latest Producer Price Index (PPI) released by the Bureau of Labor Statistics.  The decline broke a four-month trend of increases and was only the fifth month over the past two years in which prices fell. Over the past 12 months, building materials prices... Read More ›