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

Lower Interest Rates Stabilize Builder Confidence

January 16, 2019

Buoyed by falling mortgage rates, builder confidence in the market for newly-built single-family homes rose two points to 58 in January on the National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index (HMI).

Avoiding Poor-Performing Homes and Profit-Killing Call Backs

January 15, 2019

Building expenses don't always finish accruing once you turn over the keys to the buyer. The secret to maximizing your bottom line depends on how well you control your call-back costs.

Older Americans Increasingly Burdened by Housing Costs

January 15, 2019

The housing industry continues to deal with an affordability crisis, and a new report reaffirms that an alarming portion of American households are over burdened with housing costs.

Lower Interest Rates Stabilize Builder Confidence

January 16, 2019

Buoyed by falling mortgage rates, builder confidence in the market for newly-built single-family homes rose two points to 58 in January on the National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index (HMI). The gradual decline in mortgage rates in recent weeks helped to sustain builder sentiment. Low unemployment, solid job growth and favorable demographics should support housing demand in... Read More ›

OSB Leads Building Materials Prices Lower in December

January 15, 2019

Overall, the price of materials inputs to residential construction declined 1.8% in December (not seasonally adjusted) according to the latest Producer Price Index (PPI) released by the Bureau of Labor Statistics. While most building materials prices showed little movement in December, prices paid for OSB fell by double digits for the second consecutive month. OSB prices declined 12.0% (NSA) in... Read More ›

CPI Slipped in December

January 11, 2019

In December, a big drop in energy prices dragged down headline inflation below zero, while core inflation remained steady. The Consumer Price Index (CPI), reported by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), declined by 0.1% in December on a seasonally adjusted basis, after being unchanged in November. The “core” CPI, which excludes the volatile food and energy components, increased by... Read More ›