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

Stephanie Pagan, Media Relations Manager

Are You Maximizing Your Membership?

February 18, 2019

Do you know all the benefits afforded through NAHB membership? Are you taking advantage of all the tools and resources available to NAHB members? Stop by NAHB Headquarters at the International Builders’ Show in Las Vegas to find out.

What’s Cooking with Smart-Home Kitchen Design

February 15, 2019

IBS attendees can learn firsthand what it takes to create a smart kitchen during a special education panel, “Smart Kitchens: How Design & Technology Trends Can Simplify Life for Homeowners,” on Wednesday, Feb. 20.

Make the Most of the Builders’ Show with the IBS 2019 Mobile App

February 15, 2019

Keep your IBS schedule handy with the IBS 2019 mobile app, available through iTunes or Google Play. The app includes detailed information on all the products and activities available during the week of the show to help you navigate the event.

Interest Rates on Construction Loans Showed Rising Trend in 2018

February 18, 2019

Interest rates on loans for residential acquisition, development, and construction (AD&C) generally increased throughout 2018, according to results from NAHB’s fourth quarter AD&C survey.  For the fourth quarter, builders and developers responding to the survey reported a median interest rate that varied from 5.75% on loans for pre-sold single-family construction, to 5.88% on loans for land development, to 6.00% on loans... Read More ›

Serious Delinquency Rate Continues its Decline

February 15, 2019

The most recent results of the National Delinquency Survey produced by the Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) show that, as of the 4th quarter of 2018, mortgage servicers serviced 29.9 million non-government-insured mortgages, also known as conventional mortgages. Beginning with the first quarter of 2017, the MBA had discontinued its long-held classification of conventional loans into the prime and subprime categories,... Read More ›

What Do Vacancy Rates Tell Us about the Shortage of Housing?

February 15, 2019

Vacancy rates are one of the key statistics NAHB Economics tracks to judge the health and direction of the housing market. The currently low homeowner and rental vacancy rates are typically interpreted as a sign of tight housing markets, with lower vacancy rates signaling a greater housing shortage. NAHB’s analysis of the latest 2017 ACS vacancy data highlights the metropolitan... Read More ›