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.

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Liz Thompson, Director of Media Relations

Stephanie Pagan, Media Relations Manager

Builders Say Lumber Tops Labor as Biggest Challenge

May 25, 2018

In his bi-weekly overview of the housing market, NAHB's chief economist describes the most serious headwind facing housing markets today: the escalation of framing lumber prices — up 59% since the start of 2017.

Wichita Recruiters Make a Big Splash

May 25, 2018

Wess Galyon wanted to up the ante — and make a big splash — during this year’s Wichita Area Builders Association membership drive.

House Panel Approves Fiscal 2019 HUD Budget

May 24, 2018

The House Appropriations Committee approved $53.1 billion for HUD in fiscal 2019, which represents a $440 million, or 0.8% increase from fiscal 2018 levels and nearly $12 billion more than the Trump administration’s fiscal 2019 request.

NAHB Releases Remodeling by Zip Code Estimates for 2018

May 25, 2018

With this post NAHB announces the release of its latest estimates of spending on improvements to owner-occupied homes at the zip code level.  The new estimates are for calendar year 2018 and include the number of owner-occupied homes, the number with improvement spending during the year, the average spending per improved home, total spending on improvements within the zip code, and the drivers of remodeling activity used to... Read More ›

Larger Job Gains Across Fewer States in April

May 25, 2018

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, nonfarm payroll employment increased in 26 states and the District of Columbia, was unchanged in two states, and decreased in 22 states in April 2018 compared to March 2018. Over the month of March, jobs rose across 34 states, but declined in seven, with nine states flat. Although job growth was more geographically... Read More ›

Existing Sales Retreat 2.5% in April

May 24, 2018

Existing-home sales decreased 2.5% in April to a level 1.4% below a year ago, and sales have now decreased year-over-year for two consecutive months. The first-time buyer share of 33% was an increase from last month, but remains down from 34% a year ago. The National Association of Realtors reported that 57% of homes sold last month were on the... Read More ›