News and Publications

There's a lot to know about the housing industry, especially in these turbulent times. This is why the NAHB Newsroom can 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 contact Elizabeth Thompson, Director of Media Relations, at 202-266-8495 or use our online form.

NAHB Seeks Solutions as Lumber Prices Rise

February 17, 2017

Lumber prices are on the rise, and that’s not good news for home builders and their clients.

Save Today — and Tomorrow, Too

February 17, 2017

The numbers are in, and they're awesome: NAHB members saved $20 million in 2016 when they bought products and services through the NAHB Member Advantage program.

Free Flooring Installation Guidelines Now Available

February 17, 2017

Moisture-related flooring problems continue to be a long-standing issue for home builders. The National Wood Flooring Association has some solutions for NAHB members.

Mortgage Originations Grow in Q4

February 17, 2017

According to the Federal Reserve Bank of New York’s Household Debt and Credit Report, mortgage originations grew in the 4th quarter of 2016. Largely resulting from 4th quarter growth, origination volume in 2016 exceeded its level in 2015. This marks the second consecutive year of growth in originations. As the chart above illustrates, there was approximately $617 billion in originations... Read More ›

New Single-Family Home Size Trends

February 17, 2017

After increasing and leveling off in recent years, new single-family home size continued along a general trend of decreasing size during the fourth quarter of 2016. This ongoing change marks a reversal of the trend that had been in place as builders focused on the higher end of the market during the recovery. As the entry-level market expands, including growth for... Read More ›

Housing Affordability Remains Favorable Even as it Hits an Eight-Year Low

February 16, 2017

Shortages of buildable lots and skilled labor, along with excessive regulations, rising mortgage interest rates and ongoing home price appreciation pushed housing affordability in the fourth quarter of 2016 to its lowest point since the third quarter of 2008, according to the National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo Housing Opportunity Index (HOI).  In all, 59.9 percent of new and existing... Read More ›