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

Builders Deliver Homes and Hope to Devastated Communities

June 25, 2018

As we celebrate the final week of National Homeownership Month, we’re highlighting how NAHB members are delivering the American Dream to home owners and communities impacted by natural disasters. As previously reported, modular housing can help devastated communities rebuild more efficiently. Homes can be built quickly and offsite in a controlled environment, saving time and […]

Shortages of Framing Lumber More Widespread than Ever

June 22, 2018

Shortages of framing lumber are now more widespread than at any time since NAHB began tracking the issue in 1994, according to results from the May 2018 survey for the NAHB/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index.

Administration Submits New WOTUS Definition for Review

June 22, 2018

The Environmental Protection Agency and Army Corps of Engineers last week submitted a new proposed “Waters of the U.S.” regulatory definition to the White House’s Office of Management and Budget for review. The proposal had not been expected until August.

Builders Say Lumber Prices Are Hurting Affordability

June 22, 2018

In a recent NAHB survey, over 40 percent of builders said construction costs in general are causing home buyers to hold back from purchasing a new home, and over 90 percent said that lumber prices specifically are hurting affordability. The results are consistent with yesterday’s post, which described a surge in the number of builders reporting a shortage of framing lumber. The new results... Read More ›

Number of Builders Reporting a Shortage of Framing Lumber Surges

June 21, 2018

Shortages of framing lumber are now more widespread than at any time since NAHB began tracking the issue in a consistent way in 1994, according to results from the May 2018 survey for the NAHB/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index.  Over 30 percent of single-family builders responding to the survey’s special questions in May reported a shortage of framing lumber, outdistancing the other 22... Read More ›

Existing Sales Retreat 0.4% in May

June 20, 2018

Existing-home sales decreased 0.4% in May to a level 3.0% below a year ago, and sales have now decreased year-over-year for three consecutive months. The first-time buyer share of 31% was down from 33% last month and a year ago. The National Association of Realtors reported that 58% of homes sold last month were on the market less than a... Read More ›