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

Speaker Lineup Announced for HUD-NAHB Innovative Housing Showcase

May 24, 2019

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and NAHB recently announced a dynamic list of government and industry leaders, entrepreneurs and journalists who will be speaking at the Innovative Housing Showcase, June 1-5, on the National Mall.

Student Competition Winners Featured in NAHB Workforce Development Video

May 24, 2019

Fresh off a win in the NAHB Student Competition at IBS 2019 in Las Vegas, construction management students at Shelby County High School (Ky.) are featured in a recent workforce development video touting a career in carpentry.

Key Energy-Efficient Features for Today’s Boomer Buyer

May 24, 2019

Baby boomers moving into communities desire energy-efficient features, especially windows and appliances, and in addition, 84% of potential homebuyers recently surveyed favor whole-home energy certification. See the key strategies Christopher Companies uses to address these desires in its The Crest of Alexandria development.

22% of Home Buyers Expect House Search to Get Easier Soon

May 24, 2019

In the first quarter of 2019, adults planning a home purchase (i.e. prospective buyers) were asked about their expectations for housing availability in the near future. Results show that 22% expect the search for a home to become easier in the months ahead, an improvement over the 16% who had that same expectation a year earlier.  During this period, the... Read More ›

Multifamily Built-for-Rent Share Remains Elevated

May 24, 2019

An elevated rental share of multifamily construction is holding typical apartment size below levels seen during the pre-Great Recession period. If multifamily developers build more for-sale housing units in the years ahead, the average size of multifamily residences is likely to rise. However, recent trends suggest continued low levels of condo construction ahead. According to first quarter 2019 data, the... Read More ›

New Home Sales Post Solid Numbers in April

May 23, 2019

After an upward revision, March and April newly-built single-family homes sales data indicate that lower mortgage rates and price incentives increased the volume of transactions as the spring home buying season stabilized after weakness in late 2018. Contracts for new, single-family home sales declined to a 673,000 seasonally adjusted annual rate according to estimates from the joint release of HUD... Read More ›