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

Conference Offers Advanced Education on Land Development Issues

September 24, 2018

Registration is now open for the 2018 LANDS Housing Law CLE Roundtable & Workshop, NAHB’s annual continuing legal education program on land-use issues impacting the industry. The event takes place at the National Housing Center, NAHB's headquarters.

SAFE Awards Now Accepting Applications

September 24, 2018

Apply or nominate someone today for the SAFE Awards, the home building industry’s only award recognizing professionals who have made successful efforts to advance safety in the industry.

Here’s a Free-for-Now Look at PWB Advantages

September 21, 2018

As we conclude the NAHB Federation's celebration of Professional Women in Building (PWB) Week, sponsored by 84 Lumber, the PWB Council is offering everyone the opportunity to enjoy special members-only benefits.

Multifamily Units by Building Size

September 24, 2018

The US Census Bureau recently released data on 2017 multifamily unit completions by building type from the Survey of Construction (SOC). In 2017, there was a significant expansion in the construction of units in large multifamily buildings (buildings with 50 or more units): units in these buildings grew by 18 percent to 187,000, the largest number since the start of... Read More ›

Vinyl and Stucco are the Most Common Siding On New Homes

September 21, 2018

The most common exterior wall materials on homes started in 2017 were vinyl and siding. Vinyl siding was used on 27 percent of the new homes started in 2017, followed closely by stucco (25 percent), brick or brick veneer (21 percent), and fiber cement siding (such as Hardiplank or Hardiboard) (20 percent). Far smaller shares of single-family homes started last year... Read More ›

Existing Sales Steady

September 20, 2018

Existing-home sales were unchanged in August, and are 1.5% below the level a year ago. The first-time buyer share of 31% was down from 32% last month and unchanged from a year ago. The National Association of Realtors reported that 52% of homes sold in August were on the market less than a month. The August inventory was also unchanged,... Read More ›