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.

3 Tips for a Profitable Basement Remodel

February 19, 2018

With the growing popularity of short-term rentals through companies like Airbnb, countless home owners are looking down their basement stairs and seeing great potential. But not all basements are created equal. A seasoned remodeler offers some advice to builders for when they begin the basement-remodeling process with prospective clients.

Here’s the Scoop on Board, Committee Meetings

February 19, 2018

Relive your favorite moments from the most recent NAHB Board of Directors meeting and the annual Meeting of the Members by taking a gander at the video highlights.

NAHB Honors Tomorrow’s Industry Leaders

February 16, 2018

NAHB recently honored some the industry's rising stars and student leaders at the Student Chapter Awards Ceremony during the 2018 International Builders' Show.

New Home Size Continues to Fall

February 19, 2018

After increasing and leveling off in recent years, new single-family home size continued to decline during the final quarter of 2017. This pivot marks a reversal of the trend that had been in place as builders focused on the higher end of the market during the start of the recovery. As the entry-level market expands, NAHB expects typical new home size to... Read More ›

Total Housing Starts Near Post-Recession High

February 16, 2018

Total housing starts increased in January, led by strong gains for multifamily development. Starts jumped 9.7% to a 1.33 million seasonally adjusted annual rate, according to the joint data release from the Census Bureau and HUD. The pace of single-family starts expanded in January, rising 3.7% to an 877,000 seasonally adjusted annual rate. The three-month moving average for single-family starts remained... Read More ›

Double-Digit Decline in OSB Prices from December to January

February 15, 2018

Prices paid for softwood lumber (+1.0%), ready-mix concrete (+0.5%), and inputs to residential construction less labor (+1.1%) all increased in January, according to the latest Producer Price Index (PPI) release by the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The seasonally adjusted indexes for gypsum products and OSB declined by 2.0% and 11.3%, respectively. The steep decline in OSB prices in January comes... Read More ›