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.

Happy Thanksgiving to NAHBNow Readers

November 22, 2017

NAHBNow is taking a short break for the Thanksgiving holiday.

Don’t Hesitate – Come Celebrate at IBS

November 22, 2017

Join your peers at one of more than a dozen awards and recognition ceremonies during the 2018 NAHB International Builders’ Show® in Orlando, Jan. 9-11. The awards will encompass all areas of residential construction, including green, design, multifamily, custom and more.

5 IBS Pre-Show Courses to Boost Your Business

November 22, 2017

The 2018 NAHB International Builders’ Show® (IBS) pre-show education includes five courses that dig more deeply into the fundamentals of running a business than you’ve ever gone before.

Recent Homes Have Just Over 3 Toilets, 2.5 Showers

November 24, 2017

Single-family homes built after the 1990s have an average of 3.1 toilets, 2.6 showers and 2.3 bathtubs, according to a recent NAHB study. Standard tables from the Survey of Construction (SOC, conducted by the U.S. Census Bureau with partial funding from HUD) show that the share of single-family homes built with at least 2 bathrooms has increased regularly from 60 percent of... Read More ›

Slight Gains for Custom Home Building

November 22, 2017

NAHB’s analysis of Census Data from the Quarterly Starts and Completions by Purpose and Design survey indicates ongoing expansion of the volume of custom home building but slight declines in terms of overall market share. Over the last four quarter period, ending with the third quarter of 2017, there were 173,000 total custom single-family home starts, an increase of more than... Read More ›

Existing Sales Up 2.0% in October

November 21, 2017

October existing sales increased 2.0%, and the first-time buyer share increased to 32% of sales. The National Association of Realtors projected that Texas and Florida sales are now expected to completely bounce back by the end of the year from declines due to Hurricanes Harvey and Irma. Some 47% of homes sold last month were on the market less than... Read More ›