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Contractor or Employee?

Sometimes it’s hard to tell the difference. But it’s important to do so to comply with the law and avoid fines. Learn more >

National Electrical Code Action Kit

So what changed in 2014 National Electrical Code? Read More >

Spotting Workers Comp Fraud

Workers’ compensation insurance fraud can be committed by employees, employers, insurers, agents, doctors, lawyers or anyone else involved in the workers’ compensation process. But workers’ comp fraud primarily penalizes employers and their employees. Read More in NAHB Now >


While building codes protect public health and safety, government agencies often use them to back-door other policies.

Land Use 101

The goal of Land Use 101 is to assemble the best available resources from NAHB that are most relevant to the issues curr...

What are Housing Starts?

A start is defined as excavation (ground breaking) for the footings or foundation of a residential structure. For a mult...

How Government Regulation Affects the Price of a New Home

This article introduces new NAHB estimates of the impact that such regulations have on the price of a home. The estimate...

Energy Efficiency

Energy efficiency in homes is generally achieved through the use of building materials, construction techniques, designs...

Local Benefits of Home Building: Updated Estimates

In-Depth Analysis, November 10, 2005 by Paul Emrath Ph.D. The NAHB Model New residential construction often faces oppos...

NAHB Apartment Rent Estimator

Through a link on this page, viewers can access a model NAHB has developed to estimate the average gross rent for an apa...

Available by subscription, provides the latest housing forecasts, market trends, in-depth economic analysis, and archival data relating to the housing industry.


Progress Continues on RESNET Water Rating Index

March 21, 2018

The Residential Energy Services Network, or RESNET, is moving forward with development of a national consensus standard for its water efficiency rating index and is seeking volunteers to try it out.

Hidden Tech: Stashing Speakers and TVs

March 21, 2018

Speakers, subwoofers and TVs can disappear into a room with the proper planning and the right installer.

IBS 2018 Education Session Recordings Now Available

March 21, 2018

If you missed the 2018 International Builders’ Show or attended the show and couldn’t make it to all your must-have sessions, you’re in luck: You can get the maximum benefit from your IBS investment by viewing any of the more than 140 sessions from the Show through IBS Education On Demand.