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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 >

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...

Weekly Mortgage Rates 15 and 30 Year

An Excel spreadsheet of the weekly conventional mortgage rates. Includes 30 and 15 year fixed rates, and ARMs.

What are Housing Starts?

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

Households Priced-Out by Higher House Prices and Interest Rates

What happens to housing affordability when either interest rates or house prices go up?

Economic and Housing Forecasts

Check out the latest forecasts of home sales, housing starts and interest rates.

2018 Release Dates for NAHB Quarterly Surveys

2018 release dates for NAHB's quarterly surveys: HOI, LMI, MMS, RMI, and 55+ HMI

Starts and Permits

Look ahead with housing forecasts of single-family starts and building permits, categorized by region and type.

2018 Home Builders’ Jobsite Codes

This pocket-friendly companion to the International Residential Code discusses the impact of 2018 code changes to fire-r...

Codes

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

Energy Efficiency

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

SAFE Awards

The NAHB/Builders Mutual Safety Award for Excellence (SAFE) awards program recognizes the achievements of builders and t...

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

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Lower Interest Rates Stabilize Builder Confidence

January 16, 2019

Buoyed by falling mortgage rates, builder confidence in the market for newly-built single-family homes rose two points to 58 in January on the National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index (HMI).

Avoiding Poor-Performing Homes and Profit-Killing Call Backs

January 15, 2019

Building expenses don't always finish accruing once you turn over the keys to the buyer. The secret to maximizing your bottom line depends on how well you control your call-back costs.

Older Americans Increasingly Burdened by Housing Costs

January 15, 2019

The housing industry continues to deal with an affordability crisis, and a new report reaffirms that an alarming portion of American households are over burdened with housing costs.