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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...

What are Housing Starts?

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

2017 Release Dates for NAHB Quarterly Surveys

2017 release dates for NAHB's quarterly surveys: HOI, LMI, MMS, RMI, and 55+ HMI

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...

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...

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Atlanta Charity, HBA Team Up to Support Homeless Babies and Mothers

May 26, 2017

HomeAid Atlanta and the Greater Atlanta HBA have made sure that some deserving Georgia moms and babies had a happier Mother’s Day this year with $24,000 in donated diapers, wipes and baby food.

Summit to Highlight Latest and Greatest in Offsite Construction

May 25, 2017

Hundreds of builders, manufacturers and suppliers of modular, panelized, concrete, log and timber-framed homes will gather this fall for the the Building Systems Housing Summit — the only national conference dedicated to the offsite construction industry. Registration is now open for the two-and-a-half day event, which will feature a variety of education sessions and countless networking opportunities.

Multifamily Developer Confidence Dips as Market Levels Off

May 25, 2017

NAHB's Multifamily Production Index, a gauge of confidence in the market, dropped seven points to 48 in the first quarter of 2017. The MPI has not had a reading of under 50 since the fourth quarter of 2011.