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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...

Crystalline Silica

OSHA's rule, intended to reduce exposure to airborne concentrations of silica dust, is not practicable for the home buil...

2017 Release Dates for NAHB Quarterly Surveys

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

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...

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HBA Rallies Multiple Shipments of Donations for Hurricane Victims

October 18, 2017

Thanks to the generosity of area residents and businesses — not to mention, a significant amount of coordination through the Delaware HBA — two 26-foot box trucks filled to max-load capacity with donations arrived in Texas earlier this week.

Rising Prices, Limited Labor Handcuff Housing Inventory

October 18, 2017

Industry experts, including NAHB Chief Economist Robert Dietz, will illustrate housing trends and the market outlook during an upcoming webinar, "Residential Construction: Homeownership, Supply & Headwinds," on Wednesday, Nov. 1 at 2 p.m. ET.

Hurricanes Push Down Housing Production in September

October 18, 2017

Nationwide housing starts fell 4.7% in September to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.13 million units, according to newly released data from HUD and the Commerce Department.