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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...

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

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...

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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HUD Announces New FHA Loan Limits for 2019

December 14, 2018

The nationwide rise in median home prices indicates most buyers across the country — including those in more than 3,000 counties — will see increases.

Efficiency Begins Underground for 2019 Show Home

December 14, 2018

A top-of-the-line insulation package will help The New American Home 2019 achieve next-level energy efficiency.

Fed Hints at Wait-and-See Approach to 2019 Interest Rates

December 14, 2018

Federal Reserve officials recently signaled a more data-dependent approach to monetary policy in 2019. NAHB economists forecast a more dovish path for the federal funds rate than many others had predicted earlier this year.