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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 >

2019 Release Dates for NAHB Quarterly Surveys

2019 release dates for NAHB's quarterly surveys: HOI, LMI, MMS, RMI, and 55+ HMI

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.

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.

Starts and Permits

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

What are Housing Starts?

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

Multifamily Market Survey (MMS)

Compare monthly and quarterly data of market conditions for multifamily starts and rental occupancy.

2018 Home Builders’ Jobsite Codes

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

Online Customer Service Course

This online course teaches you how to manage every phase of customer interaction from the initial contact through constr...

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...

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NAHB Opposes House and Senate Bills to Eliminate Carried Interest

March 21, 2019

Sen. Tammy Baldwin (D-Wis.) and Rep. Bill Pascrell (D-N.J.) last week introduced the Carried Interest Fairness Act of 2019, which would impose a major tax increase on real estate by generally requiring carried interest to be classified as ordinary income rather than a capital gain.

Local HBA Economic and Housing Stats Online Tool Available

March 21, 2019

NAHB updated an online tool that makes it easy for HBAs to compare local housing markets. The tool provides economic and housing market statistics for all HBAs and covers 12 key economic and demographic statistics. This unique feature allows HBAs to compare local housing markets to other associations, state and/or national figures. The statistics provided […]

EPA Bans Consumer Use of Dangerous Paint Removal Chemical

March 20, 2019

EPA finalized a rule last week to ban the manufacture or sale of paint strippers containing the toxic chemical methylene chloride to consumers.  The Agency also signaled its intention to develop federal regulations under the Toxic Substances Control Act to limit the use of methylene chloride paint strippers for commercial applications.