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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 >

Codes

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

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...

Canadian Softwood Lumber

NAHB is calling on the administration to negotiate now with Canada to create an equitable trade agreement will provide a...

Addressing Regulatory Barriers to Housing Affordability

There are many excellent resources that demonstrate the negative consequences of regulatory barriers.

What are Housing Starts?

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

2018 Release Dates for NAHB Quarterly Surveys

2018 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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Remodeling Awards Give Businesses a Boost

August 16, 2018

Earning an award isn't just a feel-good moment for the honoree. It's an opportunity for the recipient to enjoy a prolonged boost in business. Two former award winners can testify to that fact.

Democrats Introduce Several Tax Bills Focusing on Affordable Housing

August 16, 2018

In the final days prior to the start of the traditional August congressional recess, Democrats in the House and Senate have put the spotlight on the affordable rental housing crisis by introducing a number of new bills.

Housing Starts Hold Their Ground in July

August 16, 2018

Total housing starts inched up 0.9% in July to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.17 million units, according to data released this morning by HUD and the Commerce Department.