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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...

Households Priced-Out by Higher House Prices and Interest Rates

What happens to housing affordability when either interest rates or house prices go up?

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

Starts and Permits

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

2018 Home Builders’ Jobsite Codes

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

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...

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...

Available by subscription, HousingEconomics.com provides the latest housing forecasts, market trends, in-depth economic analysis, and archival data relating to the housing industry.

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Can’t-Miss Events for Young Building Pros at IBS

January 18, 2019

NAHB’s International Builders' Show is the premier event for those in the residential construction business — especially for the thousands of young building professionals who are the future of the industry.

DHS Blocks Certain Foreign Nationals from H-2B Visas

January 18, 2019

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has announced that residents of the Dominican Republic, Ethiopia and the Philippines will no longer be able to enter the U.S. on temporary work visas. The decision could affect builders who utilize H-2B programs, which give visas to seasonal workers in construction and other industries.

At NAHB’s Urging, IRS to Waive 2018 Withholding Penalties for Most Filers

January 17, 2019

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has announced that it is waiving the tax penalty for many home builders and other small businesses that pay estimated quarterly taxes but whose 2018 federal income tax withholding and estimated tax payments fell short of their total tax liability for the year.