Research and Analysis

Member Benefits

NAHB’s Economics Data Helps Members Succeed

The NAHB/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index, a monthly survey of NAHB members that takes the pulse of the single-family housing market, is an industry benchmark.

NAHB also provides forecasts analysis of housing starts and new home sales, and special studies on specific aspects of the housing market. Housing Economics, a paid subscription publication, provides even more in-depth information.

Eye on Housing, the group’s blog, is a great way to stay on top of what’s happening in the housing market.

Economic Impact Analysis of New Construction

By the end of 2020, America’s home builders will need to construct 4 million new single-family homes and 1.5 million multifamily homes to meet demand due to population growth and to replace older homes removed from the inventory.

To help members and associations make the case for this necessary growth and fight impact fees and other anti-growth measures, NAHB has developed proprietary models that estimate the costs and benefits of new home construction in a typical local area.

The analysis is available in two free reports. One examines the Income, Jobs and Taxes Generated by new construction.

The other compares costs to revenue for local governments. Together, the two reports show how quickly housing typically pays for itself.

Customized Analysis for a Small Fee

On a fee basis, NAHB can also provide customized reports on the local impact of home building related to specific projects or the impact of construction within a specific local area.