Housing Economics

Housing Economics

NAHB provides in-depth economic analysis of the most significant issues and latest trends driving the housing industry.

Brief Decline in Mortgage Rates Boost New Home Sales

Kansas City skyline

August new home sales saw a slight increase, but sales are expected to decline as rates begin to climb yet again.

Data at a Glance

Framing Lumber Prices

Fluctuations in the costs of building materials, particularly those of framing lumber, contribute significantly to home prices and housing affordability levels.

Learn more

Housing’s Economic Impact

Housing impacts local economies. See estimates of the jobs, income, and taxes generated from typical single family and multifamily housing projects. Reports can be customized for your area.

NAHB Housing Economics Newsletter Sign up today to be notified about new content and studies.
Kansas City skyline

National Statistics

The latest on starts and permits, home sales, lumber prices, mortgage rates and more.

Kansas City skyline

State and Local Data

Regional reporting of building permits, home sales, employment and workforce demand.

Kansas City skyline

Macro Economic Outlook

Analysis from NAHB economists on the current and future state of the economy.

Kansas City skyline


Exclusive NAHB surveys provide insights from several sectors throughout the industry.

Kansas City skyline

Housing Economics PLUS

Get exclusive access to in-depth analysis of market trends and industry forecasts.

Kansas City skyline

Special Studies

Detailed research on a wide variety of topics related to the U.S. housing market.