News and Publications

There's a lot to know about the housing industry. This is why the NAHB Newsroom should be your resource for the latest, most complete news and information about the housing industry. NAHB also offers a full slate of news publications focused on a variety of home building industry topics.

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Liz Thompson, Director of Media Relations

Stephanie Pagan, Media Relations Manager

Big Builders Continue to Gain Market Share

October 15, 2019

The top 20 builders produced 29% of all the homes constructed in the country in 2018, according to data from BUILDER magazine. That share is a notable gain from 2017, when the largest 20 builders were responsible for 26.8% of all completions.

Learn Financial Management for Home Builders in NAHB Online Course

October 15, 2019

Home builders can improve productivity and increase profits by applying financial management techniques used in successful businesses. A three-session course beginning next month will explore these concepts.

Last Chance to Enter Global Innovation and Associate Member Awards

October 14, 2019

NAHB awards programs recognize the best of the best across the home-building industry, from top products to great marketing to outstanding members. Applications for two such awards programs — the Global Innovation Awards and Associate Member Awards — are due soon, so enter today.

Northeast Region Posts Growth in Single-Family Permits in August

October 15, 2019

Over the first eight months of 2019, the total number of single-family permits issued year-to-date (YTD) nationwide reached 576,798. On a year-over-year (YoY) basis, this is a 3.7% decline over the August 2018 level of 599,117. Year-to-date ending in August, single-family permits reported declines in three out of the four regions. Northeast was the only region to post a growth... Read More ›

Framing Methods for Single-Family Homes: 2018

October 11, 2019

Wood framing remains the most dominant construction method for single-family homes in the U.S., according to NAHB analysis of Census Bureau data. For 2018 completions, 93% of new homes were wood-framed. Another 7% were concrete homes, and less than half a percent were steel-framed. These shares have remained fairly stable over the last five years. In absolute terms, 778,000 single-family... Read More ›

Real Rent Index Edges Up in September

October 10, 2019

In September, NAHB’s Real Rent Index increased 0.2 percent over August’s reading, after essentially no growth between June and August (Figure 1). Over the first nine months of 2019, the average monthly growth rate of the Real Rent Index was 0.13%, slightly higher than the average of 0.11% in 2018. NAHB constructs a “real” rent index to indicate whether inflation... Read More ›