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

Making the Sale: The Importance of a Buyer Profile

August 19, 2019

A model home’s job is to accurately reach a target buyer and create a space where a prospective buyer can envision themselves living. To be successful, you and your merchandiser must develop a buyer profile, which will teach you how a prospective buyer will be living in your home and what matters most.

FHA Announces New Condo Approval Rule

August 16, 2019

The Federal Housing Administration (FHA) this week published a final regulation that establishes a new condominium approval process.

Single-Family Starts Continue Modest Improvement

August 16, 2019

Due to a decline in multifamily production, total housing starts fell 4% in July to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.19 million units. While single-family starts increased 1.3%, multifamily starts fell 16.2%.

Texas Leads Job Gains in July

August 19, 2019

Total nonfarm employment, seasonally adjusted (SA) increased by 2.2 million jobs, year-over-year (YoY), or 1.5% from July 2018 to July 2019. During this time, total nonfarm employment in the Western region increased by 2.1%. The South, Northeast, and Midwest recorded gains at 1.7%, 0.9% and 0.7% respectively, during this time. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, nonfarm payroll employment... Read More ›

Flat Conditions for Single-Family Built-for-Rent Construction

August 16, 2019

The number of single-family homes built-for-rent has held steady over the last year amidst declines for other forms of home construction. According to NAHB’s analysis of data from the Census Bureau’s Quarterly Starts and Completions by Purpose and Design, there were 11,000 single-family built-for-rent starts for the second quarter of 2019. This is lower than the 13,000 estimated for the... Read More ›

Single-Family Starts Continue Improvement in July

August 16, 2019

According to estimates from the U.S. Housing and Urban Development and Commerce Department, the pace of single-family construction continued to improve in July. After reaching a post-winter low annualized rate of 814,000 in April, single-family starts expanded to an 876,000 pace in July, a 1.3% gain over the revised June estimate. However, single-family starts remain 3.3% lower a on a... Read More ›