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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 >

Home Building Geography Index (HBGI)

Discover which markets are approaching and/or exceeding their normal levels of economic progress.

2019 Release Dates for NAHB Quarterly Surveys

2019 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.

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...

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...

Housing Market Index (HMI)

Check the pulse of the single-family housing market, according to a monthly survey of NAHB members.

Knowledge, Skills, Experience: Hiring a Certified Green Professional

The NAHB Certified Green Professional (CGP)™ designation is a reliable way to identify builders, remodelers, manufacture...

Economic and Housing Forecasts

Check out the latest forecasts of home sales, housing starts and interest rates.

Remodeling Expenditures by Zip Code - Complete Dataset

Discover which metro markets are hot remodeling areas and pinpoint new markets at the micro level to keep a step ahead o...

National Safety Stand-Down

National Safety Stand-Down to Prevent Falls in Construction.

Builder Assessment Review (BAR)

The Builder Assessment Review (BAR) is your first step towards obtaining the prestigious Certified Graduate Builder desi...

Codes

While building codes protect public health and safety, government agencies often use them to back-door other policies.

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...

Introduction to Green Building for Consumers

Learn about energy-efficient and sustainable design, construction and remodeling so you can create your own green dream ...

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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%.

Discover the Top 5 Accessibility Myths in the Multifamily Industry

August 16, 2019

With the introduction of the DOJ’s Accessibility Initiative, and NCSHA’s 46 New Best Practices (nearly 10% of which deal directly with accessibility), it’s more important than ever for multifamily developers to understand accessibility regulations.