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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.

Housing Market Index (HMI)

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

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.

Fall Prevention in Residential Construction

This 4-hour training program focuses on helping employees and employers identify and avoid fall hazards on the jobsite.

What are Housing Starts?

A start is defined as excavation (ground breaking) for the footings or foundation of a residential structure. For a mult...

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.

Housing Opportunity Index (HOI)

See quarterly measures of area-specific housing affordability based on home sales and median family income.

Multifamily Market Survey (MMS)

Compare monthly and quarterly data of market conditions for multifamily starts and rental occupancy.

Remodeling Expenditures by Zip Code - 2019 Complete Dataset

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

SAFE Awards

The NAHB/Builders Mutual Safety Award for Excellence (SAFE) awards program recognizes the achievements of builders and t...

National Safety Stand-Down

National Safety Stand-Down to Prevent Falls in Construction.

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House Committee Approves Bill to Lift Caps on State and Local Tax Deduction

December 11, 2019

The House Ways and Means Committee today approved the Restoring Tax Fairness for States and Localities Act, a bill to address concerns from higher-tax states regarding the state and local tax deduction limits.

Bipartisan Senate Bill Restores Tax-Exempt Status for Developers’ Sewer and Water Contributions

December 11, 2019

Sens. Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) introduced legislation to address an unintended consequence of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 that increased costs for some builders and developers.

How to Maximize Your Relationships to Optimize High-Performance Projects

December 10, 2019

Partnering with an NGBS verifier from the start can optimize your next high-performance project — single or multifamily — while also increasing cost effectiveness. Two builder/verifier teams will discuss how they leverage their relationship to build better performing homes at IBS' High Performance Building Zone at a Green Beer and Banter session on Tuesday, Jan. 21.