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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 >

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...

What are Housing Starts?

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

Home Building Geography Index (HBGI)

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

Knowledge, Skills, Experience: Hiring a Certified Green Professional

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

2019 Release Dates for NAHB Quarterly Surveys

2019 release dates for NAHB's quarterly surveys: HOI, LMI, MMS, RMI, and 55+ HMI

Codes

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

Energy Efficiency

Energy efficiency in homes is generally achieved through the use of building materials, construction techniques, designs...

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 ...

Design/Build

If you’ve ever considered running a design/build operation, this course shows you how to assess the challenges ahe...

NAHB Stops EPA at the Supreme Court of the United States

Information on the Utility Air Regulatory Group et al., v. EPA case, in which the U.S. Supreme Court on June 23 ruled in...

Addressing Regulatory Barriers to Housing Affordability

There are many excellent resources that demonstrate the negative consequences of regulatory barriers.

Overcoming NIMBY Opposition to Supportive Housing

A case study from Ohio. Community division and NIMBYism are harsh realities that must be faced in this industry. Integra...

Breaking Down House Price and Construction Costs

NAHB's 2009 construction cost survey shows that costs of construction accounted for nearly three-fifths of the final sal...

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NAHB Podcast Offers New Insights on Housing Economics

April 19, 2019

On this week's episode of Housing Developments, NAHB Chief Economist Robert Dietz shares his 2019 economic forecast for the industry and what the recent change in the NAHB/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index means for builders. NAHB CEO Jerry Howard and guest host Paul Lopez, VP of Communications & Public Affairs, also discuss Mark Calabria's confirmation as director of the Federal Housing Finance Agency, housing finance reform and the state of the labor force.

Housing Starts Decline in March

April 19, 2019

Despite signs of stabilizing confidence in the marketplace, housing affordability continues to be a concern as the pace of housing construction weakened last month.

Home Building Employment Across States and Congressional Districts

April 18, 2019

A new NAHB study presents the most recent and comprehensive estimates of home building employment, including self-employed workers, by state and congressional district.