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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.

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.

Starts and Permits

Look ahead with housing forecasts of single-family starts and building permits, categorized by region and type.

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.

2019 Release Dates for NAHB Quarterly Surveys

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

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 ...

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...

Available by subscription, HousingEconomics.com provides the latest housing forecasts, market trends, in-depth economic analysis, and archival data relating to the housing industry.

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NAHB Legal Action Fund Awards Grants to Help Member Litigation

June 18, 2019

The Legal Action Committee announced the recipients of its latest round of legal aid grants at the NAHB Spring Leadership Meeting in Washington, D.C.

Housing Starts Relatively Flat Off of Strength in Multifamily Sector

June 18, 2019

Total housing starts declined 0.9% in May to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.27 million units from an upwardly revised reading in April, according to a report from the U.S. Housing and Urban Development and Commerce Department.

Zoning Restrictions Present Major Obstacles to Housing Affordability

June 18, 2019

Boston has seen notable growth in recent years, but it has been unable to keep up with housing demand. A new report, “The State of Zoning for Multi-Family Housing In Greater Boston,” illustrates the effects zoning restrictions can have on housing affordability in a major metropolitan area.