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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.

Housing Market Index (HMI)

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

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.

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.

SAFE Awards

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

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...

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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Housing ‘Blitz’ Builds 237 Homes in One Week

September 23, 2019

Habitat for Humanity's 2019 Home Builders Blitz successfully wrapped earlier this month after completing 237 safe and affordable homes for low-income families.

Local HBA Spearheads Hurricane Relief Efforts for Bahamas

September 23, 2019

When news broke that Hurricane Dorian was about the ravage the Bahamas and slam Florida’s coast the Greater Orlando Builders Association (GOBA) sprang into action. Since then, hundreds of hurricane relief items have been collected and shipped to the Bahamas, with more items on the way this week.

The Future of Women in the Construction Industry

September 20, 2019

Many women view construction as a male-dominated field and may be reluctant to pursue a career in the industry unless they have an opportunity to explore their prospects. Exposure to the industry can — and should — start early. Here are a few great examples.