Posts Tagged ‘ NAHB ’

Housing Starts Rise 2.8 Percent in March

Apr 17th, 2014

Led by a 6-percent rise in single-family starts, nationwide housing production rose 2.8 percent above an upwardly revised February rate of 920,000 to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 946,000 units in March, according to newly released figures from HUD and the U.S. Census Bureau. “[This] report is in line with our forecast of a [...]

Builder Confidence Holds Steady in April

Apr 15th, 2014

Builder confidence in the market for newly built, single-family homes rose one point to 47 in April from a downwardly revised March reading of 46 on the National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index (HMI). “Job growth is proceeding at a solid pace, mortgage interest rates remain historically low and home prices are [...]

WDMA and NLBMDA Lobby Congress about Lead and Energy Rules

Apr 1st, 2014

Jerry Howard, CEO of the National Association of Home Builders said housing is on its way to recovery.

Visits to Capitol Hill for legislation lobbying began today at the 2014 Spring Meeting and Legislative Conference, hosted by the Window and Door Manufacturers Association (WDMA) and the National Lumber and Building Material Dealers Association (NLBMDA). Held in Arlington, Va., at the Hyatt Regency Crystal City, attendees were briefed on lobbying basics before listening to [...]

ASHRAE Joins NAHB and ICC to Develop New National Green Building Standard

Mar 27th, 2014

The National Association of Home Builders (NAHB), building science society ASHRAE and the International Code Council (ICC), developers of the ICC Family of Codes for the built environment, today agreed to jointly develop the 2015 edition of the ICC/ASHRAE 700 National Green Building Standard. This is the third edition of the standard and the first [...]

Housing Starts Hold Steady in February

Mar 18th, 2014

Nationwide housing starts were virtually unchanged in February, inching down 0.2 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 907,000 units, according to newly released data from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and U.S. Census Bureau. “While housing construction is in a recent lull due to unusual weather conditions, we expect to [...]

Homebuilders are ‘Bringing Housing Home’ to Congress This Week

Mar 18th, 2014

Meetings recently began in hundreds of conference rooms, jobsites and legislative offices all over the country as members of the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) hold a week-long legislative event to underscore the importance of maintaining the American Dream of homeownership. “Because so many members of Congress have returned home for district visits this [...]

Builder Confidence Treads Water in March

Mar 17th, 2014

Builder confidence in the market for newly built, single-family homes rose one point to 47 on the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB)/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index (HMI). “A number of factors are raising builder concerns over meeting demand for the spring buying season,” says NAHB chief economist David Crowe. “These include a shortage of [...]

NAHB Chairman Kevin Kelly Responds to Johnson-Crapo Housing Finance Reform Deal

Mar 13th, 2014

Kevin Kelly, chairman of the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) and a homebuilder and developer from Wilmington, Del., issued the following statement regarding the recent announcement by Senate Banking Committee Chairman Tim Johnson (D-S.D.) and Ranking Member Mike Crapo (R-Idaho) that they had reached an agreement on a housing finance reform proposal: “NAHB commends [...]

NAHB Study Reveals Key Differences in Home Preferences Based on Race or Ethnicity

Mar 11th, 2014

The National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) has released the results of a new study, What Home Buyers Really Want: Ethnic Preferences. It is a further analysis of the 2013 study, What Home Buyers Really Want, which presented preferences of all home buyers combined. This new study compares and contrasts how housing preferences are affected [...]

Developer Confidence in Multifamily Market Shows Slight Decline in Fourth Quarter

Feb 28th, 2014

The Multifamily Production Index (MPI), released by the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB), showed a slight weakening as the index declined four points to 50 in the fourth quarter of 2013. It is, however, the eighth consecutive reading of 50 or above. The MPI measures builder and developer sentiment about current conditions in the [...]