Posts Tagged ‘ NAHB ’

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 [...]

New-Home Sales Rebound in January

Feb 27th, 2014

Sales of newly built, single-family homes rose 9.6 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 468,000 units in January from an upwardly revised pace of 427,000 units in the previous month, according to data released today by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and the U.S. Census Bureau. This is the strongest [...]

Why Are New Homes Getting So Big? Look at Who’s Buying Them

Feb 27th, 2014

Though the average size of new homes keeps getting bigger, there is more to this home buying trend than meets the eye, according to Census Bureau data presented by the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) during the International Builders’ Show in Las Vegas in early February. “The average home size has continued to rise [...]

Construction Industry Urges OSHA to Withdraw Silica Rule

Feb 13th, 2014

Some construction industry-related groups are asking the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) to withdraw its proposed rule to drastically lower the permissible exposure limit (PEL) of crystalline silica for the construction industry. Input for the last comment period was due February 11, 2014. “OSHA’s current permissible exposure limits (PELs) for crystalline silica were adopted [...]

Leading Markets Index Edges Higher in February as More Markets Recover

Feb 7th, 2014

Markets in 58 out of the approximately 350 metro areas nationwide returned to or exceeded their last normal levels of economic and housing activity, according to the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB)/First American Leading Markets Index (LMI). This represents a net gain of two from the previous month. The index’s nationwide score ticked up [...]