Posts Tagged ‘ NAHB ’

Industry Associations: EPA Online Lead Paint Training a Good Start

Feb 12th, 2016

As previously reported by DWM, remodelers who are certified by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to work on homes that may contain lead paint under the Lead: Renovation, Repair and Painting (RRP) rule now have the option to complete refresher training online, according to an EPA announcement. However, EPA re-certifications obtained via an online refresher […]

Builders are Confident in the 55+ Housing Market

Feb 4th, 2016

Builder confidence in the single-family 55+ housing market remained strong in the fourth quarter of 2015, according to the National Association of Home Builders’ (NAHB) 55+ Housing Market Index (HMI). The reading, which was 61, marked the seventh consecutive quarter with a reading above 50. “This quarter’s 55+ HMI is in line with our forecast […]

Is Housing Headed for Higher Ground?

Jan 26th, 2016


According to the experts, housing is on the up-and-up. A firming economy, solid job growth, rising consumer confidence, higher household formations and pent-up demand are helping to bring buyers back into the marketplace in 2016, according to economists at the recent International Builders’ Show. “There are a number of positive indicators that provide solid evidence […]

NAHB’s Chief Economist David Crowe is Retiring

Jan 22nd, 2016

The National Association of Home Builders announced that its chief economist David Crowe, will retire on March 18 of this year. Robert D. Dietz, NAHB’s vice president for tax and market analysis, will be his successor. “Our members have relied on Dr. Crowe for his insightful analysis during a very rocky time in the home […]

Consumers Are Spending More and More on Residential Remodeling

Jan 21st, 2016

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For remodelers, business will continue to be good in the ‘hood. Spending on residential remodels will continue to trend upward, according to experts at a press conference hosted by the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) Remodelers at the International Builders’ Show in Las Vegas. Professional remodelers from around the country agreed with the forecast, […]

84 Lumber Honored For National Safety Program

Jan 21st, 2016

84 Lumber has been recognized as the 2015 National Association of Home Builders (NAHB)/Builders Mutual Insurance Company Safety Award for Excellence (SAFE) first place winner in the category of “Associate Member Safety Program of the Year.” Jill Klocek, safety manager for 84 Lumber, accepted the award on the company’s behalf during the 10th Annual NAHB/Builders Mutual […]

Builders Remain Confident in January

Jan 19th, 2016

Builder confidence in the market for newly-built single-family homes held steady at a reading of 60 in January from a downwardly-revised December score of 60 on the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB)/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index (HMI). “January’s HMI reading is right in line with our forecast of modest growth for housing,” says NAHB […]

Remodelers Remain Confident Heading Into 2016

Jan 15th, 2016

The National Association of Home Builders’ (NAHB) Remodeling Market Index (RMI) posted a reading of 58 in the final quarter of 2015. The reading is one point above the previous quarter and consistent with similar results over the past year and a half, indicating sustained confidence in the market. An RMI above 50 means more […]

IBS Vegas Presidential Candidates Forum Canceled

Jan 8th, 2016

The presidential candidates forum that was scheduled for the upcoming International Builders’ Show (IBS) in Las Vegas has been canceled. The forum, which was set for January 20,  won’t be going forward because all the major candidates declined invitations to the event that was to be sponsored by the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) and its partners, […]

Single-Family Starts Hit Seven-Year High

Dec 16th, 2015

Single-family housing starts increased 7.6 percent in November to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 768,000 units, according to new data from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and the Commerce Department.  That’s the highest reading since January 2008. Overall, housing starts rose 10.5 percent in November to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.173 million units. Multifamily […]