Posts Tagged ‘ NAHB ’

This Just In: America Still Loves the Suburbs

Oct 23rd, 2015

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Here’s some surprising news for those who think millennials will transform America’s housing market into one dominated by renters in highly urbanized areas: Trulia economist Ralph McLaughlin said his company’s research indicates that most younger Americans want to own a home in the suburbs rather than rent in the cities. “Many believe that home buyers are […]

NAHB Construction Forecast: Normal is On the Horizon

Oct 22nd, 2015

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The housing market could take off in the next two years as the U.S. economy continues to recover from the Great Recession, according to the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) 2015 Fall Construction Forecast webinar, held on Wednesday. By the end of 2016, single-family housing starts are forecast to hit more than 900,000 units, or […]

NAHB Study Shows What ‘Green’ Means to Home Buyers

Sep 24th, 2015

What do consumers think makes a green home? And, what do they feel is the most important elements of a green-built home? Builders and other industry professionals now have an opportunity to find out what green means to home buyers with a new publication from the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB). NAHB’s publishing arm recently […]

Housing Starts Are Down in August, but Permits Are Up

Sep 18th, 2015

Nationwide housing starts dropped in the month of August, though the number of housing permits issued increased. The number of starts fell 3 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.126 million units in August, according to newly released data from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and the Commerce Department. Overall permit […]

Builders’ Confidence is at a 10-year High

Sep 17th, 2015

Builder confidence in the market for newly constructed single-family homes continued its steady rise in September with a one point increase to a level of 62, according to the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB)/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index (HMI). It is the highest reading since October 2005. “The HMI shows that single-family housing is […]

Changes in Overtime Pay Rules: Should You Be Worried?

Sep 8th, 2015

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The U.S. Department of Labor’s proposed overtime rule, which would raise the threshold under which most salaried workers are guaranteed overtime pay from $23,660 a year to $50,440 a year in 2016, is grabbing the attention of the door and window industry. If the rule is enacted, it could turn many salaried workers who are currently […]

Registration Opens for 2016 International Builders’ Show

Sep 1st, 2015

The National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) has officially opened online registration for the 2016 International Builders’ Show (IBS). The 2016 show, to be held in Las Vegas January 19-21, is part of the third annual Design & Construction Week (DCW), a co-located even that combines IBS with the National Kitchen & Bath Association’s (NKBA) Kitchen […]

NAHB: Apartment and Condominium Market is on the Upswing

Aug 27th, 2015

The Multifamily Production Index (MPI), put out by the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB), increased one point to a level of 55 for the second quarter of 2015. This is the 14th consecutive quarter with a reading of 50 or above. The MPI measures builder and developer sentiment about current conditions in the apartment […]

Housing Starts Hit Highest Level Since 2007  

Aug 18th, 2015

Housing starts climbed 0.2 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.206 million units in July, according to new data from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and the Commerce Department. That’s the highest level since October 2007. Single-family starts rose 12.8 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 782,000 units after June’s […]

Builders’ Confidence at a Nine-Year High

Aug 17th, 2015

Builders in the U.S. are more confident than they have been since November 2005. That’s according to the August National Association of Home Builders (NAHB)/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index (HMI), which rose one point to a level of 61. “The fact the builder confidence has been in the low 60s for three straight months shows […]