Posts Tagged ‘ Jerry Konter ’

Builder Confidence Continues to Fall, Housing Market Reaches Inflection Point

Apr 22nd, 2022

Builder confidence in the market for newly built single-family homes moved two points lower to 77 in April, according to the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB)/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index (HMI) released earlier this week. It marks the fourth straight month that builder sentiment has declined, as rapidly rising interest rates combined with ongoing […]

NAHB Urges Swift Action on Canadian Lumber Pact Following UK Deal on Steel Tariffs

Mar 28th, 2022

The National Association of Homebuilders (NAHB) is calling on the Biden administration to move immediately to negotiate a new softwood agreement with Canada that will end tariffs. The push comes after the administration announced that it had reached a deal with the United Kingdom to lift steel and aluminum tariffs imposed by former President Donald […]

NAHB Chairman Calls for Ending Lumber Tariffs, Boosting Output at White House Event

Mar 22nd, 2022

National Association of Homebuilders chairman Jerry Konter urged the Biden administration to increase domestic production of timber from federal lands and to work with Canada on a new softwood lumber agreement that will eliminate tariffs during a virtual White House listening session last week on resolving the lumber and building material supply chain crisis. “Historically […]

NAHB: Builder Confidence Drops in Face of Diminished Future Sales Expectations, Rising Costs

Mar 18th, 2022

According to the latest NAHB/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index (HMI) released on Wednesday, March 15, builder confidence in the market for newly built single-family homes moved two points lower, to 79, in March from a downwardly revised reading in February. The National Association of Homebuilders points to ongoing lumber and building material supply side constraints, […]

Builder Confidence Slides in February

Feb 22nd, 2022

The National Association of Homebuilders announced last week that despite strong buyer demand, builder sentiment continued to slip in February as the industry grapples with ongoing building material production bottlenecks that are raising construction costs and delaying projects. Builder confidence in the market for newly built single-family homes moved one point lower, to 82 in […]

Nation’s Home Builders Elect Leadership for 2022

Feb 14th, 2022

NAHB members elected four senior officers to top leadership positions within the Federation at the conclusion of last week’s NAHB Leadership Meetings at the 2022 International Builders’ Show. Jerry Konter, a Georgia-based homebuilder and developer with more than 40 years of experience in the homebuilding industry was elected to chairman of the board this year. […]

Lumber Prices are Hammering Housing Affordability; NAHB Hopes Government Can Help

Feb 18th, 2021

The National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) reports that millions of potential home buyers are being priced out of the market thanks to soaring lumber prices, which are adding thousands of dollars to the cost of a new home and impeding the residential construction sector from moving the economy forward. The organization is hoping the […]

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