Posts Tagged ‘ NAHB ’

NAHB Says House Energy Bill will Harm Housing Affordability

Feb 20th, 2020

The National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) urged the House to oppose H.R. 3962, the Energy Savings and Industrial Competitiveness Act of 2019, warning that the legislation would exacerbate the nation’s housing affordability woes. Arn McIntyre, a green builder from Grand Rapids, Mich., spoke on the association’s behalf to the House energy and Commerce Subcommittee […]

NAHB Report Shows Most Builders Are Focused on Energy Efficiency

Feb 3rd, 2020

The National Association of Homebuilders (NAHB) in conjunction with Dodge Data & Analytics just released their 2020 Green Single Family and Multifamily Homes SmartMarket Brief – and the data had some surprises. We are still seeing steady and incremental growth in green building practices overall. Since 2014, dedicated green builders (those who do 90% of […]

Home Construction Slowing in Manufacturing Areas

Aug 30th, 2019

Major manufacturing areas saw a drop in home construction in the second quarter of 2019 the latest Home Building Geography Index (HBGI) reports. The National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) annual report heralds an economic softening in the manufacturing sector contrasting 2017 growth rates of home construction where counties with relatively high shares of local […]

Lawsuit Against OSHA’s Improve Tracking of Injuries Rule Continues

Aug 19th, 2019

The ongoing lawsuit filed by the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB), and several other parties, may be close to an ending if the defendant, who just motioned to have the case dismissed on lack of jurisdiction, has anything to do with it. The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has […]

July Single-Family Starts Rise While Multifamily Dive

Aug 16th, 2019

Total housing starts fell 4% in July from a downwardly revised reading in June, according to a report from the U.S. Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and Commerce Department. Due to a decline in multifamily production, the seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.19 million units is the number of housing units builders would begin if […]

Interest Rates Lower and Confidence Still High

Aug 15th, 2019

According to the latest Wells Fargo Housing Market Index (HMI) released by the National Association of Home Builders, builder confidence in the market for newly-built single-family homes rose one point (66) in August. In recent months, a solid sentiment level of 64-to-66 has held up in spite of growing industry hurdles. “Even as builders report […]

Single-Family Starts Increase Levels Out Totals in June

Jul 17th, 2019

Total housing starts dipped slightly by 0.9% in June with single-family gains offsetting a drop in multi-family production according to a report from the U.S. Housing and Urban Development and Commerce Department. The adjusted seasonal annual rate of 1.25 million units is the projected total of starts builders would begin if they kept the same […]

July HMI Report Shows Little Change

Jul 17th, 2019

The National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index (HMI) reports that Builder confidence in the market for newly-built single-family homes rose one point in July. Now at 65, sentiment levels have held at a steady low- to- mid-60s range for the past six months. However, optimism in rising numbers is mixed with concern […]

Housing Starts Relatively Flat Off of Strength in Multifamily Sector

Jun 20th, 2019

The U.S. Housing and Urban Development and Commerce Department reports housing starts declined 0.9 percent in May to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.27 million units from an upwardly revised reading in April. The May reading reflects the number of housing units builders would begin if they kept this pace for the next 12 […]

Builder Confidence Solid in June Amidst Growing Economic Uncertainty

Jun 18th, 2019

According to the latest National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index (HMI), builder confidence in the newly-built single-family homes market fell two points to in June. Sentiment levels have held at a solid range in the low- to mid-60s for the past five months. The HMI level in May 2019 (66) was the […]

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