Posts Tagged ‘ National Association of Home Builders ’


Feb 2nd, 2023

With things slowing down temporarily, door and window executives are finally able to catch their breath and refocus their companies’ plans for steady and sustained growth. In talking to the leaders of various companies, I have found there are three key areas that are being evaluated for possible change. Sourcing With the recent supply chain […]

Survey Finds Homebuilders Optimistic Despite Slower Demand

Jul 15th, 2022

The Association of Professional Builders (APB) released its 2022 State of Residential Construction Report, which found members are optimistic about their businesses even as U.S. economists warn of a possible recession.  While that means more doors and windows may be needed to meet remaining demand, the association points to a number of considerations of which […]

Weakening Builder Confidence Points to Economic Troubles Ahead

Jun 21st, 2022

According to the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB)/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index (HMI), rising inflation and higher mortgage rates are slowing traffic of prospective homebuyers and putting a damper on builder sentiment. The association says it’s a troubling sign for the housing market, as builder confidence in the market for newly built single-family homes […]

NLBMDA Joins the Call for Government Intervention on Lumber Prices

Mar 30th, 2021

The National Lumber & Building Material Dealers Association sent a letter earlier this week to U.S. Department of Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo regarding the continued volatility of lumber prices and the effects it is having on the LBM industry, residential construction and the larger economy. The letter requests a meeting with Secretary Raimondo and her […]

Urban NW Homes a Finalist for NAHB’s 2020 Global Innovation Award

Mar 12th, 2021

Local SW Washington home builder, Urban NW Homes, was named a top finalist in the International Home of the Year category during last Friday’s virtual ceremony honoring the National Association of Home Builders’ 2020 Global Innovation Award winners. The International Home of the Year award recognizes the outstanding achievements by land planners, architects, engineers, designers, […]

New Housing Numbers Show Signs of Continued Growth

Jun 18th, 2020

In a sign that the housing market continues to show forward momentum, single-family permits posted an 11.9% gain in May, while total housing starts increased 4.3% to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 974,000 units, according to a report from the U.S. Housing and Urban Development and Commerce Department. The May reading of 974,000 starts […]

NAHB Study Allows Remodelers to See Where They Rank

May 12th, 2020

The National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) Remodelers’ Cost of Doing Business Study, which assesses the growth and overall vitality of the industry, is now available in an updated 2020 edition. When used side-by-side with a 2018 income statement, a general or design-build remodeling business can gauge their own success by measuring against an array […]

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 […]

Aggressive Energy Proposals Dominate FGIA Codes and Regulatory Update

Feb 12th, 2020

“Following regulatory issues right now is like doing the Texas two-step,” said Kathy Krafka Harkema, U.S. codes and regulatory affairs manager for the Fenestration and Glazing Industry Alliance (FGIA). “When they move, they move faster than I have seen in my life,” she added, when addressing members this morning during a meeting of the Regulatory […]

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 […]

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