Posts Tagged ‘ National Association of Home Builders ’

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 […]

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 […]

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