Posts Tagged ‘ National Association of Homebuilders (NAHB) ’

NAHB Members Send Letter to Biden Warning of Housing Crisis

Apr 29th, 2022

More than 10,000 National Association of Homebuilders (NAHB) members from all 50 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico sent a letter to President Biden on April 27, the organization reports, calling on the White House to take immediate action as the growing housing affordability crisis is pushing the housing market to an inflection […]

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 […]

Homebuilder Confidence Edges Lower on Inflation Concerns

Jan 21st, 2022

A four-month rise in homebuilder sentiment has “snapped,” the National Association of Homebuilders (NAHB) said this week, citing growing inflation concerns and ongoing supply chain disruptions, though the association says consumer demand remains robust. According to the NAHB/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index (HMI) released on Tuesday, builder confidence in the market for newly built single-family […]

Lumber Prices on the Rise Again; Reflect in Home Prices

Jan 11th, 2022

Falling lumber prices have rebounded and the associated ripple effects are following suit. The National Association of Homebuilders (NAHB) reports new home prices have increased more than $18,000, as lumber prices have tripled in the last four months. The increase “also added nearly $7,300 to the market value of the average new multifamily home,” which […]

Continued High Consumer Demand Leads to Jump in New Home Sales

Dec 28th, 2021

Newly released data by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and the U.S. Census Bureau shows that new home sales posted a solid gain last month, driven by strong buyer demand, low existing home inventory and buyers’ anticipation of higher mortgage rates. “Our members are seeing strong buyer traffic as continued low mortgage […]

Building Material Prices: Large Increases Year to Date

Sep 14th, 2021

Although the recent drop in softwood lumber prices since mid-May is helping bring costs down (after having driven them up drastically earlier in the year), the decline has been offset by large increases in the prices of several other building material products. The National Association of Homebuilders (NAHB) reports that the prices of building paper […]

Remodeling Industry Confidence Surges in Third Quarter

Oct 16th, 2020

The National Association of Homebuilders (NAHB) released its third quarter 2020 Remodeling Market Index (RMI), which had a reading of 82, a signal of residential remodelers’ strong confidence in their markets, for projects of all sizes. As the economy recovers and adapts from the impacts of Covid-19, the importance of home for Americans has created […]

Associations Applaud D.C. Circuit Court Decision Over OSHA/COVID-19

Jun 12th, 2020

Officials for two industry associations chimed in with sharp approval yesterday for the decision to reject a lawsuit they said would otherwise compel the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) to issue an “emergency temporary standard” for infectious diseases and COVID-19. In a joint statement issued by Associated Builders and Contractors vice president of Health, […]

Latest Green Building Standard Provides New Pathways to Compliance

May 6th, 2020

The National Association of Homebuilders (NAHB) released its latest ICC-700 National Green Building Standard (NGBS), announcing that the 2020 edition is approved by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) and available for public download and use. Introduced in 2008, the standard stems from a collaborative effort between NAHB and the International Code Council (ICC), providing architects, builders and […]

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