August 18, 2015

Education agenda includes a forecast from the NAHB's chief economist. 

July 17, 2015

Total starts were way up, but single-family starts were slightly behind last month's rate.

June 15, 2015

The National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index jumped in June.

May 18, 2015

It wasn't enough to push builder sentiment into negative territory, but the NAHB/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index fell a little in May.

April 9, 2015

Examining the unsung hero: insulation.

March 19, 2015

Despite a double-digit decline in residential construction, the National Association of Home Builders remains confident that starts will grow along with an improving economy.

March 2, 2015

The National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) has named a new chief marketing officer.

February 13, 2015

There are some aggressive housing starts forecasts attached to the year ahead. But readers of seem a little more cautious.

February 4, 2015

Housing starts had a ninth-inning rally this year.

January 26, 2015


It’s still early, but more than half the respondents to an HBSDealer poll question on residential construction expect to see single-digit percentage gains in single-family housing starts for 2015.

January 21, 2015

With a surprisingly strong December and an upwardly revised November, total housing starts for 2014 crossed the one-million mark for the first time since 2007.

January 20, 2015

Las Vegas -- The National Association of Home Builders' chief economist delivered a handful of reasons why 2015 will be better than 2014. He also delivered a rosy forecast for 2015 single-family housing growth --  26% over last year.

December 11, 2014

Back in January, the National Association of Home Builders predicted 1.15 million housing starts for the year — a 24.5% increase. The reality is only two months away.

November 26, 2014

LMC’s Forest Products & Building Materials EXPO brought dealers from around the country to Philadelphia, Nov. 11-12.

Highlights of the event included National Association of Home Builders president Jerry Howard’s breakfast speech and the Forest Products Supplier Forum.

Key topics of discussion and debate throughout the event included trends impacting housing, forecasts, consumer confidence and pinch points in the supply chain.

September 19, 2014

The National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index (HMI) pointed to a significant milestone for builder confidence, which reached its highest level since November 2005 this month.

Confidence in the market for new, single-family homes reached 59 in September, a four-point gain since August.

[The news followed shortly after the Commerce Department reported August housing starts fell sharply from the prior month.]

May 1, 2014

The total unadjusted tally for the first quarter of housing starts stands at 209,100.

April 18, 2014

With the buying season just around the corner, the National Association of Home Builders has studied the March housing starts data and sees improving signals.

Led by a 6% rise in single-family starts, nationwide housing production rose 2.8% above an upwardly revised February rate of 920,000 to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 946,000 units in March, according to the figures from the U.S. Census Bureau.

March 21, 2014

Jerry Howard, CEO the National Association of Home Builders, will speak at the Spring Meeting & Legislative Conference. He will join Senator Ron Johnson (R-Wis.) at the Washington Briefing Breakfast April 1.

Howard has worked as a legislative analyst at the National Association of Realtors, the chief lobbyist for the National Council of State Housing Agencies, and tax counsel  for the NAHB. He was promoted to NAHB's executive VP and CEO in February 2001. 

March 10, 2014

Remodeler Paul Sullivan, CAPS, CGR, CGP, of Waterville Valley, N.H., was named the 2014 chairman of the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) Remodelers during the International Builders’ Show in Las Vegas.  

March 6, 2014

Carol Morgan, of mRELEVANCE in Atlanta, has been sworn in as the 2014 chair of the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) Professional Women in Building (PWB) Council during the International Builders’ Show in Las Vegas. 

February 12, 2014


Kevin Kelly, a Delaware builder and developer, has taken the helm as National Association of Home Builders' chairman of the board.

Kelly is president of Leon N. Weiner & Associates, Inc., and became actively involved with the Home Builders Association of Delaware when he joined the company in 1979. His building experience includes land development, multifamily and single-family home building, with an emphasis on affordable housing.

February 11, 2014

The National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) anointed a few winners at last week's International Builders' Show in Las Vegas. 

Now in its second year, the Best of IBS Product Awards recognized winners in six categories out of 254 total entries.

Trutankless by Bollente Companies took home the Best Home Technology Award for its revolutionary approach to tankless water heating. Using a custom heat exchanger, Trutankless heats water as it passes through the system, which is aimed at creating an endless supply of hot water.

February 7, 2014

Led by a resurgence in single-family production, housing will continue its climb toward higher ground in 2014, but builders are still confronting several challenges that could hinder the pace of the ongoing recovery, according to economists speaking at the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) International Builders' Show (IBS) in Las Vegas.

February 7, 2014

Las Vegas -- At last year’s International Builders’ Show, industry economists from the builders’ biggest trade group looked into their crystal balls and made forecasts for housing starts.

How did they do? Short answer: Not bad.

A little more than a year ago, HCN reported the housing start forecast from National Association of Home Builders chief economist David Crowe. Here’s how it stacked up with time and reality:

Total housing starts