December 30, 2013

Sales of newly built, single-family homes declined 2.1% to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 464,000 units in November from an upwardly revised strong pace of 474,000 units in the previous month, according to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and the U.S. Census Bureau. This is the strongest sales pace since July 2008, except for October 2013. 

September 19, 2013

While housing starts for August again failed to rise above the 900,000 pace, the National Association of Home Builders celebrated the gain in single-family starts.

December 13, 2012

Two federal agencies have teamed up with the Ad Council to launch the third and final phase of the Foreclosure Prevention Assistance Public Service Advertising (PSA) campaign. Both the U.S. Department of the Treasury and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) will promote the Making Home Affordable Program for homeowners who face foreclosure.

October 28, 2011

San Antonio -- The ProDealer Industry Summit continued yesterday with a full educational program that covered everything from the latest U.S. census data and its impact on residential construction to succession planning for family-owned businesses.

September 26, 2011

Siemens Industry, in collaboration with the Green Seal organization, has published a guide for public housing owners and operators to help them reduce the use of energy, water and toxic chemicals. Called "Green Building Operations and Maintenance Manual: A Guide for Public Housing Authorities," the publication is now available free online by clicking here. 

August 16, 2011

An article in yesterday's Home Channel News Monday described an idea from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development to turn government-owned foreclosures into rentals. The idea received a chilly reception from readers.

“In a word, Geithner’s idea is ‘stupid’.

August 12, 2011

In an attempt to shore up the housing market and also provide more affordable rentals, the federal government is considering the idea of turning some of the 250,000 foreclosed homes it owns into rental units. On Aug. 10, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) announced it was seeking public input on “new options” for selling single-family homes owned by Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae. 

January 11, 2011

A recent study by the National Association of Home Builders Research Center compared moisture resistance among typical residential exteriors and found brick veneer provided the highest in moisture resistance and dryness.

September 21, 2008

When the first government-funded study of building materials distribution in the United States got underway...

August 14, 2008

Executives and researchers from Beazer Homes, ProBuild, the NAHB and HUD will examine how the...