The Economic and Emotional Value of Homeownership

In good times or bad, there is one constant: Homeownership remains the American Dream for millions of American families. And there are many reasons why, both economic and emotional. Most Americans consider homeownership to be their single best long-term investment and a primary source of their wealth and financial security. Generations of families have counted […]

NAHB Calls on Congress to Establish a Fair and Workable E-Verify System

May 16, 2013 – As Congress debates comprehensive immigration reform, the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) today called on lawmakers to establish a fair and workable employer verification system for all businesses. Participating in a congressional roundtable discussion on the impact of the mandatory E-Verify electronic employment verification system on America’s small businesses, NAHB […]

Housing Starts Up 12.1 Percent in December

January 17, 2013 – Solid gains in both single-family and multifamily housing production resulted in nationwide housing starts rising 12.1 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 954,000 units in December, according to newly released data from the U.S. Commerce Department. This is the highest level of new home production since June of 2008. “Builders […]

New Homes Strengthen Economy Year Round

April 4, 2011 – While the housing industry celebrates New Homes Month in April, home builders want Americans to know just how much of a positive, direct impact residential construction has on the U.S. economy throughout the entire year. “Home building is a key driver of the American economy,” said NAHB Chairman Bob Nielsen, a home […]