NAHB Updates – Housing Starts Rise as Construction underpins US Economy

New-home construction in the U.S. climbed in September, a sign residential real estate will bolster the world’s largest economy. Housing starts increased 6.5 percent to a 1.21 million annualized rate, more than forecast and the second-highest level in eight years, figures from the Commerce Department showed Tuesday in Washington. A drop in building permits indicates […]

Key Housing Issues for Consumers

Key Housing Issues for Consumers Homeownership is an essential American value. It is a primary source of wealth and financial security for many households, helping to provide for education, retirement and more. Yet, policy proposals in Congress could negatively impact Americans’ ability to buy a first home, keep their current home or enter into the […]

Buffalo – A Great Place to Live

Buffalo – A Great Place to Live A City of Good Neighbors Buffalo is the second-largest city in New York State, a population of more than two million people. It is a big city with a hometown feel. Located in the Buffalo-Niagara region of New York State, Buffalo is a thriving city situated in a region […]

Maximize Your Home Storage

As summer approaches and people shed their layers of clothing from the cooler months, many want to also lighten the load their homes are carrying—or at least make it look neater. Before you toss the tools in a garage corner or stuff the down jackets into a box and toss it in the attic, why […]

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 […]