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NAHB Unveils the Official Show Home of IBS 2024

The National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) Leading Suppliers Council, in collaboration with Professional Builder magazine, today unveiled the official show home of the International Builders’ Show (IBS): The New American Home® 2024. IBS attendees and media members may tour… Continue reading

NAHB Announces Membership Recruitment Winners

NAHB recently announced the winners of its fall recruitment competition, which — for the first time — included Associate members.

Congratulations to the following NAHB members, each of whom recruited the most new members in their respective HBA size categories:… Continue reading

Indiana Builders Invest in Trade Students Success

NAHB is spotlighting career and technical education (CTE) related stories throughout CTE Month® in February. 

What is the secret to building a reservoir of local residential construction industry talent? In Garrett, Ind., a half hour north of Fort Wayne,… Continue reading

Housing Affordability Remains Near Historic Low Level

Mortgage rates that hit more than a 20-year high, coupled with elevated construction costs and excessive regulatory costs, left housing affordability in the fourth quarter of 2023 virtually unchanged from the previous quarter and holding near its lowest level in… Continue reading

BUILD-PAC Champions Honored as Leading Fundraisers

BUILD-PAC, NAHB’s nonpartisan political action committee dedicated to electing pro-housing candidates, had a stellar year thanks to thousands of NAHB member contributions.

Ten NAHB members were recently named BUILD-PAC Champions, an honor that recognizes the top tier of recruiters who… Continue reading

Project Planning Tools to Boost Your Bottom Line

Successful builders know that accuracy and attention to detail during the planning phases of a project are critical to maximizing profits.

In NAHB’s upcoming pair of online education courses, learn about the most effective strategies to project planning that will… Continue reading

House Panel Approves Amendment to Expedite Permitting Process

The House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee today approved an NAHB-supported amendment to the Nationwide Permitting Improvement Act (H.R. 7023) that includes five bills aimed at providing the necessary clarity and confidence needed under the Clean Water Act (CWA) permitting process.… Continue reading

Are Agrihoods a Growth Opportunity?

There was a time when golf courses, clubhouses, fitness centers, and pools ruled the community amenities offered in master planned communities (MPCs). Then it was collaborative “makerspaces,” dog-friendly commons, and more recently, pickleball courts.

But as land has become less… Continue reading

NAHB Members Saved Over $40 Million in 2023

NAHB members who use the Member Savings Program know their membership more than pays for itself through numerous member-exclusive discounts. And the amount of savings keeps growing each year: In 2023, NAHB members saved more than $40 million — not… Continue reading

Leadership Council Delegate Nominations Due Feb. 9

NAHB members who are interested in serving as a delegate to NAHB’s 2024 Leadership Council are encouraged to contact their local home builders associations (HBAs) this week. The deadline for HBAs to nominate delegates to the 2024 Leadership Council is… Continue reading

2024 Legislative Conference Set for June 12

NAHB’s signature lobbying event in 2024 will take place on Wednesday, June 12, in conjunction with the four-day Spring Leadership Meeting in Washington, D.C.

The power of the home-building industry lies with its grassroots advocacy efforts. Participating in this year’s… Continue reading

Mastering the Art of Lead Generation

Finding, engaging with and responding to business prospects can be a trying and time-consuming ordeal. However, the process can be made much simpler through effective market research, dialogue and promotion.

On Tuesday, Jan. 23, industry veteran S. Robert August, MIRM… Continue reading

Remodeling Market Sentiment Improves in Fourth Quarter

The National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) released its NAHB/Westlake Royal Remodeling Market Index (RMI) for the fourth quarter, posting a reading of 67, increasing two points compared to the previous quarter.

The NAHB/Westlake Royal RMI survey asks remodelers to… Continue reading

Best of IBS 2024 Finalists Announced-NAHB

NAHB announced the finalists for its 11th annual Best of IBS Awards for the 2024 NAHB International Builders’ Show® (IBS) in Las Vegas. More than 230 product entries in nine categories were judged by 36 industry and media representatives. Finalists… Continue reading

Residential Building Wages Continue to Increase-NAHB

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, average hourly earnings for residential building workers was $30.71 per hour in November 2023, increasing 4% from $29.52 per hour a year ago. This was 14.1% higher than the manufacturing industry’s average hourly… Continue reading

Nominate Your Exceptional EO for an Award-NAHB

Executive officers (EOs) who run the Federation’s home builders associations (HBAs) are the backbone of the Federation, from handling day-to-day operations to helping their members’ businesses thrive.

Every year, NAHB recognizes the hard work and dedication of the EOs with… Continue reading

One Week Left for IBS Early Pricing

The International Builders’ Show® (IBS) is the premier, once-a-year event that connects, educates and improves the residential construction industry. The 2024 IBS — taking place Feb. 27-29, 2024, in Las Vegas — features more than 1,600 exhibitors presenting their… Continue reading