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Home Builder Confidence Edges Lower on Inflation Concerns

Growing inflation concerns and ongoing supply chain disruptions snapped a four-month rise in home builder sentiment even as consumer demand remains robust. Builder confidence in the market for newly…

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Domestic Sawmill Output Continues to Lag Home Construction

With an historically low level of overall housing inventory and solid demand because of low mortgage interest rates and favorable demographics, new construction has been unable to add needed supply…

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Challenges We Faced in 2021: Skilled Labor Shortage

A skilled and capable workforce is vital to meeting our nation’s housing demands and addressing the skilled labor shortage was one of NAHB’s top priorities this year. A survey for the October NAHB/…

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Challenges We Faced in 2021: Building Materials Prices

The rising cost of building materials was one of the primary focus areas for NAHB in 2021 as the home-building industry struggled with the far-reaching impacts of skyrocketing prices. The year began…

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25% of New Single-Family Homes are Infills or Teardowns

According to the latest Annual Builder Practices Survey (ABPS), one in four new single-family detached homes were built in established neighborhoods in 2020. Homes built on infill lots constituted 18…

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House Moves to Raise Limits on State and Local Tax Deduction

In a key win for NAHB members who live in high-tax states, the House-passed Build Back Better Act includes long-awaited tax relief for taxpayers who are affected by the federal limit on state and…

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Supply-Side Disruptions Push Single-Family Production Down in October

Single-family housing production lagged in October due to supply-chain effects for materials and ongoing access issues for labor and lots. Overall housing starts decreased 0.7% to a seasonally…

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Fed Acts on Inflation as Housing Affordability Weakens

The combination of higher home prices, rising construction costs and moderately higher interest rates will exacerbate housing affordability conditions and increasingly push prospective buyers out of…

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More Buyers Believe Housing Affordability is Worsening

Buyers’ perceptions of housing affordability have deteriorated for three straight quarters, indicating that double-digit home price hikes over the past year have more than offset the positive impact…

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Cooling Trend for Housing Continues

Higher costs, longer construction times and elevated home prices have persistently frustrated buyers, renters and builders. However, recent reports saw an uptick in various housing data. The NAHB/…

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