Housing Rebound is Underway In a sign that housing stands poised to lead a post-pandemic economic recovery, builder confidence in the market for newly-built single-family homes jumped 21 points to 58 in June, according to the latest NAHB/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index (HMI) released today. Any reading above 50 indicates a positive market. “As the […]

Housing Changes After COVID-19 NAHB Chief Economist Robert Dietz will join host Vince Butler, CAPS, GMB, GMR, and other top remodeling analysts from Harvard University and John Burns Real Estate Consulting (JBREC) for a comprehensive review and economic outlook of the home-improvement industry. Todd Tomalak and Abbe Will — contributors to leading industry research forecasts, […]

NAHB Update: May 26,2020 In a sign that the housing market is stabilizing in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, sales of newly built, single-family homes rose 0.6% to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 623,000 units in April, according to newly released data by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and the […]

NAHB Update: May 22, 2020 Now Requires Employers To Track COVID-19 Cases The U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration this week announced a significant reversal of previous policy on an employer’s obligation to record work-related cases of COVID-19 on OSHA injury and illness logs. The new requirements go into effect Tuesday, May 26. As with the previous guidance, […]

May 14, 2020 – Information from the NCLBGC Board In response to the COVID-19 state emergency, the  North Carolina Licensing Board for General Contractors (the Board) has authorized for all Board-approved continuing education providers to offer synchronous distance-learning instruction for any Board-approved continuing education course, effective May 14, 2020 and ending November 30, 2020. This […]

NAHB has published a video toolbox talk that demonstrates proper safety precautions for workers on a home building job site to prevent the transmission of the new coronavirus that causes the COVID-19 illness. The video, available in English and Spanish, is intended to provide live examples of guidance NAHB has provided to members during the coronavirus crisis, […]