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Softwood Lumber Price Index at Highest Level Since September 2004

Posted on June 16, 2017

The prices of softwood lumber and OSB increased by 2.2 percent and 3.3 percent, respectively, in May according to the latest Producer Price Index (PPI) release by the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The increases were a return to...

NAHB Members Fan Out on Capitol Hill

Posted on June 16, 2017

More than 800 builders, remodelers and their trade partners from across the nation headed to Capitol Hill on June 14 for the annual NAHB Legislative Conference. In a day full of meetings with elected officials and their st...

NAHB Officers Hold Productive Talks with HUD Secretary Carson

Posted on June 16, 2017

In a broad agenda focusing on regulatory reform and housing affordability, NAHB senior officers today held productive talks with HUD Secretary Ben Carson. Topics covered included: The Federal Flood Risk Management Standard...

80th Anniversary

Posted on June 12, 2017

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85% of Consumers Say They Had a Positive Spring Parade Experience

Posted on June 9, 2017

Eighty-five percent of respondents to a consumer survey said they had a good or excellent experience visiting homes on the Spring Parade. Besides looking for a new home to purchase, many respondents said it is a fun outing an...

Overland Park Cul-de-Sacs in Danger of Disappearing Despite Popularity

Posted on June 9, 2017

Despite the enormous popularity of cul-de-sacs, a proposal by the City of Overland Park may reduce — or even eliminate — the creation of cul-de-sacs in new residential developments. What’s more, 73 percent of Overland P...

House Passes Bill to Ease Banking Regulations

Posted on June 9, 2017

The House yesterday passed legislation that would address challenging credit conditions that home builders and home buyers continue to experience as a result of strict regulatory restraints imposed following the 2008 fina...

A Closer Look at the Costs of Building a New Home

Posted on June 8, 2017

If you’re in the market for a new home, you may be wondering about the factors that contribute to the total cost of the home. The National Association of Home Builders recently published a Cost of Construction Survey, which...

Expert Advice from Our Parade Designers

Posted on June 8, 2017

Have you ever walked into a Parade home and thought “this home is beautifully decorated – I wonder where they got all this stuff?” We asked a couple of interior designers who regularly decorate Parade homes for advice o...

3 Amenities Topping Home Buyer Wish Lists

Posted on June 8, 2017

Preferences in home styles and features have evolved significantly over the years. But even though the wants and needs of home buyers vary widely among different demographics, a majority of buyers – regardless of their age ...