The National Association of Home Builders is a trade association that helps promote the policies that make housing a national priority. Since 1942, NAHB has been serving its members, the housing industry, and the public at large. Look here for information and data from NAHB and what they can do for you.
NAR Says Home Buyer Tax Credit Could Help Reduce Housing Inventory
According to the National Association of Realtors, if all home buyers become eligible for a tax credit without a repayment feature, it could result in...
Most Seniors Want To Stay Put
A recent survey commissioned by AARP found that 79 percent of baby boomers want to stay in the home they are currently living in. Less than 10 percen...
Real Estate Trends 2005: New Construction Sales Up, Existing Homes Down
2005 real estate trends show a rise in new construction sales, but a decrease in the sales of existing homes. The National Association of Home Builders just released their data on 2005 real estate trends, showing that new construction sales increased 13 percent but sales of existing homes fell 2.7 percent.
Find Good Contractor For Home Improvement Projects
When you're ready to tackle a home improvement project you'll want to make sure you find a reputable contractor. To find a good contractor for a home improvement project you can check with the Better Business Bureau (BBB) or the National Association for the Remodeling Industry (NARI). You can also ask contractors who you're considering to provide references from recent jobs.
Selling Your Home Includes Landscaping, Home Improvement
Maybe you've had your home on the market for a while and it's not selling. What can you do to sell your home? Part of selling your home is improving its curb appeal with improved landscaping and home improvement projects. Brainstorm with your real estate agent for some other ideas to help sell your home.
New Construction Trends Are Unique
The annual show for the National Association of Home Builders showed that the latest trends in new construction are unique. One trend that came through loud and clear is that new home buyers aren't interested in cookie cutter construction. They're interested in features that give them the feeling they've stepped up from their last home. So new quiet doors that shut out the sound of your teenager's music habit, to more custom cabinetry, copper accents on windows and waterfalls that hang on the wall.
Post 9-11 Recession Includes Real Estate Market
After the terrorist attacks of 9-11 the U.S. economy fell into recession. Which industries were hit the hardest? How did the real estate market do following the terrorist attacks? And what actions did the Federal Reserve take concerning interest rates?
Home Design Over The Last Century
Although home development has evolved slowly through most of the past 100 years, home construction is changing rapidly, as technology, the consumer's sophisticated taste, and new products create different demands. The typical house of 1900 was built with 700 to 1,200 square feet, contained two or three bedrooms, one or no bathrooms, and was typically two stories tall. New homes in the future will have amenities and features making them safer and more comfortable, with a higher energy efficiency.
Trends From The Home Builders Convention: Part 2
Building a home? The National Home Builders Convention is the place to be if you are interested in home building and the real estate industry. It's where you'll find more home builders and more building supplies vendors - literally - than anywhere else in the world. The big findings at the show were stainless steel appliances, copper roofing, stone accessories, swimming fitness equipment and water filtration systems.
Capital Gains Tax Policy May Change After Election
Each time there's a new administration taking office some economic policies get changed. Learn one expert's predictions about what Clinton's reelection meant in 1996, including the impact on capital gains taxes. While Clinton promised much capital gains tax relief, it remained to be seen whether it would happen during his administration.