Economic Forecast for 2015: Sunny Days with Occasional Cloudy Periods

Looking at 2015, the domestic economic landscape finally looks solid if unspectacular. Unemployment rates should keep falling, house prices are likely to rise by 5%, and despite poor global economic conditions, the American economy will strengthen. Moreover, despite a deep partisan divide … Continued

Obama Announces Cuts in FHA Mortgage Insurance Premiums

In a move that will help first-time home buyers, President Obama announced today that the Federal Housing Administration (FHA) will reduce its annual mortgage insurance premiums by 0.5 percentage points from 1.35% to 0.85% during an address in Phoenix. A fact … Continued

Now Available: NAHB Contracts and Subscription Services

NAHB recently launched its new contracts subscription website, with access to a variety of residential construction contract forms and documents developed by NAHB exclusively for home builders and remodelers. Builders can customize these documents to suit their own business needs. NAHB … Continued