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February 6, 2012

The list of housing markets continued to show improvement, according to a measurement by the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB), which expanded its “Improving Markets Index” to nearly 100 metro regions in February 2012. A total of 29 markets were added, bringing the total to 98 entries on the National Association of Home Builders/First American Improving Markets Index (IMI). Thirty-six states are now represented by at least one market on the list. 

September 28, 2011

Housing prices will remain depressed for the next several years and may get even worse, according to a just-released survey of economists, analysts, investors and housing experts. The survey was conducted by MacroMarkets, a firm founded by Yale University professor Robert Shiller. 


September 22, 2011

Housing prices will remain depressed for the next several years and may get even worse, according to a just-released survey of economists, analysts, investors and housing experts. The survey was conducted by MacroMarkets, a firm founded by Yale University professor Robert Shiller.

May 18, 2011

As housing starts fell 10.6% in April to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 523,000 units, the National Association of Home Builders said the numbers point to a lack of confidence in the housing market.

“While mortgage rates are low and house prices are as affordable as they’ve been in a generation, the decline in April’s housing starts is indicative of the low level of confidence that consumers have in the housing market,” said Bob Nielsen, chairman of the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) and a home builder from Reno, Nev.

May 2, 2011

Arlington, Va. — At last year’s Home Improvement Research Institute (HIRI) Spring Conference, the assembled researchers, guests and partners — all thirsty for good news — were told by Morgan Stanley analyst Ian Sugarman that the modest, pre-bubble year of 1999 is the “new normal.”


Fast-forward to this year’s event, held here at the Doubletree Crystal City, and a very similar group of attendees were told to brace for even more simulated time travel — this time to 1996.


March 30, 2011

Canadian economists have expressed concerns about a correction in the housing market north of the U.S. border, where record borrowing, low interest rates and eager home buyers have created a building boom over the last several years.

October 6, 2010

Following on the heels of a 10% decline in home sales this year, California should...

October 3, 2010

The National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) interpreted the 10.5% rise in August housing starts...

September 21, 2010

The National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) interpreted the 10.5% rise in August housing starts...

December 15, 2008

Housing starts dove sharply in November. New starts fell to a seasonally adjusted annual rate...

November 23, 2008

Three LBM trade associations will join together early next year in Florida for a conference...

November 13, 2008

The National Lumber and Building Material Dealers Association is seeking a comprehensive plan to reduce...

October 19, 2008

When Ivy Zelman, the polished and bearish housing industry analyst from Zelman & Associates, finished...

October 15, 2008

Oak Brook, Ill. -- True to its mission, the Home Improvement Research Institute examined research...

September 30, 2008

The ProDealer Industry Summit kicks off today in Chantilly, Va., bringing together lumber and building...

July 9, 2008

The country’s home builders have reported job cuts in the past week after housing sales...

April 13, 2008

The housing market will continue to decline through the rest of 2008, gaining some relief...

April 6, 2008

The Home Improvement Research Institute (HIRI) held its spring conference in Washington, D.C., April 3,...

November 19, 2007

The NAHB attributes the stall to mortgage woes, excess inventory and negative media coverage....

September 23, 2007

Reading, England-based Wolseley, parent of Stock Building Supply and Ferguson, released preliminary year-end results this...

September 20, 2007

Two relatively optimistic housing market forecasts factored heavily in an active day of seminars and...

August 26, 2007

When the Chinese Year of the Dog came to an end on Feb. 17, 2007,...

August 26, 2007

After hitting their lowest level in nearly 25 years (adjusted for inflation) late in the...

August 23, 2007

Companies on the HCN Top 350 Scoreboard racked up pro sales of $55.98 billion in...

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