Contractor Law

  • Strong Single-Family Permit Gains in February

    Over the first two months of 2021, the total number of single-family permits issued year-to-date (YTD) nationwide reached 164,901. On a year-over-year (YoY) basis, this is a 16.6% increase over the […]

  • Headline Inflation Accelerates in March

    Both headline inflation and core inflation accelerated in March as the economy reopens from the COVID-19 recession. The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) reported that the Consumer Price Index (CPI) […]

  • Minority Households Face Housing Affordability...

    New NAHB analysis on housing affordability based on race and ethnicity shows a wide disparity regarding the number of households that can afford a new median priced home. At the national level, the […]

  • Buyers Have Diverse Preferences for the Home’s...

    A new question introduced to the 2021 Edition of What Home Buyers Really Want* showed buyers pictures and descriptions of four exterior designs and asked for their preference. Results reveal that […]

  • Building Materials Prices Rise Across the Board...

    Prices paid for goods used in residential construction ex-energy rose 2.4% in March (not seasonally adjusted) and have increased 9.8% over the past 12 months, according to the latest Producer Price […]