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Housing Affordability Hits 18-Month Low on Lack of Supply, Higher Prices
Despite low interest rates, a supply shortage coupled with rising home prices contributed to a decline in housing affordability in the second quarter of 2020, according to the NAHB/Wells Fargo Housing Opportunity Index (HOI) released today. 
NAHB Rolls Out First Wave of 2020 Congressional Endorsements
NAHB is once again endorsing candidates for the U.S. House and Senate in the upcoming Nov. 3 elections. NAHB endorses candidates who have shown a commitment to policies that promote homeownership and rental housing opportunities for all Americans.
HBAs and Members Find Success with Virtual Education Courses
NAHB Education has adapted quickly to the shifting learning landscape and began offering its intensive, full-day designation courses — such as those for the Certified Aging in Place Specialist (CAPS) professional designation — on a virtual platform.
Spotlight Top Features Consumers Seek with NGBS Green+ Badges
Builders and developers can now earn special recognition through Home Innovation Research Labs for NGBS Green Certified homes that "go above and beyond" in certain areas of green practice.
NAHB Seeks Meeting with Commerce Secretary on Soaring Lumber Prices
Amidst a backdrop of record high lumber prices, NAHB is seeking to address supply chain disruptions and tariffs that are contributing to price volatility in the marketplace. Letters were sent last week to Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross, U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer and Zoltan van Heyningen, executive director of the U.S. Lumber Coalition.
Multiple Offers for Homes on the Market are Becoming More Common
In a sign that the inventory of for-sale homes remains tight, NAHB's quarterly Housing Trends Report reveals that more buyers are finding their home search delayed because of a rising number of multiple offers on the same property. The survey found 30% of active buyers reported getting outbid by another buyer in the second quarter of 2020, significantly higher than the comparable 18% share a year earlier.
Video: NAHB Chairman Chuck Fowke Delivers Inaugural Address to Membership
The new 2020 NAHB Chairman Chuck Fowke delivers his first remarks to the broader NAHB membership in this month's Chairman's Update.
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