New Home Construction

Celebrate New Homes Month by Buying New Construction in April

Commemorated by the entire home building industry, the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) dedicates the entire month of April as New Homes Month. Perfectly timed, the spring season is packed with families searching for their dream home and first-time buyers ready to enter the market. Throughout April, the NAHB educates and spreads awareness of the increasing benefits of buying a new[...]

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Townhomes Popular with Homebuyers in Metro Atlanta

Are townhomes popular with homebuyers? Well, an NAHB analysis of the most recent Census data of Starts and Completions by Purpose and Design shows that townhouse construction jumped more than 28% in 2021. As housing demand shifted to more suburban and exurban areas and housing affordability headwinds persist, medium-density construction lagged for much of 2020. However, demand for medium density neighborhoods[...]

Myles Cardenas Received Presidential Award

Myles Cardenas Receives Presidential Award

Presidential Award – Myles Cardenas, McKinley Homes The 2022 Annual Installation and Awards Ceremony, hosted by the Greater Atlanta Home Builders Association (HBA), recently took place at the Omni Hotel at The Battery. At this year's ceremony, Myles Cardenas with McKinley Homes was presented with the Presidential Award. Presented at the discretion of the association President, the Presidential Award is a special[...]

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NAHB State of the Housing Market

Chief Economist Dr. Rob Dietz with the National Association of Home Builders spoke to delegates about the state of the housing market during Fall Leadership Meetings in Houston, Texas earlier this month. He cited ongoing supply chain challenges and housing affordability as two of the biggest challenges facing the new home building industry.  Government regulations, material and labor price increases[...]

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Empire Wins Big at The National Awards for Atlanta Intown Community

Empire Communities, one of North America’s largest privately held homebuilders, recently won several awards from the National Association of Home Builders’ (NAHB) National Sales and Marketing Council. The association hosted its National Awards for new home sales and marketing. During the awards, Empire Communities was honored for marketing excellence for various low-rise and high-rise communities across North America, including for[...]

Builder Confidence on the Rise

Builder Confidence on the Rise

According to recent July reports from the NAHB/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index (HMI), the housing market is looking to be ready to lead a post-COVID economic recovery. Based on the data, builder confidence for new construction single-family homes has jumped 14 points to 72 this month, placing the HMI at the pre-pandemic reading we saw prior to the COVID-19 (coronavirus)[...]

Natural Disasters and How to Prepare

How to Plan for Hurricanes, Natural Disasters During COVID-19

Hurricane season is here and according to The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), the 2020 season is one to take action for. Along with the already present COVID-19 (coronavirus) crisis and other natural disasters, the NOAA predicts this year to be an above-normal season with a total of 13 to 19 storms. The combination of an abnormal hurricane season and[...]

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Executive Order Supports Housing Affordability

Breaking News! President Trump put housing at the forefront of the national debate today by signing an executive order focusing on tackling the housing affordability crisis impacting America today. As the economy has strengthened, demand for safe, affordable housing has skyrocketed, but the housing industry has not been able to  mean this needed supply. By signing this order President Trump[...]

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Sweet Briar Farms Wins National Gold and Silver Awards at Builders’ Show

Jim Chapman Communities recently announced that the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB)'s 55+ Housing Industry Council awarded the builder's Sweet Briar Farms community in Cherokee County with gold and silver awards at its Best of 55+ Housing Awards ceremony at the International Builders' Show on January 9. The Best of 55+ Housing Awards is the United States home building[...]

NAHB leadership

2018 NAHB Leadership Elected at International Builders’ Show

Members of the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) elected 2018's top leadership at last week's International Builders' Show (IBS). Four senior officers were chosen to represent members' interests to government agencies, lawmakers and more who have the power to make it easier or harder for home builders to work hard throughout the year. The NAHB constitutes 700 affiliated state and[...]