News

RECENT NEWS

RSS News and Publications Feed

  • Housing Starts Reach Post-Recession High in May as Permits Soften June 19, 2018
    Total housing starts rose 5 percent in May to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.35 million units, according to newly released data from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and the Commerce Department. This is the highest housing starts report since July 2007. While housing production numbers rose, overall permits — which […]
  • Statement from NAHB Chairman Randy Noel on Rules Pertaining to AHPs June 19, 2018
    Randy Noel, chairman of the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) and a custom builder from LaPlace, La., today issued the following statement regarding the Trump administration’s finalized rule promoting association health plans: “NAHB commends President Trump and his administration for championing association health plans (AHPs) as a way to help small businesses to rein […]
  • Builders Discuss Rising Lumber Prices with Commerce Secretary Ross June 19, 2018
    Randy Noel, chairman of the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) and a custom home builder from LaPlace, La., issued the following statement after the NAHB leadership met today with Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross to discuss the growing problem of escalating lumber prices that are being exacerbated by tariffs on Canadian lumber imports into the […]
  • Builder Confidence Slips Two Points as Lumber Prices Soar June 18, 2018
    Builder confidence in the market for newly-built single-family homes fell two points to 68 in June on the National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index (HMI). The decline was due in large part to sharply elevated lumber prices, although sentiment remains on solid footing. “Builders are optimistic about housing market conditions as consumer […]
  • Statement from NAHB Chairman Randy Noel on EPA Sending Revised WOTUS Rule to OMB June 15, 2018
    Randy Noel, chairman of the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) and a custom home builder from LaPlace, La., issued the following statement after the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced that a revised Waters of the U.S. rule has been sent to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB). “We are encouraged that the EPA […]

Building Connections Magazine

Building Connections is a HOBI – award winning monthly digital magazine produced and published by the Home Builders and Remodelers Association of Fairfield County. Inside you will find the latest association news, legislative updates, upcoming events, and featured articles about the industry.

Subscribe to Building Connections