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Latest NAHB News
  • Home Price Growth Slows in March
    by Onnah Dereski on May 28, 2024

    The S&P CoreLogic Case-Shiller U.S. National Home Price Index (HPI) increased at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 3.65% for March.  This was following an adjusted 6.42% rate gain for February. On a year-over-year basis, the S&P CoreLogic Case-Shiller U.S. National Home Price NSA Index […]

  • Preference for New Homes Keeps Rising 
    by Rose Quint on May 24, 2024

    The desirability of new homes continues to grow. Faced with the alternative of choosing between an existing home and a newly built home, 61% of home buyers in a recent NAHB study* indicated a new home is their first preference. That marks the highest share of buyers leaning toward a new home since […]

  • Mortgage Rates Higher in April
    by Catherine Koh on May 24, 2024

    Mortgage rates have increased on a monthly basis, according to data from Freddie Mac. As of end of April 2024, the 30-year FRM – Commitment rate, increased by 17 basis points (bps) to 6.99 percent from 6.82 percent in March. This was a 35 bps increase from the beginning of the year (6.64 […]

  • New Home Sales in April Down on Higher Mortgage Rates
    by Danushka Nanayakkara-Skillington on May 23, 2024

    Mortgage rates that averaged above 7% since mid-April per Freddie Mac data acted as a drag on new home sales last month. Sales of newly built, single-family homes in April fell 4.7% to a 634,000 seasonally adjusted annual rate from a downwardly revised reading in March, according to newly released […]

  • NAHB/Wells Fargo Debut New Cost of Housing Index
    by Rose Quint on May 23, 2024

    A new quarterly Cost of Housing Index (CHI) highlights the burden that housing costs represent for middle and low-income families. In its inaugural release for the first quarter of 2024, CHI revealed that a typical family in the U.S. must spend 38% of its income to cover the mortgage payment on a […]

Latest PBA News
  • Be Prepared for the NAHB Spring Meetings
    by Rick Cochran on May 1, 2024

    Going to DC for the NAHB Spring Meetings? Register today! PBA members will join hundreds of their peers from across the country June 10-14 for the NAHB Spring Meeting and The post Be Prepared for the NAHB Spring Meetings appeared first on Pennsylvania Builders Association.

  • Summer Regional Meetings Set
    by Rick Cochran on April 18, 2024

    Dates and locations have been set for the upcoming Summer Regional Meetings. These meetings help inform and prepare members for the PBA Summer Board of Directors meeting which will be The post Summer Regional Meetings Set appeared first on Pennsylvania Builders Association.

  • Summer 2024 Meeting Room Block Open
    by Rick Cochran on April 11, 2024

    PBA members may now reserve their hotel rooms for the 2024 Summer Committee and Board of Directors meetings at the Eden Resort & Suites located at 222 Eden Road in The post Summer 2024 Meeting Room Block Open appeared first on Pennsylvania Builders Association.

  • PBA Winter 2024 Meeting Round-Ups
    by Rick Cochran on March 26, 2024

    PBA members descended on Cranberry Township March 14-16 for the first meetings of 2024. Various committees met to report an plan new activities for the coming year. The meetings ended The post PBA Winter 2024 Meeting Round-Ups appeared first on Pennsylvania Builders Association.

  • PBA Winter 2024 Installation Gala
    by Rick Cochran on March 25, 2024

    PBA gathered on Friday, March 15 at the Pittsburgh Marriott North in Cranberry to celebrate the installation of the 2024 officers. Congratulations to the following: Senior Officers: Tom McCosby, President; Dean The post PBA Winter 2024 Installation Gala appeared first on Pennsylvania Builders […]