On this week’s episode of Housing Developments, NAHB Chief Economist Robert Dietz shares his 2019 economic forecast for the industry and what the recent change in the NAHB/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index means for builders. Dietz also discusses how the skilled labor shortage is affecting housing supply.

NAHB CEO Jerry Howard and guest host Paul Lopez, VP of Communications & Public Affairs, also discuss what the recent confirmation of Mark Calabria as director of the Federal Housing Finance Agency means for builders, whether this year might be the year for housing finance reform, and the state of the labor force.

Tune in below, at nahb.org/podcast, or wherever else you find podcasts to hear what’s going on in housing news around the country.