It's Halloween so I'm thinking about candy. And, I'm just recently back from the NAHB Building Systems Housing Summit which was held in the chocolate-candy capital, Hershey PA. early this month. What I learned is sweet, more treats than tricks. NAHB economist Robert Dietz told us that the housing industry forecast for 2017 is an estimated 841,000 single family starts, up 7% vs. 2016. Home buyer demand is strong, fueled by positive demographics, job growth and continued low interest rates.