HOME BUILDERS ASSOCIATION
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Mar 2 Membership Meeting
Mar 16 Board Meeting
Mar 23 Blue Card Level 1A Renewal Class
Apr 6 Membership Meeting
Apr 20 Board Meeting
Apr 27 Spring Sporting Clay Shoot
May 4 Membership Meeting
May 13 3 Hour Continuing Ed Class
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Next General Membership Meeting - April 6th
Continuing Education - Native Intelligence forBuilders, The Norton Agency
Builder Confidense at Highest in 12 Years
by HBA of North Georgia on 03/23/17
Optimism among single-family builders this
month is the strongest it has been since 2005. Much of this positive
sentiment stems from the widely anticipated reductions of government
regulations. A prime example was the recent executive order to roll back
the Waters of the United States rule that affects builders' and
developers' wetlands permits. However, we can expect some moderation in
builder confidence in the months ahead, as interest rates rise and
for access to lots and labor.
As expected, last week the Federal Reserve
increased the short-term federal funds rate for just the third time in
the post-recession era. Much of the Fed's stance is fueled by a
strengthening labor market, which added 235,000 jobs last month. As the
rate of inflation approaches the 2% target rate, NAHB forecasts two
additional rate hikes this year.
Additional price pressures can be seen on
the supply side of the industry. Gypsum prices have increased more than
6% in the first two months of 2017, and softwood lumber prices rose
almost 5% due to the ongoing lumber trade dispute between the U.S. and
Canada. As housing starts continue to rise in the months and years
ahead, additional sources of lumber will be required.
East Coast Builder Conference Comes to Atlanta
Join us at the Cobb Galleria on May 4th & 5th. This is a show for builders and remodelers and is not open to the general public. One of the highlights of this years show will be the new digital home. Come see the technology of tomorrow that is available today.
Level 1A Class
April 13, 2017
If you are moving dirt on a jobsite, you are required to have a current Bluecard. Even if you are just digging holes for vegetation, it is required. Contact the HBA offfice to sign up today.
3 Hour Continuing Education Class
May 23, 2017
All Ga licensed builders are required to have either 3 or 6 hours continuing education by June 30th of this year. If you haven't met your requirements yet, call the HBA office and sign up today.
HBA Spring Sporting Clay Shoot
Sign up Today!
Our Sporting Clay Shoots are our big fundraisers for the year. Without these fundraisers, our association would not be able to operate. A large part of our money comes from our sponsors and we want to recognize them for what they do for this association. Builders First Source, Jackson EMC, USI/Southern Foam, and Roofing Resources of Georgia have stepped up to be our event, lunch, and raffle sponsors for this spring's shoot. On behalf of everyone, I want to say --- THANK YOU!