HOME BUILDERS ASSOCIATION
NORTHEASTERN NORTH CAROLINA
Supporting and serving our members by providing networking and educational opportunities and advocating progressive growth in our communities.
Home Builders Association
of Northeastern North Carolina
P. O. Box 59
Aydlett, NC 27916
The Home Builders Association of Northeastern North Carolina is a non-profit professional building trades' organization. Established in 1979 the HBA of NENC's goal is to promote our members and the professionalism of our industry; we are dedicated to providing safe, quality and affordable housing for the citizens of Northeastern North Carolina.
Covering a five county area the HBA of NENC represents all aspects of the building industry from residential contractors and remodelers to suppliers, real estate professionals, manufacturers and lenders.
As an affiliate of the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) and the North Carolina Home Builders Association (NCHBA) , the HBA of NENC is part of the most influential and active organization representing the building industry today. With more than 143,000 members nationwide you will not find a stronger more influential alliance to the building industry anywhere!
HBA Board of Directors Meeting
Cypress Creek Grill in Elizabeth City
Building Code Seminar
Location: Piedmont Natural Gas
in Elizabeth City
NCHBA 1st Quarterly Meeting
Location: Builders First Center, Raleigh
16th Annual Currituck Business Expo, Home Show & Job Fair
Location: Currituck County High School
10am - 3pm
NC Builders Institute Spring Classes
Location: Builders First Center, Raleigh
HBA Board of Directors Training
Location: Albemarle Area Assn. of REALTORS
401 S. Griffin Street, Ste 175, Elizabeth City
Builders & Remodelers Claim for any completed residential addresses from October 1st-December 31st, 2016 that used any of the 50+ Manufacturer brands.
Deadline: February 24th
Builders to Confront Labor, Financing Challenges Feb 8th, 2017
More than 80% of builders surveyed say that the scarcity of labor leads the list of challenges for 2017. While employment is growing within the housing industry—adding 128,000 jobs over the last year, and 20,030 in January alone—unfilled construction jobs remain a key supply-side headwind. Housing markets also continue to be held back by a lack of inventory, which has kept pending existing home sales flat for most of the last two years.
The rising cost of credit is another point of concern as the new year begins. Federal Reserve data indicate that demand for multifamily debt and commercial real estate construction and development loans slowed or declined at the end of 2016, perhaps due to rising interest rates. New home sales were also down in December, which some analysts attribute to higher mortgage rates. However, regional data do not fully support that claim.
While rising rates will act as a drag on housing demand going forward, sales were up 12% over the course of 2016 and favorable demographics will cause sales to rise more in 2017, supported by rising wages and job growth.
–NAHB Chief Economist Robert Dietz
Trump Administration Cancels FHA Mortgage Premium Cuts Jan. 23rd, 2017
The Trump administration, in one of its first policy actions, issued a mortgagee letter from HUD on Jan. 20 cancelling a decision made by the Obama administration to lower Federal Housing Administration (FHA) annual mortgage insurance premiums by 25 basis points to 0.60%. (Read More)
2017 CGP: Big Wins, But Liability Concerns Remain Jan. 18th, 2017
The Environmental Protection Agency has issued the 2017 Construction General Permit (CGP) – and it includes provisions for which NAHB and its members have fought long and hard through testimony, letters and rounds of meetings.
The CGP takes effect Feb. 16 and will last for five years. (Read More)
FHA Lowers Annual Mortgage Insurance Premiums Jan. 9th, 2017
In a move that will make home loans more affordable, the Federal Housing Administration (FHA) announced today that it will reduce the annual premiums most of its borrowers pay on mortgage insurance premiums by 0.25 percentage points from 0.85% to 0.60%. The agency said that the new lower premium rates are projected to save new FHA-insured home owners an average of $500 this year. (Read More)
NAHB Chair Details Legal Challenge to OSHA Rule Jan. 6th, 2017
NAHB has joined several other industry groups to file a challenge against the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and the Department of Labor regarding OSHA’s final Improve Tracking of Workplace Injuries and Illnesses rule, which NAHB Chairman Ed Brady called “unlawful and arbitrary” in a press statement issued Thursday. (Read More)
Illinois Builder Ed Brady Being Considered as FHA Commissioner
Dec. 19th, 2016
Illinois home builder Ed Brady, who is also the outgoing 2016 NAHB chairman, is among the candidates that the Trump transition team has talked to about becoming the next Federal Housing Administration (FHA) commissioner. (Read More)
WELCOME THE FOLLOWING NEW MEMBERS!!
Jason Scott with Jason Scott (Builder)
Chris East with East Homes, Inc.
Derek Waters with Derek Waters Construction
Grant Crutchley with Atlantic Mobility
Jim Allman with Choice Builders
A.B. Sanchez with AB Custom Stone
Jeff Johns with ABC Supply Co.
Carl Brickhouse with Carl Lee Brickhouse Contracting
RESIDENTIAL BUILDING CODE SEMINAR
with Robert Privott, Director of Codes & Construction for NCHBA
Thursday, February 16th, 2017
Location: Piedmont Natural Gas in
Members: No Charge
Register HERE to attend
Hosted by the HBA of Northeastern NC
16th Annual Currituck Business
Expo, Home Show & Job Fair
March 4, 2017 from 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
at Currituck County High School
SPECIAL RATE FOR HBA of NENC
$300 per Booth INCLUDES one year
membership in the Currituck County
Chamber with full benefits!!
**ATTENTION FUTURE BUILDERS!!**
Lego Build Competition
March 4th, 2017
11:00 am - 5-8 yr. olds
1:00 pm- 9-12 yr. olds
Click HERE for application
THANK YOU FOR SPONSORING THE HOME BUILDERS ASSOCIATION OF NORTHEASTERN NORTH CAROLINA