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The Greater Birmingham Association of Home Builders strives to protect the American Dream in Central Alabama for housing opportunities for all, while working to promote professional success for its members who build, remodel, and maintain communities, create jobs and improve our local economy.

GBAHB's mission is to advocate for the home building industry by promoting professionalism and developing community through quality-built homes.

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GBAHB 2021 Home Building and Remodeling Showcase

Out of an abundance of caution and the utmost concern for the health and wellbeing of our guests and exhibitors, we have decided to cancel the 2021 Home Building and Remodeling Showcase. Plans for the 2022 Showcase are already underway and we look forward to welcoming our guests back to Alabama’s premier home building event next year.

COVID-19 TESTING

Many of you have expressed concerns over the growing COVID-19 crisis and what effect it will have on the home building industry. The HBAA is concerned along with you, but is taking every step possible to minimize its impact on the industry.

Get tested for COVID-19 (Coronavirus infection) if you develop any of these symptoms:

  • Fever or chills
  • Cough
  • Sore Throat
  • Shortness of breath
  • Muscle pain
  • New loss of taste or smell
  • Vomiting or diarrhea

Consider getting tested, even without symptoms, if:

  • You live or work in a place where you are in contact with a large number of people, or
  • If you think you have been exposed to someone with COVID-19.

Visit JCDH.org for information on test sites.

Text INFOJEFFCO to 888777 to receive information updates

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Potential for a Statewide Shelter in Place Order

Yes, there is a potential that at some point the state will consider such an effort. We have been in contact with that Governor and her staff for the past few weeks discussing the need to deem construction and related industries as essential businesses. We are continuing those discussions and are working with other construction and real estate trade associations in Alabama to create a uniform front.

As of right now, there is no such order in place and workers may continue to work as normal. We do advise that you encourage them to social distance and we urge you to heed all directives and guidance issued by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), and the Alabama Department of Public Health (ADPH).

Local Shelter in Place Orders

Some communities have begun to limit social interaction and work activities. We would urge local associations to reach out to government officials in your area to ensure that those orders include construction as an essential business. NAHB has provided some guidance that can be useful in this area based around the order issued in San Francisco that specifically exempts construction. See NAHB's email on this matter here.

Governor’s Order (Dated March 19)

There has been some confusion over yesterday’s order from Governor Ivey. Among the prohibitions:

“All gatherings of 25 persons or more, or gatherings of any size that cannot maintain a consistent six-foot distance between persons, are prohibited. This Order shall apply to all gatherings, events or activities that bring 25 or more persons in a single room or single space at the same time.”

This order is intended to apply to gatherings of non-essential social events. It is not intended to apply to Alabama businesses or its workforce.

Inspections and Permitting

Many city and county governments have restricted public access to their facilities. We would encourage that each local association reach out to the permitting and inspection entities in your area to become aware of their plans. We have been approached by various communities and have suggested that they employ online services as appropriate to accommodate permit and inspection requests. For those areas without access to online services, we have suggested a drop box approach that limits face to face contact. Departments that want to ensure social distancing may want to consider inspections that restrict contact with anyone on the jobsite. This would prohibit any walk-through with the builder, but under the circumstances, it would ensure timely inspections. Local governments may consider video/distance inspections through online or cell phone technology. Each community may handle this differently, but let them know that, as an industry, home builders are willing to accommodate those steps that the government feels appropriate and that facilitates timely inspections and permitting.

HBAA Activities

Your HBAA Senior Officers and staff are conducting business as “usual” for now. At this critical time, the HBAA is focused on anything it can do to minimize any negative affects this crisis may have on you and your business. As you know, we have cancelled the Alabama Remodeling Excellence Awards Banquet and are postponing the basic carpentry courses until the crisis has averted. The HBAA will make decisions on other events as necessary as time moves forward.

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Upcoming Events

09/27/2021

Home Builders Golf Classic Benefitting ABPAC


Greystone Golf and Country Club

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09/28/2021

Builder CE Classes - September 28 2021


Greater Birmingham AHB

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10/11/2021

Marksmanship Challenge presented by Remodelers Council


Selwood Farms & Hunting Preserve

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10/12/2021

Certified New Home Sales Professional (CSP) Class


Greater Birmingham AHB

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10/28/2021

PWB 3rd Annual Bowling Tournament


Bowlero

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12/02/2021

Hall of Fame Holiday Gala and 2022 Office Installation


Greater Birmingham Association of Home Builders

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Members in the News

Steadman Named HBAA Associate of the Year

BIRMINGHAM, ALABAMA -- Mary Steadman of Birmingham has been named the Home Builders Association of Alabama (HBAA)’s Buddy Berry Associate of the Year for 2019.

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Taylor Burton Inducted Into Alabama Building Industry Hall of Fame

BIRMINGHAM, ALABAMA -- Taylor Burton of Birmingham has been inducted into the Alabama Building Industry Hall of Fame, the highest honor presented by the Home Builders Association of Alabama (HBAA).

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Eye On Housing

Real Estate Market Values Spike in the Second Quarter

Sep 24th 2021 : The latest Federal Reserve Z Financial Accounts of the United States i e the Flow of Funds show that in the second quarter of the aggregate market value of all owner-occupied real estate in the United States registered the largest quarterly increase in the last years of data From trillion in the first quarter of real estate ...
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Uptick for New Home Sales in August

Sep 24th 2021 : After a prior cooling trend for the volume of new home sales sales contracts increased in August according to estimates from the Census Bureau and HUD The August seasonally adjusted annual rate was lower than a year ago when an unsustainable rebound took hold in the market Higher prices have also affected housing affordability with new home ...
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Construction Reversal: Single-Family, Multifamily Units Under Construction

Sep 22nd 2021 : A reversal is taking place in the construction pipeline Since early there have been consistently more multifamily units residences within unit properties under construction relative to single-family homes This was due to multifamily construction recovering more quickly in the years after the Great Recession as well as years of underbuilding in the single-family sector However as of July ...
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Federal Reserve: Closer to Taper

Sep 22nd 2021 : The Federal Reserve has been supporting the housing market during the virus crisis the recession and the subsequent ongoing recovery via asset-backed purchases among other tools including billion a month of mortgage-backed security MBS purchases These MBS purchases have held interest rates lower than they otherwise would have been Today the Fed moved closer to announcing a tapering ...
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Existing Home Sales Fall in August

Sep 22nd 2021 : As tight inventory continued to push up prices existing home sales fell in August but remain above pre-pandemic levels according to the National Association of Realtors NAR Though the median existing home prices has increased since January housing demand remains strong thanks to low mortgage rates and buyers are waiting for more inventory Total existing home sales including ...
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Employment Situation in August: State-Level Analysis

Sep 22nd 2021 : Nonfarm payroll employment increased in states in August compared to the previous month while states and the District of Columbia lost jobs According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics nationwide total nonfarm payroll employment increased at a slower rate by in August following an upwardly revised increase of jobs in July On a month-over-month basis employment ...
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