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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.

 

Eye On Housing

Exurbs Lead Apartment Construction Gains in the Second Quarter

Sep 12 2019 : The second quarter of s recent permit data shed new light on NAHB s Home Building Geography Index HBGI not only in manufacturing which is its newest cut but also in its first vein of analysis a population density-based delineation of all the counties in the U S known as regions New permits for multifamily dwellings have historically been the highest in ...
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CPI Growth Slows in August

Sep 11 2019 : In August headline inflation rose slower relative to July while core inflation remained unchanged The Bureau of Labor Statistics BLS reported that the Consumer Price Index CPI rose by on a seasonally adjusted basis in August slower than the increase in July Excluding the volatile food and energy components the core CPI increased by in August the ...
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Women in Construction: Employment Reaches Pre-Recession Levels

Sep 11 2019 : The number of women employed in the construction industry grew substantially in rising to million a total reached prior to the Great Recession As the construction skilled labor shortage remains a key challenge adding new workers is an important goal of the industry Bringing additional women into the construction labor force could represent a potential opportunity for the ...
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Mortgage Refinancing Activity Dips But Still Strong

Sep 10 2019 : In the most recent wave of mortgage activity for the week ending September the Mortgage Bankers Association s latest Weekly Application Survey showed a continuing decline in interest rates notably the -year fixed rate mortgage to on a non-seasonally adjusted basis The Market Composite Index which measures mortgage loan application volume increased on a seasonally adjusted basis ...
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Building Materials Price Growth Slows in August

Sep 10 2019 : Prices paid for goods used in residential construction decreased by in August not seasonally adjusted according to the latest Producer Price Index PPI released by the Bureau of Labor Statistics Building materials prices have declined an average of per month over the last months compared to an average monthly increase of during the same period - ...
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Construction Job Openings Up in July

Sep 09 2019 : Data from the BLS Job Openings and Labor Turnover Survey JOLTS indicate that construction job openings increased in July after a declines off a cycle high count for April The estimated number of job openings in the construction sector increased to in July after reaching a post-Great Recession high of in April The July count of unfilled jobs ...
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09/19/2019

Remodelers Council Steak Cookout

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09/25/2019

Muddy Boots- Builder Educational Event

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10/01/2019

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10/03/2019

Associate Appreciation Night

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