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  1. Home Price Appreciation Continued in February

    In February, national home price appreciation continued, but at a slower pace than last month. Meanwhile, among all 20 metro areas which are covered by under the S&P/Case-Shiller Home Price Index, only Washington DC recorded growth that lagged the …

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  2. New Home Sales Rise But With Underlying Variation

    According to the U.S. Census Bureau and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development sales of new homes rose by 4.0 percent over the month of March to reach a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 694,000. Year-to-date, covering the first quarter …

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  3. Taking the Guesswork Out of Financing Your First Home

    Homeownership rates among young adults continues to grow as millennials begin to return to the housing market. In fact, the number of millennials buying homes grew the most of any age group in 2017, according to the Census Bureau. And since millenials are mostly first-time home buyers, they are also facing the the abundant amount of paperwork involved in the home financing process. Fortunately, with advanced preparation and a personalized to-do list, new home buyers can easily stay on top Read More


  4. Existing Sales Rise 1.1 Percent in March

    Existing-home sales increased 1.1% in March, but remain down 1.2% from a year ago. The first-time buyer share of 30% is also down from 32% a year ago. The National Association of Realtors reported that 50% of homes sold last month were on the market le…

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  5. Who are NAHB’s Builder Members?

    Every year the National Association of Home Builders conducts a member census in order to better understand the composition and characteristics of the people who belong to its organization.  In 2017, 32 percent of NAHB’s members were builders—those dir…


  6. 4 Tips for Remodeling Your Basement

    A finished basement can be a valuable addition to your home. It can be a playroom for your kids, a place for family to stay during visits, a media room the whole family can use, or even a space to rent out for some extra income. However, depending on the current condition of your basement, it can also be a pretty daunting project to take on. Here are four tips to help you feel comfortable jumping in and transforming your Read More


  7. Congratulations to the Alabama Remodeling Excellence Award Winners!

    The HBAA Remodelers salute the 2018 Alabama Remodeling Excellence Award winners from the Greater Birmingham Association of Home Builders. Congratulations to our members on their winning achievements- Willow Homes, CASE Design/Remodeling Birmingham, Lovette Construction, Drake Homes, Oak Alley, Inc., ELM Construction LLC, Precision Homecrafters, LLC, H.B. Thompson Construction Services, Inc. Taylor Burton Company, Inc., j.fante Studio, The Home Remodeling Group, LLC and Counter Dimensions. We are proud to have all you in the Greater Birmingham Association of Home Builders!


  8. Most States Record YTD SF Permits Growth in February 2018

    Over the first two months of 2018, the total number of single-family permits issued nationwide reached 123,871. On a year-over-year basis, this is an 11.2% increase over the February 2017 level of 111,356. The results from the SOC are similar, single-f…

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  9. Create the Perfect Getaway with a She Shed

    We’ve all heard about the growing prevalence of man caves for years, but get ready for a lot more buzz about “she sheds.” A she shed is a free standing building in your home’s backyard – a space where a woman can go to invest time in her hobbies, get some work done, or just relax and get away from the hustle and bustle of the home. Sound like a great project to take on? Here are some of the Read More