Author: Greater Birmingham Association of Home Builders

  1. 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


  2. 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


  3. 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!


  4. 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


  5. 5 Simple Ways to Create Curb Appeal

    Spring is the perfect time to give the outside of your home a fresh facelift. Even if you aren’t trying to sell your home, there’s a real benefit to enhancing and maintaining your home’s curb appeal. Exterior upgrades consistently rank among the best home improvement projects for their strong return on investment. That’s because many of these strategies are fairly simple and relatively affordable solutions. While some homes may benefit from more extensive and expensive updates, like repaving a damaged Read More


  6. Willow Homes awarded 2018 Alabama Remodeling Excellence Awards Best in Show!

    Congratulations to Willow Homes, this year’s Alabama Remodeling Excellence Awards Best in Show winner for their Forrest Drive Fixer Upper project! This project was also the top winner the category of Whole House Remodel Under $250,000. Willow Homes is a member of the Greater Birmingham Association of Home Builders. They and a host of other Remodelers from across the state were presented with awards for remodeling work in a variety of categories.  The Alabama Remodeling Excellence Awards (AREA) were held on Read More


  7. GBAHB Young Professionals Council hosts P.B & J Event

    The GBAHB Young Professionals hosted P.B. & J (Professional, Business or Joke) event on Thursday, April 5th at the GBAHB office. This was the 2nd year for the YP’s to host this event where guests were allowed to submit questions anonymously and they could be personal or business questions or ask them to tell a joke! Young Professionals were able to break the ice, get some great pointers and enjoy of networking and career-building moments.         MANY Read More


  8. From 280 Living: Year in Preview: New developments for Chelsea

    http://280living.com/news/year-in-preview-new-developments-for-chelsea1227/   Year in Preview: New developments for Chelsea by ERICA TECHO December 27, 2016 Map courtesy of Scott Weygand. Chelsea Reserve is off County Road 336 near Pelham and will offer a variety of lot sizes.  The city of Chelsea has seen a growing number of residential areas in the last few years, and that trend is not stopping in the foreseeable future. While Chelsea had 133 building permit requests from 2012 through 2015, the city had already had about Read More


  9. GBAHB President’s Ball/Installation Awards Winner

    BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – The Greater Birmingham Association of Home Builders (GBAHB) held its annual President’s Ball/ Installation on Thursday, December 1, 2016.   The ceremony took place at the Florentine in downtown Birmingham, and 190 members attended this prestigious event. The Association awarded several members for their outstanding accomplishments within the GBAHB and community this year. The winners of these awards are listed below.   The Association also inducted its 2017 President, Clint Lovette of Lovette Construction, as well as Read More


  10. Wrendon Davis Receives CADRE Associate of the Year Award

    We are so proud to announce that Wrendon Davis of Davis Plumbing has received the CADRE Award for Associate of the Year. Along with his numerous accomplishments, Wrendon also co-founded a plumbing educational program. The NAHB Associate of the Year and Society of Honored Associates Awards recognize associate members who have distinguished themselves by their outstanding contributions to the home building industry on the local, state and national levels. A panel of five judges, including a past NAHB president, National Read More