Category: Industry News

  1. 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…


  2. 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!


  3. 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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  4. 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


  5. Builder Confidence Slips One Point, Remains in Solid Territory

    Builder confidence in the market for newly-built single-family homes edged down one point to a level of 69 in April on the National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index (HMI) but remains on firm ground. Strong demand for housin…

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  6. Construction Job Openings Higher Year-Over-Year

    The count of unfilled jobs in the construction sector declined in February, but remains higher than a year ago. According to the BLS Job Openings and Labor Turnover Survey (JOLTS) and NAHB analysis, the number of open construction sector jobs came in a…



  7. New Home Building Employment Estimates by Congressional District

    The new NAHB estimates show that the average congressional district has more than 8,800 residents working in residential construction but that number is often significantly higher. In Montana’s single Congressional district, close to 20,600 residents a…

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  8. Annual Inflation Accelerates on Monthly Decline

    The Bureau of Labor Statistics reported that consumer inflation fell by 0.1 percent over the month of March 2018 following a 0.2 percent increase in February. This is first monthly decrease since May 2017. Energy prices fell by 3 percent over the month…