Friday, September 25, 2009
The top week during the last four years was in June 2006, with 126 single-family permits pulled.
Source: Construction Week
Home sales rose in Greenville during August compared with July, but declined in Spartanburg, the Tri-county area of Anderson, Pickens and Oconee, and also shrank statewide, according to new data from the South Carolina Association of Realtors.
Unit sales were up 18 homes in Greenville to 607, while Spartanburg home sales declined by eight units to 217; and sales in the Tri-county area were down 41 units to 213. Statewide, sales were down 241 units from July to 3,952. Read More.
Source: GSA Business
- Addison Homes, LLC
- American Eagle Builders
- Dillard-Jones Builders, Inc.
- Four Leaf Builders
- Freewood Builders
- Harold Moore Builder
- Keith Smith Builders, LLC
- H. Dillard Co.
- The Gregorie Company
Wednesday, September 23, 2009
The next Builder After Hours is Monday, October 12 at 5:30 p.m. at Palmetto Exterminators in Greer. Join other members of your association for dinner, drinks and great door prizes.
This event is free and is open to all members of the Home Builders Association of Greenville. RSVP to Liz Davison at 254-0133 or register to attend on our website at http://www.hbaofgreenville.com/.
- Declining sales and revenues?
- Difficulty in making loan payments on existing debt?
- Difficulty in paying employees?
- Difficulty in purchasing materials, supplies, or inventory?
- Difficulty in paying rent and/or other operating expenses?
The loan limit for the ARC Loan program is $35,000.
Two HBA of Greenville banking members have made loans in South Carolina as through the program:
- Carolina First Bank
- Sun Trust Bank
Tuesday, September 22, 2009
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In some cases, ICBA said, examiners are making community banks downgrade performing commercial real estate loans solely because the value of the collateral has gone down and are demanding write-downs and reclassifications of loans based on forced sales of real estate occuring during illiquid or dysfuctional markets. They recommended better communication between the Washington office and field examiners concerning exam policies and that the FDIC ombudsman process be improved so that bankers could feel more comfortable appealing decisions made by field examiners.
Monday, September 21, 2009
Also, don't forget that we're celebrating our associate members this Thursday, September 24 at Associate Appreciation Night, 5:30 p.m. at the HBA office. To RSVP, call us at 254-0133 or visit our website, www.hbaofgreenville.com.
Home owners have reported foul odors and air conditioning-related problems in homes constructed with some of the drywall imported from China. Additionally, copper components, and certain electrical and plumbing components might have a blackened appearance. It is believed the drywall was imported into the U.S. between 2004 and 2008. Some of this drywall is alleged to contain high levels of sulfur and/or other contaminants, which it is emitting or off-gassing. Governmental agencies are investigating the potential adverse health consequences of exposure to the sulfur gases. Little is known about the proper methods for investigating and remediating the drywall, which has led to concern for many on how to address the issue.
To help builders and other HBA members become knowledgeable about Chinese drywall and to learn about currently existing resources, NAHB has assembled a webpage with information to help builders learn about the issue so that they can answer home owner questions. To view this page, click here.