Friday, August 18, 2017

The Headlines August 18, 2017

Ten Home Building industry stories we have read recently:
  • Affordable housing shortage challenges working-class Spartanburg residents.   Spartanburg Herald-Journal.
  • How other cities are tackling affordable housing.  Spartanburg Hearld-Journal.
  • Home building slowed as cities try to tame growth.  USAToday.
  • Mauldin among the easiest places in South Carolina to sell a home.  SmartAsset.
  • Lumber shortages encumber more builders.  NAHBNow.
  • A Conversation with Grover and Tonya Martin, Owners, ProSource.  UpstateBizSC.
  • Builders starting to report shortages of framing lumber.  Eye on Housing.
  • Mortgage rates fall again.  Eye on Housing.
  • How a home purchase boosts consumer spending.  Eye on Housing.
  • NAHB Chair elected to Federal Home Loan Bank of Dallas Board.  NAHBNow.
August 18, 2017.

Raleigh HBA in search of Parade of Homes judges

The 52nd annual HBA of Raleigh Wake County Parade of Homes judging is scheduled for one day only: Friday September 29, 2017.

The HBA of Raleigh offers judges one night complimentary lodging (Thursday, September 28th) at the DoubleTree by Hilton (500 Caitboo Avenue in Cary, North Carolina). The HBA will cover the cost of your hotel room and tax for that night. Breakfast is included with your hotel stay and lunch will be provided on judging day. Spouses and significant others are welcome to join you in your hotel room, but they may not accompany you in the car on judging day.

The HBA of Raleigh will host a Welcome to Raleigh dinner for judges on Thursday night at locally famous Amedeo’s Italian Restaurant so you can renew your old friendships and make a few new ones before getting down to business. Spouses and guests may attend the dinner on Thursday night, but non-judging guests must pay $30 for their dinner.

Your Judging Day on Friday begins at 7:30 a.m. at the HBA office and should be completed by 5:00 p.m.

If you are interested in judging this year, contact Jaclyn Parks at (919) 232-5884 or email to obtain a judging commitment form.