Important Updates on Sales Tax Laws on RMI Services

NCHBA members achieved a tremendous victory when both chambers agreed to a conference report for SB 628 Various Changes to Revenue Laws. The bill contains numerous provisions sought by our NCHBA’s legislative team to simplify and clarify recent changes to sales tax on repair, maintenance, and installation (RMI) services. Perhaps the most significant change increased the “mixed […]

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By the Numbers: July Housing & Economic Report

In Asheville, NC, total permits year‐to‐date are down by 10.0% to 914. Single‐family permits are up by 13.0% to 748 but multifamily permits are down by 53.1% to 166. Meanwhile, the unemployment rate in Asheville is currently 3.7%, 0.3 percentage point below its level one year ago and 5.6 percentage points below its recession‐era peak of 9.4%. […]

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A Case of Mistaken Licensing Identity: Ignorance or Intentional?

The Licensing Board has as its primary duty to provide certain protections for the citizens of North Carolina. One of the protections is to ensure that the public is not misled or confused by the manner in which a contractor conducts business. North Carolina General Statute § 87-12 states “The issuance of a certificate of […]

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AHBA Members Take Action at NAHB’s Legislative Conference

Last week’s Legislative Conference held in Washington DC on June 17 was a success for the home building industry and a powerful voice our three-tiered federation holds comprised of our local, state and national members. Over 800 members from coast to coast swarmed the Hill for over 250 scheduled congressional visits to bring the message […]

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AHBA Awards 2017 Scholarship Recipients

The Asheville Home Builders Association is proud to announce its four outstanding recipients of the 2017 AHBA Scholarship Award Program.  Applications were accepted during the first quarter of 2017 and reviewed by AHBA members serving on our Scholarship Review Committee.  Scholarships are awarded to students attending a college, technical school or seniors in high school preparing […]

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Thank you to our 2017 Spikes

Member-to-member recruitment and retention efforts are the largest source of growth and stability for the Asheville Home Builders Association. These efforts lend to the development of the general membership and our leadership pipeline, keeping the face of the association true to that of our industry and the scope of interests we represent. Recruiting new members to the Asheville […]

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Builders Mutual Participates in OSHA’s National Safety Stand-Down

This week, May 8-12, Builders Mutual will participate in OSHA’s National Safety Stand-Down for fall protection for the fourth consecutive year.  The safety stand-down is a voluntary event designed to encourage employers and workers to pause one day during the week to discuss fall hazards and reinforce the importance of fall protection. Risk Management consultants […]

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Economic Impact Study Shows Home Building Pays Its Way in Asheville

On April 20, the Asheville Home Builders Association (AHBA) hosted a special Housing & Economic Outlook event for its members, local businesses and community leaders. Keynote Speaker, NAHB’s Chief Economist Robert Dietz, Ph.D. provided valuable insight on the forecast for our local economy and what is on the horizon for Asheville’s home building market.   […]

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Supporting Careers in Construction with Local and State Level Scholarships

Application Deadline: April 28, 2017 The Asheville Home Builders Association offers an annual Scholarship Program to students of Western North Carolina who are interested in pursuing a career in the Building Industry.  Scholarships may be awarded to students attending a college, technical school or a senior in high school studying in a construction related field […]

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March is National Designation Month

Leadership, Credibility, Prestige: The Value of Designations NAHB Education offers professional development programs to building industry professionals nationwide that enhance their business savvy, broaden their areas of expertise and increase their marketability. In today’s growing housing market, what better way to get ahead or maintain your edge on the competition than a professional designation? Designations […]

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