By the Numbers: August Housing Economic Update

Asheville, NC added 1,800 jobs over the past year. Since reaching a low of 161.80 thousand in February 2010, total non-farm payroll employment, 187.50 thousand, is currently 5.2% above its pre-recession peak level of 178.20 thousand. Meanwhile, the unemployment rate is currently … Continued

Tax Reform and the Housing Industry: Join the Conversation on September 18th

Please participate in an online discussion with your NAHB Leadership on what tax reform means to our industry. Bring your questions and concerns: NAHB will cover business taxes, including the deduction for business interest, homeownership incentives such as the mortgage … Continued

NEW Courses for Skilled Trades – this Fall!

There is a high demand for professionals in the Skilled Trades sector throughout Asheville and across the nation.   Whether you are considering a career change or opportunities to further your knowledge and skills – Check out the NEW courses … Continued

New Law Targets Employee Misclassification

On August 11, Governor Cooper signed SB 407 (Employee Misclassification/IC Changes) into law. Known as the “Employee Fair Classification Act,” this law is designed to respond to the practice of those employers who hire an individual to work under the … Continued

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 … Continued

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 … Continued

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 … Continued

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 … Continued