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

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 … Continued

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 … Continued

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 … Continued

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 … Continued

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 … Continued

Buncombe County Students Complete 5th Annual Playhouse Showdown

For the past seven months, students of the Buncombe Counties Career and Technical Education (CTE) Program have been hard at work completing their Playhouses for the 5th Annual Playhouse Showdown. Through this program, students completed their projects in a specified … Continued