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

AHBA meets 2017 BuildPAC Goal

The Asheville HBA’s Government Affairs Committee set their goal for 2017 to raise at least $6,000 from Asheville HBA Members by January 31st for NC Build PAC.  “The Political Action Committee of the North Carolina Home Builders Association (NC Build … Continued

Economic Forecast 2017: Like 2016 But Slightly Better

Entering 2017, the domestic economic landscape is solid, and while there is an increased likelihood of volatility with President Trump in the White House, the risks to the forecast are slightly to the upside.  This is because the proposed combination … Continued

Important Sales Tax Changes Affecting Residential Construction

The NC Department of Revenue (DOR) has released its E-589CI, Affidavit of Capital Improvement, which generally will be required to substantiate that a contract, or a portion of work to be performed to fulfill a contract, is to be taxed for … Continued