Congratulations on Another Great Parade of Homes

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Now that winter is upon us and the days are getting shorter, I hope that everyone has been able to ease off the summer pace a little but yet still remain busy.  With all of the positive industry news out there I hope everyone is going to have a strong fourth quarter!


A big Thank You to our amazing staff and those who participated in the AHBA Parade of Homes this year.  It wouldn’t be possible without the many hours from our Parade of Homes Committee, as well the Builder and Associate Member volunteers.  This years event was a huge success and I’ve heard many great comments from those of you who had homes and/or projects in the Parade.  With a great turn-out from the public all four days, the Parade is a great reminder of how good the real estate market in Asheville is right now.


It’s a great time to be out and about and keeping up with what’s going on in our local industry, so don’t miss our upcoming event at Haywood Appliance on November 15  from 5:30-7:30 PM.  You don’t have to like “networking” to enjoy these events – come and enjoy free food, beverages, door prizes, and a chance to catch up with friends in the industry!  You can bring a guest for just $20 per person.  Don’t forget, the AHBA is your local home building association – get involved to be more profitable.


If you know of someone who you think might benefit from being a member of the AHBA now is the time to take advantage of some Cold Hard Cash.  We are offering $50 cash to anyone who recruits an industry professional to join the AHBA.  Don’t miss out on this opportunity to get a generous kick-back for simply bringing in a completed membership application on any Tuesday in November.


Please make your contribution to NCBuild-PAC now.  You can do so by simply going online to the AHBA website, click on “Member Resources”, then click NC Build Pac, then “Donate Now”.  An important election year is upon us and your contribution (our 2012 goal is just $10 per member) insures that the home building industry has a voice in Raleigh and in D.C.  We are one of the most highly regulated industries, and your contribution is vital to keeping proposed new and unfair regulations from becoming law!


I’m looking forward to seeing you all at our upcoming after hours social event at Haywood Appliance on the 15th and, make your plans now for our Annual Holiday Social at the Highland Brewing Co. on December 6 from 6-8:30 PM.


James Bound

Greencraft Inc.