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

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

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