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  • GBAHB Scholarship Opportunities- DEADLINE EXTENDED!

    The GBAHB Scholarship Committee is now accepting applications for fall 2015 semester- DEADLINE EXTENDED TO JUNE 3, 2015.  Print the scholarship application here.  Mail completed application with requested documents to: Greater Birmingham Association of Home BuildersAttention: Educational Trust Fund5000 Grantswood Rd.Suite 240Birmingham, AL 35210 Phone – (205) 912-7000Fax – (205) 451-0201Email – Lisa Stringer at lisas@gbahb.com  


  • AD&C Loan Growth at the Start of 2015

    The volume of residential AD&C loans outstanding expanded 4.8% during the first quarter of 2015, marking the 8th consecutive quarter of growth. The tight availability of acquisition, development and construction (AD&C) loans has been a factor holding back a stronger rebound in home construction. According to data from the FDIC and NAHB analysis, the outstanding stock of 1-4 unit residential construction loans made… Read More ›

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  • Lot Shortage: A Lingering Problem for Builders

    In a May 2015 survey conducted by NAHB, 62 percent of builders reported that the overall supply of developed lots in their areas was low to very low, up 2 percent from May 2014, but up from 43 percent in September 2012.  Sixty-two percent is the largest low supply percentage recorded since NAHB began periodically asking the question in 1997 on… Read More ›

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  • Sales Regain Trajectory

    April new home sales reversed the one month drop in March to an annualized level of 517,000 as reported by the Census Bureau and HUD. The 6.8% increase from March puts the level at slightly better than the first quarter average of 514,000 and much better (26%) than last year’s April level of 410,000. The new sales bounce back along… Read More ›

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