HBAFlash

February 15 , 2018
 


presented by

February 22, 11:30 am

Fayetteville Technical Community College
Cumberland Hall
Park in LOT 14-off Devers Street/Skye Drive

*members attend at no cost, guests are $25 each

 
OSHA 10 HOUR CLASS
CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY SAFETY COURSE

Do you or your employees have the tools you need to work safely? The OSHA 10-hr course is designed to assist employees with recognition and avoidance of safety and health hazards on the jobsite. This is an entry level look at the OSHA standards as they apply to construction jobsites. Who should attend? Company owners, field employees and anyone who has a safety responsibility on the jobsite would benefit from this class. Learn from actual claims that have occurred - one misstep or unsafe behavior can affect you and your company. We will employ hands on discussions of real life situations that you may have experienced and the solutions to correct them.

All participants must be able to pass the final test to earn a course completion card. By attending this class, you'll be able to:
  • Recognize and avoid jobsite hazards and protect others from harm
  • Learn about what rights and responsibilities you have as an employee in regards to safety on the jobsite
  • Anticipate what to expect from an OSHA inspection, including employer rights
  • Comply with OSHA standards for fall protection, electrical, PPE, and more
  • Save money by avoiding fines and costly insurance claims
  • Feel safer working on the jobsite
  • Earn a course completion card from Federal OSHA
Date/Time Information:
March 6 & 7 or March 13 & 14
9 am - 3 pm
Location: HBAF Office
Refreshments and lunch included
$40-members and employees from member companies,  $80-non-members
*space limited to 15 participants


Idea House Groundbreaking
Please join the HBAF, McKee Homes and the Village at Rockfish, LLC for the 2018 Idea House Groundbreaking on  Tuesday, February 27 at 1:00 p.m.

The 2018 Idea House will be built on Lot 304 in the Village at Rockfish subdivision. Join us to kick off this exciting project for our association, our members and the housing industry. 

Directions:
From Fayetteville, take NC 87S approximately 2 miles past I-95 to Tom Starling Road and turn right. Go 400 yards and turn right on to Summer Cove Drive. Take Summer Cove to the stop sign. Turn right onto Harrington. Follow to the end (4 way stop). Turn left on Mannington. Lot 304 is straight back in the cul-de sac. Parking is available along road with McKee signage leading up to the lot on the left side.

Members-Only Webinar: Tax Reform and Your Bottom Line
 
The landmark tax reform legislation, which took effect Jan. 1, created significant changes in the tax code that will affect the housing industry and our small business members.
To help you understand how these changes could impact your business, NAHB is providing a members-only webinar on March 5 at 1 p.m. ET.

The webinar will feature NAHB tax experts and outside tax counsel who will focus on the specific changes that will most directly impact small businesses, including the 20-percent pass-through deduction, limitations on the business interest deduction and new depreciation guidelines.
Members will have the opportunity to ask questions during the webinar. If you are not able to join the webinar, a replay will be posted on nahb.org.

NAHB remained actively engaged throughout the tax reform debate and fought hard to ensure that our industry's priorities were addressed. As the implementation of the law begins, we will continue to work on behalf of our members and keep you updated as more information becomes available.

 
Millennials Lead the Homeownership Resurgence
 
Momentum continues to build for the housing industry, as evidenced by recent news from the Census Bureau regarding homeownership.

"Contrary to some analysts' predictions that the rate would fall to 61% or lower in the coming years, the new [Census Bureau] estimates indicate it increased to 64.2% in 2017," said NAHB Chief Economist Robert Dietz. "The data also showed six consecutive quarters of gains in the count of home owners, with notable growth among those under the age of 35."
Indeed, the homeownership rate of millennials (36%) registered the largest gains among all age groups, as noted by NAHB economist Na Zhao in a recent  Eye On Housing blog post. That growth suggests millennials are increasingly recognizing the long-term benefits and value of investing in a home.

After bottoming out to a cycle low of 62.9% in the second quarter 2016, homeownership has been on an upswing largely due to an increase in household formations. Meanwhile, the number of renter households has gone down.

In addition to the rise in household formations, ongoing economic growth is expected to continue boosting housing demand throughout 2018 - even despite the recently enacted tax reform legislation that is likely to hold back the growth of home prices.

"While it will further boost economic activity, the new tax law is expected to contribute to price softness in some high-cost, high-tax markets now that deductions for income and property taxes are capped at $10,000 per year," Dietz said.

As the nation's largest demographic group - totaling more than 90 million -  millennials are poised to dominate the home buying market in the months and years ahead.


JUDGES NEEDED FOR MOORE COUNTY 2017 AWARDS COMPETITION

The annual awards program recognizing the finest Moore County has to offer in new home construction and remodeling from the year 2017 takes place Thursday, April 12 at the Country Club of Whispering Pines.

MCHBA needs judges with an understanding of construction to review and score the homes and projects.
Judging date - Thursday, March 8 (rain date: March 15)
Time - 9 am, should be done by 3 pm
Breakfast donuts & coffee at the office, lunch provided during the tour
Location - MCHBA office, 10022 NC Hwy 211 E, Aberdeen

If you would like to see the best Moore County has to offer in new home construction and remodeling, contact Warren Wakeland at 910-944-2992 or cwwakeland@mchba.com no later than Tuesday, February 27.
 
February 20
Board of Directors
9:00 am

February 22
Member Mixer
sponsored by FTCC
11:30 am
Fayetteville Technical Community College
Cumberland Hall
Park in LOT 14-off Devers Street/Skye Dr.

February 27
Idea House Groundbreaking
1:00 pm