HBAFlash

February 2 , 2018
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February 22, 11:30 am

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

Register to attend by February 14

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

 
So Much Cooking in Latest Kitchen Designs
The latest kitchen layouts offer an abundance of options and design trends follow social trends. These were among the key takeaways during a recent International Builders' Show seminar in Orlando focusing on " What's Cooking in Kitchen Design."
Interior design industry experts Laura Sullivan, founder of   
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What Millennial Home Buyers Want
It's all about location, location, location - with a dash or two of compromise - as millennials, the nation's largest demographic group at 90 million strong, is poised to dominate the home buying market.

Two market researchers - who happen to be millennials themselves - offered insight into their generation in  Two Millennials Tell All, an education session offered Jan. 10 during the NAHB International Builders' Show in Orlando.

While generalities about this group may ring true: This generation prefers experiences over things and likes to "collect moments" rather than sets of good china place settings, continue reading

 
Homeownership Rate Shows Fortitude
Another positive sign for the housing industry was recently revealed in the Census Bureau's fourth- quarter homeownership data. Contrary to some analysts' predictions that the rate would fall to 61% or lower in the coming years, the new estimates indicate it increased from 63.7% in 2016 to 64.2% in 2017. 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.

Consistently strong demand is causing home prices to outpace income growth - a trend we expect to diminish in 2018 as tax reform-related shifts take place in some high-cost, high-tax markets. Nonetheless, NAHB expects growth for single-family construction to continue, much like it did last year. Despite a soft reading in December, total new home sales in 2017 rose 8.3% from the previous year.

-NAHB Chief Economist Robert Dietz

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 8
Cornhole Committee
4:00 pm
Highland Country Club

February 13
Governmental Affairs
9:00 am

February 15
Delegate Crew
9:00 am