February 23 , 2018

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. 

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.

4th Annual Cornhole Tournament
presented by 

May 4, 2018

Sponsorship and Team sign-up is now open!

The 4th Annual Cornhole Tournament is back!  Come enjoy the game, food and adult beverages while meeting with your fellow HBAF members.  RAIN OR SHINE!

Tournament Prizes
1st Place $500
2nd Place $300
3rd Place $150

All sponsor tickets, spectator tickets and player tickets include lunch and 2 drink tickets that can be used for beer, soda or water. Additional drinks available for  CASH at the beverage tent.
*no coolers allowed, must be 21 or over to play or attend


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 ( SOLD OUT) 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

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.

Builder confidence in the market for newly built single-family homes remained unchanged at a healthy 72 level in February on the NAHB/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index (HMI).
"Builders are excited about the pro-business political climate that will strengthen the housing market and support overall economic growth," said NAHB Chairman Randy Noel. "However, they need to manage supply-side construction hurdles, such as shortages of labor and lots and building material price increases."

"The HMI gauge of future sales expectations has reached a post-recession high, an indicator that consumer demand for housing should grow in the months ahead," said NAHB Chief Economist Robert Dietz. "With ongoing job creation, increasing owner-occupied household formation, and a tight supply of existing home inventory, the single-family housing sector should continue to strengthen at a gradual but consistent pace."

Derived from a monthly survey that NAHB has been conducting for 30 years, the HMI gauges builder perceptions of current single-family home sales and sales expectations for the next six months as "good," "fair" or "poor." The survey also asks builders to rate traffic of prospective buyers as "high to very high," "average" or "low to very low." Scores for each component are then used to calculate a seasonally adjusted index where any number over 50 indicates that more builders view conditions as good than poor.

The HMI component charting sales expectations in the next six months rose two points to 80, the index measuring buyer traffic held steady at 54, and the component gauging current sales conditions dropped one point to 78.

Looking at the three-month moving averages for regional HMI scores, the Midwest rose two points to 72, the South increased one point to 74, the West remained unchanged at 81, and Northeast fell two points to 56.

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 27
Idea House Groundbreaking
1:00 pm

March 1
Thumbs Up Thursday
Carolina Ale House

March 6-7
OSHA 10 Class
HBAF Office
9 am - 2 pm
Class Full

March 8
Cornhole Committee
4 pm