Home Builders Association of Charlotte

Jun 30, 2014

Mattamy Homes collects seven awards

Mattamy Homes’ Charlotte division won seven prizes at this year’s Major Achievement in Marketing Excellence Awards show held by the Home Builders Association of Charlotte, including the Builder of the […]

May 15, 2014

Raising roofs: Home construction permit activity stays strong in first quarter

Building permits issued during the first quarter for single-family home construction in the Charlotte market rose by 11 percent over the same period last year, according to figures recently released […]

Mar 10, 2014

Bill Saint: The elusive president of the Home Builders Association of Charlotte speaks his piece

MINT HILL – On the Level begs to differ. Bill Saint, president of Classica Homes, which in three years of existence has become one of Charlotte’s busiest luxury homebuilders, always […]

Jan 17, 2014

A steep ascent: Residential permits climbing back from recessionary low

Like nails out of its own coffin, the Charlotte region’s residential construction industry pulled nearly 9,500 building permits in 2013, rising from the ashes like a phoenix with a tool […]

Jul 24, 2013

Industry insiders on watching the rates rise

The average U.S. rate for the benchmark 30-year home mortgage climbed over the 4.5 percent mark this month for the first time in more than two years.

Feb 8, 2013

13 to Watch in ’13: Rick Judson, president of the National Association of Home Builders

(Part seven in a 13-part series) The homebuilding industry will be watching Rick Judson this year because Judson will spend the year watching over the homebuilding industry. Judson, 63, is the 2013 president of the National Home Builders Association, a nonprofit lobbying and advocacy organization with a $70 million annual budget and 150,000 members from throughout the residential construction and [...]

Feb 4, 2013

Meck homebuilding on big upswing in 2013, but lot supply shrinks

“New-home sales are way up, so much so that we’re selling off our inventories, which are still historically below accepted equilibrium levels,” said Alan Banks, president of the Home Builders Association of Charlotte.

Jan 2, 2013

Lending a hand: Bank opens Charlotte operation, targets homebuilders

“The builders will have to be financially qualified with effective business models and financial discipline," said Bill Bickett, who is spearheading the creation of the Charlotte-based division of the bank. "But smaller builders have had more problems getting financing. We’ll be looking at loans from $2 million to $6 million. That’ll be our sweet spot.”

Nov 13, 2012

On the Level: Kathryn Lewis, executive vice president for the Home Builders Association of Charlotte

"We need to be unique in our appeal to Gen X- and Y-ers," Lewis said. "We need to prove our value to them."

Nov 5, 2012

Charlotte HBA names new exec

“She came to the realization that our membership used to be baby boomers, but now they are increasingly Gen Xers, they relate and communicate differently," said incoming HBA President Alan Banks. "She’s going to be not more of the same.”

Jul 23, 2012

Homebuilder holdup

The uptick in homebuilding activity comes as some homebuilders say Mecklenburg County’s code enforcement department is taking longer than builders would like to inspect projects and approve plans. Builders say the waits are costing them money.

Jul 19, 2012

Rules resurrection

The city of Charlotte, which had been working on a set of design standards for homebuilders, put those plans on the backburner while waiting to see what would happen with SB 731. With the bill going nowhere in the recently ended session, city officials aren’t wasting any time.

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