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Check back occasionally for updates to these and new news and information that impacts the home building industry.

Housing Growth
July 28, 2017

Solid Housing Growth From a Year Ago

More Builders Small Banks
April 24, 2017

More Builders Banking on Small Banks

Construction Still Solid
April 20, 2017

Starts and Builder Confidence Fall

Fishing Tournament Sponsorships
August 5, 2016

Annual Fishing Tournament Sponsors

Laurel Almost Requires Sprinklers
August 5, 2016

Laurel Requires Residential Sprinklers

Land Use Code
July 28, 2016

Planning Commission Gives Builders an Extension

Federal Fines
July 25, 2016

Federal Fines Increase Dramatically August 1

Construction Jobs Up
April 7, 2016

Eye on the Economy: Number of Unfilled Construction Jobs Increasing
By Robert Dietz on April 7, 2016

Member Rebate
January 22, 2016

Don’t Leave Any Money on the Table

Benefits of Membership
November 12, 2015

Ways your membership can save you money!!

Construction Safety
October 5, 2015

The Fatal Four

How Many Subs
September 14, 2015

How Many Subcontractors Does it Take to Build the Average Home?

Appreciate an Associate
September 1, 2015

"September 2015 is Associate Appreciation Month" 

Why do they buy what they buy?
August 17, 2015
Home Sales are UP
July 8, 2015

As the spring turned to summer, the pace of home sales increased nationwide.

The rate of new single-family home sales, as estimated by the Census Bureau, improved to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 546,000 in May, the fastest pace in seven years and a 2.2% increase over April.

New Lending Rules
June 16, 2015

New mortgage lending rules that will take effect on Aug. 1will change the way builders do business.

Licensing Bill Signed by Governor
February 2, 2015

Licensing Bill Signed by Governor

New Lower Down Payments
December 8, 2014

Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac are taking steps to make it easier to save for a new home.

U.S. Economy Improving
December 8, 2014

So maybe the economy really is rebounding.

Single Family Construction is Up
November 4, 2014

Single-Family Construction Is Up

Hire a Licensed Contractor
October 24, 2014

"The bitterness of poor quality remains long after the sweetness of low price is forgotten." Ben Franklin

New Lien Law
April 22, 2014

When Governor Phil Bryant signed the SB 2622 recently the legislation immediately became the new lien law for the Mississippi construction Industry. There are numerous changes to the lien law with different provisions for commercial and residential construction. Some of the key points on the lien law are as follows

A Premium on Parks
April 14, 2014

They will pay more if recreation facilities are near by. In a study by Miller et al., a retiree sample was asked to review 14 features and indicate their importance in the decision to move. The first two in rank order were scenic beauty and recreational opportunities.

Flood Insurance Legislation: Over $1 Billion in Savings Due to NAHB's Hard Work
April 14, 2014

We told you previously about the Homeowner Flood Insurance Affordability Act of 2014, recently enacted legislation championed by NAHB that will provide a significant boost to home building and remodeling as well as certainty and financial stability to the National Flood Insurance Program. The numbers are in on the legislation, and NAHB's experts estimate that in 2014, the new law will result in a total of more than $1 billion of housing market activity

Get Cash
April 10, 2014

Greater Hattiesburg Home Builder members are encouraged to take advantage of the HBAM Member Rebate Program. It is aimed at increasing your bottom line and who doesn’t need that these days? For the minimal effort of informing HBAM about the home construction products you use and when you close on a home or project, you'll be putting money back in your pocket.

Upcoming Events
Carnival Fantasy Cruise
Mobile, Alabama


One lucky Hattiesburg Home Builder member will receive one cabin for two adults on a five day Western Caribbean Cruise to Costa Maya & Cozumel. This prize will be awarded to the member who recruits the most new members before September 30. Eligible top recruiters MUST recruit at least five (5) new members before the deadline.
Membership Cruise
Mobile, Alabama


This contest ends on September 30th. GHHBA’s top membership recruiter will receive one (1) cabin for two (2) adults and two (2) CHEERS! Drink packages for the five-day cruise from Mobile, Ala. to Cozumel and Costa Maya. This prize has an estimated value of over $1500! Eligible top recruiters MUST recruit at least five (5) new members before the September 30th deadline. The Carnival Fantasy Cruise dates are November 13 - 17, 2017.
Annual Fishing Tournament
Mississippi Gulf Coast


Join us again this year for our Specs and Trout Tournament. Registration will begin at 4 p.m. on Friday, October 13. The Captain's Party will be held Friday, October 13 beginning at 6:00 p.m. We will be at Shaggy's Pass Harbor in Pass Christian again this year. Weigh-in will take place on the Saturday afternoon, October 14.

GHHBA, a chapter of the National Association of Home Builders, serves licensed builders, associates of the construction industry, and consumers in Marion, Lamar, Forrest, Covington and Perry counties. Our association focuses on formal builder education (MSBOC licensure and CPB certification), informing builders of market news,and giving builders the tools to respond to prospective legislation through our state counterpart, HBAM.

Membership in GHHBA keeps builders accountable to consumers. GHHBA is the name consumers trust when they look for a contractor.