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

Tax Plan Slams Middle Class
November 6, 2017

Republican Tax Reform Plan Slams Middle Class

Careers in Building
September 29, 2017

Find a Rewarding Career Without College Debt

Hurricans and Housing
September 21, 2017

Hurricanes Add to Housing Market Uncertainties 

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 6, 2016

Annual Fishing Tournament Sponsors

Laurel Almost Requires Sprinklers
August 5, 2016

Laurel Requires Residential Sprinklers

Land Use Code
July 29, 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

Benefits of Membership
November 13, 2015

Ways your membership can save you money!!

Construction Safety
October 6, 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 9, 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 17, 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 9, 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.

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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.