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

More Builders Small Banks
April 24, 2017
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More Builders Banking on Small Banks

Construction Still Solid
April 20, 2017
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Starts and Builder Confidence Fall

NAHB Legislative Agenda
November 15, 2016
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NAHB Legislative Agenda

Home Building Accelerates
August 25, 2016
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Home Building Accelerates as Market Evolves

Fishing Tournament Sponsorships
August 5, 2016
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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
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Federal Fines Increase Dramatically August 1

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

Member Rebate
January 22, 2016
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Don’t Leave Any Money on the Table

Benefits of Membership
November 12, 2015
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Ways your membership can save you money!!

Construction Safety
October 5, 2015
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The Fatal Four

How Many Subs
September 14, 2015
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How Many Subcontractors Does it Take to Build the Average Home?

Appreciate an Associate
September 1, 2015
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"September 2015 is Associate Appreciation Month" 

Why do they buy what they buy?
August 17, 2015
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Home Sales are UP
July 8, 2015
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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
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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
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Licensing Bill Signed by Governor

New Lower Down Payments
December 8, 2014
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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
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So maybe the economy really is rebounding.

Single Family Construction is Up
November 4, 2014
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Single-Family Construction Is Up

Hire a Licensed Contractor
October 24, 2014
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"The bitterness of poor quality remains long after the sweetness of low price is forgotten." Ben Franklin

New Lien Law
April 22, 2014
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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
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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
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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

Upcoming Events
Membership Meeting
7/11/2017
Cotton Blues, Hattiesburg, MS

 

The July membership meeting is coming up soon. No tickets required....just membership. You can bring a guest and we will bill your company. Bring cash because we'll be raising money for our new scholarship program!! Many thanks to First Bank of Mississippi for sponsoring this evening social event.
Board Meeting
7/27/2017
Builders FirstSource, Hattiesburg, MS 39402

 

The monthly board meeting is where our board members manage the business affairs of the organization. Members are welcome to attend
Annual Fishing Tournament
10/6/2017
Mississippi Gulf Coast

 

Join us again this year for our Specs and Trout Tournament. Registration will begin at 4 p.m. on Friday, October 6. The Captain's Party will be held Friday, October 6 beginning at 6:00 p.m. The location TBA. Weigh-in will take place on the Saturday afternoon, October 7.
About GHHBA

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.