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Construction Still Solid
April 20, 2017

Despite declines in home builder confidence and housing starts, recent data suggest the construction sector remains on solid footing. Builders continue to report strong buyer interest in new homes. However, larger growth remains hampered by challenges related to labor, lots and lending.

The pace of housing starts fell almost 7% in March, as the market rebalanced after a strong February. Multifamily starts posted a second consecutive month of decline, falling 8%. But even though single-family starts were down 6% last month, the three-month moving average was still at a post-recession high.

NAHB forecasts ongoing, modest growth in single-family construction and a leveling of multifamily development as the year progresses. Indeed, residential construction employment has grown at a positive, yet constrained, pace over the last year, adding 113,000 jobs to the industry.
–NAHB Chief Economist Robert Dietz

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.