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YBA Announcements

  • York Builders Association Presents 51st Annual Home & Garden Show

    The 51st Annual York Builders Association (YBA) Home & Garden Show will return to the York Expo Arena at the York Fairgrounds February 8 – 10, 2019. The Home & Garden Show provides inspiration for home improvement projects of all kinds and gives area residents an opportunity to see […]

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  • Shonna Cardello Elected 2019 President of York Builders Association

    The York Builders Association (YBA) recently installed Shonna Cardello of White Rose Settlement Services, Inc. as the 2019 President at a special event held at the Out Door Country Club. Cardello will serve as President of the YBA Board of Directors for a term of one year. Founder and President of […]

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  • Ask the Expert – Real Estate Transaction Fraud

    with Shonna Cardello, President and founding partner of White Rose Settlement Services and Vice President of the York Builders Association According to Forbes magazine, wire fraud in real estate is one of the fastest growing cybercrimes in the United States. Reportedly, the FBI received 301,580 […]

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  • LARRY MELLOTT HONORED AS LIFE DIRECTOR

    Dover contractor and owner of Start-Living Homes Larry Mellott was recently recognized for his extraordinary service & long-term commitment to the home building industry as a life director. 2018 marks Mellott’s 10 years of directorship at both the local and state levels, designating him […]

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  • Modern Kitchen Redesign: When Contemporary Flair Meets Functionality

    By Elaheh Eghbal The kitchen is a central place in our homes –  a place to gather, celebrate, experiment, and nourish. Now picture this: a 1988 townhome kitchen that was dark, small, and had minimal storage. This certainly was not an ideal space for homeowners Michele and Keith Zettle […]

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PBA Announcements

  • Special Lowe's Offer for Members March 11 – March 15

    LOWE'S SPECIAL 10% + 2% DISCOUNT Special offer just for NAHB Members March 11th – March 15thLimited Time 10% + 2% Discount for our NAHB Members. March 11th – March 15th, print this coupon and save 10% in store when using your Lowe's Account Receivable (LAR) and Lowe's Business Account […]

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  • Attend the PBA Board Meeting Seminar on Friday, March 1

    The Winter 2019 Board Meeting Seminar has been scheduled for Friday, March 1 at 2:30 p.m. at the Hotel Hershey. The seminar entitled “Winning Policy Changes: How to be more effective by building relationships with elected officials,” will be moderated by Allison Beresnyak Karakis, […]

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  • PBA Winter 2019 Board Meeting Coming Up!

    The deadline for registration to the PBA Winter 2019 Board of Directors Meeting is Friday, Feb. 22. The event takes place from Friday, March 1 through Saturday, March 2 at the Hotel Hershey in Hershey, PA. The concluding Board of Directors Meeting is Saturday, March 2 at 10 a.m. The deadline for […]

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  • Consider the Benefits of Off-Season Home Improvements

    Spring and summer are high season for home improvements. Winter, especially after the holiday season has passed, seems more like a time to hunker down and get cozy. But the professionals who do home improvements and the suppliers who sell the materials are in business year-round. And during their […]

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  • Don’t Be Afraid of Today’s Mortgage Rates

    Mortgage interest rates have been inching up, and although rates dropped at the beginning of 2019, most experts predict that rates will continue to rise throughout the year. With the average 30-year-fixed rate nearing 5%, some would-be home buyers may begin to reconsider their purchase plans. […]

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NAHB Announcements

  • Existing Home Sales Jumped in February

    After three consecutive months of decline, existing home sales, released by the National Association of Realtors, rebounded strongly in February. This is the largest monthly gain since December 2015. Total Existing home sales, including single-family homes, townhomes, condominiums and co-ops, rose […]

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  • Builders’ Profit Margins Continue to (Slowly) Increase

    Typically, one of the best-kept secrets in a private company is the share of total revenue that stays in the company after paying all operating costs and expenses. For a number of personal, business, or strategic reasons, that number – also known as net profit margin – tends to remain […]

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  • Fed Adopts A More Dovish Stance

    The Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC), the Fed’s monetary policymaking body, held the federal funds rate steady at a top rate of 2.5% at the conclusion of its March meeting. This was no surprise for financial markets, as this approach had been telegraphed by the Fed in January. However, […]

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  • Gypsum Prices Down 10% Since 2018 Peak

    The downward trend in prices paid for gypsum products continued in February, as prices declined 5.1% (seasonally adjusted) according to the latest Producer Price Index (PPI) released by the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Prices paid for gypsum products have fallen 8.6% and 9.8% since the start of 2019 […]

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  • Colors and Finishes for Kitchen Appliances, Cabinets, and Countertops

    Last week’s post on NAHB’s recently released report, What Home Buyers Really Want, highlighted the most wanted kitchen features. This post provides more detail on the colors and finishes home buyers want for their kitchen appliances, cabinets, and countertops. The report is based on a […]

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