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PBA Announcements

  • Central PA Safety Day - PA One Call

    It’s that time of year: Pennsylvania One Call System, Inc. will once again be holding our annual Safety Day, CLICK HERE for a list of Dates and Locations. This free conference provides a forum for Pennsylvania stakeholders to learn about safe digging. The conference begins at 7:00 am and Read more →

  • PBA Members Making a Difference in the Community

    The PBA Associates Council is proud to partner with Manna on Main Street as part of the council's ongoing effort to improve the condition of Pennsylvania's less fortunate citizens. The Associates Council is continuing the effort to collect food donations and monetary contributions that started Read more →

  • How to Hire a Reputable Home Contractor.

    Many association members are frustrated by non-members who don't maintain professional business practices and perform quality work. PBA CEO Daniel Durden and Berks/Firefly Homes' John D'Angelo and Bryan Entrekin talk with ABC27 News about how homebuyers can ensure they are hiring a quality Read more →

  • Lowe's Pro Services Saves Members 5% Every Day

    A newly announced exclusive member benefit is at your fingertips thanks to the Member Advantage program through NAHB. Lowe's Pro Services now offers a business card that saves you twice! After registering, you'll save 2% on your Lowe’s Accounts Receivable (LAR) or Lowe’s Business Read more →

  • Purchase Discounted Tickets Online for 2017 Installation & Awards Banquet

    Now you can easily get your tickets for the 2017 Installation & Banquet Awards online! Our new online event registration is up and running and we've extended the deadline for the early bird registration discount. Tickets will be $75 until February 17th ($85 after that & at the door). Read more →

NAHB Announcements

  • Consumer Confidence Declined in April

    After hitting a post-recession high, the consumer confidence index, reported by the Conference Board, declined in April. Consumers were less optimistic about both the current situation and the near term outlook, compared with last month. The Consumer Confidence Index declined to 120.3 in April, Read more →

  • House Price Gains Continued in February

    S&P Dow Jones Indices released the Home Price Index for February. House prices surpassed the pre-recession peak of 2006 and hit the highest level with a more moderate annual growth rate. The Case-Shiller U.S. National Home Price Index rose at a seasonally adjusted annual growth rate of 5.2% in Read more →

  • Strong March for New Home Sales

    Contracts for new home sales expanded by 5.8% in March, according to estimates from the joint data release of HUD and the Census Bureau. The growth in sales continues along a positive trend for the market, which is supported by solid job growth, improving household formations, Read more →

  • Impact of the Duty on Canadian Lumber Announced April 25

    On April 25, the Department of Commerce levied a 19.88% duty rate against Canadian softwood lumber exports to the United States. Due to “special circumstances,” the duties will be retroactive 90 days from the date that the rates are officially published in the Federal Register, likely Read more →

  • USDA Single Family Programs: Trends in Loans for Newly Constructed Homes

    A recent NAHB study tracks trends in loans for new construction obligated under the USDA Single-family programs, the Section 502 Direct Loan Program and the Section 502 Guaranteed Loan Program. The report finds that, similar to the Federal Housing Administration’s single-family loan program, Read more →