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  • NAHB’s Bringing Housing Home is back for 2018!

    Bringing Housing Home is an opportunity for members to conduct in-district meetings with their U.S. representatives and senators. These meetings, especially important during each election year, are key to strengthening relationships with lawmakers and to maintaining housing issues as a priority in […]

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  • PBA Spring Affiliate Promotion

    Don’t miss out on an opportunity to increase your local membership and get “cash back.” Through the end of May 2018, PBA will pay your local association $7.50 for every new affiliate member that the local adds. You may not be aware that PBA does not charge anything for affiliate […]

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  • Celebrate National 811 Safe Digging Month - Save $125 Annually

    This April marks the eleventh annual recognition month, reminding Pennsylvania residents to always dial 8‐1‐1 three business days before any digging project. National Safe Digging Month is formally recognized by the Governor of Pennsylvania, the Pennsylvania Senate and the Pennsylvania […]

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  • Gary Lenker Appointed to the Board of the Pennsylvania Housing Finance Agency

    Gary E. Lenker, Vice President of Donco Construction Inc. in Dauphin, PA has been appointed to the Board of the Pennsylvania Housing Finance Agency (PHFA). Gary is a Life Director of the Pennsylvania Builders Association (PBA), serving as its President in 1991, and having previously been awarded […]

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  • Celebrate National Designation Month

    Leadership, Credibility, Prestige: The Value of Designations One of the many advantages of belonging to the Pennsylvania Builders Association as part of the 3-in-1 membership is the readily available . The NAHB Education Program offers professional development designations to building industry […]

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NAHB Announcements

  • Apartment Absorption Steady While Condominium Absorption Climbs

    The U.S. Census Bureau produces the Survey of Market Absorption (SOMA), which tracks what happens to apartments in buildings with five or more units after they are completed. In the third quarter of 2017, 77,900 unfurnished, unsubsidized rental apartments were completed.  This is a 6 percent […]

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  • Who are NAHB’s Builder Members?

    Every year the National Association of Home Builders conducts a member census in order to better understand the composition and characteristics of the people who belong to its organization.  In 2017, 32 percent of NAHB’s members were builders—those directly involved in home […]

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  • Remodeling Market Index Remains in Strong Territory Despite Three Point Slip

    The Remodeling Market Index (RMI) dipped three points to 57 in the first quarter of 2018, according to the National Association of Homebuilders. For 20 consecutive quarters the RMI has been at or above 50, which indicates that more remodelers report market activity is higher compared to the prior […]

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  • Most States Record YTD SF Permits Growth in February 2018

    Over the first two months of 2018, the total number of single-family permits issued nationwide reached 123,871. On a year-over-year basis, this is an 11.2% increase over the February 2017 level of 111,356. The results from the SOC are similar, single-family permits over the second month of 2018 […]

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  • Small Gain for Housing Starts in March

    Total housing starts increased slightly in March, led by multifamily construction strength. Starts increased 1.9% to a 1.32 million seasonally adjusted annual rate, according to the joint data release from the Census Bureau and HUD. However, the pace of single-family starts declined in March, […]

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