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  • NEW Pitney Bowes Discount for Members

    Does your business need a complete packaging and mailing system? As a PBA member you can now save 15% monthly from Pitney Bowes through the National Purchasing Partners (NPP) program. Remember you can also take advantage of deals from other companies like Staples, Verizon, Expedia and more […]

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  • Top Tips for Small Businesses

    May 5-11 has been designated as Small Business Week. Of course, to many entrepreneurs, every week is small business week. But what are the top tips that can help you be – and stay – successful? According to, these key seven steps are fundamental for those in the building […]

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  • Why D-I-Y Is Not Always B-E-S-T

    With the warmer days, your thoughts may be about refreshing your home – both inside and out. You are not alone. In fact, those thoughts are in the minds of so many people that May has been designated as National Home Remodeling Month. Now you may be tempted to tackle some home projects on […]

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  • Special Member Only Deals - Limited Time Only!

    Now that the weather gets warmer every day, we are all getting busier but don’t forget that as a PBA member, you are eligible for a number of special discounts available through the NAHB Member Saving Program. Here are a few of the current specials that you’ll want to take advantage of […]

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  • Be Part of History – Building Pennsylvania

    The deadline is fast approaching for your business to be included in the PBA’s relaunch of the statewide publication, Building Pennsylvania. This magazine will be published twice a year and be distributed to current and potential PBA members. Building Pennsylvania will enlighten, educate, […]

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NAHB Announcements

  • California Leads Job Gains in April

    Total nonfarm employment, seasonally adjusted (SA) increased by 2.6 million jobs, year-over-year (YoY), or 1.8% from April 2018 to April 2019. During this time, total nonfarm employment in the Western region increased by 2.0%. The South, Northeast, and Midwest recorded gains at 1.7%, 1.2% and 1.0% […]

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  • Flat Conditions for Custom Home Building

    NAHB’s analysis of Census Data from the Quarterly Starts and Completions by Purpose and Design survey indicates custom home building was effectively flat over recent quarters. There were 29,000 total custom starts for the first quarter of 2019. This was down slightly compared to the […]

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  • Curb-less Showers Now Among the Most Common Aging-In-Place Projects

    Last week’s post covered general issues related to Aging-In-Place (such as how many professional remodelers do it, and how many of their customers are receptive to it), using data from NAHB’s Remodeling Market Index (RMI) survey for the 4th quarter of 2018.  This post covers […]

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  • Declines for Single-Family Built-for-Rent Construction

    The number of single-family homes built-for-rent declined at the start of 2019. According to data from the Census Bureau’s Quarterly Starts and Completions by Purpose and Design, there were 5,000 single-family built-for-rent starts for the first quarter of 2019. This is lower than the […]

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  • Townhouse Construction Slows at Start of 2019

    According to NAHB analysis of the most recent Census data of Starts and Completions by Purpose and Design, townhouse construction slowed during the first quarter of 2019 after a strong 2018 performance. Nonetheless, townhouse construction is set for further expansion given the demographics of […]

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