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YBA Announcements

  • 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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  • Granite or Quartz. Which is right for you?

    By Carmine Pantano, Frank’s Marble & Granite If you’ve been watching all those DIY and Home & Garden channels, been shopping for countertops yourself, or just talked with a friend who has recently been through a kitchen remodel, you have a good idea of just how many countertop […]

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  • Winged Wonders of Penn’s Woods in Your Backyard

    By Cathy Hart More than 400 species of birds make their home in the 46,000 square miles that make up Penn’s Woods. But you don’t have to travel the state to find them. You can enjoy many right in your own backyard. Let’s take a look at what you might find. Without any effort […]

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PBA Announcements

  • Longtime PBA member David Eakin passes away

    Longtime PBA member David Eakin from Montgomery, PA passed away on Nov. 8, 2018 at his home surrounded by his family. Dave was a member of the West Branch Susquehanna Builders Association Board of Directors. He worked most of his career as an independent insurance agent most recently as Regional […]

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  • PBA Elects Senior Leadership for 2019

    PBA has elected its incoming Senior Leadership for 2019, as unanimously voted on at the November 3rd PBA Board of Directors meeting held on Saturday, November 3 at the Harrisburg Hilton. The incoming 2019 PBA President is Maria Coutts from Wayne Pike Building Industry Association. Maria is the […]

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  • PBA Harvests a Great Fall 2018 Board Meeting

    The PBA Fall 2018 Board Meeting at the Harrisburg Hilton in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania created positive vibes and great memories as the organization came together for the third time in 2018.  Highlights of the meeting’s three days of events included the unanimous passing of PBA’s […]

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  • PBA Local Associations Drive to New Membership

    Eight local builder associations, in conjunction with PBA, participated in an NAHB Membership Drive Workshop on Monday, October 17. Facilitated by Anna Tilley and Isabel Shocket of NAHB’s Advisory Services Team, EOs and leaders from the eight locals set goals for growth and explored […]

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  • PBA joins PA Build My Future Construction Career Day & Industry Showcase

    PBA members, EOs and other stakeholders sponsored and participated in PA Build My Future on Thursday, Oct. 18 at Penn College’s Building Construction Technology Department, College Transitions, and the School of Construction & Design Technologies. The event was attended by over 800 […]

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NAHB Announcements

  • Energy Prices Pushed CPI Higher in October

    The CPI accelerated over the month of October reflecting an increases in energy prices and the “core” CPI. The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) reported that the Consumer Price Index (CPI) rose by 0.3% on a seasonally adjusted basis in October, faster than the 0.1% increase in […]

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  • Modular and Other Non-Site Built Housing

    The total market share of non-site built single-family homes was 3.3% of single-family completions in 2017, according to Census Bureau Survey of Construction data and NAHB analysis. This share is expected to rise in 2018 and in the years ahead, due to the ongoing labor shortage in the residential […]

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  • Only 13% of Adults Plan to Buy a House in Next 12 Months

    According to the Housing Trends Report (HTR)* for the third quarter of 2018, only 13% of adults are planning to purchase a home in the next 12 months.  Most of these prospective buyers (58%) report this is the first time in their lives they would be buying a home. Planning to Buy a Home […]

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  • Softwood Lumber Price Decline Largest in Seven Years

    Softwood lumber prices fell 10.3% in October—the largest drop since May 2011—according to the latest Producer Price Index (PPI) release by the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The producer price index for softwood lumber has fallen 21.2% since setting the cycle and all-time high in June (see […]

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  • Housing Affordability Edges Lower in the Third Quarter

    A modest increase in interest rates and home prices kept housing affordability at a 10-year low in the third quarter of 2018, according to the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB)/Wells Fargo Housing Opportunity Index (HOI). In all, 56.4 percent of new and existing homes sold between the […]

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