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PBA Announcements

  • 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 →

  • PBA's CEO Discusses the Outlook for the Housing Market on Smart Talk

    Daniel Durden, PBA CEO, joined mortgage banker and realtor representatives on WITF to discuss the housing outlook for Central Pennsylvania. While there is still a lot of reason for caution, the signs are trending upward for continued growth in 2017. You can check out the show here. Read more →

  • New Member Benefit with Snazzy Traveler

    PBA is glad to announce a new member benefit. We have an exciting opportunity for you to receive exclusive access to Snazzy Traveler, America's Fastest Growing Travel Company. As a valued supporter you are receiving FREE access to Snazzy Traveler for a whole year! Snazzy Traveler is an exclusive Read more →

NAHB Announcements

  • Positive Trend for New Home Sales

    Contracts for new home sales expanded by 6.1% in February, 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 Read more →

  • Existing Sales Hit Inventory Wall

    Existing home sales, as reported by the National Association of Realtors (NAR), reversed a January gain and decreased 3.7% in February. At the current sales rate, the February unsold inventory represents a 3.8-month supply, compared to a 3.5-month supply in January. February existing sales were up Read more →

  • Rental Apartment Absorption Flat While Condominium Absorption Jumps

    The US Census Bureau, in collaboration with the US Department of Housing and Urban Development, releases data on completions and absorption rates for multifamily buildings with at least 5 apartments. The most recent release shows that completions of nonsubsidized, unfurnished, rental Read more →

  • Young Construction Workers Mean More Monitoring, Longer Projects

    As described in a previous post, employment in the residential construction industry reached 2.68 million in January of this year.  Although this is still well short of the 3.45 million at the peak of the boom in 2006, it nevertheless represents an increase of more than 700,000 jobs since the Read more →

  • Job Growth Continues for Builders and Remodelers

    The count of unfilled jobs in the construction sector was below trend for the second consecutive month, as hiring has accelerated in the industry. According to the BLS Job Openings and Labor Turnover Survey (JOLTS) and NAHB analysis, the number of open construction sector Read more →