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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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    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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NAHB Announcements

  • 2018 Third Quarter Mortgage Originations Grow from Prior Quarter

    Household Debt and Credit reports, released by the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, show that mortgage balances, which make up the majority of household debt, increased by $141 billion in the third quarter of 2018 from the previous quarter to reach an outstanding amount of $9.14 trillion. They […]

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  • Remodelers’ Confidence Holds Relatively Steady in Fourth Quarter

    The Remodeling Market Index (RMI) dropped one point to 57 in the fourth quarter, essentially unchanged from the third quarter (58), according to the National Association of Home Builders (Figure 1). Since the first quarter of 2013, the RMI has been at or above 50, which means that more remodelers […]

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  • Lower Interest Rates Stabilize Builder Confidence

    Buoyed by falling mortgage rates, builder confidence in the market for newly-built single-family homes rose two points to 58 in January on the National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index (HMI). The gradual decline in mortgage rates in recent weeks helped to sustain […]

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  • OSB Leads Building Materials Prices Lower in December

    Overall, the price of materials inputs to residential construction declined 1.8% in December (not seasonally adjusted) according to the latest Producer Price Index (PPI) released by the Bureau of Labor Statistics. While most building materials prices showed little movement in December, prices paid […]

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  • CPI Slipped in December

    In December, a big drop in energy prices dragged down headline inflation below zero, while core inflation remained steady. The Consumer Price Index (CPI), reported by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), declined by 0.1% in December on a seasonally adjusted basis, after being unchanged in […]

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