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  • Thu, September 26, 2013 4:59 PM | Mary Speed Lynch (Administrator)

    The clock is ticking....for special pricing on this very worthwhile event, register by October 1.  This event is designed to deliver a valuable benefit to our members and to provide a distinct advantage to anyone in the homebuilding industry.  You will experience comprehensive educational experiences...and as with any HBA event...plenty of socializing.  Download the form below and get it in the mail before October 1.  Please call with questions!  See you there!

     

     

     

    2013 SBN.pdf!

  • Thu, September 26, 2013 4:20 PM | Mary Speed Lynch (Administrator)
    For the benefit of HBA Members, Ken Ormand has updated the HBASC New Home Sale Contract.  This is a sale contract and not a building contract.  It is copyrighted and can be used for the benefit of HBA members only.  Please contact the HBA office if you would like a copy.
  • Sat, September 21, 2013 12:35 PM | Mary Speed Lynch (Administrator)

     

    The following is from Dr. Elliot Eisenberg, Ph.D.

     

    The Friday File: To focus Congress on GDP growth, give members incentive pay. Pay them a base of $60,000 (median income) and incentive pay that rises with GDP. No bonus is paid until GDP growth hits 2%. Between 2%-3% they get a 30% bonus, from 3%-4% a 75% bonus, from 4%-5% a 200% bonus and from 5%-6% a 400% bonus. These incentives should see economic growth trump party purity.

     

     

    Elliot F. Eisenberg, Ph.D.

    GraphsandLaughs, LLC

    elliot@graphsandlaughs.net

    Cell: 202.306.2731

    www.econ70.com

  • Tue, August 27, 2013 9:43 PM | Mary Speed Lynch (Administrator)
    Our very own Calvin Snow spends his weekends "goin racin".  He says it's just a hobby but this past weekend he won the IHRA Iron Man race in Augusta Georgia.  Calvin spent the better part of 4 days behind the wheel and took home the trophy on Sunday afternoon.  Stay tuned for a link to the magazine article featuring our very own "cover boy". Way to go Calvin.  Congratulations!
  • Thu, May 23, 2013 4:36 PM | Mary Speed Lynch (Administrator)

    Good News On Sprinklers

     

    Special Note on Building Codes

    R.4321 – International Residential Building Code
    (Note: This is not a bill, but a regulation that will be promulgated).
    This week, the 2012 I-Codes were approved on second reading by the Senate. As submitted by LLR, the regulation includes numerous modifications as well as the removal of the mandate for residential fire sprinklers. Thanks to our HBASC Building Codes Committee and its Chairman, Andy Barber, the HBASC was able to make several modifications to the 2012 I-Codes. Sen. Shane Massey (R-Aiken) deserves a great deal of credit for safeguarding the rights of homeowners across the state and defending affordable housing for its citizens.

    Thanks to Mark and Matt for staying on top of this!

    This is very important news for Home Builders.  The above is an excerpt from the HBASC Legislative Newsletter that comes out every Friday during the Session.  If you would like to receive this report on a regular basis, please make sure that the HBA has your correct email address.

  • Fri, April 12, 2013 4:07 PM | Mary Speed Lynch (Administrator)

    SC Housing Hall of Fame to Induct Three New Members

    The South Carolina Housing Hall of Fame trustees have announced that Marc Ellis, John W. Uldrick and C. Dan Joyner (posthumous) will be inducted into the prestigious honor society for their work in and support of South Carolina’s home building industry. Each inductee, or their family, will be presented with the trademark medallion and plaque during a ceremony on September 20 at the Riverbanks Zoo and Garden in Columbia.

    “We couldn’t have asked for three better nominees than Marc Ellis, Johnny Uldrick or C. Dan Joyner because of their unwavering efforts to protect the home building industry and the American dream of homeownership,” said Kenneth E. Ormand, Jr., chairman of the S.C. Housing Hall of Fame Trustees. “The South Carolina home building industry has been fortunate to have these champions working for the benefit of our citizens.”

    Marc Ellis is a strong advocate of housing who has had a remarkable affect on the housing industry. Marc Ellis has been an active and vocal participant in every residential construction issue in his community of Hilton Head Island and across S.C. for more than 20 years. His innumerable hours of commitment to the housing industry should stand as a model to anyone who owes their livelihood to the construction industry.

    John (Johnny) Uldrick is renowned for his craftsmanship, but more importantly, his high standards are what all construction is measured by in the upstate region. Johnny has also willingly and proudly accepted the role of mentor to other builders and a leader to the Home Builders Association. The homeowners of S.C. will be better off for generations to come because of his contributions to the housing industry.

    C. Dan Joyner’s contributions to the housing industry are varied and stem from his success in building one of the largest real estate brokerage firms in the U.S. He once listed one of his greatest accomplishments as, “finding homes for people.” However, his business success is not the story that defines C. Dan Joyner. How he gave back to his community and industry is what best reflects C. Dan Joyner. He was a driving force to support efforts to boost Greenville from a sleepy textile town into one of the “most livable” communities in America.

    “Without the concern and actions of these three personalities, our industry would not have been able to weather the recent economic storm and would not have been able to maintain the level of strength which it has today,” said Ormand. “I congratulate the accomplishments of Messrs. Ellis, Uldrick and Joyner and I welcome them into the S.C. Housing Hall of Fame.” Messers. Ellis and Uldrick and the family of Mr. Joyner will accept their nominations into the S.C. Housing Hall of Fame on Thursday, September 20 at the Riverbanks Zoo and Garden in Columbia. Tickets for this event are on sale now at the Home Builders Association of South Carolina. For more information, call 803-771-7408 or visit www.hbaofsc.com.

    About the South Carolina Housing Hall of Fame
    Established in 1995, the South Carolina Housing Hall of Fame has inducted 65 outstanding individuals from all over the state. Displayed proudly in the office of the Home Builders Association of South Carolina, the South Carolina Housing Hall of Fame honors individuals who have made a lasting contribution to the housing industry and to their communities, as well as the state of South Carolina and the nation, through their work in building and development, public service and housing-related areas such as education, architecture and planning.

  • Wed, March 13, 2013 2:02 PM | Mary Speed Lynch (Administrator)

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  • Wed, February 13, 2013 5:14 PM | Mary Speed Lynch (Administrator)

    List of Improving Housing Markets Expands to 259 in February; All 50 States Represented

    February 6, 2013 - The number of improving housing markets continued to expand for a sixth consecutive month to a total of 259 metropolitan areas on the National Association of Home Builders/First American Improving Markets Index (IMI) for February, released today. This is up from 242 markets listed as improving in January, and includes entrants from all 50 states and the District of the Columbia .

    The IMI identifies metro areas that have shown improvement from their respective troughs in housing permits, employment and house prices for at least six consecutive months. A total of 20 new metros were added to the list and three were dropped from it this month. Newly added metros include such geographically diverse locations as Rome , Ga. ; Fort Wayne , Ind. ; Myrtle Beach , S.C. ; Albuquerque , N.M. ; and Racine , Wis.

    “The fact that all 50 states now have at least one metro on the improving list shows that the housing recovery has substantial momentum and continues to expand from one market to the next,” said 2013 NAHB Chairman Rick Judson, a home builder from Charlotte, N.C. “Of course, there is still much room for improvement in metros that have not yet been listed as well as those that have, and we know that a key factor slowing this progress is today’s overly stringent mortgage standards that are keeping qualified buyers on the sidelines.”

    “Just over 70 percent of the 361 metros covered by the IMI are listed as improving this month,” said NAHB Chief Economist David Crowe. “That’s a far cry from when we initiated this index with just 12 improving metros in September of 2011 for the purpose of highlighting places that didn’t fit the mold of the national headlines. Today, the story is about how widespread the recovery has become as conditions steadily improve in markets nationwide.”

    “The continued expansion of improving housing markets in February should help convince those who have been considering a home purchase that now is the time to go forward with those plans,” said Kurt Pfotenhauer, vice chairman of First American Title Insurance Company.

    The IMI is designed to track housing markets throughout the country that are showing signs of improving economic health. The index measures three sets of independent monthly data to get a mark on the top improving Metropolitan Statistical Areas. The three indicators that are analyzed are employment growth from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, house price appreciation from Freddie Mac and single-family housing permit growth from the U.S. Census Bureau. NAHB uses the latest available data from these sources to generate a list of improving markets. A metropolitan area must see improvement in all three measures for at least six consecutive months following those measures’ respective troughs before being included on the improving markets list.

    A complete list of all 259 metropolitan areas currently on the IMI, and separate breakouts of metros newly added to or dropped from the list in February, is available at nahb.org/imi. Check this link for Spartanburg ranking.

    Editor's Note: Next month’s NAHB/First American Improving Markets Index (IMI) will be not be released until March 21 due to revision delays to one of the data sets. The IMI is usually released on the fourth business day of each month at 10:00 a.m., ET, unless that day falls on a Friday - in which case, the index will be released on the following business day. A full calendar of future release dates can be found at nahb.org/imi.

     

  • Wed, January 16, 2013 1:37 PM | Mary Speed Lynch (Administrator)

    2013 HBA Officers

     

    Manning Lynch-President

    Jeff Smith - 1st Vice President

    Larry Hagerman - 2nd Vice President

    Secretary - Tim Snow

    Treasurer-Allen Bunn

    Immediate Past President - Calvin Snow

     

    Builder Board Members

    Ricky Camp

    Parker Champion

    Alex Hudson

    Len Reed

    Buddy Womick

     

    Associate Board Members

    Chad Bourguignon

    Bill DeHass

    Laura Gault

    Ben Moseley

    Ann Staggs


 

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