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Welcome to the Athens Area Home Builders Association

The Athens Area Home Builders Association is a non-profit professional trade association made up of member companies, representing residential and light commercial builders, subcontractors, suppliers, and many other service providers to the building industry throughout Athens-Clarke, Elbert, Franklin, Hart, Madison, Oconee, Oglethorpe, Stephens, and Walton Counties. Together we are the foundation for the local home-building industry - building pride in our community through interaction, commitment, professionalism, education, community service, and environmental responsibility.

RSS NAHB Now

  • Using Social Media to Boost Your Remodeling Business
    As part of NAHB’s National Home Remodeling Month (sponsored by Westlake Royal Building Products), NAHB Remodelers is hosting a live Shop Talk discussion, “Using Social Media to Boost Your Remodeling Business,” on Thursday, May 23 at 4 p.m. ET. The event will help attendees better understand these platforms and their value.
  • NAHB Supports Legal Challenge to New Beneficial Ownership Reporting Rule
    NAHB joined a coalition of business groups in filing an amicus brief in National Small Business United, et al. v. U.S. Department of Treasury, et al., challenging the constitutionality of the recently enacted Beneficial Ownership Information Reporting Rule under the Corporate Transparency Act.
  • NAHB CEO Tells Workforce Leaders the Industry is Hiring
    NAHB CEO Jim Tobin emphasized the residential construction industry’s willingness to mentor, train and support young people interested in pursuing a career in the skilled trades during a panel discussion at the Innovating Disruption program in Atlanta.
  • New Refrigerants are (Almost) Here - What You Need to Know
    The HVAC industry is beginning to transition to new refrigerants required by the American Innovation and Manufacturing Act of 2020, which establishes new requirements for the refrigerants used in air conditioners and heat pumps.
  • NAHB Mourns the Passing of Industry Icon D.R. Horton
    Carl Harris, chairman of the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) and a custom home builder from Wichita, Kan., issued the following statement after the passing of Donald R. Horton, founder of D.R. Horton, Inc.

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RSS Eye On Housing

  • New Single-Family Home Size Decline Continues
    An expected impact of the virus crisis was a need for more residential space, as people use homes for more purposes including work. Home size correspondingly increased in 2021 as interest rates reached historic lows. However, as interest rates increased in 2022 and 2023, and housing affordability worsened, the demand for home size has trended...
  • Custom Home Building Slowdown
    NAHB’s analysis of Census Data from the Quarterly Starts and Completions by Purpose and Design survey indicates a slowing market for custom home building after a recent gain in market share. The subsector’s greater reliance on cash buyers has not shielded it from recent market softening, which in turn is putting downward pressure on home builder sentiment....
  • Construction Self-Employment at 23%
    Close to 23% (or over 2.5 million) of workers employed in construction are self-employed, according to the 2022 American Community Survey (ACS). As industry payrolls expanded in 2022, the share of self-employed inched down. However, the share remained higher than it was in 2019, before the pandemic rattled the labor market. Even though the COVID-19...
  • State Level Employment Situation: April 2024
    Nonfarm payroll employment increased in 38 states and the District of Columbia in April compared to the previous month, while 11 states saw a decrease. Alaska reported no change during this time. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, nationwide total nonfarm payroll employment increased by 175,000 in April, following a gain of 315,000 jobs...
  • Slowing Multifamily Building Market Holds Elevated Built-for-Rent Share
    According to NAHB analysis of quarterly Census data, the count of multifamily, for-rent housing starts declined significantly during the first quarter of 2024. For the quarter, 80,000 multifamily residences started construction. Of this total, 75,000 were built-for-rent. This marks a notable 39% decline from the first quarter of 2023 for the multifamily built-for-rent category. The...