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The Home Builders Association of Alabama (HBAA) is a federation and by joining the local homebuilders association in your area, you automatically become a member of the HBAA and the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB). For more information about membership or to find the local in your area, please contact the HBAA at (800) 745-4222. You can also find your local homebuilders association by visiting our

Contact:

Home Builders Association of Alabama
7515 Halcyon Summit Dr., Suite 200
Montgomery, AL 36117

P.O. Box 241305
Montgomery, AL 36124-1305

Voice: 334-834-3006
Toll Free: 1-800-745-4222

Top Ways to Add Value to Your Home

May 26, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) — Americans spent over $216 billion on home remodeling in 2008, according to the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB).

HUNTSVILLE TEAM WINS FOUNDATION CLASSIC

May 18, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) — A team representing the Huntsville/Madison County Builders Association captured the Foundation Cup in the Fifteenth Annual Alabama Home Builders Foundation/US Gypsum/Davis Plumbing Co. Golf Classic. The tournament was held on May 14, 2009 at the Robert Trent Jones-Capitol Hill Course in Prattville.

Online Registration for Golf Classic Closed; On-Site Registration Available

May 14, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) — Registration continues for the 15th Annual Alabama Home Builders Foundation/US Gypsum/Davis Plumbing Co. Golf Classic. The tournament will take place this Thursday, May 14 at the Robert Trent Jones-Capitol Hill Course in Prattville.

Sign Up Now for Thursday’s Foundation Golf Classic

May 12, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) — There's still time to register for the 15th Annual Alabama Home Builders Foundation/US Gypsum/Davis Plumbing Co. Golf Classic. The tournament will take place this Thursday, May 14 at the Robert Trent Jones-Capitol Hill Course in Prattville.

After the Storm: Getting Help with Your Repairs and Remodeling Work

May 12, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) — Stormy weather is a frequent event in Alabama this time of year, and tornadoes, strong winds, and flooding can cause major damage to your home. Whether you have minor repairs or major remodeling work to be done, follow these guidelines for hiring a professional to help your home recover from storm damage.

Golf Classic Two Weeks Away

April 30, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) — There's just two weeks left until the 15th Annual Alabama Home Builders Foundation/US Gypsum/Davis Plumbing Co. Golf Classic. The tournament will take place on Thursday, May 14 at the Robert Trent Jones-Capitol Hill Course in Prattville.

Register Now for Golf Classic

April 21, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) — Practice your golf swing and get ready for a day on the course at the 15th Annual Alabama Home Builders Foundation/US Gypsum/Davis Plumbing Co. Golf Classic. The tournament is scheduled for Thursday, May 14 at the Robert Trent Jones-Capitol Hill Course in Prattville.

Foot Traffic Up as Home Buying Becomes More Affordable

April 16, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) — Thanks to record low mortgage rates and declining home prices, 55 million families — or half of all U.S. households — can afford today's $200,000 median-priced new home, according to figures released by NAHB

Planning for Aging-in-Place Remodeling on the Rise

April 15, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) — More remodeling clients are planning ahead and opting to alter their homes for aging-in-place, according to recent data gathered by the National Association of Home Builders' Remodelers. Seventy percent of remodelers surveyed reported making universal design home modifications, a significant bump from 60 percent in 2006.

The Web Can Make Your New Home Search Much Easier

April 10, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) — If you're thinking about buying a new home but are unsure where to start, the solution could be as close as your personal computer. If you have Internet access, a wealth of information to help you in the home buying process is right at your fingertips.

It’s Air-Conditioner Check-Up Time

April 08, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) — It seems like spring brings so many little house chores. Once we're able to throw the windows open, we get the spring cleaning bug. It starts with cleaning out the closets and goes through to moving the furniture to dust and vacuum places you haven't seen in a year. Some people even continue outside with a fresh coat of paint, minor house maintenance and finally spring planting and yard work.

Tax Credit Spurs First-Time Home Buyers, Survey Finds

April 06, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) — Of the households participating in a Move, Inc. telephone survey in March who said they plan to buy a home this year, 18.1% indicated that they would be doing so in order to take advantage of the $8,000 first-time home buyer tax credit in the stimulus package enacted in February.

Alabama Home Buyers’ Initiative Bill Passes House, Goes to Governor

April 01, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) — The Alabama House of Representatives passed the Home Buyers Initiative Act (SB 367) on Tuesday. On a vote of 101 to 0, the measure has cleared its last legislative hurdle and now heads to Governor Riley for signature.

New Homes Getting Smaller

March 31, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) — In a reversal of the “McMansion” trend of years past, new homes are being built with less square footage — but make up for it with smart design.

Alabama Remodeling Excellence Awards Presented

March 23, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) — Remodelers from around the state have been honored with the 2009 Alabama Remodeling Excellence Awards (AREA). The awards were presented at the 2009 AREA banquet on Saturday, March 21 at the Marriott Legends at Capitol Hill in Prattville.

MORTGAGE AND FINANCIAL MARKETS CONTINUE TO SLOW HOUSING ACTIVITY, BUILDERS TESTIFY

March 16, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) — The National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) told Congress that the housing sector is still being significantly affected by the upheaval in the financial and mortgage markets that started in 2007, and there is deep concern that these financial dislocations will increase the depth and length of the housing downturn

Free Construction Safety Conferences Offered

March 10, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) — General contractors, homebuilders and construction trade contractors will have an opportunity to stay current on construction safety by attending free conferences in Montgomery and Mobile.

Remodelers to Be Honored at March 21 Banquet

March 06, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) — The Home Builders Association of Alabama Remodelers will honor the best of the remodeling industry at the 2009 Alabama Remodeling Excellence Awards banquet, taking place on Saturday, March 21, 2009 at the Marriott Legends at Capitol Hill in Prattville.

Scholarships Available for Studying the Building Trades

March 03, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) — March 15 is the deadline for submitting a scholarship application to the Alabama Home Builders Foundation. The AHB Foundation, an arm of the Home Builders Association of Alabama, awards scholarships to students who desire to study the building trades at any two-year, four-year or technical school in Alabama.

Alabama Cities Among Top in U.S. for Home Price Appreciation

March 02, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) — Alabama ranked 14th in the U.S. for home price appreciation from year end 2007 to year end 2008, according to a report released this week by the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA).