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Week of June 26
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Urge Your Senators to Pass S. 1140
Write your Senators at
Call your Senators at (866) 924-NAHB (6242)

   Once again we need your help to reverse the onerous “waters of the U.S” rule that was recently finalized by the EPA and Army Corps (the agencies). You were instrumental in the passage of H.R. 1732 in the House of Representatives in May, and again we need you to help pass companion legislation in the Senate, S. 1140. Please ask your senators to pass S. 1140, the Federal Water Quality Protection Act, sponsored by Senator John Barrasso (R-WY) and Senator Joe Donnelly (D-IN).
   The agencies finalized expansion of the Clean Water Act (CWA) will interfere with the ability of individual landowners to use their property and negatively impacts economic growth. The rule will dramatically increase the cost and time needed to obtain a wetlands permit prior to home construction, which will greatly impact the fledgling housing recovery.
   S. 1140, will force the agencies to withdraw the final rule, address many procedural flaws associated with the rule and re-propose a rule that incorporates sound science and important stakeholder input.
   For more information on S. 1140, please review these talking points.

Call to Action

Your Ask

  • Urge your senators to PASS S. 1140, the Federal Water Quality Protection Act
Legislative Update

Your Membership Dollars & BuildPAC Dollars at Work!

Governor McCrory signed SB 25 into law! What does this mean for you? The law clarifies that local ordinances may not mandate subjective design and aesthetic controls. This law effects the UDO and several sections will have to be amended to reflect NC Legislation. This is a HUGE win for the housing and building community! Thank you for your membership support and BuildPAC donations.

View the law here.

   Governor Pat McCrory signed HB 25 (Zoning/Design & Aesthetic Controls) this morning at approximately 10:30 a.m. With the Governor’s signature, the act became effective immediately. Because it clarifies existing law, it applies “to ordinances adopted before, on, and after the effective date” which is today.

   â€œWe greatly appreciate the Governor’s action in signing the bill into law.” said NCHBA Executive Vice President Mike Carpenter. “The Governor has demonstrated his strong commitment to preserving housing affordability, consumer choice, and the individual property rights of landowners.”
   The Governor’s action followed strong bipartisan approval of the legislation by the Senate (43-7 on April 27) and by the House (98-17 on June 9).
   â€œWe wish to thank our Senate and House lead sponsors, Senator Rick Gunn (R-Alamance) and Representative Nelson Dollar (R-Wake), for their steadfast leadership in achieving this result.” Carpenter said. “We also want to thank our other principal sponsors, Senators Tom Apodaca (R-Henderson) and Jeff Tarte (R-Mecklenburg), along with Representatives Bill Brawley (R-Mecklenburg), Jonathan Jordan (R-Ashe) and Rick Glazier (D-Cumberland) who were likewise instrumental getting this legislation enacted.
   â€œWe also want to thank our other numerous legislative co-sponsors in both bodies as well as those members who voted for the bill.” Carpenter noted. “Finally, I want to recognize former Senator Dan Clodfelter, now the Mayor of Charlotte, for his initial sponsorship of the predecessor of this legislation first introduced in 2011. It has been a long journey but one well worth making for the benefit of homebuyers across the state.”

The New Confined Spaces in Construction:
The Big Picture

This important webinar, free to NAHB members, provides the information you need to understand the new 20 CFR 1926 Subpart AA - Confined Spaces in Construction, as well as general information about performing construction work in confined spaces. This webinar will also address he relationship between the new construction standard and the general industry rule that has been in place since 1993, and will finish by focusing on particular areas of concern for residential home builders and remodelers.
Learning Outcomes
  • Understand the development process for the Confined Spaces in Construction standard
  • Gain general understanding of confined space hazards, permit space programs and the permitting process
  • Learn how confined space hazards affect residential construction workers, and how those hazards need to be addressed
Free Webinar
July 7
2:00 pm-3:00 pm
Register Here
OCTOBER 1, 2015 (date extended) WILL INCLUDE:
  • The new Closing Disclosure form  
    • Replaces the HUD-1*
    • Replaces the final Truth in Lending Act (TILA) disclosure
  • Settlement Agents and Lenders will need to work closer together to prepare CDs
  • The new Loan Estimate form replaces the Good Faith Estimate
  • CDs must be delivered at least three days before closing
  • New tolerance levels for certain fees quoted

National Association of Realtors
RESPA-TILA Integration
FREE Webinar Playback

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Player fees include:
Golf cart, driving range, breakfast, lunch, drinks, beer, snacks, raffle, hole in one prizes, prizes for top 3 teams!
August 6, 2015
Gates Four Golf & Country Club
  • 9:00 am Check-In & Driving Range
  • 9:30 am Breakfast
  • 10:00 am Shotgun Start
  • Immediately Following Tournament Lunch, Awards & Prizes
Sponsorship and Player 

Up Coming

July 7
NAHB Webinar
The New Confined Spaces in Construction:The Big Picture
2:00 pm
Register Here

July 8
Golf Committee
10:00 am
HBAF Office

July 14
Membership Committee
11:30 am
HBAF Office

July 16
Board of Directors
9:00 am
HBAF Office

July 21
Casino Night Committee
9:00 am
HBAF Office

August 6
HBAF Golf Tournament
presented by
Piedmont Natural Gas
9:00 am
Gates Four Golf & Country Club
Register here

NCHBA Stars Awards Call for Entries
Entries are now being accepted for the prestigious STARS Awards program, which recognizes the outstanding professional performance of HBA members throughout the region! Don't miss out as we salute builders, associates, realtors, media and advertising professionals, and many others who shine above the rest.
The STARS Awards Gala will be held September 16 in Charlotte as part of the annual 21st Century Building Expo & Conference. This awards program is hosted by the North Carolina Home Builders Association. All NAHB members are eligible to enter.
The final entry deadline is July 8, 2015 ($150/entry). 
Membership Recruitment Raffle

Start Recruiting Today!

Raffle Prizes

$600  *  $300  *  $100

Construction Statistics

Local Stats: May 2015

Local Stats Residential Trend: May 2015

Absorption Report: May 2015

Commercial Building Permit Index: March 2015

The Market Edge Residential Building Permit Trend: March 2015


Single-Family Starts Weak, Especially in the West 

Builder Confidence Drops Four Points Amid Concerns Over Housing Affordability 

U.S. Household Balance Sheet Continues to Recover in Q3 2018 

Custom Home Building Annual Share 


Wells Alderman
Bill Berry
WA Bissette
Brian Canady
Lanny Clark
Allen Davidson
Kelvin Draughon
John Elliot
Natalie Fryer
Lisa Geddie
Lynne Greene
Mitch Guy 
Ned Johnson
Kristopher Kenny
Tammy Laurence
Spencer Locklear
Pat McKee
Ed Melvin
Greg Parks
Jason Poole
Ken Praschan
PJ Satterly
Kevin Shortridge
John Sorrell
Harold Smelcer
David Sykes
Kenneth Tew
Monika Tollinyer 
Barry Tutor
Brian Walker
Larry Walsh
Sharlene Williams
Neil Yarborough
HBA of Fayetteville
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Natalie Fryer, Executive Officer
Pamela Grierson, Communications Manager

NAHB Member Discounts
Dues Payments & Lobbying Expense 2015 Disclosure
Dues payments to the Home Builders Association of Fayetteville are not deductible as charitable contributions for federal income tax purposes. However, dues payments may be deductible as an ordinary and necessary business expense, subject to exclusion for lobbying activity. Because a portion of your dues is used for lobbying by NAHB, NCHBA and HBAF, 10% of the total dues, or $ 48.22 is not deductible for income tax purposes for builder and associate members. For affiliate members, 2% of the total dues, or $2.35 is not deductible for income tax purposes. Membership Dues are non-refundable.
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