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Week of February 13
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Tuesday, February 24
5:30 pm-7:00 pm


Attend this intimate networking opportunity, hosted by your Membership Committee. Builders are invited to attend and bring materials that will assist Associates in bidding on projects in the future. Associates are invited to attend to network with Builders and create new working relationships. This is a casual event that will be held at Tile with Style Plus. Light refreshments will be served.

Tile with Style Plus, Inc.
314 E. Russell Street
Fayetteville, NC 28301

Register to attend

The HBAF is excited to announce our NEW Cornhole Tournament!

Join us for a little friendly competition and lots of fun! There will be food, drinks, entertainment and, of course, the Cornhole Tournament. Enter a team, sponsor a lane, or just come out and enjoy the day. 

Prizes: 1st Place $500, 2nd Place $300, 3rd Place $150
(tournament is double elimination)
Friday, March 27
Team check-in: 11:00 am-11:30 am
Tournament begins: 12:00 pm
3489 Wilmington Hwy
Fayetteville, NC 28306
(BeeGee and Bob Caviness' property)

Exclusive sponsorships available.
Registration and sponsorships due by March 10.

Click here for all the details!
Legislative Update
   During it's second week, the session's pace remains slow.  However, more bills were introduced this week than last and that pace should continue to increase until the mid-March filing deadline.  Governor McCrory made the short trip to the House floor this week for the State of the State address.  He laid out his goals for the 2015 session and spoke on the need for reform throughout state government.  The relationship between House Speaker Tim Moore and Senate President Pro Tem Phil Berger will go a long way in determining the length of this year's session.  The current unknown of the budget and tax reform and the working relationship between both chambers and the Governor's office will also be factors in determining whether any legislator gets a summer vacation.
   Perhaps the biggest news out of the General Assembly this week was the introduction of HB 36 and SB 25 Zoning/Design and Aesthetic Controls.  Many NCHBA members will recall that this legislation was passed the House twice in the last biennial session - once in 2013 and as part of the Regulatory Reform Act in 2014.  The legislation clarifies that local governments do not have the authority to require covenant-style aesthetic requirements on residential structures.  under the powers delegated to them. Primary sponsors of the legislation in the House will be Representative(s) Dollar, Brawley, Jordan, and Glazier.  The Senate bill is sponsored by Senator(s) Gunn, Apodaca, and Tarte.  Just 24 hours after both bills were introduced, nearly one-third of both chambers had signed on to co-sponsor the legislation. These co-sponsorships came from Democrats and Republicans and from those representing rural and urban districts.   This piece of legislation will remain one of NCHBA's top priorities in 2015.
   Next week, committees will begin to go to work on introduced legislation and the budget.  As of Friday morning, all appropriations subcommittees will meet in an attempt to work through the 2015 budget process.  This is the first step in crafting the budget for 2015-2016.

Bills Introduced
HB 36/SB 25 Zoning/Design & Aesthetic Controls See above
HB 51 Justice for Rural Citizens Act This piece of legislation would end the practice of ETJ 
McKee Homes Give Back:
Legacy Lakes Hero Project

McKee Homes is building a new home for Army veteran Jonathan Rivenbark and his wife, Yulia in their Legacy Lakes community in Aberdeen, NC. It will be customized to accommodate all of his physical adaptation needs because he has permanent nerve and muscle damage from being seriously wounded in 2012 during his second tour in Afghanistan. He now spends much of his time in a wheelchair.
The groundbreaking ceremony for the new home was January 26 and drew more than 150 people, including Lt. Gov. Dan Forest, Aberdeen Mayor Robert Farrell, veterans, active-duty soldiers, military family members and others.
The Rivenbarks’ new home is being awarded to them at a low cost through the nonprofit group Helping a Hero, who provides specially adapted homes for severely wounded veterans of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars. Since 2006, it has awarded over 100 homes in 22 states, including five in North Carolina.
McKee Homes, Legacy Lakes and Mountain Real Estate Capital are partners with Helping a Hero in this project and are donating the bulk of the cost of the 2,600 square foot home, which will likely be valued between $250,000 and $300,000 when complete.
This specially adapted one-story home will have extra-wide doorways, no carpet, no steps, lower countertops, and a roll-in shower to accommodate Jonathan’s wheelchair.
McKee Homes has worked with many disabled veterans and even adapted some of their two-story homes for those with specific needs. They are happy to discuss the customization of almost any of our floor plans to meet the needs of anyone who is physically disabled to make sure their new home feels like home and help them feel comfortable and self-reliant.
Please visit our website for more information about the Legacy Lakes Hero Project
Any vendors/sub-contractors interested in contributing to this effort can contact McKee Homes at

Up Coming

February 17
NCHBA Quarterly Meeting
Raleigh, NC
Click here to register online for the 1st Quarter Meeting

February 24
Builders, Bids & Beers
5:30 pm-7:00 pm 
Tile with Style Plus
314 E. Russell Street
Fayetteville, NC 28301

March 10
Membership Committee Meeting
11:30 am 
HBAF Office

March 12
Board of Directors
9:00 am 
HBAF Office

March 27
Cornhole Tournament
11:00 am-Player Check-in
12:00 pm-Event Begins
3489 Wilmington Hwy
Fayetteville, NC 28306
(BeeGee and Bob Caviness' property)
More Information

Save the Date: June 16-17
NCHBA Legislative Conference
Raleigh, NC

Certified HVAC Tech/Supervisor with over 5 years experience; graduated with Associates in Accounting degree; seeking FT or PT administrative position with a construction/services/payroll company. Dedicated, well-spoken, computer proficient. Call Mary Vaughn at Miller-Motte College Career Services, 843-408-5998, for graduate details.

Construction Statistics

Local Stats: January 2015 *new

Local Stats Residential Trend: 2008-2015 *new

Absorption Report: December 2014

Commercial Building Permit Index: December 2014 

The Market Edge Residential Building Permit Trend: December 2014

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Significant Changes to the 2015 International Codes
Wednesday, Feb. 25, 2-3 p.m.
Policy and Finance series

New homes are required by law to comply with state and local building codes and the standards referenced in those codes. Most jurisdictions that enforce a building code have adopted one or more of the family of International Codes (I-Codes) developed by the International Code Council (ICC). This webinar highlights significant changes to the 2015 editions of the I-Codes, particularly the International Residential Code (IRC) and International Building Code (IBC).

HBA of Fayetteville
910-826-0649 fax

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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