The Home Builders Association of Fayetteville’s mission is to serve, advocate, and promote the local building and development industries while fostering unity between members, government and the community.
The HBAF’ s vision is to be a vital business investment for its members.
The housing sector is the LARGEST US industry, adding $3.2 trillion to the GDP annually and representing 13% of the total output. The housing sector means jobs, opportunity, and growth for every community in every state. Individuals, businesses, and community organizations cannot succeed without it.
Building Homes, Enriching Communities, Changing Lives
To the right is a snapshot of why the housing industry matters to people across the United States.
Direct jobs created for every 100 houses built
Taxes and revenue income for local governments
Local income per 100 houses built
Indirect jobs supported for every 100 houses built
The price and availability of building materials again topped the list of problems builders faced last year, while interest rates (along with general inflation and negative media reports) moved considerably up the list. According to special questions on the January 2023 survey for the NAHB/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index, building material prices were a significant issue for 96% of builders... Read More ›
The Federal Reserve’s monetary policy committee raised the federal funds target rate by 25 basis points but indicated that it was moving to a more data dependent mode as markets digest incoming risks for banks. The Fed is balancing two economic risks: ongoing elevated inflation and emerging risks to the banking system. Chair Powell noted that near-term uncertainty is high... Read More ›