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
According to data from the Census Bureau’s Survey of Construction (SOC), 67.1 percent of single-family homes started in 2020 were built within a community or homeowner’s association. This is a record high for the association percentage since the re-design of the SOC in 2009. The Census Bureau defines community or homeowner’s associations as “formal legal entities created to maintain common... Read More ›
Only 15% of buyers were looking for a newly-built home at the start of 2018, but that share shot up to 42% by the final quarter of 2020 (after the start of the pandemic). Since then, however, interest for new construction has fallen steadily, as costs for building materials – especially lumber – have experienced double-digit growth. By the final... Read More ›