Results Found: 12
Friday, May 24, 2019
M. L. [Bart] Bartlett, Jr. of Columbia, South Carolina has been elected as the BUILD-PAC Trustee for South Carolina replacing Dottie LaFitte who recently retired. BUILD-PAC is the National Association of Home Builder’s (NAHB) bipartisan federal political action committee (PAC) that helps elect pro-housing, pro-business candidates to the U.S. House of Representatives and U.S. Senate. BUILD-PAC is more
Categories: Political
Wednesday, May 22, 2019
Over the past nineteen years, the Building Industry Charitable Foundation has awarded $579,250 in scholarships to children of Building Industry Association members and other students who meet criteria set for the program.  This month, the Building Industry Charitable Foundation will award an additional $57,000 to students.  The scholarship program is funded by annual events, including the BIA Golf more
Categories: Community, General News Article, Press Release
Wednesday, May 22, 2019
The overall economy recorded a notable 3.2% annualized GDP growth rate during the first quarter of 2019. However, it was the fifth consecutive quarter of negative contributions to economic growth from residential fixed investment (a measure of single-family building, apartment development and remodeling). Even with lower mortgage interest rates, housing affordability is relatively the same as it more
Categories: Economic
Wednesday, May 15, 2019
The Building Industry Association of Central South Carolina extends a warm welcome to our new members for April. We believe It is Good Business to Do Business with a Member.   Charwood Golf Club,   Rock Lucas                  Columbia Fireflies, Nick Spano           Freedom Furniture &  Mattress Outlet, Charles Outlaw Goings Construction,   Amanda Goings           Great Southern Homes, Bill more
Categories: Community
Wednesday, May 15, 2019
On behalf of the BIA, Stan Beckley has been  interviewing some of the high school seniors at C A Johnson, Keenan,and AC Flora high schools. He also has  resumes from some of our Boom students who are looking for summer employment. Any member of the BIA interested in summer help or beginning labor positions,Internships, or apprenticeships please reach out to Stan Beckley  at more
Categories: Education
Tuesday, May 14, 2019
MADISON, N.J. (April 24, 2019) – NRT LLC, the nation's largest residential real estate brokerage company, announced today that Laura Rittenberg has been appointed the role of president of Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage in the Carolinas. In this position, Rittenberg will oversee the daily operations of the company's 21 offices and 1,120 affiliated sales associates across North and South more
Categories: Economic
Wednesday, May 08, 2019
Housing has generally underperformed thus far in 2019, despite recent declines in mortgage interest rates. This is all the more concerning given that GDP growth for the first quarter (3.2%) exceeded analysts' forecasts, including NAHB's. Lagging housing construction is clearly connected to housing affordability declines stemming from the combination of interest rate effects and years of home price more
Categories: Economic
Wednesday, May 01, 2019
IT’S A GOOD TIME TO REMODEL DURING NATIONAL HOME REMODELING MONTH The median age of the American home is 38 years old. Add to that the increasing price of new construction over the last decade and the growing popularity of television programs featuring dramatic home renovations, and it’s no wonder Americans spent an estimated $340 billion on home remodeling in 2018.  During National Home more
Categories: General News Article, Press Release
Tuesday, April 30, 2019
The Assessor’s Division is making it more convenient for new homeowners to submit applications to establish their primary residency in Richland County for real property tax purposes.   Through a new online portal or kiosks available at the Assessor’s Division, homeowners can apply for the special assessment for legal residence.  By receiving the special assessment as legal residence, the more
Categories: General News Article
Monday, April 29, 2019
The Building Industry Association of Central South Carolina and Camp Cole Collaboration                  Camp Cole and the Building Industry Association of Central South Carolina have been working together to create a safe, accessible, and inspirational gathering place where groups can connect, share, encourage and shine.  Camp Cole is building a camp and retreat for children, teens, and adults more
Categories: Community
Friday, April 12, 2019
Certified High Performance Home Program Surpasses 5000 Certified Homes  The High Performance Building Council of the Building Industry Association of Central SC (BIA) recently certified the 5000th home in their locally operated Certified High Performance (CHiP) Home Program. The program began certifying homes in 2012. “We are fortunate to have knowledgeable and passionate builders when it comes more
Categories: Press Release, General News Article
Thursday, April 11, 2019
It’s no coincidence that people are generally happier in springtime. Compared to the colder, darker days of winter, spring is the opportunity for a fresh start – from planting a new flowerbed to starting a new baseball season. And for many Americans, it’s when they plan on buying a new home.   As the momentum of home buying season continues to grow, the home building industry celebrates New more
Categories: General News Article