Southern Builders Network Education Conference Coming In November

Join the HomeBuilders Association of South Carolina for the Southern Builders Network Education Conference November 7-10 at The Westin Hilton Head Island Resort and Spa in Hilton Head, SC. This exciting new event is designed to deliver a valuable benefit to members and to provide a distinct advantage to anyone in the home building industry.

Southern Builders Network Education Conference (SBN) is a highly intensive, comprehensive educational and social experience reserved for home building professionals within the HBA. SBN will provide you the perfect platform to acquire new business strategies, while increasing your knowledge of current building industry practices. It offers an ideal and fun environment for establishing relationships and a means for increasing business profitability.

Educational sessions can include:

  • Construction Supply & Management 101
  • Building to the IECC at No Additional Costs
  • Top 10 Legal Tips for Anyone Working in the Construction Industry
  • Technology & Construction Apps Every Builder Should Have and Use
  • How Will the National Health Care System Affect Your Business?
  • A Look at Your Company & Personal Liability
  • Market Analysis in the New Economy
  • How to Have a National Marketing Campaign on a Local Budget
  • The Motivation Needed to Keep Your Business on the Cutting Edge
  • A Whole System Approach to Green Building

Education sessions presented by the industry’s most prominent experts, coupled with relaxing social events and the possibility for personal downtime, makes SBN a unique opportunity your entire family will enjoy.

Register for the Southern Builders Network Education Conference today and take advantage of special rates and excursions!

Study shows increase in South Carolina home sales for July

The S.C. Realtors said in their monthly home sales report that sales are up by 13.4% statewide. Which indicates a trend toward rising prices and more homes sold in a shorter time on the market. This is great for many sellers who have waited to place their homes on the market as new listings in South Carolina increased 2% and pending sales were up 11%. Another great sign for optimistic sellers is that the inventory of unsold homes has gone down 15.1% and low interest rates have helped as they dipped below 3.49% for a 30-yr fixed mortgage.  However, we still have a ways to go before sustained recovery as consumers are still lacking confidence in both the economy and their family finances.
The strongest increases in the number of homes sold were in the Spartanburg and Hilton Head markets reaching 25% in both areas.

Here are some market facts:

  • The strongest price range was $200,001-$300,000 with a 15.4% increase in sales during July, compared with the year-earlier month.
  • The bedroom count with the strongest sales in July was 4 bedroom or more, and sales up 15.1%.
  • Condominiums were the property type with the strongest sales, up 11.4%.