Our own, Alan Banks, was in Raleigh recently. He was there to discuss home building issues with state lawmakers. Alan, president of the Home Builders Association of Charlotte, and several other builders from the area met with Rep Ruth Samuelson, Rep Thom Tillis, Sen Bob Ruccho, Rep Tricia Cotham, Rep Rodney Moore and Rep Rob Bryan.
One of the main issues before the NC General Assembly is a bill that limits control of architectural features on new homes by municipalities. We believe that individual neighborhoods or home owners should decide what they would like their home to look like not governmental officials. Fortunately, Speaker of the House Thom Tillis and Rep Ruth Samuelson from Charlotte agree with us and are working on this.
Charlotte Observer “Home builders love real estate agents,” said Alan Banks of Evans Coghill Homes. He said lots of buyers think that it’s the other way around, that builders don’t much care for outside brokers and agents. “Buyers seem to think that we view agents as bad news. That’s not true.” Read More
A special shout out to Vance Cariaga of Investors.com. He reported on a major issue facing home building – rapidly rising materials cost. Homebuilders Get Nailed by Rising Materials Prices. His report highlights the fact building materials prices are rising faster than new home prices. Our own Alan Banks was quoted within the story about Evans Coghill’s experience with rising lumber prices.
Investors.com is the online version of the well respected Investors Business Daily newspaper.
Defined: God Moment- an unquestionable intervention of God into our busy days that inexplicably reminds us of His presence and sovereignty.
As many of you know our era of building in Baxter Village is wrapping up in the next few months. We have loved every moment of our run in this fabulous community of front porches and great neighbors but we have run out of home sites.
The ending in Baxter gives us great new opportunities to explore in other communities like Springfield in Fort Mill, Riverwalk in Rock Hill, and Cheval in Mint Hill. This also, give us opportunities to reflect upon HIS blessings as we trust Him for more.
Last Wednesday, God used a delightful family that we are building one of our last homes for in Baxter to stop us in our tracks and do just that.
In this home, the home owners had chosen to honor God by expressing their gratitude for their blessings by writing meaningful scripture and prayers on the sub-floor.
Knowing that the subfloor would form the foundation of their home for years to come, they wanted to reflect as a family about what this home meant and would mean for their family. They want to dedicate their home to HIM… for it to be used for HIS purposes and HIS glory!
This too, is our calling as a builder in God’s Kingdom…that WHAT and HOW we do what we do is for HIS glory!
Aaron, Colleen and their children felt that by memorializing prayers and Bible verses throughout the house that it “would help them to keep their perspective and focus on Him as they went about their daily lives.” They know that what is underneath it all, their faith in an unwavering God…is sound and sure…and true!
Colleen summed up their heart’s sentiment with Psalm 127:1a “Unless the Lord builds the house, its builders labor in vain.” She says, “We feel that the Lord is building this house for us through Evans Coghill and we hope to turn around and honor Him through it!”
What a blessing this is to us as we see HIM at work in and among us!