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.