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Amanda Davis is a mortgage loan officer at the Kennesaw branch of PrimeLending, a national mortgage lending company. She is an active member of the GAHBA and serves on the board for the Young Professionals Group.
Date: Tuesday, April 2
Time: 12-1:30 p.m.
Place: GAHBA Office
Cost: FREE
The orientation gives members and prospective members the opportunity to learn more about the GAHBA, meet the staff, and find out how to utilize member benefits. Lunch will be served. For more information, contact Ruth Ann Miller at (678) 775-1448 or
Next Meeting
Date: Wednesday, April 17
Time: 10-11 a.m.
Place: GAHBA Office
Are you looking for an easy way to plug in to the GAHBA? Whether you are new or have been a member for years, the Membership Committee would love to have you to help recruit and encourage other members to get more involved. For more information, contact Ruth Ann Miller at (678) 775-1448 or


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Membership Benefits
A Liveable Lifestyle (ALL) Home is a voluntary certification program available to members through the Home Builders Association of Georgia (HBAG). ALL is a state-wide program recognizing design features built into new or remodeled homes that promote a liveable and accessible lifestyle. Click here to view the ALL certification criteria.
To learn more, visit the ALL website or contact HBAG Regulatory Affairs Consultant Bettie Sleeth at

Click here to learn more about discounts and benefits available to GAHBA members through NAHB!


Take advantage of the Networking & Jobs section of our website!


Looking for employees? Complete and submit the Job Board order form to have your company's job openings posted on our website. Job postings are FREE for GAHBA members!


Looking for a new position? Send your resume to to have your resume posted on our website for potential employers to see.

April 16 – Government Affairs Committee Meeting
April 25 – Forsyth Chapter Social
May 6-7 – HBAG Spring Meeting
May 9 – Sales & Marketing Council Networking Social
May 22 – North Fulton Chapter Lunch
May 23 – Gwinnett Chapter "Night at Coolray Field" Baseball Social
June 7 – Builder Speed Dating
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Government Affairs
In this week's Government Affairs report: Update on the Atlanta tree ordinance and a call to action on the Forsyth County residential design standards.
Remember, if you see something, say something. For more information, contact Stephen Davis at (678) 775-1428 or
Next Meeting
Date: Tuesday, April 16
Time: 10 a.m.-12 p.m.
Place: GAHBA Office
The Government Affairs Committee meets on the third Tuesday of every month. All GAHBA members are encouraged to get involved with the committee and their respective chapters. For more information, contact Stephen Davis at (678) 775-1428 or

This year, consider a donation to the Builder Political Action Committee (BPAC). These funds are used to help the Government Affairs team work with elected officials to promote and protect the home building industry.

Click here to donate now.


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This Week at the GAHBA
Date: Tuesday, April 9
Time: 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
Place: GAHBA Office
Cost: $10 RMC Members, $25 GAHBA Members, $40 Non-Members
The guest speaker will be Dale Cardwell, host of TrustDALE, who will give a presentation on "The TrustDALE Process: How to separate the good companies from the bad." For more information, contact Rajat Agarwal at (678) 775-1465 or
Date: Tuesday, April 9
Time: 5:30-8:30 p.m.
Place: Omni Hotel at The Battery Atlanta
Cost: $40 SMC Members, $50 GAHBA Members, $60 Non-Members
SMC is bringing Vegas to the ATL with guest speaker Kevin Oakley of "Do You Convert!" With over 15 years of experience running marketing and sales operations for companies of all shapes and sizes, Oakley will share impactful insights on marketing and advertising strategies, technology, and the science behind converting more clients and customers. This event is expected to sell out, so register early! For more information, contact Emily Raymond at (678) 775-1446 or
Date: Wednesday, April 10
Time: 11:15 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
Place: 103 West
Cost: $40 PWB Members, $50 GAHBA Members, $60 Non-Members
This event will be an energetic, hands-on, jam-packed session on leadership. As a business woman, professional speaker, and author, Ronda Conger is on a mission to spread a movement with her award-winning book, "You Go First." Conger will share her personal leadership insights from being a leader for the past 20+ years and her proven methods to inspire greatness. For more information, contact Emily Raymond at (678) 775-1446 or
Date: Wednesday, April 17
Time: 8-10 a.m.
Place: GAHBA Office
Cost: FREE for BDL Members, $25 GAHBA Members, $35 Non-Members
Dr. Roger Tutterow, Professor of Economics at Kennesaw State University, will present a report on the Georgia housing market and the results of the current Consumer Confidence Survey. For more information, contact Valerie Braverman at (678) 775-1469 or
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Date: Tuesday, March 26
Time: 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
Place: Marietta Country Club (Kennesaw)
Cost: $20 GAHBA Members, $25 Non-Members
John Hunt of MarketNsight will present a housing market update. For more information, contact Ruth Ann Miller at (678) 775-1448 or
Date: Thursday, March 28
Time: 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
Place: The Reserve at Celebration Village (Suwanee)
Cost: $15 GAHBA Members, $25 Non-Members
The Mayor of Cumming, Todd Brumbalow, will give a presentation on the state of the city and upcoming developments. For more information, contact Ruth Ann Miller at (678) 775-1448 or
Date: Wednesday, May 8
Time: 4:30-6:30 p.m.
Place: Laundry Events (Lawrenceville)
Cost: $25 GAHBA Members, $40 Non-Members
Attendees will get to meet new County Commissioner Marlene Fosque and hear an economic development update on the county and a real estate report from Metrostudy. For more information, contact Valerie Braverman at (678) 775-1469 or
Latest News
Last week the GAHBA's Sales and Marketing Council held its annual Realtor Bus Tour. Realtors were treated to a tour of the Marietta/Roswell area, including stops at communities by Edward Andrews Homes, Patrick Malloy Communities, Ashton Woods Homes, Stanley Martin Homes and the Kerley Family Homes Design Studio.
The GAHBA's Sales & Marketing Council is now accepting entries for the 39th Annual OBIE Awards! The awards gala, which recognizes outstanding achievement in building, marketing, remodeling, and personal achievement, will be held Oct. 26. Just by entering this prestigious program, companies can gain industry recognition, attract opportunities and will be able to display awards for potential homebuyers to see.
Deadline to Enter: Friday, April 12
Cost to Enter: $300 per entry, $275 for 3 or more entries, $500 for Community of the Year
The Kennesaw State University NAHB Student Chapter will be hosting a mini career fair for students and builders to interact and discuss potential internships and full-time opportunities. The career fair will be held on Thursday, March 28, from 5-7 p.m. on the Kennesaw State Marietta Campus. The chapter is currently seeking builders and other companies who would like to participate.
For more information or if you are interested in attending this event, contact Mac Calhoun at 
Date: Friday, May 10
Time: Shotgun start at 10 a.m.
Place: Reunion Country Club (Hoschton)
Cost: $550 per foursome, $150 per person
Sponsorship opportunities are available! Click here to download the golf packet. For more information, contact Emily Raymond at (678) 775-1446 or
There is still time to enter the 2019 Parade of Homes! Sponsored by the Greater Atlanta Home Builders Association, the Parade of Homes is back and better than ever! This annual spring showcase of new homes across metro Atlanta will take place in late April to early May. The event features homes and townhomes in a variety of styles, locations and price points and is free, self-guided and open to the public. 
Visit the Education section on the GAHBA website for information on the latest upcoming classes.

The association is excited to announce the revision of the GAHBA contracts! Frank Brown of Weissman Attorneys at Law has rewritten the contracts, and the 2018 version is now available for purchase through the online bookstore. When you purchase the 2018 GAHBA contracts online, you will receive a link to download the contract files.

The contracts are FREE for GAHBA members, $12 for members of other HBAs and $22 for non-members.

We are asking that you stop using any old versions of the contracts and only use the 2018 contracts.

Click here to go to the GAHBA online bookstore.

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Homeaid Atlanta
Thank you to HomeAid Atlanta’s 2019 Giving Partners!
Financial and in-kind donations from these generous organizations and individuals make HomeAid’s work possible. There is still time to support the 2019 Annual Giving Campaign – click here to learn more!
Starting April 1, you can drop off donations of diapers, baby wipes, baby food, and formula at the GAHBA office in support of HomeAid Atlanta’s 2019 Essentials Drive! Look for the drop-off display in the lobby.
Since 2002, the Essentials Drive has collected over 1.2 million items for metro-area nonprofits serving homeless and low-income mothers and infants. In 2018 alone, the Essentials Drive garnered 222,447 items valued at over $50,000! This success is due in large part to generous support and donations from GAHBA members!
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