Consumer Information

Consumer Information

Why do Business with an HBASC Member? Many times it is tempting simply to go with the lowest bidder. However, when your purchase involves the quality of life you will live, or the largest investment you will ever make, the low bid may be a big mistake—the kind of mistake you will have many years […]

SC Department of Labor, Licensing, and Regulation

Do you want to make sure the person building your home is licensed by the State of South Carolina? The S.C. Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation issues Residential Builders Licenses to all qualifying persons.

National Association of Home Builders Green Building

So what exactly is green building? Is it THAT beneficial? The National Association of Home Builders developed a green building program that builders can use as a guidelines to building a green home or remodeling using green features.

Mortgage Default and Foreclosure Counseling Program

Did you know that more than 50 percent of South Carolina residents in foreclosure will lose their homes unnecessarily? That’s according to The Homeownership Resource Center, a division of Family Services, Inc.

Home Buyer’s Dictionary

ARM? GPM? PITI? You’d have to be a cryptologist to figure out some of the terms buyers encounter during the home buying process.

Federal Housing Tax Credit

For aspiring home owners who find their goal stubbornly elusive, newly enacted legislation providing a tax credit of as much as $8,000 for first-time home buyers might just be the opportunity of a lifetime.

Facts on the Energy Tax Credit

Take advantage of improved tax credits available for a number of energy-efficient home improvements. Find a professional remodeler in your neighborhood at to get excellent advice – and your assurance of a project well done.