Jim Chapman Says It’s All About Lots, Lending and Labor

Posted on July 9th, 2018 by Jim Chapman Communities

When researching news stories on metro Atlanta’s home market, reporters know Jim Chapman, CEO of Jim Chapman Communities, is their “go-to guy”. Not only is Jim the current President of the Greater Atlanta Home Builders Association (HBA), but he is also a nationally-recognized expert in the 55+ housing industry. Jim was recently quoted in the *Atlanta** Business Chronicle’s* Home Quarterly special section on issues affecting today’s home builder: specifically the challenges of the “the three L’s” – Lots, Lending and Labor. Some areas, especially within the City of Atlanta and its close-in suburbs, are seeing home shortages and high prices, while other communities are enjoying a strong housing market thanks to our city’s healthy economy and continued influx of new residents. Jim expects homebuilders to add about 24,000-25,000 new homes this year in the 20-country greater Atlanta area.