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"September 2015 is Associate Appreciation Month"
As the spring turned to summer, the pace of home sales increased nationwide.
The rate of new single-family home sales, as estimated by the Census Bureau, improved to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 546,000 in May, the fastest pace in seven years and a 2.2% increase over April.
New mortgage lending rules that will take effect on Aug. 1will change the way builders do business.
Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac are taking steps to make it easier to save for a new home.
So maybe the economy really is rebounding.
"The bitterness of poor quality remains long after the sweetness of low price is forgotten." Ben Franklin
When Governor Phil Bryant signed the SB 2622 recently the legislation immediately became the new lien law for the Mississippi construction Industry. There are numerous changes to the lien law with different provisions for commercial and residential construction. Some of the key points on the lien law are as follows
They will pay more if recreation facilities are near by. In a study by Miller et al., a retiree sample was asked to review 14 features and indicate their importance in the decision to move. The first two in rank order were scenic beauty and recreational opportunities.
We told you previously about the Homeowner Flood Insurance Affordability Act of 2014, recently enacted legislation championed by NAHB that will provide a significant boost to home building and remodeling as well as certainty and financial stability to the National Flood Insurance Program. The numbers are in on the legislation, and NAHB's experts estimate that in 2014, the new law will result in a total of more than $1 billion of housing market activity
Greater Hattiesburg Home Builder members are encouraged to take advantage of the HBAM Member Rebate Program. It is aimed at increasing your bottom line and who doesn’t need that these days? For the minimal effort of informing HBAM about the home construction products you use and when you close on a home or project, you'll be putting money back in your pocket.
Mesthelioma is a health issue that many people who worked around asbestos are now facing. Because of its ability to resist heat and corrosion, asbestos has been used in many industries. Many builders used asbestos in the construction of homes and other buildings during the fifty years leading up to the 1970s.
The Greater Hattiesburg Homebuilder Association, a chapter of the National Association of Home Builders, serves licensed builders, associates of the construction industry, and consumers in Marion, Lamar, Forrest, Covington and Perry counties. Our association focuses on formal builder education (MSBOC licensure and CPB certification), informing builders of market news,and giving builders the tools to respond to prospective legislation through our state counterpart, the Home Builders Association of Mississippi.
Membership in our association keeps builders accountable to consumers. The Greater Hattiesburg Home Builders Association is the name consumers trust when they look for a contractor.