In this special year-end edition of Housing Now, NAHB CEO Jerry Howard looks at the federation’s legislative successes in 2014 and the agenda going forward into the new year (part 1), while NAHB Chief Economist David Crowe discusses how housing fared this past year and what he expects in 2015 (part 2).
NCPWB to Host Lunch ‘N’ Learn – The Fan Factor: Slam Dunk Secrets to Engage New Members
Would you like to recruit and retain more members in 2015? The key is to recognize the changing demographics in the workforce and learn to engage new, younger members in a meaningful way. Meredith Oliver with Creating WOW Communications will help you learn how to use social media to communicate and design events that Millennials will attend. Cost to attend is $14. You MUST send in this separate PDF with your payment information to reserve your space. If you would like to attend other meetings at the NCHBA 1st Quarter Meeting, you should register for those here.
Two individuals who have made significant and lasting contributions to the housing industry in North Carolina were inducted into the North Carolina Housing Hall of Fame at the North Carolina Home Builders Association (NCHBA) Officers Installation Ceremony held on December 2 in Asheville at the Grove Park Inn.
Roger Earnhardt of Raleigh was honored for his long time dedication to the mortgage and home building industries. In particular, Earnhardt is credited with leading the fight for the 30-year fixed rate mortgage in the 1960s. In addition, Roger has also been instrumental over the years in advocating for mortgages and loans for builders and consumers for construction and land development.
Rick Judson, a builder/developer from Charlotte, was selected as an inductee to the Housing Hall of Fame for his extensive leadership and dedication to the home building industry, most notably when he volunteered his time to lead the National Association of Home Builders as Chairman.
The National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) recently released its new contracts and subscription website, www.nahbcontracts.com. The website offers access to a variety of residential construction form contracts and documents developed by NAHB, exclusively for home builders and remodelers. It also provides some dynamic features including track changes technology and custom templates.
“This new site offers industry professionals customizable contracts designed specifically for the needs of our industry,” said NAHB Chairman Kevin Kelly, a home builder and remodeler from Wilmington, Del. “Builders and remodelers can save themselves hours of work, which translates into hundreds of dollars saved with each contract used.”
NAHB’s legal team has chosen some of the most useful contract documents developed by builders. There are 27 different contracts to choose from including construction contracts, contracts for sales of completed homes, those for remodeling, subcontracts and many more.
Builders and remodelers are able to choose the subscription option that best meets their needs:
•Annual subscription to the full website of contract documents
•Annual subscription to a single contract document
•Single-use contract document
Contracts and pricing options can be found at www.nahbcontracts.com.
The North Carolina Home Builders Association presented 50 prestigious STARS awards at the annual STARS Awards Gala on September 10 at the Omni Charlotte Hotel. The STARS Awards program honors the achievements of home building industry professionals from North Carolina and surrounding states.
Winners received recognition in areas such as marketing and advertising, web design, sales/information center, landscape design, interior merchandising, architecture/floor plan, remodeling/renovation and special projects. Awards were also given to local home builders associations.
NCHBA is pleased to announce the launch of a new member rebate program for NCHBA builders and remodelers. Through this program, our nation’s leading manufacturers pay rebates as their way of thanking you for your loyalty to their products. You may already be using many of these products. If so, you will be paid a rebate for something you’re already doing! This program is but another example of how being a NCHBA member helps your company be more profitable.
Get Started Go to www.hbarebates.com/nchba.html and follow the easy-to-use instructions found there to register your company.