April 2017 Building Buzz

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SPRING PARADE OF HOMES April 27-30 page 8

NAHB Takes On National Issues page 5

Is Solar Energy Out? page 6

Lumber Prices Creating Issues page 10


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New Members & Anniversaries February 2017 New Members Ackerman Homes | Jayme Ackerman Single Family Spec/Tract Building | Single Family General Contracting | Single Family Custom Building Bath Fitter | Kirsten Peterson

Bismarck Mandan Apartment Association Mona Livdahl www.bismarckapartments.com

Graybar Electric Company Christopher Allrich www.graybar.com | Electrical Work

Superior Insulation LLC | Steve Urlacher www.superiorinsulationnd.com Insulation Work

Carefree Living Homes, LLC | Tarren Hagerott Single Family Spec/Tract Building | Single Family General Contracting | RemodelingResidential Members with April Anniversaries. Renew by April 30, 2017. B & B Roofing | Lonnie Barth Roofing/Siding/Sheet Metal Work

Kaelberer Construction, Inc. Mitchell Kaelberer | Excavation Work

Builders Supply Co. | Ryan Luetzen Building Materials Lumber (Retail Dealership) Roofing/Siding/Sheet Metal Work

Montana Dakota Utilities Co. | Jayden Veil www.montana-dakota.com | Utilities

Dakota Awards, Inc. | Dick Townsend www.dakawards.com | Marketing/advertising or Public Relations First Dakota Title | Erika Drolc www.thetitleresourcenetwork.com Insurance or Title Company

Go Gettem Construction | Joe Gettem Remodeling-Residential

Horizon Shelving & Closets, Inc. Andrew Frohlich | Remodeling-Residential Planner or Designer | Floor Coverings Integrity Landscapes LLC Brandon Bailey www.integritylandscapesllc.com Landscaping

Kramer Agency - Justin Thomas krameragency.com Insurance or Title Company

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Professionals building our community through promotion of home ownership, education and legislation since 1958.

2017 Board of Directors PRESIDENT

Shannon Reichenberg Diversity Homes Phone: (701) 751-3999 shannon@diversityhomesnd.com

1ST VICE PRESIDENT

Lynn Klein Gate City Bank Phone: (701) 355-7633 lynn.klein@gatecitybank.com

PAST PRESIDENT

Greg Zenker Northern Plains Plumbing, Heating & Air Phone: (701) 222-2155 greg@northernplains.net

SECRETARY/TREASURER Susie Franklin Choice Financial Phone: (701) 751-7282

2ND VICE PRESIDENT

s.franklin@choicefinancialgroup.com

Chad Moldenhauer K&L Homes Inc. Phone: (701) 258-4584 chad@k-lhomes.com

Rory Anderson Verity Homes of Bismarck Phone:(701) 354-2846 rory@verityhomes.com

Jeff Sattler Sattler Homes Phone: (701)255-7628 jeff@bismarckbuilder.com

Bill Schmid Townsquare Media Phone: (701) 250-6602

Time to Renew!

BSC Carpentry | Earl Torgerson Carpentry Work

Your membership is three-in-one: BMHBA, NDAB and NAHB

bill.schmid@townsquaremedia.com

Brian Eiseman Stoneshire Builders Phone: (701) 471-6935 brian@stoneshirebuilders.com

Wade Vogel Premier Homes, Inc. Phone (701)226-1809 wade@premierhomesnd.com

Marc Menge BNC National Bank Phone:(701) 250-3000 mmenge@bncbank.com

Keller Carpentry LLC | Jason Keller Remodeling-Residential

One Source Lighting | Wayne Solberg www.onesourcelighting.com | Planner or Designer | Building Materials Lumber (Retail Dealership) | Security Systems | Utilities Platinum Plumbing, Inc. | Tyler Eiseman Plumbing/Heating/Air Conditioning Rock Solid Engraving | Rex Wheeler Landscaping

Source Insulation Solutions LLC | CJ Muscha Sparling Construction, Inc. | Todd Frietag www.sparlingconstruction.com | Single Family General Contracting | Remodeling-Residential Remodeling-Commercial Zimmerman’s Furniture Gene Zimmerman www.zimmermansfurniture.com Planner or Designer

BIANCO REALTY SALES AWARDS Bianco Realty has named SHIRLEY THOMAS and JUDY MASLOWSKI “REALTORS® of the Month”! Shirley & Judy had the most closed sales at Bianco Realty for the month of February 2017. Shirley has been a licensed REALTOR® since 2001 and Judy has been a licensed REALTOR® since 2007.

Shirley Thomas

Judy Maslowski


Bismarck-Mandan Permit Reports

through February 28, 2017

BISMARCK PERMITS 700

MANDAN PERMITS 400

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President’s Letter

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reetings BMHBA Members,

By the time you are reading this I will have completed my first 100 days in office. It hasn’t come with some of the fanfare that another president’s first 100 days have. We haven’t started building any walls or gotten rid of a healthcare plan, but we have been plenty busy.

The HBA has been very involved on the Infrastructure Task Force, which presented a report to the Bismarck City Commission in late March. The message to the City of Bismarck was to take full advantage of the first 1-cent sales tax before asking for an additional tax. This has been a very cumbersome process as we have tried to come up with a plan to fund infrastructure and ensure there isn’t any slowing of future development. This last month we also attended state NDAB board meetings and hosted lunch at the Capitol for our state legislators, completed our strategic plan with the board and Donna Oliver from NAHB, hosted a record crowd Fun Night at Jerome Distributing (where I had to swallow my pride as I was dethroned as the chili champ by Bill Schmid), completed our membership survey, and were hosted by Reid and his team at Coldspring for our second Builders Only Social where we enjoyed venison brats and beer.

Shannon Reichenberg Board President

This month a lot of you are gearing up for the Parade of Homes where we have 40 houses on the tour this spring. The office and board continue work on behalf of Builders on ordinance and policy changes and I am very happy with the renaissance we have experienced in Builder member participation. So if you haven’t had a chance to be get involved, this your chance to step off the sideline and get engaged...this is an exciting time to be involved. Please reach out to me for ideas on how you can get involved. Mark your calendars for the following dates: • • • • • • • •

Building Officials Roundtable - 4/11/2017 11:30 AM - 12:00 PM Appraisal Forum - 4/14/2017 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM Spring Parade of Homes - 4/27/2017 - 4/30/2017 Builders Only Social - Fabricators Unlimited - 5/11/2017 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM Spring Awards Mixer - 5/18/2017 Annual Scholarship Fundraiser Picnic - 6/15/2017 Box Lunch with a Builder - 6/21/2017 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM PAC Golf Event - 7/11/2017

“All Hands on Deck!”

Your President, Shannon Reichenberg

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NAHB TAKES ON BIG ISSUES ON BEHALF OF BUILDERS by Michael Kurpiel CGA, CGP

During President Donald Trump’s visit with the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB), the president expressed that he knows how much we, as a home building industry, have been suffering. The President’s own father was a member of NAHB so the he knows the value of what an engaged NAHB can do for builders, and by extension associates. The beginning stages of reworking Waters of the US and end of Dodd-Frank are very encouraging for our members across the federation. NAHB understands that they have a window of great opportunity with a White House that has business common sense and realizes that we are an industry that fuels our economy.

Labor Shortage and Immigration Reform NAHB supports comprehensive immigration reform that will safeguard our borders, establish a fair employment verification system and create a marketbased visa system that will allow more immigrants to legally enter the construction workforce as the housing industry gains momentum and the demand for workers increases.

NAHB POLICY ON KEY FEDERAL ISSUES

NAHB is a strong proponent of comprehensive housing finance reform that would increase the role of private capital in the U.S. housing finance system but maintain a limited federal backstop to the nation’s housing finance system. Federal support is particularly important for the availability of the affordable 30-year fixedrate mortgage, which has been a staple of the U.S. housing finance system. NAHB also backs efforts to update and modernize the Federal Housing Administration and establish a strong framework for preserving rural housing.

Energy

Association Health Plans

Tax Reform

Housing Finance Reform

NAHB firmly believes that Congress must reassert its oversight authority over rule making agencies and that efforts to further regulate the housing industry must be subject to greater public scrutiny, based on sound data, and undertaken only after a careful consideration of potential effects on small businesses. On average, regulations imposed by government at all levels account for nearly 25% of the final price of a home. NAHB supports voluntary, marketdriven and cost-effectiveness measures that promote energy efficiency in the home and the use of sustainable green building materials and construction techniques. Policies, such as enhanced financing and green appraisals, can help make energy efficiency more affordable to the average home buyer. NAHB does not support mandates that neglect cost impacts, as they diminish housing affordability.

NAHB, volunteer leaders and staff, has other issues that they are working on with the 115th Congress and I’d like to share them with you.

NAHB supports housing incentives in the tax code, including the deductions for mortgage interest and state and local property taxes. These incentives largely benefit the middle-class, in particular younger households and larger families, by making home ownership more affordable. NAHB also supports the Low-Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC), the primary tool for financing construction of new, affordable rental housing. The LIHTC is currently producing approximately 95,000 new apartment homes annually and serves households earning 60% or less of the area median income.

Federal Regulatory Reform

Environment NAHB supports a common sense, scientific approach to safeguarding the environment that reasonably balances protection of endangered species, clean air and clean water, with the need to allow local communities to grow and thrive. NAHB is concerned with the Waters of the United States rule from EPA and Army Corps that would expand federal jurisdiction under the Clean Water Act. This rule increases the federal government’s role in local land use and increases the costs of residential construction. Property Rights

NAHB believes in allowing property owners direct access to federal district court review of property takings cases. Unfortunately, under the current legal system, the government can bounce the property owner between federal and state court, exhausting the property owner’s resources on legal fees, and avoiding court review entirely.

NAHB supports a market-based approach to health care reform. Action is needed to lower costs and provide better plan options for small businesses, such as association health plans (AHPs). Small firms pay more for a given benefit package than do larger organizations because of higher administrative expenses and less purchasing power. AHPs will ensure a level playing field for smaller employers who want to help their workers and their families with rising health care costs. National Flood Insurance Program

NAHB supports a strong governmentbacked National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) that is available, predictable, affordable and financially solvent. To continue the stability and growth of the housing market, homeowners in the 100-year floodplain must have access to affordable and reliable flood insurance and home builders must have access to accurate floodplain maps. NAHB urges Congress to swiftly pass long-term flood insurance legislation before the program’s expiration on Sept. 30, 2017.

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TECHNOLOGY

SOLAR: Not for Everyone T

he solar panel industry and efficiency advocates have not backed off their efforts to require all new homes to be “solar-ready.” These efforts are showing up throughout the country at both the state and local levels. The solar panel industry submitted an amendment to the 2015 International Energy Conservation Code. The amendment to mandate solar-ready homes was defeated ─ but it was included in the appendix of the 2015 IECC, allowing a state or local jurisdiction the ability to require homes to be solar-ready if it wants to. It’s true that having the infrastructure in place for the installation of photovoltaic panels can be can be desirable to consumers in some markets – which is why NAHB is a strong supporter of voluntary programs and tax credits that encourage their use. It’s easy to see that a mandate isn’t the way to go.

It’s not just the cost – estimated to be between $300$500 per home – but also design issues: Plumbing and mechanical vents might need to be relocated to find the 300 square feet of space the panels require, and architectural

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features such as gables and dormers might not be possible on a home’s south side: a problem if that’s the side that faces the street. Some fire departments have expressed concerns about their ability to vent the roof in the event of a fire.

Not every house is a good candidate for solar panels either because of size or space constrictions or because of location – it makes no sense for a house that is often shadowed by tall trees or surrounding buildings, for example.


CITY & COUNTY MPO Holding Public Meeting for the Mandan Downtown Subarea Study

The Bismarck-Mandan Metropolitan Planning Organization and the City of Mandan invite you to attend a public meeting on the Mandan Downtown Subarea Study from 5:30-7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, April 5, 2017 in the Veterans Room of Mandan City Hall, 205 2nd Avenue NW, Mandan. A brief presentation and workshop begin at 5:30 p.m. This meeting is being held to offer the public an opportunity to participate in the development of the Mandan Downtown Subarea Study. The study will focus on developing a comprehensive transportation and land use plan for Downtown Mandan.

If you are unable to attend the meeting, written comments can be mailed by April 20, 2017 to Mike Bittner, KLJ Project manager, 728 East Beaton Drive, West Fargo, ND 58078. Further information is available at www.downtownmandan.com.

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BMHBA NEWS EXPLORE MORE DURING THE SPRING PARADE OF HOMES from Dennis Kraft, Parade of Homes Chairman

The Bismarck-Mandan Home Builders Association is excited to present our annual Spring Parade of Homes. The demanding winter tested our builders, and 30 of our members met the challenge by delivering 40 beautifully constructed homes in BismarckMandan.

Step inside and explore home styles ranging from innovative to elegant. Prices range from $214,900 to $1.3 million. Whether you are ready to buy, build or remodel the Parade is an excellent source for inspiration and access to builders.

The 2017 Spring Parade of Homes is Thursday, April 27 through Sunday, April 30. Specific dates and times are as follows: • • • •

Thursday, April 27 from 6-9 p.m. Friday, April 28 from 6-9 p.m. Saturday, April 29 from 11-5 p.m. Sunday April 30 from 12-5 p.m.

Tickets are available at any home on the Parade route for just $10 each, and are good for admission to every home all four days. Children 18 and under are free. Plan daily visits to all Parade homes by downloading the easy-to-use Parade of Homes app. ParadeSmart provides access to builder profiles, home details and turn-by-turn directions. Free of charge, ParadeSmart is available to Apple and Android users, and is a useful tool before, during and after the event. After you have visited your final Parade home, be sure to complete the contact information on your ticket before dropping it into a ballot box for your chance to win a prize valued at $1000, courtesy of Magi-Touch Carpet One, or a $1500 voucher toward a seamless gutter installation by Carefree Living Homes, LLC.

On behalf of the Parade of Homes Committee and the Bismarck-Mandan Home Builders Association, I invite you to explore each home in the 2017 Spring Parade of Homes.

BMHBA to Host Appraisal Forum Join the association on Friday, April 14 for the Appraisal Forum. The event is from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. and will feature the president of the new North Dakota Appraisers Association Bill Gion along with local appraisers Joe Ibach and Al Kunick. Registration is open online at bmhba.com/events. Each member gets one free admission and additional attendees are $10. The forum will take place at the Bismarck-Mandan Chamber of Commerce building.

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Spring Parade of Homes Awards Mixer & GMM Join the BMHBA to celebrate the success of the 2017 Spring Parade of Homes at the Spring Awards Mixer & GMM on May 18 at the Baymont Inn, Mandan! The event will include the presentation of the Parade awards, as well as remarks on the 2017 industry outlook. Begin the night with a social hour at 5:30, followed by dinner and presentation at 6:15. Reward your employees by registering them at BMHBA.com/events, or call 701222-2400.

Annual Scholarship Fundraiser Picnic BMHBA will host the Annual BSC Scholarship Fundraiser Picnic on June 15 at the Post in Mandan. Support the future of the building industry by attending this event, which helps local students attending BSC trade programs. Enjoy cold beverages and hot food from the Harvest Brazilian Grill, while browsing the variety of silent auction items. Snag a raffle ticket for our popular prizes- proceeds benefit the BMHBA BSC scholarship fund.

Annual PAC Fundraiser Golf Challenge BMHBA is teaming up with BMBOR to support BUILD-PAC and RPAC for the Annual PAC Fundraiser Golf Challenge, sponsored by Bismarck Title Company. Join us at Prairie West Golf Course in Mandan on July 11 for food, fun, and hot competition. Team and individual prizes will be awarded. Register your team now -- this one is filling up fast!

Reward your employees by registering them for all of our events at BMHBA.com/ events, or call 701-222-2400!


BUILDERS AND OFFICIALS TO MEET The Spring Building Officials Roundtable is scheduled for April 11. The lunch event is intended to give builders insight on new building requirements and code enforcement. It also is an opportunity for members to share their comments, concerns and questions with building officials.

“All builders should take advantage of this event coordinated by the association,” says President Shannon Reichenberg.

Thank You to Coldspring for hosting our March Builders Only Social !

“This is one of two group meetings with all officials where we as members can come together to share our common frustrations and suggestions.”

Registration is available online at bmhba.com/events. The event is from 11:30 to 1 p.m. on Tuesday, April 11 and includes lunch. Attendance is free for the first registrant from your business and $10 for additional registrations.

Upcoming Social by Fabricators

BOX LUNCH WITH BUILDERS Dave Skalicky with Inspector Ski Home Inspections sponsored the first Box Lunch with Builders at the BMHBA office. Diversity Homes, Flickertail construction and 8 Associate members participated in a discussion on the current state of the housing industry. Builders and Associates shares their perspectives on buyer expectations, trends, financing and more. The event was an effective way to bring members together to allow for better business collaboration. Participants discussed strategies for meeting the challenges of working together within the industry, as well as meeting

the demands of today’s buyers.

The Box Lunch with Builders is a great way to encourage members to do business with other members. Thank you, Inspector Ski for bringing members together for a valuable discussion.

Our next lunch will be held on June 21 from 12-1 p.m. If you are interested in hosting the Box Lunch with Builders, please contact Tracy at 2222400.

The next Builders Only Social will be hosted by Fabricators Unlimited on May 11th at 5:30 P.M. at their new showroom located at 171 Eastdale Drive in Bismarck. This is a FREE social for BMHBA builder members and spouses. Enjoy hor d’oeuvres and beverages with your fellow builders in a relaxed atmosphere. Register at www.BMHBA.com/ events, or call 701-222-2400.

Fun Night at Jerome’s Fun Night continues to be one of our most popular events, with over 100 members attending to sample chili and cold brews.

INCREASE YOUR PROFITABILITY WITH NAHB ONLINE COURSES Offered in webinar format from 12-2 p.m. over three consecutive Tuesdays, take advantage of this easy way to start a designation, complete a designation or earn continuing education credits. • Estimating and Scheduling for Profitable Business Operations (April 4, 11, 18)

• Business Accounting & Job Costing: A Road Map to Profitability (May 9, 16, 23)

• Project Management (June 6, 13, 20)

• Marketing & Sales for Building Professionals (Oct. 3, 10, 17)

• Construction Contracts & Law (Nov. 7, 14, 21) Register today! Visit www.BHMBA.

com/events for details and instructions on how to register, or call 701-222-2400.

10 board members dazzled partygoers with their culinary skills, and John Hoffman with GoMini’s wowed guests with his house chili. Congrats to Bill Schmid with Townsquare Media, who’s Howlin’ Texas Chili with beer cheese sauce made by Debbie Schmid took home the coveted winning ladle.

Thank you, Jerome’s Distributing for so graciously hosting the event! Visit BMHBA. com/events and mark your calendar for all of this year’s exciting member activities! April 2017 | Building Buzz

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NATIONAL NEWS

Skyrocketing Lumber Prices Put Builders in a Bind

NATIONAL NEWS

Relations between the U.S. and Canada haven’t exactly been neighborly thus far in 2017. The disputes over potential l changes to the North American Free Trade Agreement are causing some serious international rifts. Home builders are particularly concerned with the nowexpired Softwood Lumber Agreement. The uncertainty surrounding a new trade agreement is impacting businesses on both sides of the border, as it was the primary culprit behind the surging lumber prices between mid-January and mid-February. Tim Jackson, president and owner of Tim Jackson Custom Homes in Allen, Texas, says his market is already challenged with increased labor costs due to the labor shortage, and any increase in the price of materials only compounds the problem.

NATIONAL NEWS

“Our company does fixed-price contracts so we are on the hook for any price increases from the time of the contract to the actual time of material purchases,” Jackson said. “We do have a small contingency built in, but the recent price increases have far exceeded this contingency. The bottom line is that our margins will be eroded.” It’s a similar situation for Kurt Dinnes, senior partner of Sun Custom Homes in Oklahoma City, who estimates lumber

prices in his market are up about 15% from a year ago.

“It’s impacting us the most with our custom homes that we bid on several months ago when prices were much lower,” Dinnes said. “Even then, we were trying to adjust for the inevitable price increases, but we didn’t adjust high enough.

“Our dilemma is that we have to stay competitive; that’s the key,” Dinnes said. “So when we bid on a project, we still err on the conservative side because the last thing we want is to price ourselves out.” In a recent Eye On Housing post, NAHB’s tax policy analyst David Logan explains in greater detail why lumber prices began to skyrocket. Logan notes “the framing lumber composite price rose $25 between February 3 and February 10, the largest one-week increase since August 2003.”

In the weeks since then, buyers and traders have determined that prices “overshot lumber’s true market value, and consequently they’ve flattened out,” Logan said. The outlook of a new agreement is “highly uncertain” at this point, according to Logan. But he predicts additional hikes looming in the near future, as more tariffs will be announced in April and again in May.

TAX BENEFITS FOR HIRING Members are encouraged to download a free guide prepared by the tax law firm of Caplin & Drysdale. 2016 Federal Tax Benefits for Hiring and Employing Veterans, National Guard Members and Reservists provides a clear and concise understanding of the benefits of hiring and employing military members. The guide includes what you need to know to decide if your company is eligible and how to file. It even includes links to the required IRS and DoL forms employers need to submit. • • • •

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Returning Heroes Tax Credit Wounded Warrior Tax Credit Activated Military Reservist Credit for Small Businesses Federal Empowerment Zone Employment Credit

Visit https://goo.gl/RFBhex to access the guide.

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NATIONAL NEWS

NEW HOME SALES UP 6.1% IN FEBRUARY Sales of newly built, single-family homes continued to minimal effect on new home sales thus far,” said NAHB expand, rising 6.1% in February to a seasonally adjusted Chief Economist Robert Dietz. “Ongoing job creation, rising household formations and affordable home prices should annual rate of 592,000 units, according to newly released data from HUD and the Census keep the market on an upward trajectory in 2017.” Bureau. February’s increase in new

“February’s increase in new The inventory of new home sales home sales is consistent with home sales is consistent with for sale was 266,000 in February, builders’ growing confidence which is a 5.4-month supply at the builders’ growing confidence in the housing market. in the housing market,” said current sales pace. The median sales price of new houses sold was NAHB Chair Granger MacDonald. “Builders are encouraged by $296,200. heightened consumer activity and by the expectation that Regionally, new home sales increased 30.9% in the regulatory costs will decline in the year ahead.” Midwest, 7.5% in the West and 3.6% in the South. Sales fell “The uptick in mortgage interest rates is having a

21.4% in the Northeast.

In a victory for NAHB and the small business community, the Senate passed legislation approved by the House in March that will force the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) to reverse a recent recordkeeping rule that would needlessly harm small employers.

“NAHB led the charge along with other industry groups to work with Congress to roll back this regulatory overreach,” said NAHB Chairman Granger MacDonald. “OSHA’s rule would subject millions of small businesses to citations for paperwork violations, while doing nothing to improve worker health or safety.” When President Trump signs the legislation into law, OSHA will still be able to issue a citation for recordkeeping paperwork violations up to six months after they occurred

NATIONAL NEWS

CONGRESS STRIKES DOWN OSHA RECORDKEEPING RULE

and employers will still have the exact same obligation to record injuries as they always had.

The difference: OSHA will no longer be able to play “gotcha” by issuing a citation five years after the occurrence, which would do nothing to minimize workplace hazards but would subject small businesses to needless fines and excessive paperwork requirements.

NATIONAL NEWS

BUILDER CONFIDENCE HIGHEST IN NEARLY 12 YEARS by NAHB Chief Economist Robert Dietz

Optimism among single-family builders this month is the strongest it has been since 2005. Much of this positive sentiment stems from the widely anticipated reductions of government regulations. A prime example was the recent executive order to roll back the Waters of the United States rule that affects builders’ and developers’ wetlands permits. However, we can expect some moderation in builder confidence in the months ahead, as interest rates rise and headwinds persist for access to lots and labor. As expected, the Federal Reserve increased the shortterm federal funds rate for just

the third time in the post-recession era. Much of the Fed’s stance is fueled by a strengthening labor market, which added 235,000 jobs last month. As the rate of inflation approaches the 2% target rate, NAHB forecasts two additional rate hikes this year.

Additional price pressures can be seen on the supply side of the industry. Gypsum prices have increased more than 6% in the first two months of 2017, and softwood lumber prices rose almost 5% due to the ongoing lumber trade dispute between the U.S. and Canada. As housing starts continue to rise in the months and years ahead, additional sources of lumber will be required.

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The 115th and You Can Make Housing Great, Again The National Association of Home Builders (NAHB), and it’s over 700 chartered home builders associations (HBAs) across the country, helps shape all of our future in the home building industry. Builders across the country, from single-family to multi-family as well as remodelers to mixed-use, benefit from NAHB and its efforts to help our legislators in Washington and the various state capitols understand housing’s impact.

Each state will have its own statistics to make their discussions with state legislators relevant and successful. In regards to Washington, D.C. we must focus on the 115th Congress and the wave of pro-business that has made our economy start to show signs of substantial growth, which will have a positive and prolonged effect on housing. For those of you who want to engage in the reality of protecting your careers let’s talk about what NAHB truly is; About NAHB

• Federation of more than 700 state and local builder associations.

• NAHB’s 140,000 members employ more than 7 million workers nationwide. • The residential construction industry directly employs more than 2.6 million workers, with millions more engaged in businesses directly relating to home building. • NAHB’s builder members will construct about 80% of the 1.2 million new housing units projected for 2017.

construction of 1,000 single-family homes generates 2,970 jobs across all U.S. industries (including construction, manufacturing, trade and professional services). Also, approximately $162 million in wages and more than $110 million in federal, state and local tax revenues and fees. The construction of 1,000 rental apartments generates 1,130 jobs across all U.S. industries and approximately $61 million in wages and more than $42 million in federal, state and local tax revenues and fees.

• About 64 out of 100 households own their own home. • Home equity accounts for a total of more than $13 trillion in wealth for American households. • Americans spend about $158 billion annually on home remodeling projects.

• There are more than 134.7 million housing units in the U.S.

• For every $1,000 increase in the price of a home, about 152,903 households are priced out of the market for a medianpriced new home.

by Michael Kurpiel, CGA, CGP

If we want to go further let’s discuss;

Housing’s Impact on the Nation

Housing construction and the value of housing–related services account for about 16% of the GDP, making housing a major component of the economy. The

Let’s Build Together.

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AND THE SURVEY SAYS… More than 164 members participated in the 2017 Membership Survey. Results from the survey will be used to shape the direction of the association for the next three years. Last administered in 2014, some results this year mirrored the past; however, some show a shift.

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NDAB NEWS Monthly News from the North Dakota Association of Builders

April 2017

Making an Impact

Presidents Message

NDAB President Eric Brenden

There has been much talk in recent years about the labor shortage in the construction industry and the difficulty in getting kids and young adults to want to work in the construction field.

I recently came across an article by NAHB that discussed the results of a special study by HousingEconomics.com related to that very issue. The primary purpose of the study was to shed light on the attitudes of young adults toward the trades, the compensation level that could entice some of them to join the industry, and the reasons many won’t even consider construction as a possible career path. There were a few results of the study that might help us understand how to attract more of them into the industry. First of all, the small percentage of young adults that want to have a career in the construction trades came to that choice mainly because it is what they are most interested in or it is where their skills lie. To them, the two most important benefits of a career in the construction trades are good pay and the acquisition of useful skills. Most young adults who have yet to make up their minds on a career see very little chance they would join the trades even if the pay was high. This decision is based mostly on their view that construction work is physically demanding and difficult. The positive news for the construction industry is that many young adults who generally would not like to work in the trades would reconsider it if the salary made it attractive enough. There is a perception among many young adults that salaries are not very high for those in the trades.

NDAB is sure making an impact and showing strength in numbers during the 65th Legislative session! We appreciate our members that have taken the time to meet with their local Representatives and Senators either at meetings back in their home districts, or at the Capitol. Those members who have called or emailed their legislators asking for their support on NDAB’s stance on bills and those who have proudly worn the NDAB shirts during the LegKim Schneider islative Impact Day and Builders Day at the Capitol. We have heard from your legislators that our presence has been strong and making a impression with them. Great work! On March 16, members from across the state gathered in Bismarck for our Builders Day at the Capitol where we served lunch to the legislators, legislative staff members and statewide elected officials. It was a delicious lunch, well attended and a relaxed opportunity to meet with those who represent us. We are continuously grateful to those of you who take time out of your busy schedule to attend these events and help ensure your voice is heard! Our advocacy work doesn’t stop at the local or state level. In June, NDAB members are invited to travel to Washington, DC to participate in National Association of Home Builder’s Mid-Year Meeting where we will also be visiting the National Capitol and meeting with Senator Heitkamp, Senator Hoeven and Congressman Cramer. We invite all of you to join us! Registration opens April 3 and the meetings will be held June 13-17 at Marriott at Wardman Park. If you have never had the opportunity to attend NAHB meetings, we have plenty of members that have regularly attended and would invite you to join them. If you have any questions, please contact our office at 701-222-2401. We would like to take this time to recognize and congratulate our 2017 NDAB Professional Builders:

    A take away that I have after reading this article is that continued  effort needs to be made by all of us to start educating our children  at an early age of the benefits and positives of working in the  construction/housing industry. If kids are not exposed or given  the opportunities early on, they will not develop the skills or have  interest in pursuing the industry as a career once they become  young adults. Technology is also going to change the industry dramatically in the near future. I would guess that many of these  advances will make working in the trades less physically  demanding and more attractive to young adults.   Therefore, I would like to continue the effort put forth by our Past President Arnold Karsky, along with many others, and encourage   everyone to look for creative ways of educating our youth about our industry.

Tom Spaeth, Accent Kitchen & Bath, Fargo Gary Orth, Cornerstone Specialties, Fargo Donald Dabbert, Jr, Dabbert Custom Homes, Fargo John Gunkleman, Dakota Construction, Fargo Robert Leslie, Designer Homes, Fargo Jason Eid, Eid-Co Homes, Fargo Charles Bon, C’est Construction, Inc. Eric Berg, Eric Berg Construction, Fargo Tyrone Leslie, Heritage Homes, Fargo Robert Kochmann, Kochmann Brother Homes, Fargo Greg Krueger, Krueger Construction, Fargo Mark Spriggs, M&J Construction, Moorhead Todd Halle, T&S Custom Homes, Fargo Jayson Kuznia, Titan Homes, Fargo Michael Bullinger, Western Products, Fargo Charles Zach, Zach Construction, Wahpeton

Take care, Kim Schneider

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AROUND THE STATE Dickinson Area Builders Assoc.

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