August 2016 Building Buzz

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Bismarck-Mandan Home Builders Association

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KIDS HELP BUILD MANDAN page 8

High Winds Don’t Deter Golfers page 5

Get on Board page 7

Fall Parade of Homes Registration Opens page 8


BUILDING Buzz Building Buzz is a publication of the Bismarck-Mandan Home Builders Association 2600 Gateway Ave., Suite 1 Bismarck, ND 58503 Phone: 701.222.2400 Fax: 701.250.9730 Like Us! www.facebook.com/bmhba Follow Us! www.twitter.com/bmhba

Publisher/Editor: Dot Frank Layout Editor: Michael L. Quinn Contributor: Tracy DeForest

Members Anniversaries Time to Renew!

Members with August Anniversaries. Renew by August 31, 2016. Advantage Appliance, Inc. | Mark Braun www.advantageappliance.net Appliances (Retail Dealership) | Appliances

Marco | David Zieske www.marconet.com Computer Products and Services

Allied Building Products | Shane Gaffaney www.alliedbuilding.com Building Materials Lumber (Retail Dealership) | Roofing/Siding/Sheet Metal Work | Drywall Installation

Century 21 Morrison Realty - Mary Ohlhauser Land Development

Blue Hawk Audio & Video | Mike Wilkinson BlueHawkAudio.com Computer Products and Services | Security Systems

Nest Interiors | Darcie Hamilton Facebook: Nest Interiors ND | Planner or Designer

Associated Pool Builders | Don Volk

Dakota Four Seasons Heating, Cooling & Insulation | Berdene Ivesdal www.dakotafourseasons.com Plumbing/Heating/Air Conditioning | Insulation Work Flash Printing | Roger Kubik www.flashprintshop.com Marketing/advertising or Public Relations

Glass Doctor of Bismarck | Ben Goergen www.glassdoctor.com/Bismarck Building Materials Lumber (Retail Dealership) Jim Fetter Masonry, Inc. | Jim Fetter Masonry/Stone Work/Tile Setting/Plaster Alliance Real Estate - Karin Haskell www.karinhaskell.com Land Development

Keller Williams Roers Realty | Jodi Herauf www.bismarckkw.com | Land Development | Real Estate Liechty Homes, Inc. | Claudette Schmidt www.liechtyhomes.com Manufacturing of Modular/Panelized/Log Homes

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Milestone Builders | Eric Budd www.milestone-builders.com Single Family Spec/Tract Building | Electrical Work

Professional Contractors, Inc. | Don McGuire Single Family General Contracting RG Electric | Roger Grendahl rgelectricinc.com Electrical Work

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

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

2016 Board of Directors PRESIDENT Greg Zenker Northern Plains Plumbing, Heating & Air Phone: (701) 222-2155 1ST VICE PRESIDENT Shannon Reichenberg Diversity Homes Phone: (701) 220-8177 2ND VICE PRESIDENT Lynn Klein Gate City Bank Phone: (701) 355-7633 Nathan Jones Tollberg Homes Phone: (763) 205-2037

Wade Vogel Premier Homes, Inc. Phone: (701) 226-1809 Brian Eiseman Stoneshire Builders Phone: (701) 471-6935

PAST PRESIDENT Drew Knutson Knutson Homes, Inc. Phone: (701) 258-3464

SECRETARY/TREASURER Susie Franklin Choice Financial Phone: (701) 250-1904 Paula Haider Haider Glass Specialties Phone: (701) 250-6787 Chad Moldenhauer K & L Homes, Inc. Phone: (701) 258-4584 Jeff Sattler Sattler Homes Phone: (701) 255-7628

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

Schlosser Excavating, Inc. | Ron Schlosser Excavation Work Bianco Realty - Sheila Krebs biancorealty.com Land Development

Stoneshire Builders | Brian Eiseman www.stoneshirebuilders.com Single Family Spec/Tract Building | Single Family General Contracting | Single Family Custom Building Alliance Real Estate - Terri BensonHolmstrom Land Development

BIANCO REALTY SALES AWARDS Bianco Realty has named SHIRLEY THOMAS and JUDY MASLOWSKI “REALTORS® of the Month”! Shirley and Judy had the most closed sales at Bianco Realty for the month of July 2016. 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

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BISMARCK PERMITS 700

MANDAN PERMITS 400

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SINGLE FAMILY HOME PERMITS (ATTACHED & DETACHED) Bismarck Single Family

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116.18%

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15.70%

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President’s Letter

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reetings BMHBA Members,

I have some good news for you. The BMHBA has paid off its loan for the building and we will be having a mortgage burning party. This has been a priority of the board for the past six years. It was a great feeling!

And as we cruise through summer, the Fall Parade of Homes is fast approaching. Mark your calendars for Sept. 29- Oct. 2. Contracts have gone out and are also accessible online. I can’t wait to see what great ideas our builders will present this fall. July proved to be an active month for community involvement. BMHBA members testified at the State Codes Council Public Hearing to challenge the code that requires sheet rocking the lid of unfinished areas. Thanks to all who testified. The council voted to deny our request, but staff and our GAC will continue to press for the change by contacting voting members and submitting local amendment requests.

A huge thank you to Terri and Tracy for organizing an event called “Kids Building Mandan,” Which was possible through a grant awarded by the National Housing Endowment. BMHBA partnered with Mandan Park District’s MAC program to introduce a group of 5th and 6th graders to the home building process through field trips around Mandan, and a hands-on building project.

Greg Zenker Board President

On July 26th board members participated in Lunch with Heroes, a MSA United Way Summer Lunch Program that was hosted by the Morton Mandan Library. We interacted with kids by building tool boxes while the United Way provided a tasty lunch. Any time we can give back to our communities and offer insight to children, it is truly a rewarding experience. And one day some of those young people will be building homes!

As you enjoy the rest of your summer and get those kids ready for school, be sure to go out with a BANG by joining us for the 9th Annual Sporting Clay Shoot on August 25th at Capital City Sporting Clays. Register soon at www.BMHBA. com/events.

Your President, Greg Zenker

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A Party Fore All

“May the wind be at your back,” was the unofficial theme for the 29th Annual PAC Fundraiser Golf Tournament on July 12. 136 golfers teed off with galeforce winds, but nothing could keep the crowd from enjoying the day out at Prairie West golf Course in Mandan.

BMHBA and BMBOR teamed up for a day of fundraising and friendly competition, with eligible proceeds benefiting BMHBA’s BUILD-PAC and the Bismarck Mandan Board of REALTORS RPAC or accounts to ensure effective advocacy that benefits the building and real estate industries.

The 4-man team from Knutson Homes took home the 1st Place team prize. Other winners included Drew Engleman for the longest drive, Duane Poitra for the longest putt, and Jason Schmidt for the closest to pin.

We could not have done it without the continued support of our sponsors. Thank you Bismarck Title Company, Starion Financial, MSM Realty, Open Road Honda, MagiTouch Carpet One, Hebron Brick, Advanced Mechanical, Inc., Montana Dakota Utilities Co., Gate City Bank, BNC National Bank ,North Dakota Guaranty & Title, Kirkwood Bank & Trust Co., Huntington Homes, Dakota Community Bank & Trust, ProBuild, BlackRidge Mortgage, Miller Insulation Company, Inc. SPS Companies, Inc., Ferguson Enterprises, First Community Credit Union, Northern Plains Plumbing, Heating & Air, Capital Credit Union, Simonson’s Station Store, Metro Golf Carts, Cloverdale Country Store, Pathways Chiropractic and Wellness, and Northwest Contracting.

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CITY & COUNTY STATEWIDE HOUSING PROJECTS SPLIT DEVELOPMENT ASSISTANCE The North Dakota Industrial Commission announced that 10 projects will share $9.7 million from the North Dakota Housing Incentive Fund (HIF) following a spring 2016 funding round. The program supports the development of affordable multifamily housing for essential service workers, main street employees and fixed-income households.

“The Housing Incentive Fund is a powerful resource that has allowed us to address North Dakota’s most critical housing needs,” said members of the North Dakota Industrial Commission in a joint statement. NDHFA selected projects in Bismarck, Bowman, Devils Lake, Dickinson, Fargo, Minot, Valley City and Williston. Seven of the projects are new construction with two projects in both Devils Lake and Valley City. The retirement of a portion of the debt for existing Bowman, Dickinson and Williston projects will result in market-rate units being converted to affordable housing and will not increase the communities’ overall housing inventory.

NDHFA has until Dec. 31, 2016, to raise the final $3 million required to fully capitalize HIF. Individuals and businesses that make contributions receive a dollar-fordollar state tax credit. Contributions can be targeted to a specific project or community. More information is available online at www. ndhousingincentivefund.org or by contacting NDHFA at (800) 292-8621 or hfainfo@ nd.gov.

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REAL ESTATE MARKET HOLDING STRONG Figures for the first six months of 2016 show a 5% increase in the number of units sold over last year; and average sale prices are on par to 2015. The area seeing the greatest increase in units sold and in average sale price is Lincoln where units sold rose from 29 to 45, a 55.2% increase. The average sale price in Lincoln rose from $222,724 to 243,007, marking a 9.1% increase.

An increased inventory of homes in Bismarck-Mandan contributes to keeping the average sale price level. According to the president of the Bismarck Mandan Board of REALTORS, Amy Hullet. “Today we have 662 active listings on the market, where last year there were 517, and the year prior there were 418. “ Hullet adds there is still competition for the right home in the right price range, “We’re still seeing situations where multiple offers come in on a property; and, as a result, some properties will sell for more than asking price”.

On average, properties sell for 98% of the current list price.

“Earlier this year buyers seemed to be sitting on the fence about purchasing a home. Now they’re actively in the market and things have been moving”, says Hullet.

Property types seeing the highest increase in sales are single family homes and duplexes. Single family home sales rose by 11% overall, and duplex sales increased by 12%.


Photo courtesy of N.D. Department of Transportation.

CITY & COUNTY

MANDAN POPULATION SURPASSES 21,000 The U.S. Census Bureau released its estimates of population for incorporated cities and towns in May. As of July 1, 2015, Mandan’s estimated population is 21,382, up 2.6% from 2014 and 16.6% since 2010. This positive population trend also holds true for Morton County, which has grown to an estimated 2015 population of 30,310, up 1.6% from 2014 and 10.3% since 2010. The Bismarck-Mandan MSA is home to an estimated 129,517 people, according to a 2015 Census estimate, up almost 13% since 2010. The metro area includes Burleigh, Morton, Oliver and Sioux counties.

Demographic data released in June shows the Morton County population is also getting slightly younger with a median age of 37.5 years in 2015, down from 39.3 years in 2010. Growth has occurred in virtually every age category with the percentages of increase over 2010 being as follows: under 18 years, 6%; 18 to 24 years, 27%; 24 to 55 years, 17%; 45 to 64 years, 1%; and 65 years and over, 16%. These changes have implications for the area education, workforce and businesses.

GET ON BOARD The BMHBA is looking for a few good men and women to serve on the 20172019 Board of Directors.

Board members drive the mission of the association by providing direction and feedback to staff. Board members meet monthly over the noon hour to discuss association membership, financials, events and advocacy.

Contact Dot Frank at dot@bmhba.com or 222-2400 to learn more or to suggest prospective board members.

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BMHBA NEWS BMHBA HOSTS KIDS BUILDING MANDAN DAY

2016 FALL PARADE OF HOMES CONTRACTS AVAILABLE! Registration for the Fall Parade of Homes is now open! Builders are encouraged to showcase their new construction and take advantage of the unmatched exposure and high traffic created through this popular event. Open houses will run Sept. 29- Oct. 2.

On July 22, BMHBA and the Mandan Parks District MAC Program hosted the first Kids Building Mandan Day at Mandan Middle School. The project was funded by a grant that was awarded to the BMHBA through the National Housing Endowment. The day was dedicated to enlightening 4th and 5th grade students how the residential building industry works by introducing them to people who represent different trades, as well as providing a handson learning activity to further their interests in the industry.

“This is our opportunity to reach out to kids in the community and open their eyes to the many opportunities in the home building industry. We can also show them that home building leads to strong communities,” said Tracy Deforest, Member Services Representative for the BMHBA. The field day kicked-off with a visit to Mandan City Hall, where students

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visited with Doug Lalim, Building Official for the City of Mandan, and Bob Decker, Mandan’s City Planner. Next, they stopped by ProBuild in Mandan where Keith Doerr showed students how suppliers work with builders and how to use drafting programs to create house plans. The last stop was a building site tour with Diversity Homes in Mandan. After lunch, provided by Little Caesar’s Pizza of Mandan, the students participated in a hands-on building activity involving designing a scaleddown home while learning how to plan and budget.

“I am so happy that Tracy contacted me about the grant that she was applying for, giving my summer MAC program 4th and 5th graders a lifelong learning opportunity,” said Nikki Scherr, recreation Specialist with Mandan Parks District. “The kids loved this hands on, educational, fun field trip that will leave them with many great memories! I am hoping that our programs will be able to collaborate in the near future!” They day was a success, and the BMHBA hopes to expand the program to even more students in the BismarckMandan area. We thank the City of Mandan, Probuild, Diversity Homes, and Little Caesar’s Pizza in Mandan for their support!

Parade of Homes registration packets are available online at bmhba.com/parade-of-homes. aspx or by contacting the office at 222-2400 or info@bmhba.com. The deadline for submission is Aug. 19.

The BMHBA always aims to increase participation from season to season by advertising on behalf of the builder and finding ways to encourage consumer participation. We will use Parade Smart to make navigation throughout the parade easy for potential home buyers. Our Grand Prize Sponsors, J&R Vacuum and Sewing and Carpet World, are offering valuable incentives to visitors.

As the date draws near, members may be contacted by our magazine publisher The Printers about advertising opportunities. Information about advertising options may be directed to Kevin Tengesdal at kevin@theprinters.info or by calling 255-3422.


Lunch with Heroes Greg Zenker, BMHBA president lead a group of board members, including Susie Franklin, Drew Knutson, Shannon Reichenberg, and Jeff Sattler for Lunch with Heroes.

This was the second year that BMHBA participated at the event, hosted by the Morton Mandan Public Library. Lunch was provided to youth and adults in the Bismarck-Mandan Area through efforts of the MSA United Way, Bismarck Public Schools, and Mandan Public Schools.

the healthy lunch, and for the friendly company of the Board. Kids were eager to hammer nails and show off their newly-constructed tool boxes.

Work is already underway for the 2017 BMHBA Home Show. The committee will continue to deliver on bigger and better results by incorporating exciting options for vendors and spectators.

The $75 registration fee per shooter includes 10 shooting stations, target fees, shells, earplugs, dinner and door prizes. Shooters need only bring their own gun and eye protection. Each team will consist of six shooters. Registration opens at 3:30 p.m. and shooting begins at 4 p.m. Sponsorships are still available!

Fall Awards Mixer & GMM

1. Renewals for 2016 Exhibitors

If you exhibited in 2016, you’ll get first notice. Be sure to respond quickly to ensure your choice of booth space. After the renewal deadline, members will get first dibs on any available space. Get ahead of the competition for booth space, by contacting Terri Johnson at terri@bmhba. com to get on our mailing list.

With a redneck theme, there is something for everyone! Be sure to dress the part when you come on out to Capital City Sporting Clays for food and fun.

Register at BMHBA.com/events.

The 2017 Home Show is Feb. 17-18 at the Bismarck Event Center. Contracts will be released in the following order:

3. Left Over Space to Non-Members

8/25/16 4:00 pm – 8:30 pm

If you would like more information on how to contribute to the MSA United Way’s Free Summer Lunch Program, please visit their website at www. msaunitedway.org.

HOME SHOW IS A HOME RUN

2. Open Floor for Current BMHBA Members

9TH ANNUAL SPORTING CLAY SHOOT

The BMHBA will host its 9th Annual Sporting Clay Shoot on Thursday, Aug. 25.

BMHBA would like to thank the Morton Mandan Public Library for inviting us to be a part of this wonderful campaign to ensure that everyone in Bismarck-Mandan has access to nutritious meals. We also thank our Board for their continued dedication. The Board assisted children in assembling building kits, donated by Home Depot in Minot. Kids, parents, and grandparents were grateful for

WE’LL SAVE YOU A SEAT!

Details will be available online at bmhba.com/home-show.aspx.

SAVE THE DATE

Oct. 25, 2016 Bismarck Ramada

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NATIONAL NEWS

NAHB MEMBERS STAND OUT AT FLOOD INSURANCE HEARING By Vitter Noel

Flood insurance rate increases hurt home owners, businesses and communities and will cripple the home building industry as it’s just beginning to right itself.

It’s a message that Congress needs to hear as it looks at how the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) is working in the real world – and today, NAHB delivered it not just once, but twice.

NATIONAL NEWS

Recognizing the importance of this issue to home builders and NAHB’s key role in the NFIP debate, we were presented with the unprecedented opportunity to have two members testify.

Randy Noel, a home builder in La Place, La., Sen. David Vitter (R-La.) meets with NAHB and NAHB 2nd Senior Officer Randy Noel before the hearing. Vice Chair, and home builder Kevin Robles, past president of the Tampa Bay Builders Association, each testified before the Senate Committee on Small Business & Entrepreneurship.

NAHB has a long history of supporting the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP), but as Congress reauthorizes the program, it must ensure that it remains predictable, universally available and fiscally viable so home builders can continue to provide safe and affordable housing to consumers, these builders said. Rate increases have the most direct impact on lowincome home owners who could be stuck paying premiums they cannot afford, while trying to sell a property that others have difficulty qualifying to purchase.

NATIONAL NEWS

“Home builders live and work in their communities. We see the effects of flood insurance rate increases in both our personal and professional lives,” Noel told legislators.

He thanked them for their successful efforts to roll back the unintended consequences of the Biggert-Waters Flood Insurance Reform Act, which failed to foresee how costly rate increases from the sale or transfer of homes in the flood plain could decimate local economies. Because of these fixes enacted in 2014, “NAHB has estimated that there was $755 million more in new construction and $361 million a year in additional remodeling,” a boon to these small businesses still reeling from the recession, Noel said.

The builders also spoke about the problems associated with inaccurate Flood Insurance Rate Maps (FIRMs). They can inflate home prices, hike premiums for home owners and create havoc for small businesses, particularly the home builders, remodelers and other contractors working on residential construction projects in the nation’s floodplains.

In Florida, Robles said, it’s almost a given that homes will be built in or near a floodplain, so as FEMA continues its FIRM updates, precision is key. “There have been reported cases of FEMA neglecting to factor in privately funded flood-control structures, or drawing in rivers or streams where none exist,” Robles testified. “Home owners are being incorrectly mapped into floodplains and forced to purchase unneeded flood insurance. It typically takes years for these mistakes to be fixed, often requiring a lengthy and costly process for the community, builder and home owner.”

The NFIP also guides future development – but this federal program must continue to allow local communities to control their own growth and development options, NAHB said in its testimony. Sen. David Vitter (R-La.), who chairs the committee, thanked the speakers, adding that new construction is the solution to NFIP solvency and paying premiums, not the problem. The NFIP must be reauthorized by Sept. 30, 2017.

PENALTIES FOR OSHA FINES WILL INCREASE AUG. 1 On Aug. 1, monetary penalties issued by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) for regulation infractions are slated to rise by up to 150% depending on the type of violation. Last fall, the president signed a budget bill that allowed the agency to enact a catch-up adjustment and raise fines annually in line with the Consumer Price Index (CPI).

This marks the first time in 25 years that OSHA fines have gone up. Previously, OSHA was one of few federal agencies with civil penalties that do not increase with inflation.

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OSHA intends to provide guidance on the implementation of the new penalties by Aug. 1. Additionally, to address the impact they may have on small businesses, the agency plans to continue providing penalty reductions based on employer size and other factors. States that operate their own Occupational Safety and Health Plans are required to adopt maximum penalty levels that are at least as effective as federal OSHA’s.


Final Lead Paint Recertification Rule Wide of the Mark, NAHB Says EPA needs to rethink its new requirements for remodelers and other contractors who need to renew their Lead-Safe Certifications under the Lead: Renovation, Repair and Painting Rule, according to comments NAHB sent the agency this week.

In its first draft, EPA had said its goal in recertifying experienced lead-safe remodelers was to simplify a potentially cumbersome and expensive process. Instead, the agency did a U-turn and made it worse, NAHB comments said.

Requiring different tracks depending on how the remodeler chooses to take the training is too complicated and discouraging to certified renovators who now will need to contemplate taking time away from their businesses to do hands-on training, something that EPA said was not as important for contractors who already have five years under their belts.

It’s a situation that could have been avoided had the agency sought the public’s input, NAHB said. “Without notice, and with an immediately effective implementation date, NAHB has scrambled to try to assist its members in deciphering EPA’s intent,” the comments said. EPA’s new rules are too complicated to begin with and should be rethought all together — even if there is little chance that the agency will take up the matter again. “NAHB calls on EPA to reconsider the recertification rule and remedy [its] substantive and procedural failings,” the NAHB comments said.

Senate Passes Housing Affordability Bill

The U.S. Senate on July 14 passed the Housing Opportunity Through Modernization Act of 2016, legislation that includes many NAHB-supported bipartisan fixes to HUD programs. President Obama is expected to sign the measure into law.Lot Sizes in 2015 Were Smallest on Record

The median lot size of a new single-family detached home sold in 2015 was 8,589 square feet, the smallest recorded since the Census Bureau’s Survey of Construction started tracking lot sizes in 1992. August 2016 | Building Buzz

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BUILDING COMMUNITIES TOGETHER WITH USDA RURAL DEVELOPMENT By Tony Hernandez, USDA Rural Housing Service Administrator

Rural America needs new affordable homes. As USDA Rural Housing Service Administrator, I’ve heard time and time again about the lack of good affordable housing stock in rural America. It’s a very real problem facing rural families and individuals financially and personally ready to realize their dreams of homeownership ─ everywhere from Vermont to North Dakota to Texas to California. Together, home builders and lenders can work with USDA Rural Development to create affordable housing options for families who want to buy in rural America, and because of recent program changes it’s easier than ever before.

We have added the Single-Close Construction to Permanent Home Loan option to RHS’ Single Family Housing Home Loan Guarantee Program. This new way to administer the program allows USDA to issue our 90% loan note guarantee (that has helped nearly one million families since 2009 buy homes) before construction begins. This means the home builder never has to worry about risking their capital in a project.

The home buyer benefits most of all. They may rest easy knowing the construction project is fully funded. The lender may establish an interest reserve account to assist in making payments due for required loan purposes during the construction timeframe. This allows the home buyer a

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more affordable option so they will not be in a position to make two mortgage payments, or pay rent and a mortgage payment. New construction properties also have much less maintenance costs than an older dwelling which may require a new roof, furnace or other repairs.

New construction stimulates the rural economy in many ways, and USDA Rural Development is incredibly excited to help home builders help rural Americans. We estimate 2.1 jobs are created for every new home built in rural America. Under the partnership of home builders and USDA Rural Development, an estimated 149,000 homes have been built, creating approximately 300,000 jobs.

To learn more about opportunities to build more homes with USDA, contact your local USDA Rural Development office or visit www.rd.usda.gov. We’re very excited to work with home builders to help families build the American dream of homeownership.

IBS Registration Now Open The month of August typically involves summer vacations, barbecues and pool parties. This year, it’s also when registration opens for the NAHB International Builders’ Show. Incredible savings are available to NAHB members who register in August to attend the 2017 Show, which will take place in Orlando Jan. 10-12, 2017.

The industry’s premier event is the best opportunity for members to see the latest building products, gain expertise and meet key business partners. Here’s the deal for August registrants:

• A free IBS expo pass. Your ticket to explore the products of 1,400+ top manufacturers and suppliers on the building industry’s largest exhibit floor. • Pay $275 for IBS full registration. The expo pass plus more than 120 IBS education sessions covering eight industry tracks.

• FREE spouse registration. This deal includes the same show access as the primary registrant.

Mark your calendars, set your alarms and be ready to press that registration button. These exclusive deals are only offered in the month of August.

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WHO ARE NAHB’S ASSOCIATE MEMBERS?

Active Shooter Preparedness Resources for Your Small Business The tragic events in Orlando are a reminder that small businesses are not immune from violence. The US Department of Homeland Security offers free courses, materials, and workshops to better prepare you to deal with an active shooter situation and to raise awareness of behaviors that represent pre-incident indicators and characteristics of active shooters.

In 2015, more than 82,000 NAHB members were Associate members — those indirectly involved in home building, according to the association’s latest annual member census.

NAHB’s latest member census provides a snapshot of the Federation and a comparison to previous years’ membership. In a recent Eye on Housing blog post, NAHB economist Carmel Ford zeroed in on the growth among the Associate member population, which in 2015, consisted of the following primary business activities:

In 2015, Associate members had a median of 10 employees on payroll, one more than the median employee count recorded in 2014 and 2013.

Last year, the median revenue of NAHB Associate members reached its highest point since the launch of the NAHB census in 2008. Median revenue was approximately: • $2.5 million in 2015,

• $2 million in 2014, and • $1.8 million in 2013.

NAHB Associate members are also getting older, as last year’s median age of 55 was the highest since 2008. These members have been NAHB members for a median of 10 years, and approximately half of them have at least a college degree.

For more details about NAHB associate members and a profile of each type of member, please visit housingeconomics.com.

How Fast Can You Move?

Applications for NAHB committee and council board of trusteesappointments are now being accepted online, and we strongly encourage all those interested to put your name in the ring for 2017. Applications must be submitted by midnight on Sept. 30.NAHB Offers Wage and Labor Availability Data by State

To address industry concerns regarding labor shortages, NAHB economists have updated the state-specific data on the Skilled Workforce Development Resources page to provide members with information about their local residential construction labor market.

Watch the Bismarck Road Infrastructure Forums Watch the first Bismarck Road Infrastructure Forum from June 30th on Dakota Media Access on channels 2 & 602HD. It can also be viewed on demand on www.freetv.org.

Prequalifiy! 10-Min Application. 24-Hr Approval.

Apply online at www.capcu.org and know within one business day how much you prequalify for.*

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NDAB NEWS

Volume XXIII, Issue 8

Monthly News from the North Dakota Association of Builders

Value in Your Membership As I was making sure I had everything in order for the NAHB meeting in Miami, I came across a couple of articles from NAHB. As I read the articles, I thought I would share some of the points of the articles with all of you. The first one provides an analysis of additional revenue and cost savings that NAHB members will realize due to our advocacy efforts over the Arnold Karsky past year. Our advocacy gave us lower FHA NDAB President Mortgage Insurance Premiums, a savings on average of $1440, it also helped defeat a proposal to raise mortgage guarantee fees, a savings on average of $689, the PMI Tax deduction was extended, a savings on average of $259, the Energy Efficient Remodeling Tax Credit was extended, a savings of $358, and the Energy Efficient home Tax Credit was also extended, giving a savings of $287. To reach the article yourself, visit the following web site: valueofnahb.org to get in depth information on the following advocacy victories. As builders we are always burdened with regulations, codes, and taxes. These things drive up the price of housing and definitely are costs that must be included in the pricing of any home that we are working on, whether it be a new house or a remodeling project. To ensure that we can continue to build the American Dream, we are urging lawmakers to: reduce burdensome regulations, adopt sensible workforce development and immigration policy, address soaring health costs, promote costeffective energy efficiency, protect middle class tax benefits, and enact housing finance system reform. One other topic that I saw talks about Member Benefits. I just talked a little about the advocacy that we are working on and will continue to work on. We need to have a strong voice to defeat excessive regulations and defend affordable housing initiatives in Washington, Bismarck and our local Communities. We have access to critical news and information through outlets like NAHB Now, EYE on Housing, specialty newsletters, and social media. Our networking opportunities are great from our Local Communities, NDAB, and NAHB, so there are hundreds of ways for you to meet and build relationships with fellow professionals, future customers and suppliers. Nationally recognized education programs also give you the tools to gain an edge in the industry and marketplace with access to NAHB Experts Advisors who can address your specific business questions. When you become a member you gain instant access to our economists, tax specialists, legal research staff, financial experts and regulatory and technical specialists. You will get professional recognition through a multitude of groups throughout the association and industry.

August 2016

Be Educated About Upcoming Elections November 8, 2016 is Election Day and we at NDAB believe it is never too early to start discussing the upcoming elections. With the colder temperatures (even though that is hard to imagine with the beautiful August temperatures!) comes election time and many of you might remember our article a couple of months back that Kim Schneider NDAB Executive Officer discussed the June primary and now I am already discussing the general primary! It is very important to take time to educate yourself on which candidates will be on the November ballot for your local races, legislative seats, statewide offices and also to learn more about each ballot measure you will be asked to cast a vote on. For a little background on the candidates, you will have the opportunity to vote on 7 statewide positions which include Governor/Lt. Governor, State Auditor, Treasurer, Insurance Commissioner, Public Service Commissioner, US Senate and US Congress. For the state Legislature, there are 23 seats for the ND Senate and 46 seats for the ND House of Representative with a total of 69 positions being voted on. With the days and months leading up to Election Day, you will have many opportunities to meet with your local candidates whether it be watching a debate or participating in a forum, opening your door when a candidate door knocks or joining your local association at a candidate meet and greet. If you feel strongly about a candidate or an issue, considering volunteering or making a financial contribution. NDAB-PAC will be making financial contributions to the legislative candidates and some local candidates. We value the relationships we can build with key decision makers and appreciate those in the local communities that can continue to expand on those relationships and help share the vision and direction that NDAB works toward on advocating for our members and the industry. To those of you who have stepped up and maybe out of your comfort zone and placed your name on the ballot at any given time, we thank you! We know it is not easy to put yourself out there, to devote your time to issues you believe in and take time away from your family and your work. NDAB continues offer opportunities for our members to network and meet with office holders from across the state. We look forward to seeing you are some of our upcoming events: August 8-12: Miami, FL for NAHB Mid-Year Board of Directors meeting December 1-2: Bismarck, ND for NDAB Annual Banquet and Board of Directors meeting Tuesday, January 3: 65th ND Legislative session begins

As we continue to work on all of the above issues, and new issues that arise, we need you to keep informed and involved. The core of our association is our members and our members’ voices.

February 15: Chili and Oyster Feed with Legislators

Arnold

Take care, Kim Schneider

March 16: NDAB day at the Capitol with Lunch with Legislators in the Great Hall

Back your PAC … your PAC backs you! NDAB-PAC is the North Dakota Association of Builders’ Political Action Committee. It is a non-partisan political action committee that provides support for candidates who are friends of the building industry. Contact NDAB at (800) 326-4746, (701) 222-2401 or info@ndbuild.com to contribute or learn more! North Dakota Association of Builders 1720 Burnt Boat Drive, Suite 207, Bismarck, ND 58503-0801 701/222-2401 or 800/326-4746 www.ndbuild.com

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