August 2017 Building Buzz

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Public Input on Bismarck Public School Boundaries page 6

PAC Golf Tournament Recap page 8

Flood Insurance Bill in Congress page 10

Down on the Farm page 12


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! Follow Us!

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New Members & Anniversaries June 2017 New Members Hidden Fence of Bismarck | Tom Hoff 701-226-3215 |

Time to Renew!

Members with August Anniversaries. Renew by August 31, 2017. Advantage Appliance, Inc. | Mark Braun Appliances (Retail Dealership) | Appliances

Allied Building Products | Shane Gaffaney | Building Materials Lumber (Retail Dealership) | Roofing/Siding/ Sheet Metal Work

Bianco Realty | Amber Sandness | Real Estate Associated Pool Builders | Don Volk

Blue Hawk Audio & Video | Mike Wilkinson | | Computer Products and Services | Security Systems Calibre Homes | Steve Herman Single Family General Contracting | Multifamily Building (Condo/Coop Units)

Knutson Homes, Inc. - Cory Knutson | Single Family Spec/ Tract Building | Single Family General Contracting Dakota Four Seasons Heating, Cooling & Insulation | Berdene Ivesdal | Plumbing/ Heating/Air Conditioning | Insulation Work

Diversity Homes, Inc. - Diversity Homes SL Shannon Reichenberg Single Family Spec/Tract Building First International Bank & Trust | David Mason Commercial Banking/Thrift Institution | Mortgage Banking

Jim Fetter Masonry, Inc. | Jim Fetter Masonry/Stone Work/Tile Setting/Plaster

Keller Williams Inspire Realty | Jody Herauf | Land Development | Real Estate

Century 21 Morrison Realty - Kristin Oban Real Estate Liechty Homes Inc | Claudette Schmidt | Manufacturing of Modular/Panelized/Log Homes Marco | Randy Renner | Computer Products and Services

Milestone Builders | Eric Budd | Single Family Spec/Tract Building | Electrical Work

Northern Plains Plumbing, Heating & Air | Greg Zenker | Remodeling-Residential | Plumbing/Heating/ Air Conditioning

Prairie Aire Homes, Inc. | Scott Duchsherer | Single Family Spec/ Tract Building | Single Family General Contracting Professional Contractors.Inc. | Don McGuire Single Family General Contracting

Quality Title, Inc. | Brad Balerud | Insurance or Title Company RG Electric |Roger Grendahl | Electrical Work

First Western Bank & Trust | Chad Johnson | Mortgage Banking

Schlosser Excavating, Inc. | Ron Schlosser Excavation Work

Glass Doctor of Bismarck | Ben Goergen | Building Materials Lumber (Retail Dealership)

Alliance Real Estate - Terri Benson Holmstrom Real Estate

Flash Printing | Roger Kubik | Marketing/ advertising or Public Relations


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Stoneshire Builders | Brian Eiseman | Single Family Spec/Tract Building | Single Family General Contracting

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

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


Lynn Klein Gate City Bank Phone: (701) 355-7633


Greg Zenker Northern Plains Plumbing, Heating & Air Phone: (701) 222-2155

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


Chad Moldenhauer K&L Homes Inc. Phone: (701) 258-4584

Rory Anderson Verity Homes of Bismarck Phone:(701) 354-2846

Jeff Sattler Sattler Homes Phone: (701)255-7628

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

Brian Eiseman Stoneshire Builders Phone: (701) 471-6935

Wade Vogel Premier Homes, Inc. Phone (701)226-1809

Marc Menge BNC National Bank Phone:(701) 250-3000

BIANCO REALTY SALES AWARDS Bianco Realty has named SHIRLEY THOMAS and JIM JEROMCHEK “REALTORS® of the Month”! Shirley and Jim had the most closed sales at Bianco Realty for the month of June 2017. Shirley has been a licensed REALTOR® since 2001 and Jim has been a licensed REALTOR® since 1993.

Shirley Thomas

Jim Jeromchek

Bismarck-Mandan Permit Reports

through June 30, 2017

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President’s Letter


reetings BMHBA Members,

As I write this letter we are in the midst of the season, the weather is warm and the action on job sites is even warmer. Many of you are hard at work to get your houses ready for the Parade of Homes. A recent builder survey suggests another strong lineup for our fall parade. Make sure to have all your entries in by August 11.

I am excited to announce that my mantra of “All Hands On Deck” has led to a lot of suggestions and ideas from members to gain more participation, and we recently had a member suggest the association recognize subs who worked on the winning Parade homes. We will do just that with an award for each at the Fall Awards Mixer. July was a busy month for the association. We hosted our annual PAC Golf Tournament where we had a great turnout, great fun and raised funds that are so very important for supporting builder-friendly candidates and to help pay for local advocacy work.

Advocacy has consumed a large part of the association and members’ time. We continue to work with Bismarck’s Special Assessment Task Force, participate in meetings relating to stormwater policy and host discussion on changes to building codes and policies.

Shannon Reichenberg Board President

Last month we met with the future generation of builders through the HBA’s second annual Kid’s Build Mandan event. The board also participated in its 3rd Lunch with Heroes program in Mandan where we helped children construct bird houses. Last, but not least, we opened our building exhibit at the Gateway to Science Center. It is very important that we continue to find ways to introduce the younger generation to our trade and all these activities help.

I am very happy with the response we have received thus far to our call to action and I am very proud of the board, committees, the office team and the membership for embracing this call and for helping to hold the course to make sure we achieve the goal of making our association even greater. We still have room on the ship; join one of our great committees, attend events or consider throwing your hat in the ring for a spot on the board. There are three available seats to fill this fall. If you are looking to get involved please consider reaching out to either me or the office. Have a great month! All Hands On Deck.

Your President, Shannon Reichenberg


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lanning and overseeing your projects has never been easier thanks to a variety of apps available on mobile devices These apps can help you more efficiently communicate with superintendents and workers, draw up designs for projects and keep track of dates and deadlines. Here is a quick look at five mobile apps – some are relatively new, others more established – that home builders are using. These apps focus on project, not business, administration. Magicplan, an app geared toward interior design, allows builders to virtually – and accurately – place design elements and appliances in their floorplans. The app uses images and videos from their smartphones to construct the floorplan of the selected space. Magicplan is a solid choice for home builders, designers and others looking for an easier way to create floorplans and imagine design elements and appliances within them.

Fieldwire enables construction managers to share floorplans more easily with the rest of their teams, including subcontractors. Fieldwire helps construction managers share assignments and track hours and material costs. It’s a solid project management app for bridging the gap between office staff and workers in the field.

LumberCalc focuses specifically on materials cost evaluation. It enables home builders to scan boards and quickly convert their dimensions into board feet. The app also allows users to calculate order totals after plugging in the MBF price, and enables them to estimate dimensions for specific paneling profiles. Where Magicplan focuses on interior design, Eagleview is geared specifically toward roofline planning. Using GPS technology, Eagleview allows home builders to calculate the proportions of any roofline, an important assist for builders planning to add extensions to standing structures or renovating rooflines on existing homes.

Evernote is a cross-platform app that helps home builders keep track of their schedules through note-taking and archiving software. Builders who find it a challenge to keep track of different aspects of their projects – budgetary expenses, timetables, individual worker assignments, and punch lists – can use Evernote to easily record it all. Users can tag, annotate, edit and share their notes with attached photos and files. Evernote has over 200 million users worldwide, making it one of the most popular mobile apps. The apps listed above are just a handful of the countless mobile tools that can make it easier for home builders to manage their projects more efficiently. Find more information on many other builder apps reviewed on NAHBNow by visiting

This post was researched and written by Luke Goodwin, a summer intern for NAHB Communications.

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CITY & COUNTY Mandan Studies Downtown Area

School Board Says Highland Acres is Safe

Mandan is hosting an all-encompassing study for the commercial areas from 10th Avenue West to Mandan Avenue on the east side. The Mandan Downtown Subarea Study is available for review and public comments at www.

The Bismarck School Board took Highland Acres Elementary School “off the table” for consideration for school closure or repurposing so the community can focus on other issues recommended by the Elementary Facilities Committee.

Aside from the two interactive tools, Froseth mentioned other ways to provide input, including posting remarks to the comments section on the website or attending the next public input meeting. A public meeting is anticipated in late summer.

The Board directed administration to come back with a timeline for board members to consider for addressing issues the elementary facilities committee grappled with, such as repurposing Roosevelt and additions to “core city” schools to address growth, particularly in the north part of Bismarck. The Board is also considering some micro boundary changes that move students from Sunrise, which is over capacity to Miller which is under capacity and has space, Solheim to Prairie Rose, and Lincoln to Myhre to balance enrollments at those schools. Public forums are slated for late August and early September and notices will be emailed to impacted parents. The Board authorized administration to seek architectural services to study Northridge.

City Engineer Justin Froseth recommends checking out a couple interactive tools: 1) The issues map, where you can drop a pin on any location within the study area and enter in any suggestions, observations, etc. you may have; and 2) The roadway design exercise (new). You can find that by clicking on the right-most rectangle on the bottom timeline section. It takes a little more time to figure out the tools, but with it you can sketch in a road configuration and save or share.

Mandan Makes Road Improvements The City of Mandan Planning and Engineering Department reports that projects to improve portions of McKenzie Drive in southeast Mandan and Old Red Trail in northeast Mandan. McKenzie Drive Reconstruction

A project to reconstruct McKenzie Drive Southeast is undeway. The segment to be redone is between the Expressway ramps on the west side and 46th Avenue Southeast. This section of road will be closed until project completion, anticipated in late October.

Ramp intersections on the east side of the project and the intersection with 46th Avenue on the west will remain open throughout the project. There will be a relatively short time during the reconstruction when traffic through the 46th Avenue intersection will be limited. The City Planning and Engineering Department will provide notice when that date is known. Traffic control signs including detours will be in place for this closure. Old Red Trail Widening

A construction project to widen Old Red Trail from its intersection with Collins Avenue to approximately 2,000 feet east is underway. The corridor will remain open throughout the project with diminished traffic capacity. Expect reduced traffic speeds through this section of Old Red Trail while construction is occurring. The project is expected to be complete by midSeptember. For more information about either project, please contact the City of Mandan Planning and Engineering Department at 667-3225.


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President Karl Lembke noted that prior to the committee’s last meeting, closing Highland Acres had not been a recommendation but came up when the committee considered the cost to operate smaller schools versus larger schools. Lembke thinks Bismarck should have smaller and larger schools. Past-president Matt Sagsveen mentioned that Highland Acres had a kitchen upgrade so he felt the school would remain as is or maybe be expanded in the future. Rick Geloff feels it’s not the right time to close a school and there has been an outcry from the public. Scott Halverson said while repurposing a school is a tough decision, some taxpayers want to be sure all schools are at full capacity before the Board asks for money to build or expand schools.

Bismarck Schools to Host Public Forums The Bismarck School Board will have public forums in August and September to get input on proposed boundary changes that would move a total of 127 students from Sunrise to Miller, Lincoln to Myhre, and Solheim to Prairie Rose in 2018-19. The Board decided not to consider part of the Northridge boundary to Will-Moore until an architect does a costbenefit analysis of the school.

The Board heard from Milt Rue, a member of the Elementary Facility Committee that made the recommendations regarding boundary changes and proposed expansion or repurposing of some schools. He said the group did not take its work lightly. Members spent hours studying data and touring schools and he felt the recommendations were the best the committee could come up with under the directive not to raise taxes or have another bond election. Rue stated Bismarck is growing and the district needs to keep up with that growth, and while it would be great to put neighborhood schools in every area of Bismarck, there isn’t enough money for that or for a new elementary school. Beth Schatz Kaylor with the Bismarck Alliance for Neighborhood Schools asked if the long-term vision of the School Board is to have larger, 4-section schools, which she feels is a “huge shift in community culture” for Bismarck. Board president Matt Sagsveen noted that some people have been critical of the board and school planner for not looking far enough into the future, but he disagrees stating the district tries its best to make predictions but some things can’t be controlled, like the pace of development. School planners typically look five years out; the BPS planner has been about 98% accurate in enrollment projections.

The Board also voted unanimously to support the Renaissance Zone for the next five years to give the City tools to revitalize downtown and bring young people and families. Karl Lembke said when property values eventually increase, the school district benefits. Lembke was elected Board president for 2017-18; Heide Delorme was chosen as Vice President. Due to personal reasons, Scott Halvorson resigned from the board effective July 31st. The Board will decide how to fill his position until the June 2018 election. The Board also voted to increase school breakfast and lunch prices due to a federal government requirement. Elementary breakfast will increase this fall from $1.15 to $1.25; lunch from $2.00 to $2.25. Secondary school breakfast will increase from $1.25 to $1.35; lunch from $2.50 to $2.75. Adult breakfasts will rise from $1.75 to $2.00 and lunches from $3.35 to $3.50.

CITY & COUNTY Provide Your Comments on CDGB Grants The City of Bismarck invites its citizens to comment on its performance in the administration of the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program for 2016-17. CDBG funds must be spent on activities that benefit low- and moderateincome people, alleviate slum and blight, or address urgent threats.

The 2016 program included: emergency housing repairs; accessibility improvements to housing; renovation of affordable rental housing and special needs housing; portable dental equipment for nursing homes; improvements to facilities serving youth, seniors, and homeless persons; and services to prevent homelessness. Comments will be included in the Annual Performance report which is sent to HUD for review. The draft report will be available for viewing in August. The public may comment as follows: • At a public hearing: Thursday, Aug. 3, 2017 at 5:15 p.m. in the David Blackstead Room at City Hall.

• By sending comments or requests for assistance to: Bismarck Community Development Department, P.O. Box 5503 Bismarck, ND 58506-5503. Phone: (701) 355-1840 or Fax: (701) 222-6450.

Rural Residential Shop Walls Rise

2017 CDBG Grants Up for Comment The City of Bismarck invites comments on its proposed 2017 Annual Action Plan & Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) application. CDBG funds must be used primarily for activities that benefit low and moderate-income persons. Bismarck’s proposes to use its 2017 CDBG allocation of $328,206 plus $3,200 in unused funds from prior years for the following activities: • Abused Adult Resource Center: $12,500 for renovation of Pam’s Shelter • Aid, Inc.: $8,500 for emergency housing assistance • Bismarck Parks & Rec: $44,000 for renovation of 23rd St. Park • Burleigh County Council on Aging: $25,000 for renovation of the Senior Center • Burleigh County Housing Authority/CHBI: $40,500 to improve accessibility of Row Houses • Community Action Program: $29,500 for citywide housing accessibility • Dacotah Foundation: $16,500 for roof renovation at Custer Home • High Plains Fair Housing Ctr.: $2,500 for education & outreach • Legal Services of ND: $4,500 for legal assistance with housing • Lewis & Clark Reg. Development Council: $20,000 for emergency repairs on single family homes • Lutheran Social Services of ND: $5,700 for Healthy Families Program • Ruth Meiers Hospitality House: $26,000 for replacement of hot water tanks & pumps • Salvation Army: $8,500 for homelessness prevention • Welcome House: $3,750 for emergency housing assistance • West Central Service Center: $3,750 for emergency housing assistance • Youthworks: $11,000 for roof repairs • Administration: $63,206 • Contingency funding: $6000

If more monies become available, the following may be funded: renovation of Dacotah Recovery Center, activities that received reduced funding, or urgent need activities in an emergency.

The Bismarck City Planning & Zoning Commission made changes to the rural residential building ordinance that increases sidewall heights for accessory buildings from 14’ to 16.5’. The maximum building height remains at 25’. Additionally, the commission added garden sheds and chicken coops to the list of permissible accessory buildings in RR and R5 districts.


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BMHBA NEWS 2017 ANNUAL PAC GOLF TOURNAMENT The 4-man team from First Community Credit Union/ Epic Homes took home the 1st Place team prize.

138 golfers teed off for the Annual PAC Fundraiser Golf Challenge 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 for the building and real estate industries.

10th Annual Sporting Clay Shoot

We could not have done it without the continued support of our sponsors. A special Thank you to our Title and Drink Sponsor Bismarck Title Company; Lunch Sponsors First International Bank and Simonson Station Stores; Driving Range Sponsor: RDO Equipment; Cart Sponsor MSM Realty, Inc.; Prize Sponsors: Amy Hullet-Century 21 Landmark, Bremer Bank, Hebron Brick & Block, Magi-Touch Carpet One, Hole Sponsors: First Western Bank, Choice Financial, Montana-Dakota Utilities, Gate City Bank, Huntington Homes, Miller Insulation Co., Coldspring, Kirkwood Bank & Trust, North Dakota Guaranty & Title Co., Dakota Community Bank, Bremer Bank, BlackRidge Mortgage, BNC National Bank, SPS Companies, Inc., Ferguson Enterprises, Security First Bank, Northern Plains Plumbing, Heating & Air, Starion Bank.

Lunch with Heroes

The BMHBA will host its 10th Annual Sporting Clay Shoot on Thursday, Aug. 3, 2017.

The $100 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!

Remember to thank your sponsors! Platinum: BNC National Bank, First International Bank & Trust; Dinner: Acme Electric; Gold: Knutson Homes, Inc.; Silver: D&M Industries; Station Bank; Sponsors: Allied Building Products, Bremer Bank, Coldspring, CS Doors, Design That Sells, Gate City Bank, K&L Homes, Quality Title, Inc., TransTrash, and Vance Vetter Homes. Beverages provided by TransTrash and culinary artistry provided by Tom Haider. Register at


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BMHBA board members participated in Lunch with Heroes on July 25. This was the third 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 Board assisted children in assembling bird houses. Kids, parents, and grandparents were grateful for the healthy lunch, and for the friendly company of the Board. 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.

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

EVENTS Lumber Shortages Encumber More Builders Home builders across the country were getting hammered by skyrocketing lumber prices earlier this year. And now, more of them are reporting issues with lumber supply, too. A new post on Eye on Housing cites recent NAHB survey results which found that more than 1 in 5 single-family builders are experiencing a shortage of framing lumber.

While access to lots and labor remain much higher priorities for the majority of builders, the availability of lumber is quickly rising on many of their priority lists.

“Right now, suppliers are talking about lumber becoming harder to get,” said Keith Doerr, of Builders First Source in Mandan. “Particularly panel and OSB,” Doerr added. Doerr anticipates longer lead times for delivery. Instead of getting lumber in two or three weeks, buyers should anticipate waiting 5-6 weeks. When asked about pricing, Doerr referenced the potential for increases due to longer lead times and some plant closures. “The best thing is for builders to be proactive and plan ahead as much as possible. Be in contact with your sales person,” said Doerr.

Reaching Out to the Lieutenant Governors In March, NAHB’s Intergovernmental Affairs staff attended the National Lieutenant Governors Association (NLGA) Federal-State Relations Meeting in Washington D.C. More than 20 lieutenant governors were in attendance. Jim Tobin, NAHB Executive Vice President and Chief Lobbyist, spoke about the challenges facing NAHB members, including costly regulatory burdens and the ongoing workforce shortage. Later this summer, NAHB staff will attend 2017 NLGA Annual Meeting in Nashville, Tenn., where NLGA members will discuss “State Strategies in Education and Workforce Development.” NAHB staff will be onsite to update the lieutenant governors on the great work of HBI, NAHB’s educational arm for career training in the building industry.

Home Show Early Bird Deadline - August 11 The early bird deadline for participation in the 2018 Home Show is August 11. Past exhibitors save $25 per booth if registered by the initial deadline.

Sponsor Appreciation Lunch- August 30

The BMHBA Board of Directors and staff would like to thank our members who have made our events successful by inviting 2016-2017 sponsors to our first appreciation lunch. Keep your eyes peeled for your invitation and register at

Box Lunch with Builders Hosted by Bremer Bank - Sept. 12

This popular event is catching fire, and you need to be there for the next lunch when builders and associates collaborate to overcome challenges in the building industry. We might not solve the world’s problems in one hour, but we will gain a better understanding of what builders and associated need for better business practices. Call 222-2400 to participate or host the lunch!

Fall Parade of Homes- Sept. 28-Oct. 1

The Fall Parade of Homes is around the corner. Registration is available online at through Aug. 11. Email or call 222-2400 for additional details. If you are a spectator, don’t forget to download the BMHBA Parade Smart App., your FREE and easy-to-use Parade navigation tool, so you won’t miss a thing!

Fall Awards Mixer, GMM & Board Elections Oct. 24

Join us at the Ramada in Bismarck to celebrate the Fall Parade of Homes with parade awards, membership awards, and the 2018 Board of Directors elections. Social hour starts at 5:30, followed by dinner and presentation. It is never too early to register at, or call 222-2400.


The best deals on IBS registration only happen in August. Make sure to visit to take advantage of early registration rates.

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Agreement Reached on Flood Insurance Bill NAHB reached an agreement with leaders of the House Financial Services Committee to craft a viable, long-term flood insurance reauthorization bill that will keep the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) fiscally sound and enable home builders to provide safe and affordable housing to consumers. “NAHB commends House Financial Services Chairman Jeb Hensarling and Housing Subcommittee Chair Sean Duffy for their leadership in working with us to produce a bill that will preserve rate affordability, shore up the NFIP and address the concerns of the housing community,” said NAHB Chairman Granger MacDonald. “With the NFIP set to expire on Sept. 30, we urge the House to pass this bill quickly.”

NAHB and the committee leadership have worked together to provide a five-year reauthorization of the NFIP that:


• Eliminates a provision that would have ended NFIP coverage of new homes constructed in the 100-year floodplain;

CFPB PUBLISHES FINAL ‘KNOW BEFORE YOU OWE’ RULE The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) on July 7 published final updates to its “Know Before You Owe” mortgage rule. The updates offer amendments on finance charge disclosures, disclosures that are tied to housing assistance that a borrower receives, and when information can be shared with third-parties, including real estate agents.


Of particular interest to NAHB, the final rule clarifies disclosures for construction and construction-topermanent loans addressing many of the concerns lenders have expressed in making these loans.

The CFPB decided not to adopt the proposal, which NAHB opposed, that would have required a creditor who offers both construction and permanent financing to provide disclosures to the consumer for both the construction and permanent phases regarding whether or not the consumer expressly indicated they would obtain permanent financing from the same creditor who provided the construction financing. NAHB staff is still reviewing the nearly 600-page rule which can be accessed at


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Ensures that “grandfathering” will remain available for all policyholders if their risk changes, which will enable home owners to have continued access to affordable flood insurance; and

• Sustains affordability by raising the annual premium floor for rate hikes from its current 5% level to 6.5% instead of the proposed rate of 8%.

“As a builder who knows firsthand how flood insurance rate increases can hurt home owners, businesses and communities, I am pleased that the House Financial Services Committee has made such important progress on reauthorizing the NFIP,” said Randy Noel, a home builder from LaPlace, La. and NAHB first vice chairman. “This bill is critical to allow more borrowers to be covered by flood insurance and ensure that we can continue to provide safe and affordable housing in Louisiana and across the nation.”

OSHA PROVIDES CLARIFICATION ON CONFINED SPACES RULE The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) recently consulted with NAHB to develop a newly released fact sheet to aid residential builders in meeting the standard issued in 2015 to protect workers from hazards related to confined spaces in construction work.

The fact sheet (, in addition to a detailed Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) document ( confinedspaces/faq.html), stems from a lawsuit NAHB filed against OSHA seeking clarification on the confined space standard’s applicability to residential construction and it is the last piece of the guidance NAHB sought as part of the settlement. NAHB has also developed a Confined Spaces in Construction Toolkit offering further information for home builders.

Contact NAHB’s Rob Matuga at 800-368-5242 x8507 with questions related to worksite safety.

WOTUS RULE DEFINITIONS ON THE WAY OUT The EPA and Army Corps of Engineers on June 27 proposed to replace the 2015 definition of the term “waters of the United States” (WOTUS) with the text that existed since 1986. The agencies said the action is the first in a two-step process. In Step 2, the government will propose a new definition for WOTUS.

Going back to the well-established 1986 definition allows the agencies to provide continuity and clarity to the regulated community while deliberating on a new definition. Order 13789, in which President Trump directed Treasury to “review all significant tax regulations issued by [the department] on or after January 2016” and deliver a report identifying tax regulations that impose an undue financial burden on taxpayers, add undue complexity to the tax code or exceed IRS authority.




The Treasury Department has identified eight tax regulations issued since Jan. 1, 2016 that it intends to modify or fully repeal.

Among the eight regulations, NAHB plans to recommend that Treasury rescind and significantly modify the following: • The definition of “political subdivision.”

• Estate tax rules on how family businesses are valued.

• The ability of the IRS to label a business’ financial interests as debt or equity.

To honor this diamond anniversary, dozens of VIPs recorded congratulatory remarks that were shared at the 75th Anniversary Gala held during the Midyear Board Meeting in Washington, D.C.

Among those who praised this milestone were successful businessmen, celebrities, and current and former Congressional heavyweights — including House Majority Whip Steve Scalise (R-La.) victim of the recent attack in Alexandria, Va. (Scalise had recorded his remarks before the incident.) Find the video online at


NAHB’s 75th anniversary is a significant accomplishment — so much so, it has warranted recognition from some very prominent public figures.

The Treasury notice comes in response to Executive Order 13789, in which President Trump directed Treasury to “review all significant tax regulations issued by [the department] on or after January 2016” and deliver a report identifying tax regulations that impose an undue financial burden on taxpayers, add undue complexity to the tax code or exceed IRS authority.

OSHA Proposes to Delay Deadline for Electronic Injury Reporting OSHA has announced that it is proposing to delay to Dec. 1 the date by which certain employers are required to electronically submit workplace injury information from 2016.

The original mandate, as NAHBNow reported in May, would have given builders, contractors and other companies until July 1 to electronically submit their lists of 2016 workplace injuries. OSHA had previously announced a suspension of the July 1 deadline until further notice.

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HIGH-END DEVELOPMENT, DOWN ON THE FARM Berghuis, a member of the HBA of Michigan, has since built a Home builders and developers design homes, but they also design communities. If 4,000 acres of land nestled into four adjoining areas in rural/suburban Northern Virginia were your canvas, what would you paint? You might look at the people who would be buying your homes, and what they like. High-end, organic produce grocers are thriving in the Washington, D.C. metro area. Farm-to-table restaurants are popular. And people are happily paying for farm produce from farm shares and gourmet-style meal-prep kits.

So people today like farm fresh produce. A lot. And they also want to be healthy, have places to walk, to run, to exercise. And everyone wants to offer their kids safe and ideally wide-open spaces to stretch their legs and their minds. Read: People don’t want to be boxed in. “Give us nature.” And of course, nice open floor-plan homes and luxurious amenities whenever possible. Enter the agrihood.

Agrihoods have been popping up across the country — dubbed by some as an alternative to the golf course planned community — wherein a functioning farm or food growing is the shared amenity of a new residential development.

With the 4,000-acre blank canvas of mostly farmland and forests in Northern Virginia they’d purchased, developers of the Willowsford ( community created four “villages” surrounding a true family farm, as well as expansive outdoor space including 45 miles of trails, playgrounds and activity areas, two main community buildings with pools and other recreational and outdoor gathering areas.

Did we mention that this community includes its own farm? Chickens, goats, pigs, vegetables and farmers to work the land and tend the herds. The food they produce is sold onsite at a farm stand and market style and via CSA food share. And there are cooking demos for children and adults in the community’s large kitchens and meal prep spaces.

WILLOWSFORD AGRIHOOD: BY THE NUMBERS • Opened: 2011 • Land: 4,000 non-contiguous acres in total • Non-residential use: 2,000 acres are held in conservancy for outdoor recreation, farming and sustainable use separate from the HOA. 300 acres of this conservancy- managed land is used for the farm itself • Expenses: Residents pay around $190/ month to the HOA and $100/year to the land conservancy • Varieties of vegetables grown onsite: Over 100 •

Ratio of first-time home buyers: A little over a quarter of buyers are first-time buyers. 72% are “move up” buyers purchasing their second home or beyond

• Lots sold: 1,200 to date • Expected capacity: 2,100 homes • Lot size: Ranging from 1/4 acre to 1.5 acres • Average home selling price: $840,000

Is it a gleaming, high-end development? Yes. Is it also a return to the healthy eating and outdoor space focus we had before the microwave meal generation? Yes. It’s both. It’s an agrihood.

Let’s Build Together.

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HOME BUYING BOOSTS OVERALL ECONOMY A new consumer spending analysis from NAHB highlights another reason why home building helps drive a healthy economy: In their first year of ownership, new home buyers spend about $10,601 on appliances, furnishings and home improvement projects — 2.6 times as much as other home owners in a typical year.

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NAHB economist Natalia Siniavskaia studied the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics Consumer Expenditure Survey to help quantify the wave of activity — and cash — spent to install new refrigerators, buy couches and make other improvements as new owners personalize their homes.


“While construction jobs are the most obvious impact of new homes on the economy, it’s important to realize that it doesn’t stop there,” said NAHB Chairman Granger MacDonald, a home builder and developer in Kerrville, Texas. “It’s the architects, the heating technicians, the lumber dealers. And it’s the mom-andpop owners at the local furniture or appliance store who are helping these buyers make their house a home,” he said. During the first two years after closing on the house, a typical buyer of a newly built single-family home tends to spend on average $4,500 more than a similar non-moving home owner.

A previous NAHB study based on 2004-2007 data collected during the housing boom showed somewhat higher spending by home owners overall. But the tendency of buyers to outspend non-moving owners on appliances, furnishings and home improvements was similar.

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In the aggregate, most of the demand for appliances, furnishings and remodeling projects in a given year is generated by non-moving home owners, because they outnumber home buyers by such a wide margin.

But new owners’ impact is noticeable — and vital, MacDonald said. “The health of housing — and new home buying — is key to the overall state of our economy.” Read Siniavskaia’s Eye on Housing blog post at


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NDAB NEWS Monthly News from the North Dakota Association of Builders

August 2017

Presidents Message

Goodbye July, Hello August!

Last month, I talked about the legislative conferences in Washington DC. Now I would like to talk about our state meeting that we had in Williston just over a week after we returned from DC. First of all, I would like to say thank you to everyone in Williston for their hospitality. They did a fantastic job hosting the meetings and the social.

July brought the heat and we hope that August holds onto it. ND summers are already too short and August means that school is going to be starting soon for many. I know, the dreaded S word for kids while parents are celebrating and counting down the days to the return of some normal, yet extremely busy, schedules.

Speaking of schedules, NAHB's International Builders Show (IBS) is scheduled to be held January 9-11 in Orlando, FL. We do hope that you are We kicked off the meetings on Tuesday planning to attend, or at least considering it. In with our NDAB-PAC meeting. As most of 2017, they welcomed approximately 80,000 attendees, so that should conyou are aware, our PAC funds are used to support builder friendly firm with you that this event is something you do not want to miss! If you candidates for local and state positions. It is very important that have any questions, we encourage you to reach out to your local office or we raise the funds necessary so our contributions can have an to our office to learn more. If you are new to IBS, we can connect you with impact in getting those candidates elected. After the PAC meeting Builders or Associates who will walk you through the schedule and help Ken Callahan and Bob Horab arranged a bus tour where we visited advise which education sessions, committee meetings and socials are best a few sites around Williston, and we were able to go on a drilling to attend. If you are someone who has attended in the past and are interestrig as well. ed in becoming an NAHB IBS Ambassador, your insight and wealth of knowledge is needed to as a volunteer to help with fellow members. Visit this link to learn more: Tuesday evening we had the genericContentID=243415 PAC social at McCody

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concrete. There was a great turnout and it was a fun evening. Special thanks to Bob Horab, our 2nd Vice President, for opening up his business and home to our group. That evening we had the corn hole tournament, had the opportunity to visit with many people, including the lieutenant governor Brent Sanford, and played casino games as well. Wednesday we wrapped up the activities with our NDAB board meeting. We had great national representation at the board meeting. Our area 10 National Area Chairman, Keith Butz, was there along with Greg Ugalde, the 3rd Vice Chairman of NAHB, and the Area 10 field representative from National, Alex Martindale. On a personal note, I appreciate the opportunity to have events in the other towns around the state that have local associations. It is always nice to get a different perspective and to see what is going on around town. It also give the locals an opportunity to attend a state event who might not otherwise do so. With that said, mark your calendars for November 30 and December 1 for our annual banquet and board meeting in Fargo.

Kim Schneider CEO

Registration officially opens August 1, so now is the time to act if planning to attend. If you register in August, you get some of the best deals, plus, you won't miss out on the ND hotel room block at the Rosen Centre Hotel, and rooms need to be reserved by October 30. The Rosen Centre Hotel is connected to the Orange County Convention Center where the show and meetings are held. Here are some of the deals if you register in August for IBS: • IBS expo pass—FREE for NAHB members and $50 for nonmembers. • Save $100 on a full registration—with access to 140+ IBS Education sessions led by industry experts and phenomenal speakers. • Discounted 1-day education passes. • Free spouse registration. • CLick here to register: We hope to see you in Orlando as NDAB will be hosting a state reception as a way to thank all of you for your membership and support. It is also a great networking opportunity as we co-host it with other Area 10 members from Minnesota and Iowa. If interested in being an event sponsor, please reach out to Brenda Bry at or 701-222-2401 to learn more. Once our ND winter hits, you will be glad you have an escape plan. Go and register and then enjoy the rest of your summer! Take care,


Kim Schneider

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