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Fall Home Show offers home building, remodeling products, with seminars on The leaves are starting to turn and that means it’s time for the 22nd annual Fall Home Show hosted by Home Builders Association of Fargo-Moorhead at the Fargo Civic Center! The show offers vendors specializing in new construction, home improvement and more. Gathering ideas or ready to get started on your project? Our members and Home Show exhibitors are here to help! The show runs 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 1 and noon-5 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 2. Thank you to Accent Kitchen & Bath for sponsoring this year’s event. We are proud to feature MS. Simplicity, a professional organizer, to address tidying your kitchen, garage organization, and cleaning up clutter hotspots like the family “launch pad,” or entryway. She will cover systems that allow you to find everything in your garage and give tips on getting your family in and out of the house efficiently. She knows the importance of the kitchen as the “heart” of the home, and will show attendees how to maximize that space. Local experts

o rganizing your living space… and life from Accent Kitchen & Bath will also offer seminars on home improvement topics like renovating your kitchen and bath. See page 7 for a complete list of seminars. All under one roof, the Fall Home Show displays exhibits on residential construction and home improvements. Exhibits will include contractors, flooring, siding, spas, windows, water purification, decking, heating/air conditioning, interior decorating and design, kitchen and bath design, cabinetry, garages and more.

It’s a great time to buy or renovate a home, with low interest rates, a large selection of homes, local housing incentives, remodeling incentives and energy efficiency tax credits. A home, whether you are buying or renovating, continues to be a great investment; in the F-M metro area. Tyrone Leslie,

Home Builders Association of F-M is a non-profit trade association in existence since 1956. We proudly provide quality services, benefits and education to members and the community while representing the collective interests of the home building industry.

HBA President Admission to the Fall Home Show is $3. All parking is free and convenient. Don’t miss it!

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Remodelers Council wheelchair accessibility ramps help The words of a volunteer say it all: “There is no better feeling than working together as a team to assist someone in need. The look we get, and appreciation expressed by those we help, is priceless,” says Terry Lipp, Ferguson Bath, Kitchen & Lighting Showroom. Lipp is a past Home Builders Association of F-M Remodelers Council chair and regularly volunteers to help build wheelchair accessibility ramps for area residents. “Giving back to the community is personally rewarding and to do this with members of the Council makes it even more special,” he says. “The value we bring by enhancing a person’s quality of life and the fact that they are able to stay in their home is extremely gratifying. What other choice would these people have? It is great to know that we do make a difference.” Here are three examples of Remodelers Council reaching out to help those in need:

area residents in need

DAN AMUNDSON’S STORY… and actually lift his legs so he can go down the stairs. If I’m Amundson was diagnosed with not home, he multiple sclerosis in 1990. He is can’t get out, and I wasn’t almost always wheelchairsure what we bound, except for short distances inside the house when were going he can use a walker. According to do.” to Amundson’s long-time She was partner, Deborah Posch, stairs have become almost impossible relieved to Dan Amundson find out for him to negotiate. about the partnership with Freedom Resource Center and “Over the years it has gotten tougher and tougher,” she says. the HBA’s Remodelers Council, which resulted in a ramp and “Winter made going up and down the stairs extremely hard. I additional freedom for Amundson. have to be here to help him, In June, the Remodelers Council constructed a wheelchair accessibility ramp for Moorhead resident Dan Amundson.

ROBERT GARZA’S STORY Last summer, the HBA of F-M’s Remodelers Council built a wheelchair accessibility ramp for Robert Garza of Moorhead. Garza has suffered from kidney disease all his life and, in the last few years, was diagnosed with peripheral artery disease (P.A.D.), a circulatory problem in which narrowed arteries reduce blood flow to the limbs. Garza has had one leg amputated and now has problems with the other leg resulting from P.A.D. Doctoring at Fargo’s V.A. Hospital, Garza is wheelchair-bound and lives with his longtime girlfriend, Dorene Neeland. “This ramp helps a lot because I was carrying that heavy wheelchair from the car, up the stairs and into the house,” she says. “Then I was helping him climb up and down the stairs on his visits home from the hospital, too.”

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Garza adds, “I had a hard time getting into the house, and sometimes even had to crawl. I will be in a wheelchair for the rest of my life, so this ramp makes a huge difference for us.”

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Mike Arnold, owner of Accent Kitchen & Bath, along with his teammates will be presenting two seminars during the Fall Home Show.

“Bathroom Trends for 2011” provides an opportunity to learn about new trends and today’s new barrier-free Mike Arnold, Accent Kitchen & Bath shower systems that look great and allow “aging in place” for the older population. In the second seminar, “Kitchen Trends for 2011,” Accent will walk attendees through the latest products for the kitchen: appliances, cabinet layout, flooring, countertops, lighting, plumbing and more. Arnold, platinum sponsor of the Fall Home Show, past president of the Home Builders Association of F-M and 2005 “Builder of the Year,” gave us a teaser to his seminars and shared details of the ins and outs of remodeling before taking the stage:

Tell me why you recommend choosing products for “aging in place” during a remodel? Anyone remodeling a bathroom in their 50s and 60s choose to design for “aging in place” for a couple reasons.

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First, it does not cost much more. Second, it can look fantastic. The new products allow for a very classy “highend” open look without the industrial feel. New custom shower systems have no ledge to step over when getting into the shower. The open custom tile shower is the focal point of the room, making the room feel larger. The toilets are “green friendly,” using as little as 1.3 gallons per flush. They also stand 3 inches higher. Grab bars now come in high fashion colors and can be added later or at the time of a remodel. The safety tub walk-in system is ever changing with ample models to choose from. With the cost of assisted living centers, doing a remodel that facilitates

staying home longer makes good financial sense.

MS. Simplicity will speak on organization in a person’s home. What products do you have to help a client stay more organized? Today’s cabinets have exciting new storage. Everything is inside your cabinets. We have new corner cabinet systems, extended drawer guides and large drawers are now being used to store pots and pans and plates. There are pullouts to organize spices in filler spaces as well as pull-out garbage and recycling centers. We also have near by locker systems for children in the back entry way. The cabinet organizers will help benefit any user of these products. They make kitchens more functional and organized and are becoming more popular as they simplify our busy lives. Also, there are cabinets that open at the push of a button now for users that may have a hard time with pulling or pushing actions. Faucets are now motion activated helping users become more efficient in the kitchen.

How many remodels does Accent do per year? Accent typically does 50 kitchens a year and over 200 bathrooms from small to large to totally custom.

What types of comments do you usually get after finishing a remodeling project? People are always surprised how much better things look than they had envisioned during the planning phase. Clients never have buyers’ remorse with a kitchen or bathroom. People also enjoy working with our employees and they fall in love with the new form and function of their room. They enjoy the relationship during the construction. “Kitchen Trends for 2011,” will take place at 2:30 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 1 and at 2:30 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 2. “Bathroom Trends for 2011” will take place at 11:30 a.m. on Saturday Oct. 1 and at 1:15 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 2.


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CONNIE MERE’S STORY… In early February, 2010, volunteers from the Remodelers Council spent the day at Moorhead resident Connie Mere’s home constructing a ramp, which allowed her to venture outside for the first time in over two months. Mere was in an accident 34 years ago that resulted in the loss of both her legs from the knee down. “I really appreciate what they did because it’s beautiful!” Mere says. “And, it’s definitely better than my old one, that’s for sure!”

The Remodelers Council is a committee of the Home Builders Association of F-M that deals with issues affecting the remodeling segment of the building industry. The Council was formed in 1990 and assists in planning and coordinating the Fall Home Show. Council members regularly lend their efforts to charitable projects and build two to three ramps a year. They also built bunk beds for the Gladys Ray Shelter in Fargo last year. The Council’s last major project was the RENEW (Restoring Existing Neighborhoods for Everyone’s Wellbeing) Home, a 100-yearold home that was renovated and sold last year to an income-eligible family. The Council teamed up with the Home Builders Care of FargoMoorhead Foundation and HBA of F-M membership to remodel the home at 923 5th Ave. S. in Fargo. RENEW Home’s goals: • help revitalize one of Fargo’s older neighborhoods, • help an income-eligible family achieve the dream of homeownership, and • showcase the remodeling industry by demonstrating what can be done to fix up an existing home. For more information, visit www.hbafm.com.

2011 Remodelers Council Members ABC Seamless Accent Contracting ACME TOOLS Barstad Construction, Inc. Braaten Cabinets Inc. Casselton Lumber, Inc. Crane Johnson Lumber Company Dakota Construction of Fargo, Inc. Dave Anderson Construction Design Direction, Inc. Fargo Linoleum Company Ferguson Bath, Kitchen, & Lighting Showroom Fiske Construction, LLP Foam DR's LLC Granites Unlimited Home Heating, Plumbing & A/C, Inc. Homemakers Villa Interior Affairs Jauss Construction Inc. Kochmann Brothers Homes, Inc. Lake Agassiz Habitat For Humanity Laney's, Inc. Marvin Windows & Doors Minnkota Windows, Inc. Norandex Northern Plumbing Supply Nvision Building and Remodeling Opp Construction Property Resources Group Rebuilding Together Fargo-Moorhead Area, Inc. Red River Electric, Inc. Rick Duval Construction, Inc. RRC Specialties Rusco Window Company Simonson Lumber Smart Spaces, Inc. Stenerson Lumber Stone Holding Company Syverson Tile & Stone Tecton Products, LLC Twin City Garage Door, Inc. United Products Corporation Valley Central Vacuum Western Products, Inc.

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The HBA of F-M and Remodelers Council coordinated these projects with Freedom Resource Center, an advocacy organization designed to assist people with disabilities in achieving and maintaining independent lifestyles. The city of Moorhead Neighborhood Services approved Community Development Block Grants for reimbursement funds to cover material costs. The grant was applied for by Home Builders Care of F-M Foundation.

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MARK YOUR CALENDAR

exhibitors

2012 Home & Garden Show! February 24-26 Also coming in 2012: Remodelers Showcase The Home Builders Association of F-M’s Remodelers Council is organizing a Remodelers Showcase to roll out with the Fall Parade of Homes next year! Details are in the works, but this showcase will feature multiple remodeling projects in existing homes throughout the metro area including a variety of rooms and even landscaping and yards. Even if you're not quite ready to update your own home, we hope you will take advantage of this chance to see a sneak peek at some of the hottest trends in home remodeling showcased by HBA of F-M members.

Company Name Booth # A & T Landscaping .....................................................9 ABC Seamless Siding, Gutters, and Windows .............15 Accent Kitchen & Bath PLATINUM SPONSOR .................................................4 Aire Serv of Fargo ....................................................59 American Custom Decks ...........................................12 Anderson Homes, Inc. ..............................................32 *Authentic Green Solutions, CGP ...............................55 Basement Technologies of North Dakota, Inc. ............47 Boulder Creek Custom Homes LLC ...........................64 Braaten Cabinets .....................................................56 Budget Blinds of Fargo .............................................46 Comfort World Windows ..........................................25 Culligan Water Conditioning ....................................52 Cutco Cutlery ...........................................................44 D & M Roofing Company .........................................28 Delta Design & Construction ....................................42 Dust Busters Furnace & Duct Cleaning, Inc. ...............30 Exterior Plus .............................................................57 F. M. Water Systems LLC - Kinetico ............................51 FaceLift Kitchen and Bath .........................................34 Floor Coverings International ......................................1 Floor To Ceiling Carpet One ....................................16 Frame Lighting, Inc. ..................................................31

Gleam Guard ...........................................................11 Greenscape Companies, Inc. ....................................27 Gutter Topper of North Dakota Inc ............................38 Harmonious Architecture ..........................................26 Healing Arts Chiropractic ..........................................61 Innovative Basement Systems ....................................35 Interstate Electric, LLC ..............................................40 JR Construction .........................................................39 Kitchen Solvers of Fargo ............................................21 Lake Agassiz Habitat for Humanity (with Kids Projects by Lowe's) .....................................70 Lindsay EcoWater Systems ........................................43 Luxury Bath of Fargo ................................................37 Maple River Winery....................................................73 Martin's Decorative Stone ............................................8 Midwest Decorative Concrete Center .........................62 Monkey Bars Garage Storage ...................................45 My Pillow Inc. ...........................................................63 Nelson Window Company ........................................10 Nichols Family Chiropractic ........................................2 North Dakota One Call ............................................22 Norwex ....................................................................68 Olson Pools & Spas ......................................65, 66, 67 Precision Concrete Cutters, Inc. .....................17, 18, 19 Price-Rite Home Improvements, Inc. ...........................36

Radiant Green.........................................................71 Real Stone LLC...........................................................72 Red River Glazing, Inc. ..............................................69 Reliable Energy Solutions, Inc. ....................................41 Rempro Construction .................................................54 *Rick Duval Design and Remodeling, CAPS, CGR.........60 Rose Creek Design ....................................................24 Rusco Window & Cabinets .........................................33 Scentsy .......................................................................3 Seminars by MS. Simplicity & Accent Kitchen & Bath....... ...........................................................Civic Lower Level Sensible Security .......................................................20 SmartRooms of North Dakota ...................................53 Solution Design Inc. ..................................................48 Stahl Meland Hawley Architects & Builders ...................6 Studs to Rugs ............................................................29 TCI Insurance ...........................................................58 Tubs of Fun! ...............................................................5 Usborne Books and More .........................................49 Valley Central Vacuum ..............................................14 *Western Products, CGP, NDPB ..................................50 Window Wise .............................................................7 Windows Plus Inc. ....................................................23 Your Home Improvement Company ...........................13

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2011 Fall Home Show

seminar schedule Main Stage Seminars by MS. Simplicity, Melissa Schmalenberger & Accent Kitchen & Bath

SATURDAY, OCT. 1

Show hours 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.

10 a.m. “Garages: The Forgotten Room” MS. Simplicity, Melissa Schmalenberger

11:30 a.m. “Bathroom Trends for 2011” Tom Spaeth & Kayla Benning, Accent Kitchen & Bath

1 p.m. “Kitchens: The Heart of the Home” MS. Simplicity, Melissa Schmalenberger

2:30 p.m. “Kitchen Trends for 2011” Mike Arnold & Kayla Benning, Accent Kitchen & Bath

4:30 p.m. “Cleaning Up the Clutter Hot Spots” MS. Simplicity, Melissa Schmalenberger

SUNDAY, OCT. 2

Show hours Noon - 5 p.m.

Noon “Garages: The Forgotten Room” MS. Simplicity, Melissa Schmalenberger

1:15 p.m. “Bathroom Trends for 2011” Tom Spaeth & Kayla Benning, Accent Kitchen & Bath

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2011 Seminar

descriptions

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Garages: The forgotten room Garages add extra square feet to your home so why not use this space to your advantage? MS. Simplicity will give you creative ways to add storage space to your garage, help you decide what should, and should not, be stored in the garage and how to properly store your items to keep them safe. Saturday Oct. 1, 10 a.m. Sunday Oct. 2, noon

Bathroom Trends for 2011 2011 will be a banner year for PLATINUM new, exciting products. Learn about SPONSOR today’s new barrier-free shower systems that look great and allow “aging in place” for the older population. Learn about endless ways to incorporate tile throughout the bathroom. This is a must-see seminar for anyone who is planning a new bathroom.

Kitchen: The Heart of the Home The kitchen is a home’s most active space for the majority of daylight hours. Think about everything that happens in a kitchen: cooking, eating, mail collection, homework, relaxing and even plain old conversation. There must be some way to organize this area, right? This seminar will show you strategies to organize your kitchen in ways that best work for you and your family. You will be able to go home and make your kitchen work for you with MS. Simplicity’s spaceplanning tips as well as work-zone ideas. Saturday Oct. 1, 1 p.m. Cleaning up the Clutter Hot Spots Do your family members drop everything when they walk in the door? Do you have problems determining what laundry is clean or dirty, what needs to go to the drycleaner, or what needs to be donated? Do you trip over shoes when you walk in the door? Learn tips and tricks from MS. Simplicity to help take care of these common issues. There will also be time devoted to Q&A, so don’t forget to bring the obstacles you can’t seem to overcome at home. Saturday Oct. 1, 4:30 p.m. Sunday Oct. 2, 3:45 p.m.

Presenters Tom Spaeth and designer Kayla Benning have completed over 500 bathrooms in the Fargo-Moorhead area. They are here to share their ideas and expertise to help create your ideal space. Saturday Oct. 1, 11:30 a.m. Sunday Oct. 2, 1:15 p.m. Kitchen Trends for 2011 Accent will walk you through the latest products of 2011 for the kitchen. This includes appliances, cabinet layout, flooring, countertops, lighting, plumbing and more. This is perfect for the do-ityourselfer, the remodeling contractor and new home builders. Everything is covered from products, to installation, to budgeting. Presenters Mike Arnold and designer Kayla Benning have teamed up to continue Accent’s line of custom cabinetry and millwork. Tough spaces and boring layouts are a thing of the past with the creativity and experience found at Accent. Arnold is a past president of the Home Builders Association of F-M. He was named “Builder of the Year” by both the HBA of F-M and North Dakota Association of Builders in 2005 and is an active supporter of the Remodelers Council. Saturday Oct. 1, 2:30 p.m. Sunday Oct. 2, 2:30 p.m.

2:30 p.m. “Kitchen Trends for 2011” Mike Arnold & Kayla Benning, Accent Kitchen & Bath

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“Cleaning Up the Clutter Hot Spots” MS. Simplicity, Melissa Schmalenberger

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See MS. Simplicity in the Accent Kitchen & Bath booth #4 immediately following her seminars.

While you are gathering ideas for your home and garden projects, stop by to let your

3:45 p.m.

Projects available throughout show hours. Free! Booth #70. Children must be supervised.

children use their creativity and imagination to see what they can build. Bring your children to the Lake Agassiz Habitat for Humanity booth #70 (between Centennial Hall and the Auditorium) where they can construct various projects provided by Lowe’s Home Improvement.


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Cutting the clutter with

MS. Simplicity BY LAURA STONEBURNER lstoneburner@forumcomm.com There comes a point in many peoples’ lives where their lifelong collection becomes overwhelming. The stacks of mail in the kitchen hinder the ability to cook. Excess furniture that “you paid good money for” crowds the living space. Towel and product overload consumes all available bathroom storage. Parts of the home become unusable due to clutter. “This is never about being lazy,” Melissa

Schmalenberger explained. “It’s usually about people being overwhelmed. Sometimes people just need help. Just like you’d hire a trainer to workout at the gym, I just help you organize your home.” Schmalenberger, now better known as MS. Simplicity, began her career as a lawyer in 1995. After years in the profession, she desired a change. Since she’s always had a knack for organizing, she created her own business and became a professional organizer. Now, she has been helping people sort their homes for nearly five years. “As an attorney, I would never be done with a client. There would always be another fire to put out,” Schmalenberger explained. “When I leave a client now, they are happy, I see their shoulders drop, a spark comes alive. Now, I feel that I’m a part of creating happiness instead of destroying it.” She says since most people grew up with parents or grandparents who lived through the depression, they’re still in our heads saying “it’s still in good shape; you paid good money for it.” So they continue the collection.

A home office before the help of MS. Simplicity

“But if you’re not using it, why do you have it?” MS Simplicity asked. “We need to either stop buying stuff, buy smarter, or start getting rid of stuff. Maybe a combination of all three of those things,” Schmalenberger said. Schmalenberger firmly believes in the Pareto’s Principle (the 80-20 rule) and often explains it to her clients, emphasizing that it applies to most everything in life. “For example, your closet – you wear 20 percent of your clothes 80 percent of the time. The idea is to find what the 20 percent is and get rid of the

80 percent. It’s the same thing with the kitchen, garages, the meals you make…” she explained. This rule is deemed important due to the lack of space some people have because of their “need” to keep possessions. In fact, MS. Simplicity says off-site storage is currently one of the fastestgrowing aspects of real estate. “I tell people to save their money, hire me. We’ll get your stuff out of storage and be done with that forever.” In her appearance at the Fall Home Show, MS. Simplicity will give

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She also says garages are comparable to an extra room in a house, though often overlooked. “Sometimes when you don’t know where something should go, it gets thrown in the garage. They can be very useful spaces; they can be designed to be an organized area for things you want to have quick, easy access to; things you use a couple of times per year. There are spaces in garages that people often don’t think about,” she said. Garage information will be discussed in further detail during her seminar, “Garages: The Forgotten Room.”

9 | page with no judgment, I leave with no stories.” “If I told people what I see, I could never work again. First of all it’s unethical. Second, I want people to trust me – show me all the skeletons in their closet so we can deal with them.” MS. Simplicity hopes to impact the Fall Home Show attendees in a positive way. “I hope they walk away and have a sense of peace and know that they can work with whatever they have. They can remodel a space, but they

This is never about being lazy. It’s usually about people being overwhelmed. Sometimes people just need help. Just like you’d hire a trainer to workout at the gym, I just help you organize your home. The look of a home office after reorganizing with MS. Simplicity

seminars on the topics of garages, clutter “hot spots”, and the kitchen. She says making the kitchen functional is extremely important this day in age. “It’s where friends gather when they come over. You need to make your kitchen functional so when you’re in there, you’re relaxed, you enjoy it and everything makes sense. If you use a food processor once per year, don’t keep it in your kitchen. Keep stuff you use in your kitchen,” she explained. Kitchen information will be discussed in further detail during her seminar,

“Kitchen: The Heart of the Home.” Most people have what MS. Simplicity would refer to as a “clutter hot spot”. “A lot of times people have paper clutter that accumulates in the kitchen because flat spaces beg to be filled up with clutter. A kitchen’s counters plead ‘pile stuff up on me!’ Sometimes it’s as simple as adding a basket to corral all the papers so it looks pretty, it’s all in one place and you can still live,” she said.

“I walk the walk and talk the talk. I’m a mom of three. I’m busy. My kids are involved and I know what it’s like to have to get a house looking in good shape. I tell people they can come to my house and it’s not going to be perfect because I’m a work in progress as well. It’s hard to give advice to people if you haven’t lived their life,” she said.

Clutter hot spot information will be discussed in further detail during her seminar, “Cleaning up the Clutter Hot Spots.”

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don’t have to buy bigger. They can make do with what they have and be smarter in the space that they’re in,” she said. “Garages: The Forgotten Room” will take place at 10 a.m. on Saturday and noon on Sunday. “Kitchen: The Heart of the Home” will take place at 1 p.m. on Saturday. “Cleaning Up the Clutter Hot Spots” will take place at 4:30 p.m. on Saturday and at 3:45 p.m. on Sunday.


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HBA members set themselves apart by earning

professional designations

from national, state associations

A designation from the National Association of Home Builders or the North Dakota Association of Builders offers excellent opportunities for Home Builders Association of Fargo-Moorhead members to improve skills, advance their careers and be recognized for commitment to professional growth. See list to the right for professionals in the FargoMoorhead area with home building designations through NAHB or NDAB. If applicable, these acronyms and logo are included on the company’s listing on the center spread. National Association of Home Builders designations www.nahb.org - Click on “Tools” and “Find Professional Builders and Remodelers and Related Providers” NAHB has the most targeted curriculum, accomplished teachers and widely respected education opportunities in the business.

business and project management skills. • Certified Green Professional (CGP) teaches builders, remodelers and other industry professionals techniques for incorporating green building principles into homes— without driving up the cost of construction.

• Certified Graduate Remodeler (CGR) is an exclusive professional designation designed to emphasize business management skills as the key to a professional remodeling operation. • To earn these designations, members must take NAHBapproved courses from a set curriculum and keep up with continuing education.

Professionals with home building designations in the F-M area through National Association of Home Builders or North Dakota Association of Builders (as of 9/9/11)

• Certified Graduate Builder (CGB) is an exclusive professional designation designed to emphasize

• Comply with all appropriate North Dakota statutes concerning contractors.

North Dakota Professional Builders are required to: • Meet membership requirements of their local home builders association.

• Build in compliance with appropriate local, state and national building codes.

• Have held a contractor’s license in the state of North Dakota for at least two years.

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Eric Berg Jeff Boehm Paul Davis Restoration & Remodeling of the Lakes Area, CAPS

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• Complete seven credit hours of continuing education annually.

Bob Kochmann

Rick Duval Construction, Inc. CAPS, CGR

Kochmann Brothers Homes, Inc. , CGP

Jason Eid

Krueger Construction, Inc., NDPB

Greg Krueger

Eid-Co Buildings, Inc., NDPB, CGP

Tyrone Leslie

Kyle Eid

Heritage Homes, NDPB, CGB, CGP

Eid-Co Buildings, Inc., CGP

Scott Fluge Bob Footitt Bob Footitt Construction, Inc., NDPB

Aaron Greterman Designer Homes of Fargo-Moorhead NDPB

John Gunkelman Dakota Construction of Fargo, Inc. NDPB, CGB, CGP, CGR

Western Products, Inc., NDPB

Darrick Guthmiller

Jon Denny

Kochmann Brothers Homes, Inc., CGB

Western Products, Inc., CGP

Vern Hanson

Clay Dietrich

Hanson Bros., Inc., NDPB

Dietrich Homes, Inc., CGB

• Adhere to the Code of Ethics of North Dakota Association of Builders.

Rick Duval

Authentic Green Solutions, CGP

Dave Anderson

Eric Berg Construction, Inc., NDPB • Certified Aging-In-Place Specialist (CAPS) designation program teaches the technical, business management and customer service skills essential to competing in the aging-inplace market.

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Chris Lind Chris Lind Custom Homes, CGB, CGP

Dan Lindquist Dan Lindquist Construction, Inc. NDPB, CGP

Gary Orth Cornerstone Specialties, Inc. NDPB, CGP

Lute Simley Paula Rae Homes & Gardens, Inc. NDPB

Mike Workman Jordahl Custom Homes, Inc., NDPB

Charlie Zach Zach Construction, NDPB

Darin Hersch RHR Construction, Inc., NDPB

Lead paint in older homes Rule now in effect: what homeowners need to know and contractors need to do All remodeling and renovation projects for residential and multifamily structures built prior to 1978 that disturb more than six square feet of painted surfaces inside the home, or 20 square feet on the exterior of the home, now need to comply with the EPA's Lead: Renovation, Repair and Painting rule. Visit www.hbafm.com or www.epa.gov/lead for details.


FALL HOME SHOW

Homeownership

builds communities!

National survey on housing and homeownership finds good news from Americans... As America struggles with complex economic challenges in the wake of a massive recession, certain principles, like the value of homeownership, have come under intense scrutiny. Some policymakers even suggest that homeownership and housing choice should no longer be national priorities.

IMPORTANT DEADLINES & TIMEFRAMES

This flies in the face of what many Americans believe, according to a recent national survey conducted jointly by Public Opinion Strategies and Lake Research Partners. The survey makes clear that owning a home is still very much a part of the American Dream.

Moorhead/Dilworth Two-year Tax Exemption • www.cityofmoorhead.com/housing/programs.asp • www.dilworthcitymn.com • Available for homes built in 2009 through 2011, for the two subsequent years.

Americans believe that homeownership is the single best investment for middle class families and helps provide for their retirement and their children’s education. They also believe that a strong housing industry means more jobs and more money in our communities. Key Survey Results • 75 percent of voters say that owning a home is the best long-term investment they can make. • 73 percent of voters who do not currently own a home say it is a goal of theirs to eventually buy a home. • 71 percent of voters oppose proposals to eliminate the mortgage interest deduction, and 63 percent oppose proposals to reduce it. The majority also oppose eliminating the deduction for interest paid on home equity loans, eliminating the deduction for interest paid on a second home, limiting the deduction for those earning over $250,000 per year, or limiting the deduction for home owners with mortgages over $500,000. • 95 percent of home owners say they are happy with their decision to own a home, and believe that owning their own home is important. • A majority of voters (57 percent) across party lines say they would be less likely to support a candidate for Congress who wanted to eliminate the home mortgage interest deduction. The biggest barrier for those who want to own a home is money for a down payment and closing costs.

North Dakota Utility Rebate • Cass County Electric Cooperative: www.kwh.com • Xcel Energy: www.xcelenergy.com • Effective until Dec. 31, 2011, or until federal funds run out. Federal Tax Credits • Department of Energy: www.energy.gov/taxbreaks.htm • Deadlines vary from Dec. 31, 2011, for energy-efficiency items to Dec. 31, 2016, for renewable-energy items.

DID YOU KNOW? ...today’s interest rates could get you a $280,000 mortgage for monthly payments less than a $100,000 mortgage in 1981? ...interest rates peaked Oct. 1981 at 18.45%? Average interest rates per decade: 2000s - 6.3% 1990s - 8.1% 1980s - 12.7% 1970s - 9%

HOUSING INCENTIVES

There are wonderful housing incentives now available in Dilworth, Fargo, Moorhead and West Fargo that could save you up to $5,200 on a newly built home. That, coupled with low interest rates and a great selection of homes, means it is a perfect time to buy. There are also great energy efficiency incentives now available. Save up to $5,200 on your property tax bill when you buy a newly built home! • Homeowners get an exemption on up to $150,000 of value off their property valuation for two taxable years following the year the home was sold. (Homeowners will be responsible for the property taxes for the partial year until the next taxable year begins.) • Available on newly constructed single-family homes, townhomes or condominiums. • Available to the first owner after the builder who resides on the property. Save up to $5,000 on your property tax bill when you build a new home! • Homeowners and builders benefit from an exemption on the first $200,000 of structure value starting the year of construction for two years. • Available to all new single-family homes, twin homes, townhomes or condominiums. • Available for homes built in 2009, 2010 and 2011, for the two subsequent taxable years. Rebates, tax credits also exist for upgrading energy efficiency! See www.hbafm.com for details.

To these supporters of the 2011 Fall Home Show...

Thank You! NAHB Student Chapters  M State, Moorhead  Minnesota State University-Moorhead  North Dakota State College of Science, Wahpeton  North Dakota State University, Fargo

2011 Fall Home Show Platinum Sponsor Accent Kitchen & Bath

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For more details, contact the HBA of F-M at (701) 232-5846 or info@hbafm.com.

Fargo/West Fargo Two-Year Tax Exemption • www.cityoffargo.com • www.westfargond.gov • Available on newly constructed homes.

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