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The MAB

Homefront October 2017

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2017 BOARD OF DIRECTORS EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE President: Chris Dahl

United Rentals

Vice President: Melissa Francisco

Dakota Stone and Granite Treasurer: Robb Rotramel

Future Builders

Stephen Worlund (2019) Pat Bailey (2020)

Imm. Past President: Phil Risbrudt

Boyd Sivertson (2020)

Verendrye Electric Al Schall (2018)

Northstar Steel Kal Larson (2018)

Concrete Mobile

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Letter from the President

Pella Windows and Doors

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Memo from the EO

Senior Life Director: Bruce Walker

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Contracting Concerns

Coldwell Banker

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Careers in Construction Month

Life Director: Joe Stenvold

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Minot Permit Reports

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Missing the Millennial Mark

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New Member Welcome

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Project of the Month

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Realtors in the News

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STAFF Executive Officer: Elysha Head

2017 COMMITTEES Governmental Affairs Kal Larson and Chris Dahl PAC Kal Larson and Joe Stenvold Finance Robb Rotramel Home & Garden Show Kasper Ziegler, Loren Vannett, Sheila Melaas, Melissa Francisco, Carissa Visoscky, Minda Stockdill, Mike Frank Membership Rob Orts, Dawn Rasmussen, Melissa Francisco, Chris Dahl, Stephen Worlund

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Anasazi Builders

Muus Lumber & Hardware

DIRECTORS Rob Orts (2018)

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Eric Wanner (2017)

Real Builders

K & R Contracting

The MAB

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Century 21 Action Realtors

Events Rob Orts, Phil Risbrudt, Dawn Rasmussen, Robb Rotramel, Amanda Geinert, Joe Stenvold, Carissa Visocsky, Chris Dahl Parade of Homes DelRae Zimmerman, Brittany Dahl, Mataya Lafontaine, Kimberly Keller, Renata Buen, Pat Bailey Birdie with the Builders Eric Wanner, Phil Risbrudt, Boyd Sivertson, Bruce Walker, Kal Larson, Dave Lebrun, Joe Stenvold, Mitch Kraft, Rob Orts, Chris Dahl

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October 2nd - Minot City Council Meeting - 6:30 PM October 3rd - NAHB Fall Executive Board Meeting - 9 AM October 5th - NDAB 2018 Nominating Committee Meeting - 10 AM October 10th - Hard Hat Happy Hour - Arny’s Lounge - 5 PM October 12th - MAB October Board Meeting - MAB Board Room - 11:30 AM October 23-24th - EO Orientation - Washington, DC October 25th - EO Conference Call - 9 AM

MAB UPCOMING EVENTS

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from 11:30 AM to 1 PM and hear about upcoming projects in the City of Minot. Join us at Arny’s 2.0 Lounge and More details coming soon! Bottle Shop on October 10th at 5 PM! They’ve got a new owner 12/5 Builders Banquet and a new look from one of MAB’s favorite board members! The 2017 Builders Banquet is a culmination of our awards Come grab a drink and hear presentations into one BIG night. what’s happening at MAB! This is where we come together to celebrate the industry and November 2017 recognize the great work you do City Leaders by presenting our yearly awards. Luncheon Visit with Minot City Leaders Grand Hotel | 5:30 PM

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LETTER FROM THE PRESIDENT

FALL BACK...TO YOUR MAB MEMBERSHIP! We’ve got a lot happening at MAB this fall and I’m ready to tell you all about it! We’re extremely proud of how the Parade of Homes turned out this year. We nearly doubled our attendance with almost 400 people touring the 11 homes on the route. We’d like to extend a big thank you to Carpet Garage for donating a $500 gift card as a prize for the Walk In & Win contest! We’d also like to thank Future Builders, R Squared Construction, Anasazi Builders and Heartland Developers for continuing to take part in the Parade. We look forward to making it even bigger and better next year! On October 10th, make sure to attend Hard Hat Happy Hour at Arny’s 2.0 Lounge and Bottle Shop from 5 PM to 7 PM! We’re looking forward to showcasing one of our board members newest businesses and re-introducing our members to Arny’s! We are in the process of putting together a City Leader’s Luncheon in November. We invite our members to visit with city leaders from 11:30 AM to 1 PM and hear what is happening in Minot. We will release more details soon! December brings our Builders Banquet! On December 5th from 5 PM to 9 PM, join MAB to celebrate the industry and present all of our awards and honors together at one spectacular event!

Chris Dahl 2017 MAB President

MEMO FROM THE EO

A STRONG FINISH TO 2017 Labor Day is behind us, the first day of school has come and gone, the NDSF is over and we’ll be driving hard to finish 2017 strong. Even as we plan to close out the year with energy, I find myself reviewing our accomplishments thus far in 2017, and already planning for 2018. But perhaps even more broadly, fall seems like the right time to reflect on how we are doing as an industry and as your industry trade association. Is MAB creating value for you as a member? Are we on top of industry trends and is our periscope up for future challenges you will face? Are we relevant? How can we create more value for you and make the business environment even more favorable for your success? These are difficult yet inspiring, self-reflective questions that I ask myself. I’ve had several members tell me the value of membership in MAB has never been greater. That feels good. It’s our goal every day to deliver advocacy, marketing, connections and education that elevate our industry and your business. I think we’re doing that well. I do believe we are relevant. We hope you close out 2017 in strength and that 2018 brings you continued success. We’ll not only be rooting for you, we’ll be working for you, and serving you, in the year ahead. We are humbled, honored and proud to be your industry association.

The MAB Homefront | 4 | October 2017

Elysha Head MAB Executive Officer


CONTRACTING CONCERNS

BE PREPARED! OSHA SILICA RULE TOOK EFFECT SATURDAY, SEPT. 23

HURRICANES ADD TO HOUSING MARKET UNCERTAINTIES The economic impacts of hurricanes Harvey and Irma are likely to be felt throughout the coming months as repair and restoration activities continue. Florida and Texas constitute 24% of the nation's total single-family building market, and the counties in the disaster-declaration areas make up 14% of national production. The rebuilding efforts will require tens of thousands of additional construction workers, heightening the existing issues regarding access to labor. Estimates from the Bureau of Labor Statistics reveal the number of open, unfilled construction sector jobs increased to 232,000 in July, nearly reaching a post-recession high. Another growing concern is the hurricanes' impact on the cost of building materials, many of which had already increased significantly during the past 18 months. Since the start of 2016, softwood lumber prices have risen 22% and OSB prices are up 33%.

–NAHB Chief Economist Robert Dietz

As NAHB has reported recently, the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is scheduled to begin enforcement of the silica rule in construction this Saturday, Sept. 23. NAHB’s Silica in Construction Toolkit, found at nahb.org/silica, provides background on crystalline silica as well as resources for helping home builders and remodelers comply with the rule. *OSHA has announced that it will consider goodfaith efforts by employers to comply with the new silica rule for the first 30 days following the start of enforcement on Saturday, Sept. 23. As noted on NAHB’s priority issues page on this topic, OSHA has determined that a rule is needed to substantially reduce the risk of serious disease from exposure to airborne concentrations of silica dust. Silica is a component of soil, sand and granite, and occurs in many commonly used building products such as mortar, concrete, bricks, blocks, rocks and stones. It can be disturbed by construction activities ranging from cutting concrete and brick to moving soil around the jobsite. The crystalline silica rule issued in March 2016 is the most far-reaching regulatory initiative ever finalized for construction with an industryestimated cost of $5 billion per year — roughly $4 billion per year more than OSHA estimates. NAHB and the Construction Industry Safety Coalition have requested that OSHA withdraw the rule and talk frankly with the construction industry about a more feasible and economical approach to dealing with the silica hazards. NAHB’s legal challenge on the silica rule is still pending. The case is scheduled to be argued before the court on Sept. 26. State-run OSHA programs have six months to adopt the federal rule or develop one that is equally effective. To learn more about the rule and its requirements, see NAHB’s silica toolkit. Information is also available on OSHA’s website at www.osha.gov/silica. For additional information, contact Rob Matuga at 800-368-5242 x8507.

RENEWALS

We would like to extend a big THANK YOU to our members who renewed their membership or newsletter advertisement this month! Your continued support of the Minot Association of Builders helps us continue to work for you at a local, state and national level. Christianson Heating | Chad Kinzell www.christiansonheating.com

Lowe’s Garden Center | Paul Beck www.lowesfloral.com

Creative Media | Allen Larson www.creativeprintingusa.com

Niess Impressions | Leonard Niess www.niessimpressions.com

Electric Service Co. | Maria Leidholt

Northstar Steel, Inc. | Al Schall

First Western Bank | Pam Degele www.firstwestern.bank

Peak Electric | Tim Peterson

Gateway Building Systems | Max Weppler www.gatewaybuilding.com

Ready Builders, Inc. | Stacey Abel www.readybuildersincminot.com

Legend Electric | Robert Myers www.legendelectricnd.com

Real Builders | Joel Feist www.realbuilders-nd.com

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Careers in Construction Month

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Minot and Surrounding Area Permit Reports through

September 27, 2017

WILL LUMBER PRICES SURGE IN HURRICANES’ WAKE?

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“Other factors are also at play right now, which further complicate things,” Logan said. “The wildfire outlook is uncertain at this point, and duty rates on Canadian lumber are being reevaluated and will not be finalized until mid-November.”

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“Across the nation, there typically is no persistent impact [on lumber prices] over the medium-term,” Dietz said. “One of the reasons is that construction activity during the rebuilding process will often times partially offset the decreased demand for lumber in new-home construction.”

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However, both economists noted that roofing materials nationwide could experience longer lasting price increases — potentially rising 10% or more.

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Logan says asphalt shingle prices will likely “fly up because asphalt is a byproduct of crude oil, of which roughly 25% of U.S. refining capacity was recently taken offline.” So far, prices for crude oil have increased 6% since Hurricane Harvey made landfall.

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Even before the rains of Hurricane Harvey had ceased, NAHB was focused on raising awareness of the potential effects on lumber prices and applauding legislative actions to postpone duties on Canadian lumber.

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The prices listed below provide an overview of the behaviors within the U.S. framing lumber pricing market. The information is sourced each week using the Random Lengths Framing Lumber Composite, which is comprised using prices from the highest volume-producing regions of the U.S. and Canada. Information provided by Random Lengths.

MINOT BUILDING PERMITS - JUNE 2017 BUILDING PERMIT TYPE

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Single Family Dwelling Townhouse Dwelling Relocation Residential Other Residential Buildings Residential Remodel Commercial Remodel Commercial Addition Detached Garage & Carports Accessory Buildings Decks Egress Windows Mobile Homes Temporary Structures Residential Demolition Commercial Demolition

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$267,000.00 $84,000.00 $10,000.00 $60,000.00 $89,700.00 $362,600.00 $1,000,000.00 $148,000.00 $54,000.00 $63,400.00 $1,000.00 $87,000.00 $2,000.00 $50,000.00 $81,500.00

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STAYING CONNECTED

MISSING THE MILLENNIAL MARK Student loan debt and a lack of affordable inventory delay Gen Y household formation, but lofty expectations are to blame, too. The Americans dream of buying a home is alive and well for millennials, but the generation faces hurdles to homeownership that older cohorts didn’t encounter when buying their first home. These challenges are rooted in economic circumstance, but millennials’ front-row seat to pre-recession consumerism (the McMansion, for example) during their formative years, as well as its fallout, creates a tug of war between the preferences they have for a first home and the reality of what’s affordable. Commentary from the July BUILDER-Metrostudy Demand Index—which tracks new home and lot demand for 26 markets based off scores from Metrostudy regional directors—

underscores the problem in markets across the country: demand for new homes is outpacing supply. Across all generations, detached single-family homes are in highest demand, yet existing and new inventory is tight in most major markets. According to a report from the National Association of Realtors, 80% of millennials who bought a home last year bought resale and compromised their desired size, price, and home condition in order to enter the market. The window for millennials willing to buy resale could be closing in competitive markets like Dallas, Austin, Salt Lake City, and Seattle, making the need for new, affordable entrylevel homes urgent. Millennial

demand for new homes is there, but builders have been unable to capture this demographic. High land development costs, a lack of affordable labor, and regulatory burdens are making it nearly impossible to build entry-level product and still turn a profit. In 2016, millennials surpassed baby boomers as the nation’s largest living generation, and within the next five years, 66% of millennials plan to purchase a new home. CONSTRUCTION Affordability is at the heart APPS TAKE TOP of the problem, but it’s also AWARD possible that Generation Y household formation is These apps received a lagging due to an 2017 Construction App unwillingness to compromise Award from scheduling software maker TSheets. their idealized version of a The award looks at how new home. the app solves a problem, its interface, and its customer service.

CHANGE IN HOMEOWNERSHIP RATE BY AGE GROUP: 2004 TO 2016

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COMPARED WITH JULY 2015, WHEN the average demand for new homes was 6.64, home demand has increased 14.01%.

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AVERAGE DEMAND FOR NEW HOMES has increased 3.71% year over year, from 7.30 in July 2016, to 7.57 in July 2017.

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MEMBERSHIP

DELZER’S CONSTRUCTION

Delzer’s Construction is a family owned and operated construction business specializing in agricultural, commercial, and residential post frame buildings. Delzer’s Construction has been locally owned for over 30 years! Give them a call today at 701-500-3733 or visit their website at www.delzerpostframe.com!

SHERWIN WILLIAMS

Sherwin-Williams is your neighborhood paint store. Whether you’re looking for color inspiration or expert advice, they’re here to help. As the nation’s largest specialty retailer of paint and painting supplies, Sherwin-Williams is dedicated to supporting both do-it-your-selfers and painting professionals with exceptional products; resources to make confident color selections; and expert, personalized service that's focused on your unique project needs. Visit sherwin-williams.com for more details or call them at 852-5373!

PROJECT OF THE MONTH

We printed Jackson Concrete’s email address wrong! So to make things right, they’re back again as our Project of the Month winner! They can help with your flatwork and demolition needs like patios, sidewalks, driveways, basements and garage floors and snow removal! Give Jackson Concrete a call at (701-240-7173) or email them at jacksonsconcretellc@gmail.com

Do you want one of YOUR projects to be featured as project of the month? Send two to three pictures along with a description of your project to contact@minotab.com to be considered!

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top recruiters

Thanks to these members who have helped grow our MAB community by recruiting new companies to join our association. If you have a hot prospect, please contact Elysha Head (contact@minotab.com or 8520496) and she’ll take it from there. (Reported thru 09/28/2017 from NAHB)

SUPER SPIKES: (250-499 Credits) John Coughlin (492.5) Bruce Walker (345) Todd Brady (344) Joe Stenvold (309.5) ROYAL SPIKES: (150-249 Credits) Gary Kramlich (205) Joel Feist (182.5) RED SPIKES: (100-149 Credits) Greg Aasmundstad (113) GREEN SPIKES: (50-99 Credits) Rob Orts (96.5) Jim Montgomery (75.5) Bill Huber (68) John Lund (66.5) Dave Lebrun (61) Karen Engle (53.5) Cindy Snay (52.5) LIFE SPIKES: (25-49 Credits) Kal Larson (48.5) Joe Kraft (40) Pam Karpenko (32.5) Mitch Kraft (29) BLUE SPIKES: (6-24 Credits) Eric Wanner (18) Clyde Thorne (18) Lauri Hopwood (15) Matt Geinert (13) Leonard Niess (9) Dwight Flygare (8.5) Kevin Connole (6.5) Stacey Abel (6.5) Phil Risbrudt (6) CANDIDATES: (1-5 Credits) Elysha Head (4) Christopher Dahl (4) Todd VanDusen (3.5) Rich Priesing (3.5) Jim Christ (3) Pat Bailey (3) Dale Zarr (1) Steve Siemieniewski (1) Al Schall (0.5)


REALTORS IN THE NEWS

COLDWELL BANKER

BROKERS 12 DelRae Zimmerman Brokers 12, Inc. Broker of the Month For August 2017

Realtor of the Month Clyde Thorne was the Agent of the Month for July at Coldwell Banker 1st Minot Realty. Clyde can be reached at 701-240-8594 or 701-852-0136 or emailed at cthorne@srt.com.

DelRae can be reached by calling 701-833-1375, 701-852-3757 and by email at delrae@teamrockstars.com Lori Soltis Brokers 12, Inc. Salesperson of the Month For August 2017

Agent of the Month Jerry Thomas was the Agent of the Month for August at Coldwell Banker 1st Minot Realty. Jerry can be reached at 701-833-7578 or 701-852-0136 or emailed at jerryt@srt.com.

Lori can be reached by calling 701-721-6455, 701-852-3757 and by email at lori@brokers12.com

Meet Your Realtor - Brad Livesay I have lived in Minot for over 40 years and have watched it grow while enjoying all that Minot and the surrounding area has to offer. I have been a realtor for over 11 years. Residential properties are the main part of my business. I enjoy helping people find their home or sell their current home so they can move on to the next chapter of their lives. I have been on the Minot Board of Realtors for 9 years and am the current President. I have received many awards from Coldwell Banker for production and service and I also have been elected Realtor of the Year by the Minot Board of Realtors. I would like the opportunity to help you with your real estate needs. I can be reached at 701-720-7769 or livesay@srt.com.

Michael Houim, Shari Anhorn, Lori Solits and Brandy Halland attended the SD/ND Real Estate Convention in Aberdeen, SD September 13-15th. There were many fun events, entertainment, education and state meetings conducted. Continuing education classes were instructed by Darryl Davis and Craig Steinley. Lead speakers at the convention included Survivor’s Holly Hoffman and Sean Astin, who starred in: The Goonies, Rudy and Lord of the Rings. It was a great time had by all and next year the convention will be enjoyed at the hosting location of Minot!

WATNE REALTORS MEET YOUR REALTOR – Blake Krabseth

Top Producer of the Month Watne Realtors Top Producer of the Month for August 2017 is Judy Hoskin. Judy can be reached by calling 721-3736 or 852-1156 and by email at judyh@minothomes.com.

Sales Professional of the Month Watne Realtors Sales Professional of the Month for August 2017 is Janea Martell. Janea can be reached by calling 320-333-5264 or 852-1156 and by email at janea@minothomes.com.

I have been a specialist with Watne Realtors in residential/commercial real estate of Minot Area since 2004. In 2012, I became President/Broker/ Co-Owner of Watne Realtors. My time as Executive Director of the Minot Convention & Visitors Bureau, (1985-1992), business owner of my own comedian/magician and consulting since 1992 and serving as an Alderman in Ward 7 (1998-2009), Ward 6 (2010-2014) give me a unique perspective into our market area. Put my extensive experience to work for you. I can be reached at 701 720-1786 or by email at blake@minothomes.com.

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WHAT’S HAPPENING AT MAB? A WHOLE LOT!

2017 PARADE OF HOMES RECAP MAB is excited to report the 2017 Parade of Homes was a hit! Almost 400 people visited the homes on the Parade route on September 16th! That’s nearly double 2016 attendance! 74 people purchased pre-sale tickets and 106 people entered the Walk In & Win contest! We’d like to extend a special thank you to Carpet Garage for sponsoring the contest! Jade Hanson won the $500 gift card to Carpet Garage! Thank you to Future Builders, Heartland Developers, Anasazi Builders and R Squared Construction for participating in the Parade! We’re already looking forward to the 2018 Parade of Homes!

MAB OBTAINS NAHB BUILDER BOOKS AFFILIATION Welcome to NAHB BuilderBooks, your source for education and training products for the building industry. As the publishing arm and official bookstore for the National Association of Home Builders, BuilderBooks offers award-winning publications, software, brochures, and more, with many available in both English and Spanish. At BuilderBooks our primary goal is to help you build your business. The products and publications are created to help you streamline your daily operations, better serve your new and existing customers, develop new strategies to safeguard your jobsites and, ultimately, build and sell more homes. BuilderBooks, accessible online 24/7, 365 days of the year and by phone Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. (ET), offers a variety of services and discounts:

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NDAB NEWS Monthly News from the North Dakota Association of Builders · October 2017

Presidents Message

Eric Brenden

NDAB President

I, along with about 20 NDAB members and 500 other business and political leaders from across the state, had the opportunity to see President Trump in person at the refinery in Mandan on September 6. He was there to promote his tax reform agenda. Whatever your view of the current president, most of us don’t have the opportunity to be that close to the President of the United States very often in our lives.

The President spoke of many of the top agenda items that we have heard in the news, such as lowering the corporate income tax rates, simplifying the tax code, eliminating the death tax, and encouraging businesses to bring back profits they have parked overseas. I think that most of us believe there is a need for tax reform. Of course, getting Congress to join together and compromise on some of the issues that they don’t agree upon will not be easy. A few months ago, I wrote about the tax advantages of owning a home. There are several policy justifications to keeping those advantages in place. The mortgage interest deduction, in particular is a critical tool for younger middle-class buyers looking to enter the housing market.

I believe a well thought out and constructed tax reform plan will benefit our economy and help provide additional investment from the businesses community. However, it is important that the tax advantages of home ownership remain in place. We must continue to reach out to our Congressional delegation. As I stated before, it is our job to promote these benefits to the public and the public officials so they see the value in keeping pro-housing policies in place. NAHB will do the same on our behalf to keep in place the tax advantages of home ownership on the national level. Eric

NDAB urges ND Delegation to preserve housing incentives in tax code reform The North Dakota Association of Builders (NDAB) supports home ownership and rental housing incentives in the current tax code and specifically the deductions for mortgage interest and state and local property taxes as well as provisions that encourage development of affordable housing. Kim Schneider

NDAB is proud to have welcomed President Trump to North Dakota while he pushes for tax reform. Over 20 NDAB members attended this historic event to learn more of his proposal for income tax reduction, a fair tax code and economic development. We urge the members of our North Dakota congressional delegation to work in a bipartisan fashion to make federal tax reform a reality.

NDAB Executive Officer

NDAB is a staunch defender of the mortgage interest deduction, which has been a part of the tax code since its inception in 1913. This deduction is an essential tool for younger middle-class buyers looking to enter the housing market and move up as their families grow. The mortgage interest deduction amounts, set in 1987, have not been adjusted for inflation in 30 years. It is time to address the levels of the deduction in order to bring it into the modern times of costs, affordability and income levels to improve the buying power of the middle class. Many tax reform proposals being discussed have suggested reducing or eliminating the mortgage interest deduction; the Low Income Housing Tax Credit; the capital gains exclusion for home sales, and the deduction of property taxes. These proposed tax increases would further depress home prices, put countless more home owners underwater, and trigger a new wave of foreclosures. Eliminating or scaling back these vital housing incentives would also shrink the local tax base of many communities, causing already cash-strapped state and local governments to further cut jobs and essential services. In addition, the building industry is just one of many industries comprised of multitudes of small businesses; to ensure that our future tax code is truly pro-growth, Congress must maintain a business interest deduction for small business. NDAB leaders thank President Trump for his leadership and have confidence that the White House and Congress will do the right thing for home buyers and for America. We will continue to engage in this process, jointly with the National Association of Home Builders and our local home builders associations across the state of North Dakota.

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AROUND THE STATE Members look forward to hearing from NDSU

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The Fall Parade of Homes showcased 33 homes by 25 builders, a number that rivals the year prior.

The Fall Awards Mixer is scheduled for Oct. 24 at the Ramada. Guest cans expect a throwback to 90s rock.

Conversations continue with the City of Bismarck and stakeholders regarding the direction of special assessments in the city’s future.

The BMHBA is hosting building officials for a roundtable to review the summer construction season and discuss the 2018 building year.

Men's Basketball Head Coach David Richman and seeing who wins the Association's top awards.

Home Builders Care of F-M Foundation, HBA of F-M's charity, took part in a Key Ceremony for Army Master Sergeant Eric Marts Aug. 19 to welcome him into his new home. Thanks to the generosity of HBA members, along with the hard work of HBA member and build coordinator Dan Parrow, ISR Homes, the home's cost was $150,000 less than the average Homes for our Troops project.

The HBA of F-M had another soldout golf outing in August. Over $3,000 was raised for NDAB-PAC over the summer's two golf outings, thanks to the support of HBA members.

The Fall Parade of Homes was a success with 54 newly constructed homes and five remodel projects.

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The DABA 2nd Annual Parade of Home was September 9th & 10th. This year we had five homes built by Venture Homes, Seacrest Homes, Kirschenheiter Constriction, and John Schneider Construction.

Our next General Membership meeting is September 10th where we will have guests from NDAB and NAHB speaking to our board and members about new updates, and member benefits.

Bismarck and Dickinson executive officers Dot & Tiffaney traveled to Grand Forks for EO Betty's retirement party and to welcome the new EO Cassie to her new position!

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thank you is extended to our Event Sponsor, Marvin Windows; Brat Lunch Sponsor, First State Banks; and all of our hole and door prize sponsors. • •

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