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North Coast Building Industry Association (NCBIA) BUILDER newsletter is the official newsletter of the NCBIA and is published monthly by the NCBIA. The NCBIA is an affiliate of the Ohio Home Builders Association (OHBA) & the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB).

NCBIA Office

5201 Waterford Dr. Sheffield Village, OH 44035 Phone: 440.934.1090 Fax: 440.934.1089 info@ncbia.com | www.ncbia.com

NCBIA Staff

Executive Officer Judie Docs | judie@ncbia.com Administrative Assistants LaBreeska Bellan | labreeskancbia@gmail.com Ashlyn Bellan | ashlynncbia@gmail.com Marketing Associate Maria Sabala | maria.sabala.ncbia@gmail.com

2019 NCBIA Officers

President Liz Schneider, Dollar Bank

Vice President Jeremy Vorndran, 84 Lumber Associate VP Sara Majzun-Garwood, BCT Alarm Services, Inc. Treasurer Steve Fleming, Shamrock Development Secretary Tim King, K. Hovnanian Homes - Ohio Division Immediate Past President Jeff Hensley, Lake Star Building & Remodeling

2019 NCBIA Board of Directors

Dan Bennett, Bennett Builders Dave Linna, Linna Homes & Remodeling Dave Weisenberger, Tusing Builders & Roofing Services Dennis Willis, ActionCOACH Emily May Brunke, Northwest Bank Jason Rodriguez, Lorain County JVS Jason Scott, North Star Builders John Toth, Floor Coverings International Mark Craig, Mark F. Craig, Esq. Mike Meszes, DRC Construction Co.

Advertising Policy - The North Coast Building Industry Association reserves the right to reject advertising in the Builder newsletter based on content. Acceptance of advertising does not imply endorsement of the product or service advertised.

NCBIA Life Directors

Bob Yost, Dale Yost Construction Calvin Smith, Calvin Smith Builders Chris Majzun Jr., Majzun Construction Co. Chris Majzun Sr., Majzun Construction Co. Jack Kousma, Kousma Insulation Jeff Hensley, Lake Star Building & Remodeling Jeremy Vorndran, 84 Lumber Jim Sprague, Maloney + Novotny LLC Liz Schneider, Dollar Bank Mary H. Felton, Guardian Title Randy Strauss, Strauss Construction Tom Caruso, Caruso’s Cabinets Tom Lahetta, Tom Lahetta Builders, Inc.

2019 NAHB & OHBA Directors

These are our members who represent our local industry in Washington DC and Columbus.

2019 NAHB Directors

Mary H. Felton, Guardian Title Jack Kousma, Kousma Insulation

NAHB Alternate Director Jason Scott, North Star Builders

Sr. NAHB Life Director

Randy Strauss, Strauss Construction

Ohio’s State Rep. to NAHB

Randy Strauss, Strauss Construction

OHBA Past Presidents Randy Strauss, 1996

2019 OHBA Trustees

Liz Schneider, Dollar Bank Mary H. Felton, Guardian Title Sara Majzun-Garwood, BCT Alarm Services, Inc.

OHBA Area 2 Vice-President

Richard Bancroft, Bancroft Development

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CONTENTS 16

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Table of Contents

35-37

6

Calendar of Events

Letter from the President

7

Get Involved at the State Level!

8 Save the Dates 8 Member News 9

Ugly Sweater Christmas flyer

19 JVS Save the Date: Building Trades Career Expo

20 Installation Night flyer 21 Construction Employment On the Rise Across Most of the Country

23-24

2020 Home Show Exhibitor Early Bird Contract

CareWorks

37

Single Family Construction Continues to Make Steady Gains in October

38 39

Legislative Review

40

Builder Confidence Holds Firm in November

41

Special Offer: Commemorative Edition of the Member Directory and Consumer Guide

42

10-11 Executive Officer’s Report

25

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26

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26 Sorry to See You Go!

43

14-15 Eye on Housing: Fewer than

30-34

44

OHBA Executive VP Column

10-Hour OSHA Training flyer

Half of Prospective Buyers Are Actively Looking for a Home

16 NCBIA is Taking a Stand Against Cancer: St. Jude

18-19 Build PAC Buzz

2020 Home Show Sponsor flyer

Thank You for Renewing!

Vacant Land Available

28

Spike Update

Democratic Presidential Candidates Talk Housing Affordability

Maria’s Marketing Minute: Image Resolution

Photo Gallery: US Bank and Freedom Alliance Dedicate Home to Veteran on Veteran’s Day


LETTER FROM THE PRESIDENT

President’s Column “Everyone can choose to love, serve, and care and when they do, they will become leaders of others. Not all leaders love, serve and care, but all who love, serve, and care are leaders.”- Jon Gordon- “The Carpenter” What I’m thankful forIt’s hard to believe that 2019 is almost over. Thanksgiving is here and what I’m thankful for is the opportunity to serve the members of this association and help members of the communities we serve achieve the American dream of homeownership. Without all of you- builder and associate members- there would be no North Coast Building Industry Association. I have been part of this association for 18 years and I’ve seen members come and go and some come back. The members of this association are a “family” – a family that provides a vital service to the communities we live and work in- housing. We all need a place to live. When I first joined the NCBIA- associates were members of the board of directors but weren’t in leadership positions. That changed a few years ago and I am humbled by the opportunity I have been given. This is your Association and I invite all of you to get involved. We can’t do this with a handful of members. The NCBIA is made up of almost 300 members and if we are going to do the work we need to do to make housing affordable, make the communities we live and work in aware of our presence and the resource we can provide for them, and build up our workforce in the trades- the Association needs all of you- all your individual, unique talents to do what we need to do. I want to thank our new board of directors members for 2020 for stepping up to lend their time and talents to guiding the association- Mark Craig, Esq., Emily May Brunke, Mike Meszes, Kelly Christy, Jason Rodriguez, and Sara Majzun-Garwood. I hope the quote I opened this column with will make more members get involved and eventually become leaders of the association.

Liz Schneider of Dollar Bank

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So what I’m thankful for is all the members of the NCBIA. I wish all of you a happy, healthy, and peaceful Thanksgiving and holiday season. Liz Schneider 2019 NCBIA President ESchneider187@dollarbank.com (440) 452-3894

What I’m thankful for is all the members of the NCBIA. I wish all of you a happy, healthy, and peaceful Thanksgiving and holiday season.

I started reading Jon Gordon’s books this fall. As some of you know, I am an avid reader and believer in lifelong learning. I have learned a lot from his series of books. It all started with the “The Energy Bus” and went on to “The Seed”, “The Coffee Bean”, “The Positive Dog”, “The Shark and the Gold Fish”, “Training Camp”, “The Hard Hat”, and “The Carpenter”. I invite you to pick up these books- each book has some great reminders about life.

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Get Involved at the State

Interested? Call Judie Docs 440-934-1090 or email judie@ncbia.com

State Trustees One (builder) member shall be elected by the NCBIA Directors at the November board meeting to represent each twenty-five (25) builder members of this Association (or fractional part thereof) on the Board of Trustees of the OHBA, in accordance with the bylaws of that Association. One or more members shall also be elected by the board as Alternate Trustee(s) {this alternate may be an associate} to serve as prescribed herein and to act as outlined above in the absence of the State Trustee(s).

SAVE THE DATE!!! Saturday, February 29, 2020, 9-5

Emerald Event Center 33040 Just Imagine Dr., Avon, OH 44011

Booth spaces are LIMITED and available on a 1st Come, 1st Served Basis!

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Save the

Proud of Someone in Your Family? In Your Company?

Date!

December 3

Advertising/ Marketing Committee

Send info to judie@ncbia.com

10:00 - 11:00

December 4

Executive Committee 3:30 - 5:00

Board of Directors 5:00 - 6:30

December 5

Young Professionals 2nd Annual: An Ugly Sweater Christmas MARKETING OPPORTUNITIES! 5:00 - 7:00 Avon Brewing Company, Avon

Congratulations to Bob Schmidtt Homes

December 13

2020 Home Show Committee 9:00 - 10:00

December 17 & 18

10-Hour OSHA Class MARKETING OPPORTUNITIES!

as the award-winning builder for the “Most Energy Efficient Home Under 2,500 Square Feet” at OHBA’s Best of Ohio Homes!

10:00 - 4:00 (both days)

Our move is progressing nicely. We are scheduled to move in early Feb. 2020.

January 11

That being said- ALL our showroom displays are being sold and are priced to move if anyone has any need for any cabinetry or countertops. We have A LOT to sell!!!

Installation Night Main Event, Avon More info to come!

February 29, 2020

SAVE THE DATE 2020 NCBIA Home & Remodeling Show

Cathie Emery Kitchen and Bath Design 5240 Detroit Rd. Elyria Ohio 44035 440-934-1751 Office 440-731-0003 Cell www.sims-lohman.com

9:00 - 5:00 Emerald Event Center, Avon

*All meetings held at the NCBIA office unless otherwise shown.

Check the website at www.ncbia.com for upto-date changes, additions and corrections to these events!

All are invited to attend these committee meetings! Come see how you can help!

Smart Cabinetry Now Offered at National Design Mart In-Store Selection of Cabinets Available for Same Day Take-Home and Quick Delivery Options For more information contact Clair Gasser, National Design Mart at 234.334.3302 ext. 222.

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UGLY { }

YOUNG PROFESSIONALS COMMITTEE PRESENTS THE SECOND ANNUAL:

THURS

DEC 5TH

CHRISTMAS

6-8:30pm

20

COME ENJOY AN EVENING OF NETWORKING, CRAFT BEER & OTHER LIBATIONS, AND LIGHT HORS D’OEUVRES. FOR ALL MEMBERS! 21 AND OVER ONLY, PLEASE!

per MEMBER prepaid $30 for Non-members

Cleveland Whiskey tasting at this event! www. clevelandwhiskey .com

PRIZES FOR BEST UGLY SWEATER AND MOST CREATIVE CHRISTMAS OUTFIT!

SEATING IS LIMITED, SO MAKE YOUR RESERVATIONS EARLY!

($25 per member, $35 per non-member after Nov. 28, 2019)

Company

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^^^ 2018 Ugly Sweater Contest Winners!!

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Attendee Name(s) ______________________________________________________________ No. Members attending

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@ $30 _______

_______Yes, My Company will Sponsor (Includes 2 tickets to event) Method of Payment:

Total

Due

@ $100 _______ =

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___Invoice ___Check ___Credit Card Card No:_____________________________________________________________Exp. ___________ CRV#:______________ Zip Code:____________________Phone: _____________________________ Complete Billing Address ______________________________________________________________ __________________________ Email: _____________________________________________________ Name on Card: __________________________ Signature:____________________________________ A $5.00 CONVENIENCE FEE WILL BE CHARGED FOR ALL CREDIT CARD PAYMENTS

Deadline for Reservations: Thursday, Nov. 28, 2019 - A Reservation Made is a Reservation PAID!

Located at

Avon Brewing Company

Email form to judie@ncbia.com or mail to: 5201 Waterford Dr., Sheffield Village, Ohio 44035 or register online at www.ncbia.com Questions? Call 440.934.1090

37040 Detroit Rd, Avon, OH 44011

Issued 11/11/19


EXECUTIVE OFFICER’S REPORT

Thank You SPIKES! The NAHB Spike Club is composed of all the individual members and employees of members in local associations who have attained Spike status. It is a vehicle to recognize these members for their outstanding achievements in member recruitment and retention in their local home builder’s association. Membership development is vital to the future of any association. The continuous influx of new members and the retention of current members are critical for maintaining NAHB’s powerful voice in the homebuilding industry. Your membership is one of the most valuable resources for building your association. Just as a nail in the home building industry is essential to the development and strength of a building, volunteers who recruit and retain members play a vital role in the growth, development and stability of an association - they are our “Membership Champions.” It is important to recognize these membership champions. Recognition encourages them and others to continue their efforts, which in turn, further strengthens the association. Back in 1953, to recognize and reward dedicated members who worked to recruit, involve and retain members, the NAHB Spike Club was created. Over the years, the number of Spike Club members has grown to more than 16,600 — including Builder, Associate and Affiliate members. The NAHB Spike Club is a tool to encourage members’ involvement in membership development.

Spike Club Q & A What are the benefits of becoming a Spike? by Judie Docs, CSP, MCSP, MIRM, CMP, CGP

Volunteers who recruit and retain members play a vital role in the growth, development and stability of an association.

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The real benefits are intangible: You are recognized for your contributions to the association and regarded as an accomplished and connected member. Additionally, Spikes receive:

A coveted invitation to the biggest party of the year, the Spike Party at the International Builders’ Show®*

Increased visibility, recognition and networking opportunities at industry events

Unique and valuable lapel pins for each level of achievement

Additional VIP treatment throughout the year

As always, the recruitment credit may be composed of one full credit received when a new Builder or Associate member is recruited or two ½ credits received when Affiliate or Council members are recruited.

How do I become a Spike? Before becoming a Spike, you are a Spike candidate. That means you have earned between one and five and a half credits. Once you earn your sixth credit, you become an official NAHB Spike! Spike credits are earned by recruiting and retaining NAHB and Council members. How do I earn Spike credits? Spikes earn one credit for each new Builder or Associate member they sponsor. When that member renews after his or her first year of membership, the sponsoring member automatically gets one renewal credit. Every year the member renews thereafter, the sponsoring member will receive a ½ renewal credit. Spikes receive a ½ credit for recruitment and a ½ credit for the renewal of Affiliate members. www.ncbia.com

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Spike Club Q & A What are the Spike Club levels? Spike Candidate

Spike

Life Spike

Green Spike

Red Spike

1-5 Credits

6 Credits

25 Credits

50 Credits

100 Credits

Royal Spike

Super Spike

Statesman

Grand Spike

All-Time Big Spike

150 Credits

250 Credits

500 Credits

1000 Credits

1500+ Credits

How can I get tickets to the IBS Spike Party? You must be a Spike in good standing as of October (having at least six credits) and you must have earned at least one new member credit during the previous 12 months. The new member credit can be one full credit earned when a new Builder or Associate member is recruited, or two ½ credits when Affiliate or Council members are recruited.

Being a Spike has many rewards, including the opportunity to receive awards and recognition upon reaching new levels on the Spike ladder. To become a Spike, you must achieve six credits. I look forward to seeing your name on the Spike Roster during the coming year. Thank you for your involvement in helping to build our membership. If you need more recruiting information to get started or you would like to be mentored, please contact me at judie@ncbia.com or a Spike member). Best wishes as you strive to achieve Spike status.

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OHBA EXECUTIVE VP COLUMN

Thanksgiving This month we celebrated a national day of thanksgiving. It is right and proper we give thanks for the many blessings we enjoy in the USA, as well as for our families and friends. The same thanks are in order for our industry affiliation from which we all receive many benefits. At OHBA, we specialize and focus on issues enacted by state government. The picture below was taken at our recent board meeting where we recognized the many fine efforts and accomplishments of the 2019 Executive Committee. The team, led by Thomas Daniel of Tiffin, continued the decades of fine work expended on your behalf as OHBA advocated for the industry before the many tribunals of Ohio state government. These efforts were guided by this team of committed and hardworking members. So, thanks for you all for giving of your time and effort to assure a viable and productive OHBA this year!

“

by Vincent J. Squillace, CAE, OHBA Exec. VP

It is right and proper we give thanks for the many blessings we enjoy in the USA, as well as for our families and friends.

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The Clock is Ticking...Don’t Miss Your Chance

Ten- Hour OSHA Training December 17 - 18, 2019 10am - 4pm

The 10-hour class is intended to provide North Coast BIA Office workers with awareness of common 5201 Waterford Dr., Sheffield Village, OH 44035 job-related safety and health hazards. Through this training, OSHA helps to ensure that workers are more knowledgeable about workplace hazards and their rights, and contribute to our nation's productivity.

Become a

Sponsor! 200

NCBIA MEMBERS ONLY $99 PER PERSON NON-NCBIA MEMBERS $159 PER PERSON LUNCH INCLUDED Company Name

$ $

Orientation Introduction to OSHA and the OSH Act General Safety and Health Provisions Health Hazards: Hazard Communication Health Hazards: Hazardous Materials Cranes and Rigging Focus Four: Electrical Safety Struck-By and Caught In-Between Fall Protection Personal Protective Equipment Hand and Power Tools Scaffolds Stairways and Ladders Final Exam

Send Your Workers and Come Yourself!

Contact Name Attendee(s) Name(s) Email _____ Yes, My Company Will Sponsor

Please Invoice Me _______Check Enclosed _______ VISA/MC/DISC/AMEX _______ Card Number Exp. Date

CVV#

Phone#

Billing Address Authorized Signature

Revised 9/26/19

**$5.00 Convenience Fee will be charged for all Credit Card Payments

Register online at www.ncbia.com,

by email: labreeskancbia@gmail.com or by

phone: (440) 934-1090


EYE ON HOUSING

Fewer than Half of Prospective Buyers Are Actively Looking for a Home

A

BY ROSE QUINT

n NAHB poll* of American adults in the third quarter of 2019 revealed that 12% are planning a home purchase in the next 12 months. Of that group, 44% are already actively engaged in the process of finding a home to buy, a smaller share than a year earlier when 47% of prospective buyers were engaged in the search process. This finding suggests that the lowest mortgage rates in the past three years did not lead more prospective home buyers to become actively engaged in the process of looking for a home. Across generations, over 40% of each group moved beyond just planning and were already searching in the third quarter of 2019. Geographically, prospective buyers in the Northeast are the most likely to be actively looking for a home (50%), followed by those in the West (45%), South (43%), and Midwest (40%).

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Buyers who were actively engaged in the search for a home were also asked about the number of months they have spent looking. In the third quarter of 2019, 58% had been at it for at least three months, slightly higher than the 55% reporting that length of time a year earlier. Meanwhile, the share of these active buyers searching for less than three months dropped from 45% to 42% during this period.

* The Housing Trends Report (HTR) is a research product created by the NAHB Economics team with the goal of measuring prospective home buyers’ perceptions about the availability and affordability of homes for-sale in their markets. The HTR is produced quarterly to track changes in buyers’ perceptions over time. All data are derived from national polls of representative samples of American adults conducted for NAHB by Morning Consult. Results are not seasonally adjusted due to the short time horizon of the series and therefore only year-over-year comparisons are statistically valid. A description of the poll’s methodology and sample characteristics can be found here. This is the fourth in a series of five posts highlighting results for the third quarter of 2019. See previous posts on plans to buy, housing availability, and housing affordability.

Support your community. Shop local businesses.

Local business owners have been counting on Town Money Saver to help grow their businesses since 1992. We are proud to be your hometown coupon magazine.

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North Coast Building Industry Association (NCBIA) is taking a stand against cancer. We are raising funds to support St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital’s lifesaving mission of finding cures for children battling cancer and other life-threatening diseases, and I need your help to reach my fundraising goal. How your donation helps: •

Families never receive a bill from St. Jude for treatment,

travel, housing or food — because all a family should worry about is helping their child live. •

Treatments invented at St. Jude have helped push the overall

childhood cancer survival rate from 20% to more than 80% since it opened more than 50 years ago. We won’t stop until no child dies from cancer. •

St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital is leading the way the

world understands, treats and defeats childhood cancer and other lifethreatening diseases. St. Jude freely shares the discoveries it makes, and every child saved at St. Jude means doctors and scientists worldwide can use that knowledge to save thousands more children. Thank you for your support! Together we can help St. Jude change the world.

BRICKS AND STICKS - BEHIND THE DREAM

• ST. JUDE & CLEVELAND

CUSTOM HOMES

• THURSDAY, NOVEMBER

14 THANKS FOR SUPPLYING MATERIALS AND/OR LABOR: 84 LUMBER BCT ALARM SERVICES, INC. CARUSO CABINETS MASON STEEL STILL IN NEED OF A PLUMBER AND CONCRETE FLATWORK, IF INTERESTED PLEASE CONTACT JEFF CRAWFORD, (440) 623-1362


Dell At Dell Technologies, our purpose is to drive human progress, through greater access to better technology, for people with big ideas around the world. Let us help your business achieve more! In 2018 members saved over $20 million using NAHB Member Savings programs. Savings in these programs and others help cover the cost of your membership dues and benefits your local association.

LEARN MORE

Don’t miss these and other great programs that can save you and your business money:

General Motors

OFFICE DEPOT (New Program Feature!)

General Motors is proud to offer NAHB Members a Private Offer of $500 or $1,000 towards your next purchase or lease of select Chevrolet, Buick and GMC vehicles.

NAHB Member businesses can now qualify for even better savings and custom pricing! Businesses with large staff, special product or subscription service needs may qualify for discounts above and beyond the pricing NAHB Members already receive! Contact NAHB@ OfficeDepot.com for a custom quote, or visit officediscounts.org/nahb to shop online or print out your in-store discount card.

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Lowe’s Pro Services NAHB members save more with Lowe’s Pro! Now through 12/31/2019, NAHB members can save 5%* plus a bonus 2%** when you use your Lowe’s Business Credit. Sign up and start saving today at LowesForPros.com/NAHB.

Access all of the Member Savings discounts at nahb.org/savings.

LEARN MORE

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BUILD PAC BUZZ

Chairman’s Chat Welcome to the new BUILD-PAC Newsletter – BUILD-PAC Buzz! Washington can often feel far away and our goal is to change that by keeping PAC contributors across the country involved and informed. We will update you on current federal issues affecting housing, highlight PAC donors and fundraising events, as well as introduce you to members of the BUILD-PAC community. Thank you for your support of BUILD-PAC. You are the reason NAHB’s advocacy team has the tools it needs to fight the tough battles in Washington. Your personal investment in BUILD-PAC allows us to elect federal candidates who advocate for our industry. It’s hard to believe that we are a mere 348 days from election day. This means it is time to ramp up our political machine! I look forward to working with you to grow our PAC war chest and keep housing a political priority in 2020. Thank you for your commitment to our industry, Carl Harris 2019 BUILD-PAC Chairman

On the Hill NAHB fights for our members on Capitol Hill, in your state and in the communities where you do business. We work to promote pro-housing legislation and to reduce regulatory burdens. Click here to learn about a few of our latest advocacy victories and current battles we’re fighting on the hill.

Leaders of the PAC This fall BUILD-PAC asked all NAHB committee members and council board of trustees to lead by example and invest in BUILD-PAC. During NAHB’s Fall Leadership Meeting 12 committees and council board of trustees achieved 100% participation from their membership. This is a huge accomplishment. Click here to see which councils and committees have reached 100% participation.

Across the Country BUILD-PAC’s fundraising efforts are heating up across the country. In 2019, we’ve hosted over 50 state and local events including golf tournaments, skeet shoots, distillery tours and legislative receptions. No matter the event, they all have one thing in common - raising funds to support pro-housing, pro-business legislators. Want to learn more about what events have taken place across the country this year? Check out this article and click on this interactive map to view events by state.

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Get to Know... Carl Harris, 2019 BUILD-PAC Chairman

New High Donors Click here to view our new high donors since NAHB’s Fall Leadership Meeting. To learn more about BUILD-PAC’s high donor clubs click here.

Quick Links • Contribute Now! • NAHB Advocacy Priorities • Elections 2020 • Fundraising Resources • BUILD-PAC Staff Contact Information • Federal Lobbying Staff Contact Information

BUILD-PAC Upcoming Events

• BUILD-PAC New Trustee Orientation | Jan. 19, 2020 | Las Vegas Convention Center • BUILD-PAC Board of Trustees Meeting | Jan. 20, 2020 | Las Vegas Convention Center • Capitol Club Reception and Dinner | Jan. 20, 2020 | Bavette’s | Las Vegas • Gold Key and Platinum Club Party | Jan. 20, 2020 | Jewel Night Club | Las Vegas

SAVE THE DATE - Friday, May 8th, 2020

You are invited to participate in the Lorain County JVS Building Trades Career Expo The Lorain County JVS Building Trades Academy will host it’s 3rd Career Expo as a way to showcase the building trades and the numerous career options that are available. The Expo exposes students in grades 8-12 to the opportunities, emerging technologies, and skill sets encompassed in the building trades fields. All vendors are asked to provide a hands-on activity for students, to expose them to the variety of careers that exist in the building trades industry. Lorain County JVS 15181 State Route 58 Oberlin, Ohio 44074 10:00am - 2:00pm *rain or shine Registration details to follow November 2019

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Installation Night

Join us in honoring

outgoing president, Liz Schneider, Dollar Bank and incoming

Saturday, January 11, 2020 The Main Event 35605 Chester Rd. Avon, OH

5:00

president, Jeremy Vorndran, 84 Lumber

In lieu of sponsorships, donations to the

2020 St. Jude Dream Home

Doors Open

would be sincerely appreciated.

5:15

Buet

$40 per person

(if paid before the event, $45 thereafter)

Thank you: 84 Lumber Cleveland Custom Homes Strauss Construction Chuck & Judie Docs Luxury Heating Company Murello, Inc. Town Money Saver

Company Name Attendee(s) Name(s) Attendee(s) Name(s) Email Sorry, I cannot attend, but I would like to make a donation. Check enclosed ________________________. # of attendees @ $40 each ______ plus optional donation __________ = Total amount: ________________ Please Invoice Me _______Check Enclosed _______ VISA/MC/DISC/AMEX _______ Card Number Exp. Date

CVV#

by email: judie@ncbia.com by phone: (440) 934-1090

Phone#

Billing Address Authorized Signature

Register online at www.ncbia.com

**$5.00 Convenience Fee will be charged for all Credit Card Payments

by mail: NCBIA, 5201 Waterford Dr., Sheffield Village, OH 44035

Note: Cash bar for alcoholic beverages.

Deadline for reservations and cancellations is January 6, 2020. Remember, a reservation made is a reservation paid. Revised 11/26/19


NAHB NOW

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Construction Employment On the Rise Across Most of the Country

he construction industry gained 10,000 jobs in October, according to the latest data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Nearly half of those job gains (4,600) were in Florida. New York, meanwhile, lost 3,000 construction jobs last month. The construction sector data includes both residential and non-residential construction. Forty-eight states reported construction sector jobs data. Twenty-eight states had an increase for the month, 18 states reported a decline compared to September, and Maine and Missouri were unchanged. Year-over-year, the U.S added 148,000 construction sector jobs, a 2% increase compared to October 2018. Texas added 51,400 jobs, the largest yearly gains of any state, while Louisiana lost 9,700 jobs, the largest decline. In percentage terms, Nevada had the highest annual growth rate in the construction sector at 13.1%. Louisiana reported the largest annual decline percentage-wise at 6.4%. According to the BLS data, total U.S. nonfarm payroll employment rose by 128,000 jobs in October and the unemployment rate was little changed at 3.6%. Compared to September’s totals, employment increased in October in 30 states and the District of Columbia and decreased in 18 states. Yearover-year, total nonfarm employment increased by 2.1 million jobs on a seasonally adjusted basis, up 1.4% from a year ago.

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**A $5.00 Convenience Fee will be charged for all Credit Card Payments

Office Use ONLY Booth Assigned# _____________ Total Cost _____________ Deposit _____________

Balance Due _____________

Questions, Call the BIA office at (440) 934-1090. Fax this form to (440) 934-1089 or mail to: NCBIA 5201 Waterford Drive, Sheffield Village, OH 44035


RULES AND REGULATIONS GOVERNING EXHIBITS MANAGEMENT: The North Coast Building Industry Association (NCBIA) shall be deemed Event Management and shall have all rights thereto assigned. (From here on the North Coast BIA will be referred to as NCBIA). NCBIA reserves the right to increase and/or decrease the size of any event and/or reassign Exhibitor space numbers prior to any event(s).

REFRESHMENTS: No sample food and/or beverage products may be distributed by exhibitors except upon written authorization of the NCBIA.

CHARACTER OF EXHIBITS: NCBIA reserves the right to approve all exhibits. The exhibits and the distribution of promotional material shall be limited to the confines of the Exhibitor’s space. Under no circumstances shall any Exhibitor be permitted to attract attention to his/her exhibit in such a way as to distract or interfere with the other exhibitors.

INSURANCE: Exhibitors who desire insurance on their exhibits must procure same at their own expense. The NCBIA will not be responsible for any losses incurred by the Exhibitor or its employees because of theft, damage or for any cause whatsoever nor to any property of employee(s) or Exhibitor(s) while en route to or from exhibit. The Exhibitor agrees to make no claim for any reason whatsoever, including negligence, against the NCBIA or NCBIA management, its agents or employees while in the show quarters. Exhibitor agrees to indemnify and hold harmless the NCBIA against any loss, damage or expense (including reasonable attorney’s fees) act or omission of Exhibitor or its agents connected in any way with its exhibits.

REGISTRATION: Exhibitors and their employees at the Event should wear a registration badge and/or tag for proper identification. SET UP/REMOVAL OF EXHIBITS: All exhibits must be placed and ready at the opening of the show and no movement of exhibits will be permitted until after the close of the show. Exhibits must remain intact until after closing of the show and be removed within such time as may be specified by the NCBIA. Strict compliance with move in and move out times is mandatory. A fine for late move in and/or early move out will be assessed at the discretion of the NCBIA. RAFFLES: No exhibitor other than Event Management shall conduct any game, lottery and/or similar activity unless authorized by the NCBIA. CARE OF EXHIBITS/AISLES: The NCBIA will maintain the aisles and exhibit areas in a clean condition. Aisles must be kept clear at all times. Seating for buyers must be confined within the exhibitor’s space. Exhibitors are requested at all times to cooperate with the NCBIA in maintaining all exhibits in perfect condition and to provide supervisory personnel at all times during exhibit hours. *In the event that the Exhibitor does not exhibit as provided herein or fails to comply in any respect with the terms of this agreement, the NCBIA management shall have the right without notice to the Exhibitor, to license the use of said space to any other company, enterprise, person or persons and the Exhibitor agrees to pay any deficiency, loss and/or damage sustained by the NCBIA as a consequence of such failure to occupy space as provided in this agreement. In addition, it is agreed that should the NCBIA be unable to license the use of said space as herein provided, it shall have the right to occupy said space for its own purposes without prejudice to its rights against Exhibitor pursuant to this agreement, including but not limited to the payment of a license fee. *Exhibitor will not sub license any part of the space herein provided for without the express written consent of the NCBIA. In the event the exhibit premises are destroyed or rendered unavailable for any reason whatsoever (whether before or during the scheduled exhibition), the rights of the Exhibitor under this agreement shall be limited to a pro-rated refund of the amount paid for the space licensed. DIRECT SALES: All direct sales vendors must make the payment for their space in full at the time of registration. Signature of Exhibitor ___________________________________________________ Rev. 11/8/19

COMPLIANCE WITH LAWS: Exhibitors must comply with all federal, state and local laws, regulations and rules that may be in force during the exhibit.

DECORATIONS, SIGNS, ETC: All equipment in conjunction with the exhibit must be provided by the Exhibitor. However, only the sign of the firm covered by the Exhibitor’s agreement may be placed in the booth or upon printed list of exhibitors or program. All decorations must conform to fire regulations. No exhibit is permitted that is more than eight feet high, or that obstructs other exhibits due to its design or size. PAYMENT DEFAULT: A service charge of 15% per month is applicable on all balances after 30 days. In the event any unpaid amount is placed for collection, client and/or agent agree to pay all collection costs, including reasonable attorney’s fees. REFUND POLICY: A partial refund will only be given with a minimum of 45 day’s notice prior to the event. The NCBIA retains the right to use their own discretion when deeming the reason for refund as a viable one to determine whether refund shall be granted. *The NCBIA shall have the right to make such rules and regulations in connection with the Exhibition as it may deem proper and may amend them at any time, and the NCBIA shall have the full power in the matter of interpretation and enforcement thereof. The rules and regulations heretofore referred to are printed on this agreement and are incorporated herein by reference. Exhibitor agrees to abide by said rules and regulations. *It is agreed that this instrument is a license, and not a lease, and that no leasehold or tenancy is intended to be or shall be created hereby. *This agreement cannot be varied, modified or canceled by the Exhibitor without the express written consent of the NCBIA. *IN WITNESS THEREOF, the Exhibitor has caused this application and agreement to be executed by authorized representative.

Date___________________


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Pete Newstrom, Arrow Lift

Sharmaine Dixon, First Federal Savings of Lorain

Tim Bennett, Bennett Builders & Remodelers

DeAnn Guilmette, Premier One

Rich Roskopf, Citizens Bank

Annette Pisco, Howard Hanna

Scott Herrington, Consumers Builders Supply

Sam Page, Leppo Rents

Bob Yost, Dale Yost Construction

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Jim Traut, Electrical Accents, LLC

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THANK YOU SPIKES! STATESMAN SPIKE (500-999 SPIKE CREDITS) Bob Yost......................... Dale Yost Construction............................... 639.75 Calvin Smith................. Calvin Smith Builders................................. 594.50

Our SPIKES are Our FOUNDATION

SUPER SPIKE (250-499 SPIKE CREDITS) Mary H. Felton............. Guardian Title.............................................. 460.00 Terry Bennett................. Bennett Builders........................................... 298.75 Jack Kousma................. Kousma Insulation...................................... 262.00 Chris Majzun Jr. ........... Majzun Construction................................... 249.50 ROYAL SPIKE (150-249 SPIKE CREDITS) Bill Perritt...................... Perritt Building Co...................................... 224.50 Bucky Kopf.................... Kopf Construction Corp............................. 197.00 Randy K. Strauss.......... Strauss Construction................................... 177.00 Bill Comerford.............. Hovey Kaiser Insurance Associates.......... 174.50 Jeff Hensley................... Lake Star Building & Remodeling............ 168.75 RED SPIKE (100-149 SPIKE CREDITS) Tom Lahetta.................. Tom Lahetta Builders.................................. 150.00 Dave Linna Sr................ Linna Homes & Remodeling..................... 136.50 Sara Majzun- Garwood.......BCT Alarm Services..................................... 111.50 Thomas Caruso............. Caruso’s Cabinets........................................ 107.75 Chris Majzun Sr............ Majzun Construction................................... 105.00

LAWN CARE MANAGEMENT, LLC

GREEN SPIKE (50-99 SPIKE CREDITS) Patrick Shenigo............. ShenCon Construction, LLC...................... 99.50 Ryan Puzzitiello............ Parkview Homes.......................................... 95.25 Tom Sear........................ Ryan Homes................................................. 95.25 Mike Lapos.................... Lapos Construction..................................... 78.50 Jason Scott..................... North Star Builders...................................... 76.50 Chris Mead.................... Maloney & Novotny, LLC.......................... 73.50 Tim Conrad................... Graves Lumber............................................ 67.00 Aaron Kalizewski......... Grande Maison Construction..................... 62.50 Ray Allen Thom............ Thom Concrete ............................................ 55.50

Michael Bierek

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LIFE SPIKE (25-49 SPIKE CREDITS) Jeremy Vorndran.......... 84 Lumber..................................................... 37.00 Liz Schneider................ Dollar Bank................................................... 32.00 Steve Schafer................. Schafer Development.................................. 30.50 John Daly....................... Old Republic Title........................................ 25.50 BLUE SPIKE (6-24 SPIKE CREDITS) Jason Higgins................ Sunnyside Chevrolet................................... 18.00 Ken Cassell.................... Cassell Construction.................................... 13.50 Jeff Lugar....................... ABC Supply Co............................................ 13.00 Chris Collins................. Carter Lumber Company........................... 12.50 Tami Lanphere.............. Town Money Saver...................................... 11.50 Keith Martin.................. MBD Homes................................................. 10.00 John Wargo.................... Mason Structural Steel................................ 8.50 John Blakeslee............... Blakeslee Excavating................................... 8.00 Mike Warden................. Chemical Bank............................................. 8.00 Mike Chambers............ Charles, Morgan & Company.................... 6.50 Scott Kosman................ Lakeland Glass............................................. 6.50

Dave LeHotan.............All Construction Services....................... 6.00

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VACANT LAND AVAILABLE

Avon

S/L 530 Reserve Way

$140,000

0.29

Avon Lake

139 Artsdale Dr

$35,000

0.238

Information courtesy of Linda LaFleur. Please contact her or any of our Realtor Members (Information deemed reliable, but not guaranteed)

Avon Lake

31748 Lake Rd

$699,999

1.04

Avon Lake

Electric Blvd

$60,000

0.3

Avon Lake

Lear Rd

$75,000

0.36

Avon Lake

Lear Rd

$75,000

0.36

Avon Lake

Lear Rd.

$62,500

0.35

Avon Lake

Lear Rd.

$64,500

0.35

Avon Lake

Sunset Rd

$38,000

0.12

Avon Lake

V/L #3 Oakwood Dr

$64,000

Avon Lake

V/L Lakeview Dr

$29,900

0.12

Columbia Station 10228 Station Rd

$87,000

2.405

Columbia Station 10284 Station Rd

$87,000

2.715

Columbia Station 10340 Station Rd

$84,000

1.834

Columbia Station 10496 Station Rd

$83,000

2.67

Columbia Station 10550 Station Rd

$80,000

3.414

Columbia Station 11476 Reserve Way

$64,900

0.173

Columbia Station 11500 Reserve Way

$64,900

0.178

Columbia Station 11520 Reserve Way

$64,900

0.18

Columbia Station 23601 Royalton Rd

$7,900,000

318

Columbia Station 26140 Akins Rd

$875,000

53

Columbia Station Capel (A) Rd

$120,000

6.96

Columbia Station Hawke Rd

$125,000

7.54

Columbia Station Royalton Rd

$189,000

16.07

Columbia Station S/L Folley Rd

$155,000

4.13

Columbia Station S/L Folley Rd

$155,000

4.13

Columbia Station S/L Folley Rd

$155,000

4.17

Columbia Station S/L Folley Rd

$155,000

4.17

Columbia Station Springfield Cir

$89,000

2.101

Columbia Station West River Dr

$799,000

92.07

Eaton

12820 Avon Belden Rd

$990,000

60.18

Eaton

Sublot 1 Crystal Creek

$145,000

7.6

Eaton

Sublot 2 Crystal Creek

$155,000

5

Elyria

030 Oberlin Rd

$69,900

1.357

Elyria

031 Oberlin Rd

$69,900

1.357

Elyria

032 Oberlin Rd

$69,900

1.357

Elyria

10516 Indian Hollow Rd

$890,000

88.16

Elyria

202 Gateway Blvd North $15,000

0.1

Elyria

2920 West River Rd North $168,900

4.92

Elyria

352 8th St

$1,000

0.25

Elyria

41517 North Ridge Rd

$75,000

0.08

Elyria

41531 North Ridge Rd

$250,000

0.279

Elyria

41903 Griswold Rd

$24,500

1.59

Elyria

44975 Albrecht Rd

$189,900

5

Elyria

649 Weller Rd

$17,500

Elyria

685 Abbe Rd South

$4,000

Elyria

748 West River Rd North $9,900

0.6

Elyria

805 Middle Ave

$34,000

0.33

Elyria

9099 Oberlin Rd

$49,900

1

City

Address

List Price

Acres

Amherst

276 Cornell Ave

$29,900

0.16

Amherst

401 OAKNOLL Dr

$29,900

0.3

Amherst

403 OAKNOLL Dr

$29,900

0.29

48060 Cooper Foster Park Rd $49,000

0.49

Amherst Amherst

611 Cleveland Ave

$49,900

0.26

Amherst

647 Park Ave

$47,900

0.26

Amherst

8140 Leavitt Rd

$119,000

1

Amherst

Cooper Foster Park Rd

$74,900

1.15

Amherst

Habant Dr

$48,900

0.46

Amherst

Leavitt Rd

$200,000

1.41

Amherst

Middle Ridge

$40,000

2.54

Amherst

Middle Ridge Rd

$45,000

0.36

Amherst

North Lake St

$1,900,000

23.54

Amherst

S/L Heritage Way

$43,500

0.52

Amherst

S/L Heritage Way

$43,500

0.52

Amherst

Stonebridge Dr

$34,900

0.22

Amherst

Stonebridge Dr

$34,900

0.26

Amherst

Stonebridge Dr

$54,900

0.53

Amherst

Stonebridge Dr

$139,900

1.43

Amherst

Stonebridge Dr

$254,900

2.57

Amherst

V/L (A) Middle Ridge Rd $35,000

1.003

Amherst

V/L (C) Middle Ridge Rd $32,000

1

Amherst

V/L Middle Ridge

$299,000

15

Avon

1100 Nagel Rd

$500,000

1.12

Avon

1100 Nagel Rd

$1,837,000

6.68

Avon

2744 Jaycox Rd

$90,000

0.68

Avon

3230 Nagel Rd

$69,900

Avon

33665 Lear Industrial

$799,000

Avon

33793 Crown Colony S/L 525 $100,000

Avon Avon

3441 Center Road Rd 37476-37500 Colorado Ave

1.48 0.194

$524,000

10

$1,400,000

8.33

Avon

37600 Detroit Rd

$309,900

4.37

Avon

39160 Detroit Rd

$28,750

0.27

Avon

39308 Colorado Ave

$300,000

1.18

Avon

39348 Colorado Ave

$1,700,000

2.51

Avon

39474 Detroit Rd

$1,100,000

28.69

Avon

4237 Saint Annes Ct

$82,500

0.107

Avon

4609 St. Joseph Way Unit#S/L 568 $115,000

Avon

4615 St. Joseph Way Unit#S/L 570 $120,000

Avon

4639 St. Joseph Way Unit#S/L 576 $110,000

0.15

Avon

Case Rd

$39,900 0.74

Avon

French Creek Rd

$109,000

0.93

Avon

Jaycox Rd

$125,000

1.01

Avon

Miller Rd

$199,000

2.29

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Elyria

9243 Oberlin Rd

$49,900

1

Grafton

VL Avon Beldon Rd

$250,000

19.87

Elyria

Albrecht Rd

$34,900

1.2

Lagrange

14446 State Route 301

$58,000

2.26

Elyria

Chestnut St

$15,000

0.12

Lagrange

152 Mallard Creek Run

$65,000

1.133

Elyria

Courtland St

$17,500

0.186

Lagrange

282 Eastlake Dr

$29,900

Elyria

Courtland St

$17,500

0.186

Lagrange

283 Eastlake Dr

$29,900

Elyria

East Ave

$19,900

1.99

Lagrange

284 Eastlake Dr

$29,900

Elyria

Fowl Rd

$49,900

1.09

Lagrange

285 Eastlake Dr

$29,900

Elyria

Fuller Rd

$29,500

2.5

Lagrange

286 Eastlake Dr

$29,900

Elyria

Georgia Ave

$10,000

0.19

Lagrange

287 Eastlake Dr

$29,900

Elyria

Gulf Rd

$30,000

0.54

Lagrange

288 Eastlake Dr

$29,900

Elyria

Lorain Blvd

$185,000

Lagrange

289 Eastlake Dr

$29,900

Elyria

lot 12 Skyline Dr

$59,900

4.079

Lagrange

41018 Parsons Rd

$58,000

Elyria

lot 25 Apollo Dr

$40,000

0.201

Lagrange

548 William St

$24,900

Elyria

lot 26 Apollo Dr

$40,000

0.201

Lagrange

555 Appomattox Ct

$25,000

0.439

Elyria

lot 31 Skyline Dr

$40,000

0.215

Lagrange

561 Mountain Lion Dr

$17,000

0.27

Elyria

Lot 32 Skyline Dr

$40,000

0.201

Lagrange

563 Appomattox Ct

$25,000

0.6

Elyria

Lot 36 Sunset Ct

$40,000

0.182

Lagrange

708 North Center St

$269,900

1.05

Elyria

Lot 37 Sunset Ct

$40,000

0.182

Lagrange

Diagonal Rd

$55,000

3.12

Elyria

Lot 38 Sunset Ct

$40,000

0.136

Lagrange

Diagonal Rd

$94,500

4.2

Elyria

Lot 39 Sunset Ct

$40,000

0.185

Lagrange

Keywood

$41,900

0.29

Elyria

Middle Avenue

$399,900

38.522

Lagrange

Keywood

$44,900

0.29

Elyria

Midway Blvd

$950,000

8

Lagrange

Keywood

$44,900

0.29

Elyria

North Ridge Rd

$59,900

2.57

Lagrange

Keywood

$44,900

0.29

Elyria

Northwood St

$91,400

0.3

Lagrange

Keywood

$44,900

0.29

Elyria

Northwood St

$159,900

0.21

Lagrange

Keywood

$44,900

0.29

Elyria

Rosewood St

$150,000

9.5

Lagrange

Keywood

$44,900

0.29

Elyria

State St

$5,000

0.31

Lagrange

Keywood

$44,900

0.29

Elyria

State St

$5,000

0.31

Lagrange

Keywood

$45,900

0.6

Elyria

State St

$5,000

0.31

Lagrange

S/L 5 East Pky

$35,000

0.25

Elyria

V/L Lake Ave

$400,000

47.88

Lagrange

V/L Mountain Lion Dr

$240,000

39.8

Elyria

V/L Oberlin Rd

$189,900

29.49

Lagrange

V/L Whitehead Rd

$60,000

5.05

Elyria

West Ridge Rd

$199,900

9.47

Lorain

1309 West 8th St

$9,000

0.11

Grafton

0000 East Dunham Rd

$1,300,000

100

Lorain

1940 East 28th St

$1,500

0.07

Grafton

36524 Neff Rd

$234,900

20

Lorain

2139 North Ridge Rd

$187,777

1.15

Grafton

Indian Hollow Rd

$422,640

70.44

Lorain

2223 North Ridge Rd

$43,900

0.38

Grafton

Main St

$99,900

1.2

Lorain

2321 East 29th St

$1,000

0.17

Grafton

Moorland Dr

$59,900

2.01

Lorain

2431 Goble Dr

$14,900

0.27

Grafton

Moorland Dr

$59,900

2.01

Lorain

3581 Astor Ln

$38,500

0.379

Grafton

Timber Ridge Rd

$70,000

1.72

Lorain

4953 West Erie Ave

$139,900

1.95

Grafton

V/L Avon Belden Rd

$250,000

27.58

Lorain

4977 Oberlin Ave

$45,000

1.3

Grafton

V/L-A State Route 83

$69,900

6.32

Lorain

4985 Oberlin Ave

$45,000

1.3

Grafton

V/L-B State Route 83

$69,900

6.32

Lorain

5175 Oberlin Ave

$77,777

1.29

Grafton

V/L-C State Route 83

$69,900

6.32

Lorain

702 Broadway

$89,900

0.07

Grafton

V/L-D State Route 83

$79,900

6.32

Lorain

Colorado Ave

$65,000

Grafton

V/L-E State Route 83

$79,900

6.32

Lorain

Colorado Ave

$120,000

5.79

Grafton

V/L-F State Route 83

$79,900

6.32

Lorain

Colorado Ave

$175,000

7.35

Grafton

V/L-G State Route 83

$79,900

6.32

Lorain

Cooper Foster Park Rd

$75,000

0.64

Grafton

V/L-H State Route 83

$79,900

6.32

Lorain

Dale Ave

$1,500

0.08

Grafton

V/L-I State Route 83

$75,000

6.45

Lorain

Dale Ave

$1,500

0.08

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Lorain

East 28th St

$250

0.14

North Ridgeville Mills Rd

$259,900

3.48

Lorain

Fairless Dr

$295,000

7.11

North Ridgeville Orchard Ln

$6,500

0.115

Lorain

Fillmore Ave

$52,500

2.57

North Ridgeville V/L Behm Rd

$50,000

0.5

Lorain

Globe Ave

$1,500

0.08

North Ridgeville V/L Forest St North

$35,000

0.94

Lorain

Globe Ave

$1,500

0.08

North Ridgeville V/L Main Ave

$9,000

0.16

Lorain

Globe Ave

$1,500

0.08

North Ridgeville V/L Main Ave

$15,000

Lorain

Grove Ave

$89,900

10.38

North Ridgeville V/L Mills Rd

$59,900

0.7

Lorain

Jaeger Rd

$75,000

2.83

North Ridgeville V/L Mills Rd

$79,900

1.13

Lorain

North Ridge Rd

$187,777

1

North Ridgeville V/L Stoney Ridge Rd

$62,900

0.81

Lorain

Oak Point

$99,900

0.449

North Ridgeville V/L Stoney Ridge Rd

$62,900

0.84

Lorain

Root Rd

$750,000

0.96

North Ridgeville VL Reed Rd

$78,900

5.9

Lorain

Root Rd

$750,000

1.3

North Ridgeville VL15 Chestnut Ridge Rd $450,000

9.18

Lorain

Surf Rd

$30,000

0.45

Oberlin

47104 US Route 20

$699,000

23.48

Lorain

Toledo Ave

$9,900

0.3

Oberlin

Lost Elm Dr

$70,000

3.43

Lorain

UNK Russell Ave

$95,000

5.2

Oberlin

Pyle South Amherst Rd

$50,000

0.43

Lorain

V/L Clinton Ave

$299,900

23.2

Oberlin

Reserve Ave

$39,900

0.544

Lorain

V/L Colorado Ave

$125,000

Oberlin

Reserve Ave

$39,900

0.549

Lorain

V/L Courtyard Dr

$64,900

12.69

Oberlin

Reserve Ave

$39,900

0.55

Lorain

V/L Franke Dr

$299,000

4

Oberlin

Reserve Ave

$39,900

0.595

Lorain

V/L Jaeger Rd

$125,000

11.53

Oberlin

Smith St

$11,900

0.51

Lorain

V/L Meister Rd

$285,000

10.15

Oberlin

Spruce Dr

$50,000

0.351

Lorain

V/L North Ridge Rd

$25,000

Oberlin

Spruce Dr

$50,000

0.373

Lorain

V/L Pearl Ave

$60,680

4.69

Oberlin

Spruce Dr

$50,000

0.398

Lorain

V/L West 38th St

$20,000

0.75

Oberlin

Spruce Dr

$50,000

0.399

Lorain

Vincent Ave

$7,500

0.07

Oberlin

Spruce Dr

$50,000

0.475

Lorain

Vincent Ave

$7,500

0.07

Oberlin

St Rt 20

$55,900

1.46

Lorain

Vincent Ave

$7,500

0.07

Oberlin

State Route 58

$250,000

1.43

Lorain

Vincent Ave

$7,500

0.07

Oberlin

V/L West College St

$145,000

3.9

Lorain

VL Colorado Ave

$500,000

6.641

Oberlin

VL Parsons Rd

$59,900

3.12

Lorain

West 18th St

$5,000

0.12

Oberlin

VL RT 58

$649,000

71.26

Lorain

West 9th St

$8,000

Sheffield

3935 Elyria Ave

$35,000

1.5

New London

Bursley Rd

$35,000

5

Sheffield Lake

Lake Rd

$31,900

0.32

New London

Bursley Rd

$45,000

7.08

Sheffield Lake

Lakeview Ave

$25,000

0.27

North Ridgeville 32801 Lorain Rd

$350,000

1.21

Sheffield Lake

Richelieu Ave

$19,900

North Ridgeville 33333 Center Ridge Rd

$875,000

7.05

Sheffield Lake

Robinwood Ave

$30,000

North Ridgeville 34613 Center Ridge Rd

$200,000

1

Sheffield Lake

S/L 77 & 78 Community Rd $19,000

0.2

North Ridgeville 34814 Chestnut Ridge Rd $174,900

8.29

Sheffield Lake

Treadway Blvd

$120,000

3.4

North Ridgeville 37148 Center Ridge Rd

$149,900

1

Sheffield Village 1641 Root Rd

$750,000

20.01

North Ridgeville 37740 Sugar Ridge

$58,000

Sheffield Village Colorado Ave

$999,900

41.82

North Ridgeville 7691 Avon Belden Rd

$795,000

20

Sheffield Village Root Rd

$750,000

2.79

North Ridgeville Avon Belden Rd

$99,000

1.91

Sheffield Village Root Rd

$750,000

14.17

North Ridgeville Avon Belden Rd

$159,000

3.86

Sheffield Village V/L French Creek Rd

$45,000

1.81

North Ridgeville Bender Rd

$450,000

Sheffield Village V/L French Creek Rd

$45,000

1.82

North Ridgeville Bliss Pky

$250,000

1

Sullivan

V/L Stewart Rd

$69,500

10.35

North Ridgeville Chestnut Ridge Rd

$124,700

2.36

Valley City

Grafton Eastern Rd

$129,900

15.39

North Ridgeville Chestnut Ridge Rd.

$65,000

3.1

Vermilion

3080 Brownhelm Station Rd $49,900

North Ridgeville Evergreen Blvd

$1,542 1.27

Vermilion

3872 Edgewater

$239,900

North Ridgeville Evergreen Blvd

$185,000

Vermilion

4100 Menlo Park

$229,000

0.5

North Ridgeville Mills Rd

$50,000

Vermilion

550 Sunnyside Rd

$66,000

2.18

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Vermilion

Brownhelm Station Rd

$45,000

1.5

Vermilion

Cooper Foster Park Rd

$42,900

1.001

Vermilion

Hazelwood Ave

$25,000

0.41

Vermilion

High Bridge Rd

$45,000

1.5

Vermilion

Mornington Rd

$99,900

1.2

Vermilion

S/L #108 Flint Dr

$33,900

0.257

Vermilion

S/L #58 Arrowhead Dr

$33,900

0.289

Vermilion

S/L #82 Wayne Trl

$33,900

0.256

Vermilion

V/L 10 Gore Orphanage Rd $45,000

1.51

Vermilion

V/L 11 Gore Orphanage Rd $45,000

1.52

Vermilion

V/L 12 Gore Orphanage Rd $52,500

2.79

Vermilion

V/L 9 Gore Orphanage Rd $45,000

1.51

Vermilion

V/L Baumhart Rd

$50,000

2.14

Vermilion

v/l Ferndale Ave

$34,900

0.324

Vermilion

V/L Liberty Ave

$630,000

35.08

Vermilion

V/L Liberty Rd

$164,900

4.3

Vermilion

Vermilion Rd

$450,000

61.2

Vermilion

West River Rd

$14,900

0.97

Vermilion

Woodlands Dr

$39,900

Wellington

170 Griggs Rd

$595,000

105.51

Wellington

Rowell Rd

$695,999

92.81

Wellington

South Main St

$150,000

1.21

Wellington

South Main St

$430,000

16.39

Wellington

V/L Quarry Rd

$385,900

70.2

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1 Equipment from independent suppliers is not covered by the GM New Vehicle Limited Warranty. GM is not responsible for the safety or quality of independent supplier alterations. 2Private offer amount varies by model. Up to $500 offer for retail deliveries and up to $1,000 offer for fleet deliveries. Valid toward the purchase or lease of eligible new 2018 and 2019 model year vehicles. Customer must take delivery by 1/2/2020. Not compatible with some other offers. Not valid on prior purchases. Offer excludes Chevrolet Blazer, Bolt, Camaro, Corvette, Sonic, Spark, Trax, Volt, Buick Cascada, Envision, LaCrosse, Regal, Verano, and all Cadillac vehicles. Additional GM models may be excluded from time to time at GM’s sole discretion. See dealer for details. 3Offer available to qualified fleet customers through 1/2/2020. Not compatible with some other offers. Take delivery by 1/2/2020. See dealer for details. 4To qualify, vehicle must be used in the day-to-day operations of your business and not solely for personal/non-business-related transportation purposes. Must provide proof of business ownership. For complete program requirements, including information regarding offers, vehicles, equipment, options, warranties, and ordering, consult your dealer or visit gmbusinesschoice.com. Not eligible on Associated Accessories from third-party independent suppliers. Not available with some other offers. Take delivery by 1/2/2020. See dealer for details. ©2018 General Motors, LLC. All rights reserved. The marks appearing in this ad are the trademarks or service marks of GM, its subsidiaries, affiliates, or licensors.

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Nov/Dec 2019 BWC News from CareWorks Comp “Clutter is nothing more than postponed decisions.” ~Barbara Hemphill

Deadlines Approaching: 2020 Rate Year Group Rating & Group Retrospective Enrollment The deadline to enroll into Group Rating with CareWorks Comp for the upcoming July 1, 2020 policy year is November 20, 2019. Group Rating is an upfront discount (as much as -53%) off of your EMR (Experience Modification Rate). The deadline to enroll into Group Retrospective Rating with CareWorks Comp for the upcoming July 1, 2020 policy year is January 24, 2020. Group Retro is a performance based program where the group’s claims incurred for the policy year are compared to the group’s premiums paid to the BWC. The participants will receive premium rebates as long as the claims incurred for that policy year is lower than the overall premiums paid to the BWC.

BWC: New Reserving System Coming Now that the Ohio BWC has moved away from using ICD-9 Codes to using ICD-10 Codes for categorizing injuries and illnesses, they will be changing from the MIRA II Reserving System to the new ACES Reserving System. The ACES (Actuarial Claims Estimating System) process will be implemented on 7/1/2020. ACES uses very similar cost drivers (input variables) as MIRA II. Reserves are a key component in determining what your company’s EMR (Experience Modification Rate) will be for the upcoming policy year. Simply put, Reserves are estimated future costs of a claim. If Reserves are present on a claim when the BWC takes their annual EMR “snapshot” on September 30th, then there is a possibility that your EMR will be higher than anticipated for the upcoming policy year. The BWC’s calculation for how they arrive at a claim’s Reserve is proprietary, but they do look at such variables as claimant’s age, type of injury and expected recovery time.

What type of Exam is your injured worker getting? ● BWC 90-Day examination:

○ 90 day examinations are required by statute and are conducted when an injured worker has received 90 consecutive days of

temporary total disability compensation. This exam addresses a number of issues, including continuing compensation, return-to-work

barriers, potential RTW solutions, need for further medical treatment or supportive care and potential for rehabilitation.

● BWC Physician Review (MEDCO-21)

○ These file reviews are normally regarding an additional allowance request or anything that had been requested in the claim that

requires a medical opinion but does not need a full exam to make a decision.

● BWC Independent Medical Exam (IME)

○ An IME is an objective medical evaluation conducted by an independent, qualified medical specialist at BWC’s request and is for the

purpose of clarifying an injured worker’s medical and disability status.

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● C92 Examinations

○ C-92 examination provides an unbiased, objective estimate of the whole person, percent of impairment for a given allowance referred

to as percentage of permanent partial (%PP, %PPD, or, most frequently, C-92) awards. This must be based on the most current edition

of the American Medical Association’s Guides to the Evaluation of Permanent Impairment, using the available medical documentation,

history and physical examination.

○ These are initially completed by the BWC to determine a PPD% award and will support their tentative order. The injured worker/

attorney and the employer/TPA/attorney can also have this exam completed to obtain their own PPD% as defense to get it increased or

lowered.

● Industrial Commission - IME

○ This is normally done in regard to permanent total disability (PTD). A physical and psychological (if psych is allowed in the claim) IME

will be completed based on the industrial commission request.

○ For a PTD issue, there will be IME reports from the IC, IW and the employer, if needed.

● IME/IMR – TPA/Employer

○ These are reports obtained by the TPA claim examiner, the employer, or the employer’s attorney.

$4 Million Saved for CareWorks Comp Customers: House Bill 207 As an Ohio employer participating in the State Fund, if one of your employees is injured in a motor vehicle accident and you can establish that the claim is a result of a non-at-fault incident involving a third party, the BWC may exclude 100% of the claim’s cost from your experience. With the passage of House Bill 207, any motor vehicle accident occurring on or after July 1, 2017 can apply for this cost relief. CareWorks Comp has a dedicated Cost Containment team who will assist you in navigating this process and will guide you through securing the necessary information to file a claim under this provision. Our team has assisted Ohio employers in removing over $4 million in claims cost since the passing of HB 207. Some important facts to remember regarding eligibility are:

● You must have active BWC coverage on the date of injury

● You must be current on all BWC payments

● The third part at-fault driver must have active insurance coverage at the time of the accident or your business must have active

uninsured motorist’s insurance coverage

● A copy of the police motor vehicle accident report from a law enforcement agency must be secured

● A copy of the citation showing that the third party is responsible for the accident

● You have 12 months from the date of injury to file the application for relief

If you have an employee that was involved in a motor vehicle accident, please reach out to our office to discuss whether the claim qualifies for the Non-at-fault motor vehicle accident application process.

Important Deadlines:

● December 21, 2019: BWC Premium Installment due if you pay on a Monthly, Bi-Monthly, Quarterly, or Bi-Annual basis.

● January 24, 2020: Group Retrospective Enrollment deadline for the 2020 Rate Year.

CareWorks Safety Library: Now Live! Looking for an easy way to fulfill your 2-hour Safety Training Requirement for this current 2019 Policy Year? We’ve got the answer! Simply go to: CareWorks Safety Training Library web link Here you will find previously recorded webinars that you can register for to fulfill your 2-hour Safety Training Requirement. Each webinar is 2 hours and costs $25.00. Currently, there are 4 webinars to choose from:

● Employee Engagement

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● OSHA Inspections; Prevention, Preparation, & Minimizing Fines

● OSHA Recordkeeping

● Preventing Slip, Trip, Fall, & Overexertion Injuries

Looking for a do-it-yourself Toolbox Talk to give to your employees? Go to:

CareWorks Safety Training Library web link

click on the orange “VIEW TOOLBOX TALKS” link and you will see 13 different Toolbox Talk programs that you can download and use to train your employees. The topics range from Emergency Evacuation Plans to Diffusing Workplace Violence and even Parking Lot Safety. Print out each of them and use one at your next employee meeting!

SINGLE FAMILY CONSTRUCTION Continues to Make Steady Gains in October

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Looking at regional permit data on a year-to-date basis, permits are 9.2% higher in the Northeast and 5.2% in the South. Permits are down otal housing starts increased 3.8 percent in October to a

5% in the Midwest and 1.4% in the West.

seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.31 million units, according to a report from the U.S. Housing and Urban Development and Commerce

NAHB Chief Economist Robert Dietz provides more analysis in this

Department.

Eye on Housing blog post.

The October reading of 1.31 million starts is the number of housing units builders would begin if they kept this pace for the next 12 months. Within this overall number, single-family starts increased 2% to 936,000 units. The multifamily sector, which includes apartment buildings and condos, increased 8.6% to a 378,000 pace. “Home builders are seeing more building opportunities as market conditions remain solid,” said NAHB Chairman Greg Ugalde. “Builder sentiment remains strong and we are seeing an uptick in buyer traffic.” “Led by lower mortgage rates, the pace of single-family permits has been increasing since April, and the rate of single-family starts has grown since May,” said NAHB Chief Economist Robert Dietz. “Solid wage growth, healthy employment gains and an increase in household formations are also contributing to the steady rise in home production.” On a regional and year-to-date basis, combined single-family and multifamily starts in October are 6.8% higher in the South. Starts are down 0.5% in the Northeast, 7.4% in the Midwest and 10.3% in the West. Overall permits, which are a harbinger of future housing production, increased 5% to a 1.46 million unit annualized rate in October. Singlefamily permits rose 3.2% to a 909,000 rate while multifamily permits increased 8.2% to a 552,000 pace.

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The North Coast Building Industry Association

NOVEMBER 28-29 Thanksgiving (Office Closed)

DECEMBER 4

BOARD

Executive Committee & Board Meeting 3:30 & 5:00

5

YOUNG PROFESSIONALS

Annual An Ugly Sweater Christmas 6:00 - 8:30 Avon Brewing Company

17-18 10-Hour OSHA Class 10:00 - 4:00, both days

24-25 Christmas Eve & Christmas (Office Closed)

31 New Year’s Eve (Office Closed)

*ALL MEETINGS HELD AT THE NCBIA OFFICE UNLESS SPECIFIED Issued 11/26/19


LEGISLATIVE REVIEW

OCTOBER 30, 2019 REPORT #15 HB 380 PROMPT PAY LEGISLATION INTRODUCED HB 380 Construction Payments was recently introduced by Reps. Cross and Sweeney to amend Ohio Revised Code section 4113.61 to require owners of construction projects to pay a contractor within thirty-five days of receiving a request for payment. The bill has been referred to the House Commerce and Labor Committee. OHBA has scheduled a meeting with the sponsor and encourages contact with any of the sponsors and co-sponsors listed below ASAP. A copy of HB 380 has been attached. There will be further discussion on HB 380 during the OHBA Fall Board of Trustees meetings, November 12th. Sponsors: Reps. Cross and Sweeney Co-Sponsors: Reps. Crossman, Skindell, Upchurch, Weinstein, Galonski, Seitz, Lepore-Hagan, O’Brien, Miller, A., Crawley

NOVEMBER 25, 2019 REPORT #16 LEGISLATIVE UPDATE SB 212 PROPERTY TAXATION (SCHURING, K.) To authorize townships and municipal corporations to designate areas within which new homes and improvements to existing homes are wholly or partially exempted from property taxation. SB 212 had its second hearing for proponent testimony in the Senate Ways and Means Committee. The sponsor contacted OHBA before introduction to explain potential benefits. OHBA continues to work with Senator Schuring. HB 289 ELEVATOR LAW (BALDRIDGE, B) To revise the Elevator Law. The elevator licensing bill received its third hearing in the House Commerce and Labor Committee for opponent testimony. OHBA met with the Chairwoman prior to the hearing to explain some need for clarification on a residential exemption, as well as, consideration in differentiating between accessibility equipment and commercial elevator equipment. Later in the day, Mike Simko, an elevator contractor, and member from the Akron area, offered opponent testimony expressing his concerns with the bill, as written, and the need for further discussion on HB 289. OHBA continues to consider language to deal with the concerns raised with HB 289, and will be meeting with the bill’s sponsor to follow up. SB 136 DESIGN PROFESSIONALS (HOTTINGER, J., SYKES, V.) To establish a payment assurance program for registered design professionals. SB 136 had proponent testimony in the Senate Government Oversight Committee last week. The legislation does not apply to residential or to public projects. OHBA was contacted by proponents of the legislation to make sure OHBA did not have any concerns. This is not a Mechanics’ Lien, as Design Professionals do not qualify as such. To make the point, the legislation expressly prioritizes R.C. 1311 Mechanics’ Liens regardless of date of filing. Mortgages also are expressly unaffected. Those testifying in support included the Professional Land Surveyors of Ohio, American Council of Engineering Companies of Ohio, and the Ohio Chapter of American Society of Landscape Architects. OHBA TO MEET WITH OHIO DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION Early next month, OHBA will meet with staff, and the director of the Office of Career-Technical Education, under the Ohio Department of Education. Multiple topics of discussion will include curriculum review, vocational education around Ohio, ODE programs, as well as, potential partnerships with the industry. Please feel free to contact OHBA with any questions or concerns. November 2019

OHBA, 17 S. High St., Suite 700, Columbus, OH 43215, (800)282-3403, build@ohiohba.com

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BUILDER CONFIDENCE Holds Firm in November

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uilder confidence in the market for newly built single-family homes edged one point lower to 70 in November, according to the latest NAHB/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index (HMI) released today. The past two months mark the highest sentiment levels in 2019. “Single-family builders are currently reporting ongoing positive conditions, spurred in part by low mortgage rates and continued job growth,” said NAHB Chairman Greg Ugalde. “In a further sign of solid demand, this is the fourth consecutive month where at least half of all builders surveyed have reported positive buyer traffic conditions.” “We have seen substantial year-over-year improvement following the housing affordability crunch of late 2018, when the HMI stood at 60,” said NAHB Chief Economist Robert Dietz. “However, lot shortages remain a serious problem, particularly among custom builders. Builders also continue to grapple with other affordability headwinds, including a lack of labor and regulatory constraints.” Derived from a monthly survey that NAHB has been conducting for 30 years, the NAHB/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index gauges builder perceptions of current single-family home sales and sales expectations for the next six months as “good,” “fair” or “poor.” The survey also asks builders to rate traffic of prospective buyers as “high to very high,” “average” or “low to very low.” Scores for each component are then used to calculate a seasonally adjusted index where any number over 50 indicates that more builders view conditions as good than poor. The HMI index gauging current sales conditions fell two points to 76, and the measure charting traffic of prospective buyers dropped one point to 53. The component measuring sales expectations in the next six months rose one point to 77. Looking at the three-month moving averages for regional HMI scores, the Northeast posted a two-point gain to 62, the West was up three points to 81 and the South moved one point higher to 74. The Midwest remained unchanged at 58. HMI tables can be found at nahb.org/hmi. More information on housing statistics is also available at housingeconomics.com

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75th Anniversary Special Offer Issued November 2017

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DEMOCRATIC PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATES Talk Housing Affordability

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emocratic presidential candidates cited the need to increase housing production to ease America’s affordability crisis during a nationally televised debate last night in Atlanta. Moderator Kristin Welker stated that millions of working Americans are finding that housing has become unaffordable, and that the problem is especially acute in metropolitan areas, particularly in California. Billionaire Tom Steyer said that as a result of policy in California, “we have millions too few housing units. I understand exactly what needs to be done here, which is we need to change policy and we need to apply resources here to make sure that we build literally millions of new units.” Steyer added that “localities and municipalities who have worked very hard to make sure that there are no new housing units built in their towns have to change that and we’re going to have to force it.” Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) said that “our housing problem in America is a problem on the supply side, and that means that the federal government stopped building new housing a long time ago, affordable housing. “So I’ve got a plan for 3.2 million new housing units in America,” Warren added. “Those are housing units for working families, for the working poor, for the poor poor, for seniors who want to age in place, for people with disabilities, for people who are coming back from being incarcerated. It’s about tenants’ rights.” Warren concluded her response by stating that “housing is how we build wealth in America. When I built a housing plan, it’s not only a housing plan about building new units. It’s a housing plan about addressing what is wrong about government-sponsored discrimination, how we need to address it, and we need to say we’re going to reverse it.” Sen. Cory Booker (D-N.J.) said that his plan “is very simple. If you’re a renter who pays more than a third of your income in rent, then you will get a refundable tax credit between the amount you’re paying and the area median rent. That empowers people in the same way we empower home owners.” In an official statement, NAHB Chairman Greg Ugalde highlighted the significance of Democratic presidential hopefuls — as well as President Trump — citing the urgent need to address America’s housing affordability challenges.

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MARIA’S MARKETING MINUTE

BREAK IT DOWN

Image Resolution: What It Is and Why It Matters

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BY: MARIA SABALA

elcome to the brand new column,` “Maria’s Marketing Minute,” from your trusty Marketing Associate here at the NCBIA, and owner of Genevieve Lyle Media Group, LLC, Maria Sabala. Marketing is a moving target and it’s not everyone’s favorite thing. Some people downright hate it and avoid it at all costs. I know, because I’ve been there myself. But it’s crucial to business growth and survival. It’s not just about tricking people, making money and padding your pockets. It doesn’t have to be selfish and feel icky. You CAN make it about serving your customers and reaching the right type of people who LOVE WHAT YOU DO and will pay you to do it. Why reach these ideal people? Because it will improve the lives of those you seek to serve. So let’s get started.

How image resolution affects image quality: Pixel Dimensions: 600x600 Resolution: 300 pixels per inch This is a high resolution image. It’s clean, detailed, and perfect for printing. High resolution is overkill for the web, though. If images are too big, it makes your site slow.

What is image resolution? The quick and dirty explanation is it’s the number of pixels per inch. Higher resolution means more detail (and bigger file size, typically used for printing). Lower resolution means less detail (and smaller file size, perfect for email signatures, digital ads, and websites). Think of pixels as the building blocks of images. All they are is colored blocks.

Why does it matter? The more pixels an image has, the more detail it has (and the more professional you look). You need to meet the minimum resolution requirements to avoid pixelation and loss of quality. Lower resolution images printed at larger sizes appear fuzzy or “pixelated” because it has the same number of pixels, but they’re just printed larger. This is a pixel. This is 10 pixels This is 10x10 pixels, so we have 100 pixels.

Pixel Dimensions: 144x144 Resolution: 72 pixels per inch If you zoom in, you’ll see the edges are beginning to look a little fuzzy or like steps. This is fine when used small for web use or in email signatures. Would not be ideal for printing on a business card or brochure.

Pixel Dimensions: 20x20 Resolution: 10 pixels per inch Just to illustrate image resolution, this image is only 10 pixels per inch. This is what happens when you take a tiny photo and try to make it bigger. You lose detail and image quality.

If this square is 1 inch, then: Pixel Dimensions: 10x10 pixels Resolution: 10 pixels per inch

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The minimum resolution for the web is 72 pixels per inch (ppi). The minimum resolution for print is typically 150300 ppi depending on the printer and what you’re printing on. 300 is ideal for photos.

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PHOTO GALLERY On Monday, November 11, 2019, Veteran’s Day, NCBIA Member US Bank, in partnership with Freedom Alliance, dedicated a mortgagefree home to US Army Veteran, Bryan Schrader and his family. US Bank has donated 22 homes as part of their H.O.M.E. (Housing Opportunities after Military Engagement) program.

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