July 2012 Reporter

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North Texas Hombuilders Association

Reporter Volume 5, No. 7 • JULY, 2012

4410 Fairway Boulevard • Wichita Falls, TX 76308 • P: 940.692.2211 • F: 940.692.2214 • www.nthba.com

Renewals

John Ahearn............... Overhead Door Company Kyle Streich...................................... S&H Granite Steven Klasse................................ Klasse Homes Kenneth Armstrong...........................IHR Security John Ferguson............................Ferguson-Veresh Tom Nichols......... Breegle Abbey Carpet & Floor

To send in nominees forinthe To send Housing Hallnominees of Honor for the Housing Hall of 30, Honor Deadline is Monday, July Deadline is Monday, 2012 5:00PM. 30, 2012, Don’t Delay,July time is of 5:00 thepm. Don’t Delay! essence

General Membership Meeting To send in nominees for the Housing Hall of Honor Deadline is Monday, July 30, 5:00PM. Thursday, July 5, 2012 • 2012 11:30 AM Don’tLamar Delay, time is of the Kemp Center for the Arts • 1300 Street essence Scholarship Committee Chairman, Jeff McClatchy will conduct the NTHBA Scholarship Presentation to these scholarship recipients Bryce Tucker, Mindy Schroeder & Kolten Booher.

Congratulations


Ralph Dunkelberg III Why the 30-Year Fixed-Rate Vice President Mortgage is ImportantMortgage Services

DECEMBER BIRTHDAYS Dave Rhone ............................................ 02 Luz Lerma ............................................. 06 Dutch Watson ........................................ Phone12 2801 Kell East (940) 692-5734 Steve Smith ........................................... 13 Fax Wichita Falls (940) 692-0391 Ed Mawson Sr ........................................ 15 Texas 76308 tco@wf.net Lane Landes, Owner Jim Henderson ...................................... 17 George Medlen ...................................... 23 CHRIS•DOCKMAN • COMPANY Debra Clements Mortgage Consultant O.W. Ayers .............................................. 26 2071 FM 171 Mortgage Wichita Falls, Texas 76305 Kenneth Armstrong ............................. 30 Phone & Fax (940) 767-9710

Wells Fargo Home Mortgage Cell (940) 704-3471 Jerry Fillmon, Owner/Manager 2301 KELL BLVD.

WICHITA FALLS, TX 76308 MAC T9904-010 940-766-8520 Office Debra.K.Clements@wellsfargo.com

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Today’s historically-low mortgage interest rates are good news for both prospective and owners. 1401 current Holliday •home Wichita Falls, TX 76301 Families looking940-720-8054 to buy can• Cell afford more 940-704-1789 home for their money, and home owners Fax 940-720-8071 may be able to refinance their mortgages Email ralph.dunkelberg@usfcu.us and lower their monthly payments or Stan Mountain tap into their home’s equity to pay for President expenses such as school tuition for their children or a major renovation. But the 30-year, fixed rate mortgage — the primary housing financing tool for most Americans — is being threatened. Some members of Congress are pushing to end the federal backstop for housing. Without a federal role to absorb market risk, private lenders would increase interest rates and fees on all types of available financing options, including the 30-year, fixed-rate mortgage. During the Great Depression, the national homeownership rate was well under 50 percent and buyers were often forced to finance their homes with a 50 percent downpayment on a five-year balloon mortgage. The 30-year, fixed-rate mortgage came about as a result of President Franklin Roosevelt’s New Deal policies and played a pivotal role in helping to increase SERVICES the national homeownership rate so that today two out of three Americans own a home. OCE of Texas The 30-year loanConstruction is the most popular and sustainable Certified Elevation Survey Fencing mortgage in the marketplace for many reasons, including: Custom Gates Randy Pebworth • Affordability. year• rwpeb10@gmail.com terms lock in Landscaping low monthly 940-692-6117 O&F • Thirty 940-733-5339 payments, allowing households with average incomes to comfortably budget for their home loan. • Inflation protection. Knowing their monthly housing costs will remain the same year in and year out regardless of whether interest rates rise provides households with a sense of financial security and also acts as a hedge against inflation. • Long-term planning. Many young buyers know that as their incomes rise, their mortgage payment will stay constant and take up less of their monthly budget, which will enable them to save for other costs like their children’s school tuitions and retirement. • Tax advantages. In most instances, all of the interest and property taxes a home owner pays in a given year can be deducted from their gross income, reducing their taxable income. This can result in thousands of dollars of tax savings, especially in the early years of a 30-year mortgage when interest makes up most of the payment.

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Economists agree that there can be no sustainable economic recovery until the housing market rebounds. A sound housing finance system that provides a stable and affordable supply of credit for home buyers and rental Serving Texas & Oklahoma since 1971 housing is essential to ensure a healthy housing market, to keep standard 30-year fixed-rate loans and adjustable rate (940) 692-6300 • Fax (940) 692-6302 readily accessible and affordable, to spur job T E X A S mortgages 940-723-0944 ASSOCIATION creation and to maintain a strong and durable economy. OF is just one more reason it is important to get out and Serving This Area Since 1946 BUILDERS This VOTE and take part in contributing to the Texas Association of Builders HOMEPAC and National Association of Home Builders BUILDPAC. They are your voice for State and National legislation. 4101 McNiel Avenue Wichita Falls, TX 76308


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Wood Burning & Gas Wood & Cast Stone Mantels Outdoor Kitchens JOHNNY McCLANE 4101 McNiel Avenue Wichita Falls, TX 76308

Serving Texas & Oklahoma since 1971 (940) 692-6300 • Fax (940) 692-6302

Thank You! To all who serve.


Calendar of Events

Happy Independence Day (office closed)..................................................................... July 4, 2012 General Membership Meeting....................................................................... July 5, 2012 • 11:30AM Membership, Meetings & Education Committee Meeting........................ July 10, 2012 • 10:00AM Parade of Homes & Special Events Committee Meeting.......................... July 11, 2012 • 10:00AM Nominations Committee Meeting................................................................ July 12, 2012 • 10:00AM Budget & By-Laws Committee Meeting......................................................... July 17, 2012 • 9:15AM Board of Directors Meeting........................................................................... July 18, 2012 • 11:00AM

Long Name. Big On Service. Builder Pricing • Net/30 Terms • Free Builder Delivery

2801 Midwestern Parkway, Suite 200 Wichita Falls, Texas 76308 940-696-0000 phone • 940-687-1725 fax www.fstbnk.com

1300 Tenth Street • 723-0771 Contact steve@hamiltonbryan.com • 940-691-1112

Meet Your Members David Bedingfield Homes

When you want a builder who will work with you to make your custom home unique, the name to call is David Bedingfield, builder of David Bedingfield Homes. Unique features, one-of-a-kind interior and exterior styling, and high quality construction are just some of the reasons Texoma residents choose David Bedingfield. • Bedingfield’s homes also are highly energy efficient. He uses the finest windows, doors, and appliances, along with top-quality insulation and building techniques to achieve true energy savings for his clients. • Among the special features found in homes built by David Bedingfield Homes are brick breakfast bars, special wall and ceiling treatments, hand-scraped Knotty Hickory hardwood floors, Knotty Hickory cabinets, special ceiling treatments, recessed lighting, stone and brick exteriors, and stamped concrete and stained driveways and walkways. • While he builds custom homes in all sizes and price ranges, Bedingfield presently is building several 3000 square-foot custom homes throughout the Texoma area. Currently, he is building homes in Stonelake Estates, on Sisk Road, near Windthorst, in Horseshoe Bend Estates, and in Sandalwood Creek Estates. • A native Wichitan, Bedingfield has built a reputation for outstanding quality in each and every home, dependable service to each customer, and honesty and fairness with subcontractors, suppliers and developers. His homes are recognized for their flair, style and versatility. A member of the North Texas Home Builders Association, each home comes with the 2/10 homeowners’ warranty. • If you are interested in building a custom home, call David Bedingfield Homes today and let him work with you to build your dream home. He builds beautiful custom homes throughout the Texoma area. Call David Bedingfield at 733-0348 and begin the process of making your dream a reality.

Breegle Breegle Abbey Carpet & Floor was founded in 1947 by Mel and June Breegle and has been serving Wichita Falls and the surrounding area ever since. Breegle’s is currently owned and operated by Bobby Diltz, who is carrying on the tradition of excellent customer service that was started by Mr. and Mrs. Breegle. Our outstanding reputation in the community is a result of this tradition of service. • At Breegle’s we offer a wide variety of products and services, including carpet, ceramic tile, vinyl flooring, wood flooring, area rugs, wallpaper, Formica, blinds and cabinet hardware. To ensure that you get the best possible installation of your new flooring, we have floor-covering installers that are certified by the International Certified Floor Covering Installers Association. • We’re Here to Serve You • Our sales people have extensive experience and are here to assist you in the buying process. At Breegle’s, our goal is to serve you. Feel free to contact us by phone or stop by and visit us at 2213 Grant Street, Wichita Falls, Texas.


July Birthdays

Always Remember to do Business with Association Members! We always have room for more ads! Phone 692-5734 NTHBA 692-2211 to set up(940) your ad.

2801 Kell East Please contact

Fax (940) 692-0391

Wichita Falls

Bill Streich. ............................................ 19 Texas 76308 tco@wf.net

NTHBA REPORTER MONTHLY Lane Landes, Owner ADVERTISING RATES We’re•Here When You Need Us. CHRIS• DOCKMAN COMPANY

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Serving Wichita, Archer and Clay Counties 2071 FM 171 Wichita Falls, Texas 76305 1920& Elmwood North Ave. • Wichita Falls, Texas 76308 Phone Fax (940) 767-9710 Cell (940) 704-3471 (940) 720-5200 • (940) 691-3199 Fax Jerry Fillmon, Owner/Manager

Jean Taylor, CESA

Vice President / Escrow Officer (940) 720-5202

jeant@archertitle.com

Maggie Johnson

Operations Mgr. / Escrow Officer (940) 720-5203

maggiej@archertitle.com

Always Remember to do Business with Association Members! We1300 always have room for more ads! Tenth Street • 723-0771 Please contact NTHBA 692-2211 to set up your ad.

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BRYAN WAGGONER 3907 Kell Boulevard • Wichita Falls • Texas 76308 (940) 691-3641 Fax (940) 691-3643 • (800) 466-3642 E-Mail bryanl@waggonercarpetone.com

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522 Beverly Drive Wichita Falls, Texas 76309

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2801 Midwestern Parkway, Suite 200 Wichita Falls, Texas 76308 940-696-0000 phone • 940-687-1725 fax www.fstbnk.com BRYAN WAGGONER 3907 Kell Boulevard • Wichita Falls • Texas 76308 (940) 691-3641 Fax (940) 691-3643 • (800) 466-3642 E-Mail bryanl@waggonercarpetone.com

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1920 Elmwood North Ave. • Wichita Falls, Texas 76308 (940) 720-5200 • (940) 691-3199 Fax Jean Taylor, CESA

Vice President / Escrow Officer (940) 720-5202

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JUSTIN BAILEY

Vice President/Lending

Maggie Johnson

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1920 Elmwood North Ave. • Wichita Falls, Texas 76308 (940) 720-5200 • (940) 691-3199 Fax Jean Taylor, CESA

Vice President / Escrow Officer

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Maggie Johnson

Operations Mgr. / Escrow Officer

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Delinda Dodd Mortgage Team Member

1401 Holliday • Wichita Falls, TX 76301 940-720-8023 Fax 940-720-8071 Email delinda.dodd@usfcu.us


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CHRIS•DOCKMAN • COMPANY 2071 FM 171 Wichita Falls, Texas 76305 Phone & Fax (940) 767-9710 Cell (940) 704-3471 Jerry Fillmon, Owner/Manager

940-782-3805

8011 Seymour Hwy • Wichita Falls, TX 76310

NTHBA 2012 Membership Drive Information & Rules The North Texas Home Builders Association is conducting a membership drive beginning July 5, 2012 and ending December 31, 2012. The goal is to increase our membership by 20% or 16 new members. Only new builder and associate members will count toward the contest. (A builder or associate member is a primary member for a company. Affiliate members will not count toward the contest (An affiliate member is a member brought in under a primary member). Each month we will award the member who brings in the most new members with a $50.00 cash prize. The winner will be recognized and awarded the prize at the General Membership Meeting the month following the close of the previous month. We will also recognize all members who have brought in new members as well as the new members. At the end of 2012 we will determine who brings in the most members for the year and they will be awarded a grand prize of $1000.00 and receive a free web site banner ad on the NTHBA web site for the year 2013. This prize will be awarded only if the total increase in membership is 20% or more. Otherwise the grand prize will be as follows which do not include the web site banner: 10% -19% winner receives $500 • 5% - 9% winner receives $250 • Under 5% winner receives $50 Only new members brought in after July 5, 2012 will be counted for the contest. Although we are not able to count the affiliate members toward the contest any affiliate member you have the opportunity to get to join we encourage you to sign up. We can always use new talent to help in many areas. The dues are as follows: Builder Member: $526 • Associate Member: $400 Affiliate Member: $200 for 1st affiliate under primary member • $50 for each add’l affiliate within that company We have brochures available at the North Texas Home Builders Association office with information about benefits of becoming a member. Membership applications are available online or at the North Texas Home Builders Association office. We look forward to increasing our association membership and hope you will challenge each other in some friendly competition. Thank You in advance from your Membership, Meetings & Education Committee – Sharon Tucker, Jay Bitsche, Griselda Anzaldua, Chris Gravitt and Eric Nelson.


Parade of Homes was a Tremendous Success!

Tom Hansen of Wichita Falls was the winner of $1,000 in the Parade of Homes Drawing sponsored by the North Texas Home Builders Association. He was presented the check at the office of Habit for Humanity of Wichita Falls on Thursday, June 21, by Stan Mountain, president of the North Texas Home Builders Association, Steven Hinson, vice president of the organization, Teri Gibson, executive vice president, Shelia Hammonds with Stan Mountain Construction and Beverly Bryant, volunteer coordinator of Habitat for Humanity. The check was made possible Tom Hansen, center, is presented a check as the winner of the through donations by Archer Title of Texas, American Parade of Homes Drawing by NTHBA President Stan Mountain. From left are: Beverly Bryant, Steven Henson, Tom Hansen, National Bank, Fidelity Bank, First Bank, Guarantee Title Stan Mountain, Shelia Hammonds, and Teri Gibson. Company, Landmark Title Company, State National Bank, Stewart Title Company, Texoma Community Credit Union, Union Square Federal Credit Union, and Wells Fargo Bank. Hansen, who is retired civil service, said he and his wife love visiting the Parade of Homes entries. “A lot of times we use it as a social event. Every year we see someone we know while touring the homes. We also enjoy seeing the newest features in homes. This year we were very impressed by the quality of the homes in the Parade.” Mountain said attendance at the recent Parade was up. “Most builders were impressed with the crowds and the number of people seriously looking to purchase a new home was substantial this year.” Gibson reported within weeks of the parade almost half of the entries were sold and several builders are working with parade contacts on plans to begin construction on other homes. One of our supplier members said leads generated from the parade has kept him busy doing estimates and others have had enquiries on their products due to the parade. Hinson agreed. “This was one of the best Parades we have had in years.” He also wanted to thank Landmark Title Company for sponsoring the kickoff luncheon that helped get the Parade off to a good start with Mayor Glenn Barham assisting in a ribbon cutting that is customary to kick off the parade of homes. Stan Mountain, President, Steven Hinson vice president and chairman of the Parade of Homes committee and Teri Gibson executive vice president would like to say thank you to everyone who participated in the 2012 Parade of Homes, builders, advertisers, those who displayed promotional banners, those who donated prize money and our kickoff lunch sponsor. Builders participating in this year’s Parade included Dennis Company, Douglas Custom Homes, Harmon & Holcomb Homes, Joe Wood Construction, Klasse Homes, Lance Friday Homes, R.J. Wachsman Homes, Rowland & Donnell Homes, Skyline Developers, Stan Mountain Construction and Thompson Brothers Construction.

703 E. Scott Wichita Falls, TX 76308

Email this word “Fireworks” to nthba.teri@gmail.com for your chance to win 2 free meals to the August General Membership Meeting.


Pray for those who are near and dear to us. Please pray for Mike Tucker (Sharon Tucker with Atmos Energy’s Husband),

griselda.anzaldua@ferguson.com

Griselda Anzaluda Showroom Consultant

Larry Thaggard (employee of Lane Landes at Texas Carpet Outlet) Ethel Shelton (Ben Shelton’s wife) and Joe Rhone (son of Dorothy Rhone).

Condolences Shirley & Charles Barr for the loss of their daughter Robin Barnett.