DSHA invites all interested parties to attend a public hearing being held to obtain views on housing and community development needs and comments on the agency's draft FY18 Annual Action Plan. The hearing will be 1:30 p.m. April 26 at the Dover Public Library, 35 Loockerman Plaza, Dover.
The Action Plan serves as Delaware's housing planning document, and as the application for funding to several federal programs. The draft plan is available for review on DSHA's website, and hard copies are available upon request from email@example.com.
Both oral and written comments will be accepted and recorded at the hearing, and a summary of the comments and DSHA's response will be attached to the final Action Plan.
If you have a vision, hearing, or physical impairment that requires accommodation either in the reading of this notice or at the public hearing, DSHA will provide appropriate assistance. To schedule assistance, please call 302-739-4263, ext. 245, between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m., Monday through Friday.
Free Webinar: Designing a Sensory-Friendly Room
From 2-3 p.m. ET on Wednesday, March 28, Tom Ashley the 2017 NAHB Remodeler of the Year and 2017 Homes for Life Single-Space category winner and John Guillory of Expand, Inc. will detail their design challenges and solution to create a room for a client with an autistic child. A question-and-answer session will follow. This webinar is free for all NAHB members. Register today.
This past week Home Builders’ held its annual Legislative Reception at Dover Downs Tuesday night. The Reception is a great way for legislators to hear from members about various topics relevant to our industry- but in an informal setting over nibbles and adult beverages.
This year about 60 HBADE members and Legislators attended and talked and socialized. We were joined by representatives of St George’s Vo-Tech High School talking about our partnership with them to help students build sheds see the video: http://nahbnow.com/2018/03/hba-of-delaware-helps-students-build-sheds-raise-money/#comment-826464
We were also joined by Jerry Howard, the CEO of the National Association of Home Builders. Jerry was in town that day to help us discuss with legislators the problems with Delaware residential electric licensing and how it has slowed the housing market, slowed hosing productin and impacted builders and home buyers. We distributed a series of talking points to legislators, a copy is here: Click here HBADE Talking Points
Enjoy the slideshow of pictures from the evening!
To help our members make sense of the recent federal tax changes, Brian Stratton and Mike Easton of the Horty CPA firm presented a seminar on March 13, 2018.
Although tax laws and discussion of such can be a dry subject, it seemed to keep everyone paying attention for 90 minutes, with lots of Q&A. Afterward one member even thanked us for the seminar, proclaiming “I believe it was very helpful to a lot of member companies”. Kudos and our thanks to Brian and Mike of the Horty Group for their presentation.
Anyone wishing to obtain a copy of the distributed information should ……. Click for Horty Tax Seminar Handout
NAHB Remodelers invites you to join our free, monthly, member-exclusive webcast today, March 6 from 1-2 p.m. E.T. "Different is Better!" will be led by Brian Flook, MIRM, of Power Marketing.
This program will destroy the belief that being better than your competition will bring you more sales. Keeping the customer's home clean is not better—it's boring. You will exit this program knowing how to be different in order to increase sales and profits.
Register for today's webcast now—only a few spots left! Email firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
Another webinar—free for all NAHB members—is on March 28 from 2-3pm E.T. Tom Ashley, the 2017 Homes for Life Single-Space category winner and 2017 NAHB Remodeler of the Year and John Guillory of Expand, Inc. will detail their design challenges and solution to create a comfortable sensory room for a client with an autistic child. A question-and-answer session will follow. Register today.
February's Lunch & Learn, "Top Legal Trends to Watch in 2018," is now available in replay under Professional Development Webcasts on the NAHB Remodelers Resource Library, nahb.org/nahbrlibrary.
How to Engage and Educate Local Home Owners about Remodeling
Join us today at 2pm E.T. for our Leadership Lowdown! Guest speaker Tom Ashley of the Capital Region Builders Association remodelers council will share how his council educates local home owners about remodeling through their successful "Remodeling 1,2,3" workshops. "Remodeling 1, 2, 3" was developed to help the public understand the remodeling process and how to reduce their risk of hiring an unscrupulous contractor. For members, it's an opportunity to promote their HBA and council, network with home owners and explain why it's a better investment to hire a remodelers council member.
NAHB Remodelers' quarterly Leadership Lowdown webcasts give you the opportunity to discuss challenges and successes with your peers, share best practices and stay in the loop on the latest national benefits and events.
"We had a local 'roundtable' meeting scheduled for the following day where we were able to bring up several of the points that were discussed during the call. These calls are a timely and helpful service to us!" -BIA Clark County, Wash.
Participate via Adobe Connect or telephone by dialing 866-628-8629 and code 526645.
Email email@example.com for more information.
Join us for future Leadership Lowdowns on June 4, Sept. 5 and Dec. 3.
The landmark tax reform legislation that took effect Jan. 1 created significant changes in the tax code that will affect the housing industry and our small business members.
To help NAHB members understand how these changes could impact their business, NAHB is hosting a members-only webinar, Tax Reform and Your Bottom Line, at 1 p.m. ET on March 5.
The webinar will feature NAHB tax experts and outside tax counsel who will focus on the specific changes that will most directly impact small businesses, including the 20% pass-through deduction, limitations on the business interest deduction and new depreciation guidelines. Register for the March 5 webinar at nahb.org/taxwebinar (log-in required). If you are not able to join the webinar, a replay will be posted on nahb.org. You can learn more about the new tax law, and NAHB’s influence during the legislative process, at nahb.org/taxreform.
The Ecobee4 smart thermostat, Loxone smart home system and the QUADZilla door roller each received a 2017 NAHB Global Innovation Award and were honored at the NAHB International Builders Show in Orlando.
“These winners’ commitment to innovation really stood out,” said Roger Lyons, NAHB Global Opportunities Board chair. “It was a stiff competition, because all our entrants are pushing the home building industry forward in new and exciting ways. We are proud to provide this platform that recognizes their accomplishments.”
Anthony Innovations’ QUADzilla door rollers, made in Thomastown, Victoria, Australia, are designed around a standard rail profile that enables window and door fabricators to build larger sliding panels while delivering reduced rolling resistance and smoother and quieter operation, all within the same system extrusion.
The Ecobee4 smart thermostat, made by Ecobee of Toronto, Ontario, Canada, can be controlled through its touch screen, via a smart device or by voice — it’s the first thermostat with built-in Amazon Alexa voice service. It also delivers energy savings of up to 23% when home owners are away.
Loxone’s smart home system, made in Kollerschlag, Oberösterreich, Austria, connects the whole home: everything from the central mini-server to dimmers, multi-room audio, push buttons, video intercoms and sensors.
Global Award finalists included Hillside Software’s Digital Property Flyers, the Schlage Sense Smart Deadbolt and Wellness Within Your Walls’ healthy kitchen design.
NAHB Global Membership connects each participant to thousands of the world’s top builders, manufacturers and suppliers. Members enjoy exclusive access to a wide range of opportunities and home building industry resources, including programs such as the Global Innovation Award.
NAHB’s Construction, Codes and Standards Committee is seeking NAHB members interested in applying to serve for 2018 on one of its three subcommittees: the Building Codes and Standards Subcommittee, the Construction Technology Research Subcommittee, and the Energy and Green Codes and Standards Subcommittee.
If you would like to apply to become a subcommittee member for 2018, please contact Gary Ehrlich and indicate which subcommittee you would like to participate on. Feel free to provide a few details about your interests and related experience.
Subcommittee members must be an NAHB Builder, Associate or Affiliate member in good standing.
Applications are due by Feb. 9. Subcommittee members will be informed of their appointments by the end of February.