This event marked the 8th annual Framing Frenzy Build which is in conjunction with celebrating National Homeownership Month.
The festivities began at 9 a.m. with AmeriCorps volunteers building the frame of a house to be moved to Frederica for the Main Family.
The Sussex County, Central Delaware and New Castle County chapters of Habitat for Humanity were joined in a celebration by Governor John Carney, members of the General Assembly, Delaware State Housing Authority Director Anas Ben Addi, Delaware AmeriCorps volunteers, the Delaware Association of Realtors, Delaware Health and Social Services, and Home Builders Association of Delaware.
"We know that homeownership creates more stable neighborhoods, forges stronger relationships, and helps more children succeed in life," said Governor John Carney, who presented a proclamation in honor of Homeownership Month. "Working together, we can help more Delawareans achieve the dream of homeownership and keep our state growing and thriving."
"The cost of regulation raises the price of a new home by over 30%. We have to get that cost down if we expect people to be able to afford to own a home," said HBADE President, James McCulley.
Thank you to our President and our members who came out to support this great event!
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
The Home Builders Association of Delaware Along With National Association of Home Builders Meet With Governor John Carney!
The Home Builders Association of Delaware along with Jerry Howard and Isabel Shocket of National Association of Home Builders met with Governor John Carney to discuss training a workforce in building trades in Delaware. Our youth, at-risk youth, veterans and prisoners are all potential candidates for building trade training and job placement. Let's get to work on the economy of Delaware.
We are pleased to announce the State has hired additional contract workers to perform plumbing inspections.
Earlier we reported that we were conducting discussions with the State to head off a possible economic slowdown of plumbing inspections at new home projects. As we had reported, State inspections for residential plumbing in Kent and Sussex Counties has been feared to be slowing down due to various reasons including inspector retirements, looming medical outages, etc.
The two new contract workers began making inspections early last week. Hopefully this will provide immediate relief and help alleviate any potential inspection slowdown.
HBADE early on saw this coming as a problem for our industry and initiated meetings with the State officials that oversee the inspection process in Kent and Sussex Counties. Fortunately the State has been quite responsive and will be providing immediate relief by contracting several positions, with an eye to meet with us next month to explore long term solutions.
As you can imagine, a slowdown in plumbing inspections would have significant harm to the housing industry. Work on new homes would come to a halt until the inspections are made, causing a domino effect to other trades, new home settlements, inconvenience to new home buyers, the buyer’s buyers if applicable, moving companies, etc.
In addition, HBADE has a meeting next week with State officials to further discuss this issue. We will keep our members updated; but if any plumbers or home builders with projects in Kent County or Sussex County are finding inspection slowdowns, please notify us at email@example.com
Its another THROWBACK THURSDAY! This week we go back to 2006 when the Leadership & Legacy Ball was held at the Sheraton in Dover. Looks like a fun time. Enjoy and have a great afternoon!
Noble’s Pond New Welcome Village Ribbon Cutting, Grand Opening Delights Crowd
Homebuyers Inspired by New Design Studio, Decorated Models, Active Living Lifestyle
Dover, Delaware (October 25, 2017) – On Saturday, October 21, Noble’s Pond, the premier active lifestyle community in Dover, Delaware, hosted a special Grand Opening of its beautiful new Welcome Village for interested buyers and their families. Harry Miller III, president of Regal Builders and developer of Noble’s Pond, welcomed a number of dignitaries for the Ribbon Cutting Ceremony at 9:30AM including Robert Sine, Mayor of Cheswold, Brooks Banta, President Kent County Levy Court, Sam Callender, Land Use Administrator and Treasurer of Cheswold, and Howard Fortunato, Executive Vice President of the Home Builders Association of Delaware.
On this beautiful fall day, more than 100 people toured Noble’s Pond stunning new Welcome Village consisting of three professionally decorated model homes plus the sparkling new Design Studio where Noble’s Pond Interior Design Specialist, Vivien Koronet, shared the variety of flexible and innovative new floorplans available at Noble’s Pond.
Potential 55+ buyers were eager to tour the gorgeous model homes designed for today’s active lifestyle. The low maintenance homes impressed with their thoughtful floorplans and outdoor living spaces, and buyers expressed their appreciation for Noble’s Pond’s superior construction and top quality finishes. The Grand Opening event had people excited to become a part of the Noble’s Pond community.
“We thank our many ‘Ambassadors,’ current Noble’s Pond residents, for participating in our Grand Opening Event and for sharing their personal experiences about moving and living here,” says Colleen Ostafy, Lifestyle Director. “No-one is better at welcoming our visitors, celebrating our Noble’s Pond lifestyle with them, and explaining why Noble’s Pond really feels like home!”
Noble's Pond Welcome Village and Model Homes are open for touring on Mondays - Saturdays from 10am - 5pm and on Sundays from noon to 5pm. For more information or to make an appointment, call 1.888.222.0030 or visit http://www.noblespondhomes.com.
Ribbon cutting and grand opening of the beautiful new Welcome Village at Noble’s Pond, Delaware’s premier active lifestyle community. Photo, from left to right: Pat Schaffer, resident, Vivien Koronet, Design Consultant, Brooks Banta, President Kent County Levy Court, Sam Callender, Land Use Administrator and Treasurer of Cheswold, Dorothy Carey, Concierge, Justin Olear, Vice President, Regal Builders, Harry Miller, President Regal Builders, Robert Sine, Mayor of Cheswold, Colleen Ostafy, Lifestyle Director. Guests Included Mark Succarotte, New Penn Financial, Howard Fortunato, Executive Vice President Delaware Home Builders Association and Jane Marie O’Connor, 55+ Housing Consultant.