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Home Staging Makes a Difference

Home Staging Makes a Difference – AMC Guest Writer, June DeLugas        Making a difference in how a home is perceived by a potential buyer could break or make a sale.   Furnishings and accessories and lighting can make a house feel like a home.  Potential buyers find it easier to imagine living in the house…

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Successful Candidate Meet & Greets

Home Builders Association of Winston-Salem appreciates the hard work of Zach DeWaters, HBAWS & WSRAR Director of Government Affairs, along with Heather Miller and Glenn Cobb on the Candidate Meet and Greet events held October 6, 8, 2014! These events allow HBAWS and WSRAR to educate candidates regarding the importance of the home building industry. …

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NCHBA Update

NCHBA UPDATE   NCHBA 4th Quarter Meeting NCHBA holds four meeting each year, during which the NCHBA Committees and Board of Directors meet. The Quarterly Meetings are an opportunity for members from across the state to meet and discuss issues affecting the home building industry. The ideas, goals and plans discussed at the meetings help…

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NAHB Leadership Institute

Executive officers and volunteer leadership from across the country, including Megan Parks and Cathy Craven Snodgrass, traveled to St. Louis last week for the NAHB Association Leadership Institute. OVERVIEW The NAHB Association Leadership Institute brings staff and member volunteers together for dynamic education on key association functions, intersecting with insightful leadership development and team collaboration. It’s…

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Members Advocate for Housing

Members Advocate for Housing Legislation in Raleigh [NCHBA] Help needed during August Recess: Congress is returning home for its traditional August recess, which presents the NAHB federation with a great opportunity to meet with senators and representatives.  Earlier this year in March, NAHB’s Bringing Housing Home campaign provided NAHB members the chance to spend quality time with…

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Housing = Jobs

Housing = Jobs [NCHBA] Consumer Benefits of New Construction: Even though new homes tend to be larger, energy costs are about 10 percent lower in new homes compared to existing homes. Maintenance costs on average were 56 percent lower in new homes; $547 a year for all single family homes versus $241 for homes built…

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Housing Finance Reform

[NAHB] Housing Finance Reform, A Look at Legislative Initiatives Bipartisan housing finance reform legislation was recently passed by the Senate Banking Committee and deserves an up or down vote on the Senate floor. If passed, this bill will fix the nation’s flawed housing finance system and breathe new life into the housing sector by providing…

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The Value of a Landscape Professional

The Value of a Landscape Professional by: Gary Upchurch, New Garden Landscape & Nursery “I own a shovel,” you think to yourself. “Why do I need a landscape professional?” A landscape professional can bring value to your home and increase your enjoyment of your property in many ways. Assess proper plant choices & placement. Too…

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Remodeler Confidence

[NAHB] The National Association of Home Builders’ Remodeling Market Index (RMI) rose three points to 56 in the second quarter of 2014, regaining the momentum built in 2013. This is the fifth consecutive quarter for an RMI reading above 50, showing all regions regaining remodeler confidence. An RMI above 50 indicates that more remodelers report…

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Real Estate Radio

Real Estate Radio with John McPherson and Wendy Taylor REAL ESTATE RADIO 9am-10am   Listen Saturday, October 18: June DeLugas, Megan Parks and Bev Hayes will be talking about the Fall Parade of Homes!     Mortgage rates, closing procedures, real estate attorneys, realtors, builders, inspectors, the MLS system, FSBO – if it’s Real Estate, the…