Highlights from the HBAGC
IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT: HBAGC Remodeler’s Vendor Day (July 9th) is being POSTPONED until the end of August to better prepare for the new changes that will take place and give us the opportunity to market better to the custom builders who participate in the Medley/Tour and to get more remodeler’s on board. Please watch your email for more information regarding the date change. We apologize for any inconvenience but hope to create a much better value for a more successful event.
STILL ACCEPTING ENTRIES FOR KEY/SAMMY AWARDS!!! Complete information on entry criteria and requirements and entry forms can be found on our website. Please complete and submit your forms TODAY. Contact Madge Douglas – 630-627-7575 x 219 - for more information.
Final week for HomeAid's Project Playhouse. Volunteers are needed for the final weekend of 2008 Project Playhouse at John Hancock Center. Saturday, July 12th - 12- 3 or 3 - 6 PM; Sunday, July 13th- 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. or 1 p.m. - 3 p.m. Email email@example.com to sign up. Don’t miss the final chance to purchase raffle tickets for the Playhouse online at www.projectplayhousechicago.org. Winner receives the playhouse and all of its contents. Proceeds benefit HomeAid Chicago and Friends of Santa.
Heading to the Finish Line... Last call on tickets for HomeAid's "Racing Home" with four time NASCAR champion, Jeff Gordon at the Autobahn Country Club, Joliet. Friday, July 11th, Registration and lunch begins at 11 a.m. Complete details and registration online at www.homeaidchicago.org. Or email nashton@Hbagc.com for information.
The Sales & Marketing Council will be hosting an education class on July 15th OR July 17th. WANT MORE SALES? Know what changes are happening in lending and how you can close more sales? Topics include: FHA changes effective July 14 (cost of MIP 1.75% to 2.25% up front fee and .50 to .55 monthly fee all based on LTV and credit score), declining markets and what effect it has on appraisals, how to improve credit scores, DPA – Down Payment Assistance alive and well and PMI – What Private Mortgage Insurance Companies are doing different than FNMA and Freddie
When: Tuesday, July 15th or Thursday, July 17th
Time: Registration 8:30 Class Begins 8:45 till Noon
Location: HBAGC Training Center Addison
Cost: $25.00 (continental breakfast will be served)
It is our pleasure to announce the 2008 request for nominations for the Community Vision Awards. This is the 5th year that ULI Chicago, Metropolitan Planning Council, Home Builders Association of Greater Chicago, and Metropolitan Mayors Caucus are co-sponsoring these visionary awards recognizing excellence in applying sound land use principles and demonstrating best practices within the Chicago region. We encourage you to submit a nomination for consideration. Please complete the appropriate nomination form and return by July 25, 2008. If you have questions regarding the Community Vision Awards, please contact Cindy McSherry, District Council Coordinator, ULI Chicago, 773-549-4972, firstname.lastname@example.org.
HBAGC Benefit Spotlight – Find a New Home - Want additional Sales? Need more Internet Leads? List Once Be Everywhere is the philosophy of Builder’s Homesite Inc. Have the advantage, when listing your community on http://www.NewHomeSource.com, your homes will also appear on AOL, Google, Yahoo, Trulia, HomeGain, Oodle, RealEstateJournal, Living Choice, Zillow and our own HBAGC website all for one low monthly fee. Use your marketing dollars wisely and have the competitive advantage of a strong online presence. Builder Homesite Inc. now has a local representative - Isa Noe. Her contact information is 847-963-1611 or email@example.com.
Starting Monday, April 28, 2008 through July 28, 2008. Safe Home Products will donate 5% of its sales on SafeHomeProducts.com to HomeAid on the following home safety products: outlet covers, edge guard cushions, banister guards, window guards, radon gas detectors, combustible gas detectors, and safety gates for children and pets. Visitors to http://www.safehomeproducts.com/ can click on the HomeAid banner to view eligible items and full details on the contribution program. Then they may purchase their choice of products and know that 5% of their purchase price goes to fund HomeAid projects.
Is there an issue impeding your development? If so, chances are that it also affects others in the home building industry. Contact the Attainable Housing Alliance at 630-932-2304 and let us help you be part of the solution. Visit us on the web at www.ahabuilder.com.
Interested in obtaining a NAHB designation such as Certified Graduate Builder (CGB) or Certified Graduate Remodeler (CGR)? Visit www.learn-build.com to find a list of upcoming courses.
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