Connection
Connecting with our members and our communities.
MBA Building Update
At our most recent meeting, the MBA Board approved a motion to explore alternative options to house our MBA offices. It has been tasked to the Exec team and Finance committee, to pursue the sale of the MBA office.

We ask all members to please reach out to an MBA representative if you have interest in the building or if you have office space available for lease.
The 2021 Home Building & Remodeling Show has been moved to April 30 - May 2 with set up beginning on April 28.
Save the Dates! Spring Tour dates have been selected: March 6/7, 13/14, and 20/21.
Tickets & Sponsorships
Abe Degnan (MABA) along with the rest of the 2021 Executive Committee is set to be installed January 22, 2021 at the Wilderness Resort in Wisconsin Dells. Tickets and sponsorship opportunities for the event are available for sale.
Virtual Real Estate Classes Available Through December 10th
The deadline for real estate license renewals is December 14th. Following the 14th, there will be a late fee. Be sure to register online through the MBA calendar.

As a friendly reminder, members that have registered for spring classes and have NOT completed them, please do so before December 12th.

Contact Kelly Meisner with anything questions or concerns at 262-436-1125 or kelly@mbaonline.org.
Stay Connected!
As we race to the finish line for 2020, we want to stress the importance of staying connected via our Facebook Member Forum. We'll be utilizing Facebook to update members on specific changes/events.

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel "Home of the Week" Feature
Reap the rewards of your MBA membership and submit your home to be the "Home of the Week" in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel's Real Estate section.

Simply provide some basic information about your model home and request a feature date. Our team will make sure you get the exposure your new model deserves.
Advocacy
Speaking up and out on behalf of the home construction industry.
Claim Today and Receive the Rebate You Deserve - Extended Deadline!
No one likes to leave money on the table, so fill out and submit your Q3'20 claim for residential jobs completed July - September 2020. Over 70% of the members who participated last year received more in rebates than they paid in annual dues to their HBA!

Deadline to Submit: December 4, 2020
Important COVID-19 Contact Tracing Update
Due to the growth in positive COVID-19 cases in the past several weeks, Waukesha County is asking for your continued collaboration in assisting in the contact tracing process. Please see the letter from the County notifying employers of changes.
October Home Sales Up 26% In MKE Market

The Metropolitan Milwaukee real estate market outdid itself with back-to-back double digit sales increases in September and October. The stalled spring market, due to
COVID-19, pushed sales back a few months but didn't push buyers away.
NAHB Resource Hub - Rising Material Costs

The rising cost of building materials is harming housing affordability as the trade war on softwood lumber, steel, aluminum and other imported materials and equipment exacerbates price volatility and drives up housing costs. Get the latest news at nahb.org.
Education
Learning more about the construction industry, each other, and business in general.
December Newsletter
Catch up on the latest national news from the NAHB. Included in this month's issue:
  • Single-Family Starts Pace Best Since 2007 
  • NAHB Focuses on Mental Health
  • The Pros and Cons Of Solar Panels
NAHB IBSx Registration Now Open
The 2021 NAHB International Builders’ Show has transitioned to a virtual event. However, the exclusive IBS opportunities that attendees have come to expect from the in-person event will still exist — and even expand — to connect the home building industry together, online, during the IBS Virtual Experience (IBSx), Feb. 9-12, 2021.
IBSx Registration Workaround During NAHB Membership Processing
Is your NAHB Membership still processing? NAHB has developed a workaround within the IBSx registration system for new members to register. Follow to steps below for a seamless registration process!
Sponsor Corner
Did You Know?
Nonn’s Has A Division Dedicated Entirely To Home Builders

It doesn’t matter if you’re building a small ranch house or a 5000ft2 villa, if you work with Nonn’s you’ll have a team of expert Project Managers, Interior Designers, schedulers and installers who will do whatever it takes to make the process hassle-free, and the end-result everything it was meant to be. It’s just another reason professional builders choose Nonn’s.