May 2017 | Issue 5
Keynote Speakers Announced for 2017 Convention
On June 27th, HBAM will recognize Spike club, Build PAC donors and welcome the first honorees of the Golden Hammer Club during a breakfast buffet.

We will be joined by Mississippi Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann and motivational speaker Charles Marshall.

Secretary of State Hosemann will address the attendees and discuss the current climate of Mississippi. He will also discuss current initiatives of his office and how they relate to the housing industry.

Marshall is a four-time published author and has been the keynote speaker at various events statewide. The Mississippi native and a former stand-up comedian speaks is well known for the humor he uses to discuss all aspects of successful businesses and organizations with a refreshing perspective.
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Upcoming Events
2 Delta Chapter Meeting
4 HBA of Vicksburg Meeting
4 HBA of Natchez Meeting
5 Hattiesburg Crawfish Boil
8 HBAJ Golf Outing
9 Coast Meeting
9 HBA of Mid MS Meeting
Stone Co. HBA Meeting
11 East Central Meeting
18 Coast Thirsty Thursday
North Meeting
18 Pearl River Co. Meeting
23 HBA of Southeast Meeting
30 HBA of Southwest Meeting
30 North Central Crawfish Boil
Upcoming Forum to Disccuss Mississippi Real Estate Commission Regulations
The Mississippi Real Estate Commission (MREC) recently released new Property Condition Disclosure Statement, Exclusion Statement and Informational Statement Forms that were effective as of April 1, 2017.

Shannon Coker, Executive Vice President of HBAM, has organized a forum regarding these new regulations. This meeting is open to realtors and other housing industry professionals to discuss the impact of these new forms.

HBAM encourages all interested members to attend to learn more.

May 10th, 10:00 AM
Home Builders Association of Jackson
195 Charmant Drive 
Ridgeland, Mississippi 39157
Governor Bryant Signs First-Time Home Buyers Savings Account
During the 2017 Legislative Session, HBAM supported House Bull 1601, which would provide tax credits and savings programs to assist first time home buyers in Mississippi.

Dubbed the First-Time Home Buyers Savings Account, this legislation was supported by the Mississippi Association of Realtors and other housing partners.

The legislation will allow Mississippians to create monetary savings accounts for down payments or other home purchase related expenses.

It is predicted that this plan will generate over 688 new jobs and an estimated 379 homes will need to be built in order to meet demands.

To learn more about the First Time Home Buyers Act, read the  Legislative Report
HBAM to Host Regional Meetings
In an initiative by President Kenneth Estes, HBAM will host regional meetings for local leadership in order to create conversation and able resources for locals.

We encourage the local president, vice president, executive officer and staff of each local to join HBAM leadership at their regional meeting.

Upcoming Regional Meetings

May 9th 
Region 3: Jackson, Meridian, Mid MS and Vicksburg

May 10th 
Region 4: Natchez, Southwest, East Central and Hattiesburg

May 11th
Region 5: Southeast, Pearl River County, Stone County and Coast
If you have any questions or need additional information, contact Kenneth
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