November 7, 2017
Weekly Update
The Williston Area Builders Association's weekly e-newsletter shares the latest news and the events of the coming week. You also can find information from NDAB and NAHB.
Annual Awards & Membership Meeting
Early registration is now open for the November General Membership Meeting, hosted by McCody Concrete and Windsong Custom Homes

Join us as we present the 2017 BOATY and BEAM Awards and welcome the 2018 Board of Directors!

The meeting will be November 21st from 6pm-8pm, at McCody Concrete, located at 14031 Hwy 2 West in Williston.

Registration starts at 6pm.

Call 701.572.5744 for more information.

Early-Bird Registration Rates (September 16 - November 10)

Are you registered for IBS 2018 in Orlando? Early Bird Registration is available now! Early-Bird Registration Ends this Friday, November 10th!

Make sure to save the following dates:

December 21, 2017 - Legislative Social

January 9-11, 2018 - NAHB IBS in Orlando, FL

April 13-14, 2018 - Williston Home & Garden Show
2018 Home & Garden Show Contracts
The 2018 Home & Garden Show will be April 13-14th, 2018 at the Raymond Family Events Center. Be on the lookout for the 2018 contracts to reserve your booth!
November is Spike Appreciation Month
November is Spike Appreciation Month and  NAHB Chairman Granger MacDonald recorded   this special video message to all Spikes.

WABA knows the challenges of recruiting new members and the immense time and effort that you have put in to help us achieve our goals in membership and beyond. On behalf of WABA, NDAB, NAHB and our members, we would like to extend a heartfelt THANK YOU to all of our Spikes for your dedication to this association and our industry.
Board Members Wanted
The WABA Board of Directors has an immediate need to fill two vacant seats. If you are interested in making a difference and supporting your fellow members, please contact Jamie at 701.572.5744.

North Dakota Housing Finance Agency

Making housing affordable for all North Dakotans has been the mission of the North Dakota Housing Finance Agency (NDHFA) since 1982. In addition to offering a variety of affordable mortgage options, the Agency ensures the continued availability of suitable rental housing for low-income households and focuses on providing for the housing needs of rural communities.


North Dakota Association of Builders

By joining WABA, you automatically become a member of the North Dakota Association of Builders (NDAB) and the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB). Your 3-in-1 membership provides you with tremendous networking opportunities, educational opportunities, and more. 



NAHB Chairman, Granger McDonald released the following official statement regarding the House Republican tax reform pan:

“The House Republican tax reform plan abandons middle-class taxpayers in favor of high-income Americans and wealthy corporations. The bill eviscerates existing housing tax benefits by drastically reducing the number of home owners who can take advantage of mortgage interest and property tax incentives.

“And capping mortgage interest at $500,000 for new home purchases means that home buyers in expensive markets will effectively lose this housing tax benefit moving forward....

More News from NAHB
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Duties average more than 20%.
 
Compliance costs could be higher in seismic and coastal areas. 
EDUCATION OPPORTUNITY!
Thanks to changes that NAHB championed in the 2018 International Residential and Energy Efficiency Code, many home builders are now able  bury their ductwork   within the attic insulation — a potential savings of as much as $4,000 per home when compared to the cost of conditioning the entire attic.

What’s the best way to do this, and how can builders take advantage of this practice and produce an energy-efficient home at a lower cost? The Department of Energy is offering a  free webinar  Nov. 9 at 1 p.m. ET that explains the process.

Register today , and you may be able to save money on your next project.
Craig Drumheller, NAHB’s director of codes and standards, will be the speaker. Drumheller worked with NAHB codes staff and committee volunteers to introduce the buried duct proposal during the 2018 codes approval process.
Membership has it's privileges... 
As a benefit of being a member, you have access to discounts and savings opportunities offered by many top companies. All programs, rates and prices are subject to change without notice.

Special Discount Offer!
Lowe's has announced a special offer for the next 5 weeks. 

Limited Time 10% + 2% Discount for NAHB Members from Lowe's October 16th through November 17th!

NAHB Members should print out this coupon and save 10% on your Lowe's Account Receivable (LAR) and Lowe's Business Account (LBA).

Visit www.LowesForPros.com/NAHB and register to save an additional 2% off of your LAR or LBA and free delivery on purchases of $500 or more**.

  **Exclusions and standard delivery rules apply, discount taken at time of purchase, see store for details.

If you miss this limited time offer, visit www.LowesForPros.com/NAHB and register to save 5% every day when using Lowe's credit, plus for NAHB members LAR/LBA accounts are both eligible to receive the additional 2% statement discount*.

*Offer is not automatic, see store for details. Terms and conditions apply.
NDAB Rebate Program
Did you know that NDAB has a free Member Rebate program? There are currently 50 of the country's leading Manufacturer Brands participating in the Member Rebate Program offering the same rebates as the "Top-5 Builders" receive regardless of your volume.

Need help with your business? BuilderBooks can help!
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At BuilderBooks our primary goal is to help you build your business. The products and publications are created to help you streamline your daily operations, better serve your new and existing customers, develop new strategies to safeguard your jobsites and, ultimately, build and sell more homes.
 
BuilderBooks, accessible online 24/7, 365 days of the year and by phone Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. (ET), offers a variety of services and discounts:
 
  • Buy Big! Save Big! Order in bulk and receive even larger discounts. Plus you can customize with your company logo by calling 800-368-5242 x8270.
  • eDocs. Get immediate access to a variety of forms and checklists available for download.
  • eBooks. Several popular BuilderBooks titles are available for your PC, iPad, or Android device.
 
Stay ahead of your competitors and build a better bottom line for your business with the products you will find at BuilderBooks.com.

NEW! Builder Classifieds

 WABA Members can now list buy, sell, trade ads in our weekly newsletter for FREE! Please call 701.572.5744 for information or to list an ad!
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10/10/2017 - NEW AD!! Windows and Doors for Sale!
3 windows, $150 each, 36" x 64", single hung.

2 doors, one pictured $15. The other is flat construction door, $5.

Contact Lori Schneider at 763-232-5423 for more information!

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