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  • Housing starts in December made 2016 the best year since 2007

    Posted on Jan 24, 2017 in:
    • Builders
    “Housing starts increased in December, but much of the increase was due to a mild recovery from November’s large drop. Despite the modest bump, housing starts in 2016 were the best since 2007 and represents promising growth for the sector in 2017.”
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  • February 2017 Builder’s Bulletin Now Available

    Posted on Jan 23, 2017 in:
    • Builder's Bulletin
    • Builders
    Your Association has created a new report called Builder's Bulletin that aggregates key housing statistics of interest to our industry, such as home price and permit data and supply of housing inventory. See the February 2017 report.
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  • Member Story: Batt + Lear

    Posted on Jan 16, 2017 in:
    • Member Stories
    • Built Green
    • Builders
    Batt + Lear joined the MBA in 2005, specifically for the MBA Health Trust. “Right from the beginning, it had been our dream to be the kind of company that people wanted to work for,” says Jason. “Early on, we offered 20 days of paid time off plus health insurance. The MBA Health Trust was the only plan that would let us insure a minimum of just five employees."
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  • The Dunn Lumber Podcast: How to Protect Yourself From Liability When Hiring Trade Contractors

    Posted on Jan 13, 2017 in:
    • Podcast
    • Builders
    Listen: The Dunn Lumber Podcast: How to Protect Yourself From Liability When Hiring Trade Contractors, recorded live March 17 at the Master Builders Association Remodelers Council Dinner. Scott Hildebrand, residential law specialist, presents his list of the top 10 things NOT to do when hiring the tradespeople who are essential to your professional success.
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  • January 2017 of Builder’s Bulletin Now Available

    Posted on Dec 21, 2016 in:
    • Builder's Bulletin
    • Builders
    Your Association has created a new report called Builder's Bulletin that aggregates key housing statistics of interest to our industry, such as home price and permit data and supply of housing inventory. See the January 2017 report.
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