Don't Forget, There's Still Time to Win a FREE Trip to Sandestin!
A member has a chance to win a State Convention Registration and 3 Room Nights at the Sandestin Beach Hilton during Convention ($1,400 value) for recruiting a new member. Every member recruiting a new member will be entered into a drawing for State Convention. The recruiter will be entered for each new member recruited January 1, 2014 - April 30, 2014.
The 2014 NAHB Membership Drive is Here!
The first NAHB Membership Drive of 2014 is only four weeks away and we’d like your help in asking the locals in your state to sign-up to participate. Each HBA that participates has a chance to win up to $2500 in May (and again this fall!) just for growing their association and bringing in new Builder and Associate Members. Additionally, their members will be eligible to earn double (or even triple) Spike credits during the drive. Click Here for more information! Make Plans to Attend HBAM State Convention The HBAM State Convention will be held June 12-15, 2014 in Sandestin, Florida. The Hilton Sandestin Beach Golf Resort
& Spa has everything needed for an unforgettable meeting.
This meeting is the largest gathering of the building community each year. Make plans to join us at one of the premier properties in the southeast. Plus, for first time attendees, HBAM is offering a $100 registration fee through the months of March and April! First time attendees can also register their spouse for $100 during this time. To take advantage of this offer, please write "first time attendee" on the registration form and complete the information! Click Here to Register Today or Click Here to Download the Registration Form. Accommodations are available at the Hilton Sandestin Beach Resort! The cut-off date for room reservations is May 9, but you better book soon, they're filling up fast! Just give them a call at 1-800-367-1271 or visit them online at sandestinbeachhilton.com and use group code HBM! 2014 Home Builders Association of MS President's Cup
The Home Builders Association of Mississippi recognizes the importance of membership to the Association. While members are recruited in the local association, HBAM is going to have a membership program to promote and encourage membership. President Lance Conn has set a goal of a 10% increase.
The Presidents Cup will begin on January 1, 2014 and go through September 30, 2014. For more information, please Click Here . Representative Lott Named Legislator of the Year
Representative Hank Lott of Sumrall has been selected as the 2013 Legislator of the Year by HBAM. Representative Lott is a member of HBAM where he owns a building supply store in Sumrall.
Representative Lott has been a big help to HBAM since being elected in 2011. As a member of the Association and former builder, he understands the unique challenges of the residential construction industry. Read More . HBAM Launches New App
HBAM has launched a new App to give association members instant access to housing information. "We are excited about offering the App to our members," said Randy Bosarge HBAM President. "The App is another way to reach not only our members, but also the public with the latest information on the housing industry" Bosarge stated further.
With the free App, users can read the Mississippi Buider Magazine, keep up with scheduled events, and stay up to date with real time housing information from HBAM and NAHB. There are also direct links to our industry partners and Association sponsors.
To download the free App, go to the App store on your iPad, iPhone or android device and search for Home Builders Association.
General Liability Insurance Now Required for Licensed Builders and Remodelers
Builders and remodelers that are licensed by the Mississippi State Board of Contractors will now be required to show proof of general liability insurance to obtain a license. Last legislative session, HBAM was successful in lobbying the legislature and Governor to approve legislation allowing the Board to take this action.
The Board took the action to require the general liability insurance last fall, and exhausted the public notice rules as required on a new policy being implemented. There is no minimum limit on the policy, but the insured will be required to have the State Board of Contractors noticed on the policy in case of cancellation of the insurance policy.
The effective date of the rule was January 25, 2013. All residential builders and remodelers will be required to show proof of general liability insurance after January 25, 2013.
There will also be an inactive licensee category added for those that wish to keep their license current, but are not actively building. For additional information, please call the State office at 601-969-3446 or CLICK HERE to visit the MS State Board of Contractors.
Member benefits from National Association of Home Builders (NAHB)
Put money back in your wallet for being a member of the National Association of Home Builders.
As an NAHB benefit, members have access to discounts and savings opportunities offered by many top companies. All program, rates and prices are subject to change without notice.
When using these program please remember to identify yourself as a member of the National Association of Home Builders. Click here to view all the discounts.
Important Notice to Builders Regarding the New Home Warranty Act
There is a new law to give home buyers at closing! Pursuant to Senate Bill 2223, which was passed during the 2012 Regular Session of the Mississippi Legislature, the New Home Warranty Act will change July 1, 2012. Since builders are required to give home owners notice of the New Home Warranty Act the new law attached should be used with your notice.
The Home Builders Association of Mississippi supported the changes and lobbied legislators to pass this legislation. For the structural portion of the warranty, the New Home Warranty Act was changed to the completion date to trigger the 6 year warranty for major structural defects, regardless of when the home is sold. The one year warranty still begins when the home is sold. The new law will also help further clarify the definition of structural damage and when a warranty begins. Click here to download the new act.
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