Best in MS Awards Banquet
The Best in Mississippi Awards recognize the outstanding work of builders and remodelers throughout the state of Mississippi.
The builders compete in a variety of categories ranging from single-family custom and spec homes less than 1,800 square feet to more than 5,000 square feet. Other categories include Best Kitchen, Best Bath, Multifamily New Construction, Commercial Building Construction, Commercial Building Remodeling and Subdivision Development of the year.
Winners of this prestigious program are chosen by a group of five confidential judges and selected through numerous aspects of each project. In addition to being recognized and awarded at the Best in Mississippi awards banquet, winners will be included in a full feature issue of the Mississippi Builder magazine.
The Best In MS Awards Banquet will be held on Wednesday, November 20, 2013 at the King Edward Hotel in Downtown Jackson with a Reception at 6:00 p.m. and Dinner following at 7:00 p.m. Please note: This is a ticketed event and you MUST RSVP to attend. HBAM Board of Directors and Award Recipients will receive one complimentary ticket - additional tickets may be purchased for $50 each. Contact: Amy Stephens at 601-969-3446/800-898-4226 or firstname.lastname@example.org
HBA of Mississippi Fall Board Meetings:
Wednesday, November 20, 2013
10:00 a.m. - Noon: Finance Committee
Noon - 1:00 p.m.: Lunch
Noon - 1:30 p.m.: MHI Board Meeting
1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.: Association Planning
2:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.: Executive Committee
Committee Meetings, Board of Directors Meeting & Installation of Officers
Thursday, November 21, 2013
King Edward Hotel in Downtown Jackson
8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.: Build PAC Board of Directors/Executive Officers Council
9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.: Legal Action Committee/Member Services Committee/Associates Council
10:15 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.: Mortgage Finance Forum
Noon - 1:00 p.m.: Lunch/2013 Local Presidents' Roundtable/Past Presidents' Luncheon
1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.: Government Affairs Forum
2:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.: Executive Committee Meeting3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.: Board of Directors Meeting - Installation of Officers
Southwest MS HBA Giving Back
The Southwest MS HBA is giving back to the community! They held a fundraiser on August 9 for the Southwest MS Children's Advocacy Center and are happy to be able to present them with a check for $1,000. They would like to thank everyone for their help and support!
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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