Calendar Articles


  • September 1 HBA Executive Board Meeting - Sunrise Café - 7:30 am
  • September 1 New Member Breakfast - Sunrise Café - 8:00 am
  • September 5 Labor Day - HBA Office Closed
  • September 6 Developer/Commissioner Quarterly Meeting - Citizens Square Building, Garden Level, Room 45 - 9:00 am
  • September 12 IBA Board & Committee Meetings - 502 East Event Centre - 502 E. Carmel Drive, Carmel, IN
  • September 13 HBA Board Meeting - HBA Office - 7:30 am
  • September 15 HBA Build PAC Fall Golf Outing - Cedar Creek Golf Club - 10000 Garman Road, Leo
    • Registration / Lunch - 11:30 am
    • Tee Time - 12:30 pm
    • Dinner - 5:30 pm
  • September 20 IBA - Bill Carson Memorial Golf Outing - Juday Creek Golf Course - 14770 Lindy Drive, Granger, IN
  • September 22 Fall Town & Country New Home & Specialty Retail Tour - Builder & Developer Sign & Book Pick Up at HBA Office - 8:00 am to 4:00 pm
  • September 22 Meet the Candidates - Embassy Theatre - 125 W. Jefferson Boulevard - 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm
  • September 23 DEADLINE - 2017 Nominations (HBA Board of Director, IBA State Director, NAHB National Director)
  • September 24 - 25 Fall Town & Country New Home & Specialty Retail Tour - Noon to 5:00 pm
Jeff Thomas
Presidents Pen
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Commissioners Corner
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Codes Junction
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Town & Country Fall 2016

Twenty-six percent of builders are seeing signed sales contracts fall though the cracks because appraisals on their homes are coming in below the contract sales price, according to a nationwide survey conducted by NAHB.

The survey showed that nearly 60% of the builders are reporting that inadequate appraisals are causing serious problems in the market, with the biggest problem being comparables of new single-family homes that are too often based on foreclosures and distressed sales.

Of those who are reporting appraisal problems, 54% said that the appraisal amount was actually less than the cost of building the home.

The HBA of Fort Wayne has been contacted by a number of local lenders asking us to please encourage our builders to list new sales on the MLS so that appraisers have comps.

Call the HBA if you have questions.

The Evidence Is In: Housing Pays for Itself
The Home Builders Association of Fort Wayne (HBA) recently unveiled a housing impact study for the Fort Wayne area that shows housing has a huge economic impact on our community... Read report (PDF)

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