Calendar Articles


  • October Construction Trades Month
  • October 1 Fall Town & Country New Home & Specialty Retail Tour – Noon to 5:00 pm
  • October 4 HBA/JA Achieve-A-Bowl – Crazy Pinz Entertainment Center Registration – 5:00 pm Bowling – 5:30 pm
  • October 5 HBA Executive Board Meeting – 7:30 am – Lunchbox Café – 8814 Coldwater Road
  • October 5 New Member Breakfast – 8:00 am – Lunchbox Café – 8814 Coldwater Road
  • October 5 IBA Bill Carson Memorial Golf Outing – Idle Creek Golf Course – Terre Haute, IN
  • October 10 HBA Board Meeting – Junior Achievement Biz Town – 601 Noble Drive – 7:30 am
  • October 13 IRC Codes Review Committee Meeting – HBA Office
  • October 18 4th Annual Chili Cook Off & Silent Auction – RESERVATION DEADLINE
  • October 20 HBA Membership Drive – DEADLINE TO SIGN UP A NEW MEMBER
  • October 20 November General Membership Luncheon – RESERVATION DEADLINE
  • October 25 4th Annual Chili Cook Off & Silent Auction – Hosted at: Choice Designs – 3223 Carroll Road – 5:00 pm to 8:30 pm
  • October 31 HBA State Directors Meeting – 8:00 am – HBA Office
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Presidents Pen
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Commissioners Corner
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Codes Junction
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Recent News and Upcoming Events

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)

IBA, in conjunction with NAHB, recently conducted a study on the economic impact of housing. Click to view the full report

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