President's Pen by Tamra Stier, HBA President

Tamra Stier

"Thank you" to Maurine and Michelle for organizing and making The Chili Cook Off a great time of food, music and fun!! "Thank you" to 3 Rivers for hosting the event and to all the ones that participated in making the Chili, catering, donating, sponsoring, attending and participating.

November is National Spike month. Our appreciation goes to all of our Builder and Associate members who have recruited members and have followed up with the renewing of those members.

We would like to honor the Top Super Spikes:
Herb Delagrange .... 468
Bob Buescher ........ 394
Rob Wacker ........... 356
Orrin Sessions ....... 274
Jeff Gilmore ........... 264

Good News for our Industry…..Since 2011, NAHB has worked independently and with a coalition of housing advocates to urge regulators to establish a QRM (qualified residential mortgage) rule. NAHB Chairman Kevin Kelly applauded regulators for taking these actions by saying, "The new QRM rule will encourage sound lending behaviors that support a housing recovery, attract private capital in the mortgage market, help ease tight credit conditions for borrowers, and reduce future defaults without punishing responsible borrowers and lenders."

How to get extra $$$$$
IBA MEMBER REBATE PROGRAM - HBA Fort Wayne has 28 Builder/Remodeler Members registered to date. Rebates To Date $82,776.50. DEADLINE to submit your Member Rebates is November 21, 2014.
You can Register & Complete the Rebate Claim Form online at:

Count your Blessings and Have a Happy Thanksgiving!

Tamra Stier

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