|President's Pen by Tamra Stier, HBA President|
March is the month that people want to buy a home, build a home or remodel their home. They are finding out what their tax refund will be and planning to use it for down payments, closing costs or hiring contractors & ordering building materials. In spite of the snow, sleet & rain building will continue!
Your support for our industry, by being a member, is making a difference in our local association all the way to our national association. For example: There was a major victory for NAHB and housing, Congress passed a Farm Bill that includes an important provision, championed by NAHB, that will help members living and working in rural areas across the nation. The bill was signed in to law Feb 7th.
This will enable millions of Americans to maintain access to critical (USDA) rural housing programs. One NAHB member summed up the legislation this way: "The Farm Bill alone will keep many small builders in business."
NAHB has been working on this issue for three years, ever since it was brought to the association’s attention in early 2011. Perseverance along with membership will get things accomplished.
We had a great turn out for the networking opportunity at the Tabletop Event. Thank you to all who participated and sponsored the event and give-a-ways!
We need your participation in the 2014 Spring Town & Country New Home & Specialty Retail Tour. It is scheduled for April 26 & 27 and May 3 & 4. Call the HBA Office today to reserve your spot!
A thought for the Month... The happiest of people don't necessarily have the best of everything, they just make the most of everything that comes their way.