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How to Use Social Media to Sell More Houses

By | 2017-05-24T13:43:37+00:00 May 24th, 2017|Blog|

Using Social Media to Sell More Houses By: Ryan Siebert CEO Of SG Home Builders SGHomeBuilders.com When you say the words social media to a group of home builders most of their faces twinge in terror.  Let's face it most home Builders today are of a unique generation that stood strong through the housing crisis.  [...]

Alderman Hopkins and HBAGC Save Chicago 3-Flats

By | 2017-05-18T21:44:42+00:00 May 18th, 2017|Blog|

HBAGC Advocacy At Work By Paul Colgan Government Affairs Director of HBAGC Quick action by Alderman Brian Hopkins (2nd Ward), working with the City Chapter of the Home Builders Association of Greater Chicago (HBAGC), helped eliminate a potential roadblock for continued development of three-flats in Chicago. The City of Chicago was pushing through what appeared [...]

How General Contractors Can Limit Their Liability

By | 2017-05-07T22:35:42+00:00 May 7th, 2017|Blog|

How General Contractors Can Limit Their Liability By Corey B. Stern http://www.chitkowskilaw.com/About/Corey-B-Stern.shtml In a recent case, an Illinois Court has confirmed the ability of the General Contractor to limit its liability to pay the subcontractor/material-man, based solely upon whether the General Contractor gets payment from the Owner. Specifically, the court dealt with whether the parties’ [...]

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Solar in Single Family Construction

By | 2017-05-03T11:17:29+00:00 May 2nd, 2017|Blog|

What is the Future of Solar in Single Family Construction? By Dr. Ganesan Visvabharathy (“Dr. Vish”) http://hawthorneworld.com/  www.solarmicronics.co Founder of Hawthorne Development, and Solar Micronics First of all, I have good news in general for solar in Illinois, and particularly for single family home builders. The state of Illinois just weeks ago legislatively adopted a [...]

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A Word From The President of HBAGC Michael Menn

By | 2017-05-03T11:17:29+00:00 April 25th, 2017|Blog|

New Ideas and Trends By Michael A. Menn, AIA, CGR, CAPS, CGP http://www.michaelmenn.com/ 2017 President of the Home Builders Association of Greater Chicago I recently attended the board meetings for the National Association of Home Builders at the International Builders Show in Orlando. I currently am a National trustee for NAHB and the NAHB Remodelers [...]

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City Developer Panel 2017

By | 2017-05-03T11:17:29+00:00 April 17th, 2017|Blog|

  April 17th, 2017 - HBAGC will once again be welcomed by Chase Bank for the monthly signature event.  Wednesday April 26th, 2017 the City of Chicago Developer Panel will be meeting to discuss the trending Chicago Real Estate market. If you are looking for a great way to network with some of Chicago's most [...]

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Will the streak continue? Developer Panel Highlights

By | 2017-05-03T11:17:29+00:00 May 12th, 2016|Uncategorized|

  May 11, 2016 - Chicago, IL - Developer Panel, moderated by Luxury Living Chicago, included Panelists Marty Paris of Sedgwick Properties, Tim Anderson of Focus Development, Dan McCaffery of McCaffery Interests and Alan Lev of Belgravia Group. Here are the highlights: Consensus is the rental market is expected to remain strong through 2017. Rents are approaching [...]

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NAHB HONORS SCOTT SEVON AS 2015 CAPS DESIGNEE OF THE YEAR

By | 2017-05-03T11:17:29+00:00 February 5th, 2016|Members|

WASHINGTON, D.C. Feb. 3 – Scott R. Sevon, CAPS, CGP, CGR, GMB GMR, a partner in MAW LLC, a Chicago renovation firm, has been named the 2015 Certified Aging‐in‐Place Specialist (CAPS) of the Year by the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB). The CAPS designation program teaches the technical, business management, and customer service skills essential [...]

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State Laws You Should Know: Illinois Energy Conservation Code

By | 2017-05-03T11:17:29+00:00 December 18th, 2015|Blog, Members|

State Laws You Should Know Bill Ward, Executive Vice President, HBAI 2015 Illinois Energy Conservation Code Effective January 1, 2016 Get ready, the new Illinois Energy Conservation Code has been approved and the effective date is January 1, 2016. Unlike the 2009 and 2012 code which, combined, raised the cost of construction in Illinois by [...]

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State Laws You Should Know: Interest Paid on Certificates of Error

By | 2015-12-11T16:44:35+00:00 December 11th, 2015|Blog, Members|

State Laws You Should Know Bill Ward, Executive Vice President, HBAI Interest Paid on Certificates of Error In 1996, Lou Stephens, a builder from South Cook County, attempted to do the impossible; obtain repayment from Cook County on a property tax that was grossly over-assessed. In the first year, he failed. He attempted a second [...]

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