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Midyear NAHB Meetings

By | 2017-06-12T21:00:44+00:00 June 12th, 2017|Blog|

What Can NAHB Do for You? By Scott Sevon GMR, GMB, CGP, CGR, CAPS www.mawchicago.com My involvement with our State Association and our National Association started many years ago. At first it was very intimidating to go to meetings without knowing someone, but I always found a local or national mentor willing to guide me through [...]

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What Can Sales and Marketing Do for Your Business?

By | 2017-06-10T11:08:45+00:00 June 10th, 2017|Blog|

Calling All Sales and Marketing Professionals! By Mitch Levinson President of M Relevance https://marketingrelevance.com/ Are you a Sales and Marketing Professional in the new home industry in the Chicagoland area looking to network with, learn from, and even just talk about the industry with others who deal with the same kind of challenges you do? [...]

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How Does a Construction Loan Work?

By | 2017-06-02T16:01:54+00:00 June 2nd, 2017|Blog|

How Does a Construction Loan Work? By Frank Binetti President of Inland Mortgage InlandHomeMortgage.com Are you thinking about building a new home in a rising rate environment? There’s no reason to be nervous. For many homebuyers, building a custom or semi-custom home, when there’s a strong chance that interest rates could increase significantly during the [...]

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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.  [...]

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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 [...]

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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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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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