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Subcontractors Are the Backbone of Home Building

By | 2017-07-30T11:23:01+00:00 July 30th, 2017|Blog|

Subcontractors Are A Custom Home Builders Back Bone By Ryan Siebert CEO - SG Home Builders Originally posted on SGHomeBuilders.com  Subcontractors are the difference between working with a successful home builder and someone who is going to make your custom build project a pain in the butt.  As the saying goes, you are only as [...]

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What is the Role of an Architect?

By | 2017-07-18T13:48:54+00:00 July 18th, 2017|Blog|

What is the Role of an Architect? By Pat Cardoni Sales Executive - SG Home Builders SGHomeBuilders.com The contents of this article are a part of a series written by Pat Cardoni on the entire home building process.  The original article can be found at the following link.  http://sghomebuilders.com/2017/07/18/architects-role/ The architect is the most highly [...]

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Programs and Events in 2017

By | 2017-06-29T13:44:16+00:00 June 29th, 2017|Blog|

Programs and Events with HBAGC in 2017 The first half of 2017 saw the Home Builders Association of Greater Chicago come out throwing punches.  The events and line up of dynamic speakers and successful business owners provided a wealth of knowledge to those of us in the industry looking to grow.  The second half of [...]

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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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