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Call for Legends Award Nominations
Each year, the Legends Award Selection Committee in conjunction with the HBA selects an individual to be recognized as a Legends Award winner at the MAME Awards. The Legends Award honors design, marketing and sales professionals whose participation in the home building industry has contributed significantly to the success of builders through innovation, leadership and performance excellence. The Legends Award also recognizes those individuals that have supported, sustained and provided opportunities to those professionals and embraced their work.

The Selection Committee is currently seeking nominations for this year's Legends Award candidates.... Read more...


BERKSHIRE HATHAWAY'S CLAYTON BUYS OAKWOOD HOMES
 
Fourth site-build acquisition is biggest and boldest yet, and the surest sign yet of technology and innovation's growing momentum in delivering homes at more affordable prices. *Clayton Properties Group buys Oakwood Homes in a deal that closed Monday, July 3. *Oakwood is Clayton's 4th acquisition of a site-build home building operator, and the largest by far, of the deals, as well as the first one outside the Southeast region. *Oakwood, under founder and principal Pat Hamill, has been one of the more technologically innovative top 50 private ... Read more...


Home Builder Association's Chérie Talbert named DBJ Outstanding Women in Business Finalist

Chérie Talbert, HBA Senior Vice President & Executive Director of the Metro Housing Coalition Political Committee was nominated by dozens of HBA members for one of Denver Business Journal's Outstanding Women in Business.  This prestigious recognition is extended to women who demonstrate excellence in leadership in business and in their community.  As your Home Building Industry Advocate, Chérie Talbert convinced 17 area cities to pass construction defect reform ordinances over the past two years.  

Chérie is among 36 finalists that were revealed on Friday, out of over 250 nominations. The Outstanding Women in Business Luncheon will be held on August 15th where 12 winners will be announced in various industry categories. We look forward to cheering Chérie on at the awards luncheon! View DBJ's Slideshow of Finalists. Chérie is on slide #35.

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WOTUS Rule Definitions on the Way Out
The EPA and Army Corps of Engineers today proposed to replace the 2015 definition of the term “waters of the United States” (WOTUS) with the text that existed since 1986.

The agencies said the action is the first in a two-step process. In Step 2, the government will propose a new definition for WOTUS.

Going back to the well-established 1986 definition allows the agencies to provide continuity and clarity to the regulated community while deliberating on a new definition.... Read more...


Highlights from NAHB Mid-year Board Meeting from RubinBrown

HBA member RubinBrown recently attended the mid-year board meeting of the National Association of Home Builders in Washington, D.C. as a member of the Business Management and Information Technology Committee. RubinBrown is the HBA of Metro Denver’s accounting firm. 

Here is a summary of the highlights:

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2017 Parade of Homes Industry Night Location Revealed!
Event is Friday August 11, 2017 - Save the Date & Register Now

The HBA is excited to announce the location and invite you to register for Industry Night, the official kick-off event for the 2017 Denver Parade of Homes. This year, enjoy life at the lake during Industry Night at SouthShore.

During the event, American Furniture Warehouse, the Parade of Homes’ title sponsor, will showcase its Parade Inspiration decor and styling. In past years, this must-attend event has yielded more than 1,000 HBA builders, developers and members alike, this year an even larger audience is anticipated. Industry Night will take place on Friday, Aug. 11, 2017. Registration to attend the event is NOW OPEN - don’t miss the biggest Home Building Industry celebration of the year! ... Read more...


HOME BUILDERS FOUNDATION PARTNERS WITH LENNAR AND ACCESSIBLE SYSTEMS
The Home Builders Foundation (HBF) recently completed a custom stair glide, bathroom remodel, replacing carpet to hardwood floors and door widenings for Christine Layne, a 47-year old Aurora resident. The HBF partnered with Project Captains Lennar Colorado and Accessible Systems to complete this two-part project for Christine.... Read more...


Vallagio Decision Follows First Legislative Step on Construction Defects Reform
Members are cautiously optimistic about promise of HB1279

Just a few weeks removed from the 2017 legislative session, two more steps have been taken to reform Colorado’s construction defects laws: Governor Hickenlooper signed House Bill 1279, and the state Supreme Court reaffirmed the Appeals Court decision in the Vallagio case.

The June 5th decision in the Vallagio at Inverness Residential Con. Ass’n v. Metropolitan Homes, Inc. case affirms that condo developers may include “consent-to-amend” provisions in its declarations, preventing an HOA board from unilaterally stripping provisions—such as requiring that construction-defects disputes be settled by arbitration—from an association’s governing documents.... Read more...


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