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Capitol Close Up 3-23-18
CAHB thanks Senator Bennet for sponsorship of Banking, Housing bill
The Colorado Association of Home Builders recognized Colorado Senator Michael Bennet’s co-sponsorship of S. 2155, the Economic Growth, Regulatory Relief and Consumer Protection Act. This National Association of Home Builders-supported legislation addresses the challenging credit conditions that home builders and home buyers continue to face. To learn more about the NAHB’s efforts... Read more...

More Home Construction Finally On The Way For Colorado?
Contractors obtained almost 4,000 approved building permits to start 2018, the most to start a year since 2001, according to a review of U.S. Census Bureau data.

There were 3,875 approved units in January. And it’s encouraging news that the increase over 2017’s start is driven by single family construction: 2,292 units versus 1,583 multifamily (mostly apartment units).

Single family home construction has lagged since the Great Recession in most states, including Colorado. Multifamily construction became a bigger part of the mix... Read more...

Avast, Ye Owners: Don’t be a Music Pirate
Does your leasing or sales center ever have music playing in the common areas? Is there music playing over a speaker system at the pool, the community room, the fitness center or the coffee bar? If you don’t have the rights to play this music, you may be fined for piracy.... Read more...

2018 Parade of Homes Call for Entries
The Home Building Association of Metro Denver’s Parade of Homes is the best showcase of new homes and communities throughout Metro Denver from Windsor to Castle Rock and Arvada to Aurora. There’s no better way to reach the thousands of potential home buyers and people interested in home remodeling and design who attend this highly anticipated annual event.

Entering its 33rd year, the 2018 Parade of Homes will be held from Thursday, Aug. 9, 2018 to Sunday, Aug. 26, 2018. The free event is a home showcase summer tradition, recognized as Denver’s go-to local home show and design houses tour. This year’s Parade will showcase a wide-range of new homes, from no-maintenance townhomes and paired homes to custom built, high-end luxury, state-of-the-art homes - all for sale along the Front Range... Read more...

Home Builders Foundation to hold 25th Anniversary Celebration April 12th
For 25 years, the Home Builders Foundation(HBF) has been instrumental in building independence and elevating the lives our recipients. To acknowledge this important 25-year milestone, the HBF is planning a 25th Anniversary Celebration. Recipients as well as past, present and future supporters will join this celebration. The event will focus on 25 years of impact already, the present state of the HBF and the bright future of the HBF.... Read more...

Housing shortage pushes metro Denver buyers toward new homes, but builders can’t keep up
Photo by AAron Ontiveroz, The Denver Post
Juan Garcia paints a new home for Brookfield Residential at the company’s development at 67th and Pecos on Thursday, Jan. 25, 2018. Colorado has struggled to supply enough housing to match its growth. Photo by AAron Ontiveroz, The Denver Post
A big shift to town homes continues in metro Denver
Metro Denver’s chronic shortage of existing homes for sale will push more buyers towards new home communities this year. But those buyers won’t find much relief from tight supply and rising prices.

“We expect we will see Denver builders experience a significant uptick in traffic that shows up at their sales office. So few options are available on the resale side,” John Covert, senior regional director for Colorado and New Mexico with Metrostudy, said in a market update Wednesday.... Read more...

Southern Land Company Hires Denver-Area Development Executive Heidi Majerik; Acquires 400 Acres in Erie, Colo.
Heidi Majerik, Southern Land Company
Southern Land, a leading designer, builder and developer of communities, grows Denver presence by adding Majerik and making strategic acquisition for future
The company today announced it has: Hired Heidi Majerik as Vice President & General Manager; and Acquired 400 acres in Erie, Colo. for a future master planned residential community. “We promised when we opened our office in Denver that we were making a serious commitment to the region to deliver diverse, sustainable and thoughtful development that creates destination living that is additive to its surroundings,” said Tim Downey, Southern Land Company’s founder and CEO. “With the acquisition of the property in Erie and the hiring of Heidi Majerik, who has a deep understanding and respect for the Denver region, we are delivering on that promise.” ... Read more...

Scott Moberg Elected President of Home Builders Association of Metro Denver (HBA)
Scott Moberg, 2018 Home Builders Association Board President
Scott Moberg,
2018 HBA President
Moberg shares his goals for 2018
The Home Builders Association of Metro Denver (HBA) has elected Scott Moberg as its 2018 president. Moberg is the owner of Denver area home builder Joyce Homes. More than 150 HBA members attended the Installation and Recognition Reception held on December 6th at Palazzo Verdi in Greenwood Village. Attendees witnessed the installation ceremony of the 2018 HBA Board of Directors and Executive Committee leadership team.

Scott Moberg presented the following heartfelt address that outlines his progression to becoming the HBA 2018 President as well as his goals for the coming year. ... Read more...

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