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Denver: 2019 Energy Training Sessions

In December 2019, Denver adopted a new energy code, which becomes effective April 26, 2020. Come learn more about the new International Energy Conservation Code (IECC) requirements. Questions about these presentations? Contact 720-865-2905.

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YLC Members build a ramp for HBF recipient

YLC – Making a difference for their members, community

Three years ago, a group of ambitious young professionals were planning the HBA of Metro Denver’s Young Leaders Council’s very first board meeting. So much has changed since that time, but the goals are the same: to provide an environment where young professionals in the home building industry can develop leadership skills, build relationships, and…

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US New Home Sales 9-year graph

New Home Sales End 2019 with 10% Gain

New home sales were effectively flat in December, after downward revisions for prior months. However, the sales pace for newly-built single-family homes ended 2019 with a gain of 10%, increasing to a total of 681,000. This marks 2019 as the best year for new home sales since the Great Recession. Contracts for new, single-family home…

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NAHB 2020 “Priced Out” Estimates

NAHB recently released its 2020 priced out estimates. The new estimates show that, if the median new home price goes up by $1,000, 158,857 households would be priced out of the housing market nationwide. In other words, based on their incomes, 158,857 households would be able to qualify for a mortgage to purchase the home before the…

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In a Big Splash for Housing, EPA Chief Announces New Water Rule at IBS

Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Andrew Wheeler today announced a final, new “waters of the United States” (WOTUS) regulation at the International Builders’ Show in Las Vegas that resolves years of uncertainty over where federal jurisdiction begins and ends. “The Navigable Waters Protection Rule is a big win for states, municipalities, builders and developers, landowners…

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SPEAKERS ANNOUNCED FOR 2020 HBA INNOVATIONS SUMMIT

– Event to Highlight “Leadership by Design” – CENTENNIAL, CO – January 22, 2020 – The Home Builders Association of Metro Denver (HBA), a professional trade organization representing home builders, developers, and industry suppliers in the eight-county Denver Metro area, announced the speaker lineup for its third annual HBA Innovations Summit to be held at…

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IBS Update 1/1/2020

Happy New Year!  We have a couple of important IBS updates for you today: The 2020 IBS App is NOW available for Download!  The app is super helpful for navigating the show floor, education and events.  Find it in the Apple Store and Google Play by searching for IBS 2020, or go to BuildersShow.com/app to download…

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IBS Update 12/19/19

Below is HBA of Metro Denver’s IBS Ambassador, Amy Abeyta’s most recent update on all things International Builders Show: Exhibit Sales Currently at 595,000 sq ft Hundreds of new exhibitors Check out the search at BuildersShow.com/exhibits Registration Nearly 29,400 registered Avoid onsite pricing, register by January 18 NAHB members – $100 expo pass, $500 full…

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Background on Metro Districts

Background on Metro Districts Metropolitan districts are a type of Colorado special district that provides at least two types of services – fire, mosquito, parks and recreation, safety protection, sanitation, solid waste disposal, street improvement, television relay, transportation, water – and are created in accordance with the Special District Act (Title 32, Article 1, C.R.S.)….

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Mark Bailey, Toll Brothers Group President Elected 2020 HBA Board President

The 2020 HBA Board of Directors was installed to office during the Annual Gathering of Members in late October.  The 2020 Board of Directors’ term begins December 1st, 2020. Immediately after his induction as 2020 HBA Board President, Mark Bailey shared the importance of every member of the home building industry supporting the HBA in…

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