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  • Wed, January 15, 2014 6:25 PM | Mary Speed Lynch (Administrator)

    IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT FOR MEMBERS

    HBA OF GREATER SPARTANBURG 2014 SHOWCASE OF HOMES

    The HBA of Greater Spartanburg  announces  it’s  2014 Showcase of Homes to be held on two weekends in May.   The dates are:  Saturday and Sunday  May 3 & 4, and Saturday and Sunday May 10 & 11.  This event is designed to be beneficial to Associate Members and Builder Members alike.  The publication will be a high quality, full size magazine with a high quality cover and well designed  ads.  All current members will be listed in the directory that will be included in the magazine.   To be included in the directory, you must be an active member of HBA Spartanburg on March 6.   Distribution will include 7,000 publications placed at  many points throughout the county, including Realtor offices, banks , and other high traffic areas.   In addition, magazines will be available at Realtor Office, Banks, and other high traffic areas.   There will be no charge for the general public to tour the homes.  Maps will be provided in the magazine designating the locations of the entries.   Homes will be categorized in four price r.  ranges:  $100,000 - $150,000, $150,000 - $250,000, $250,000 - $350,000, $350,000 and up.   Homes will be judged by impartial judges and an awards ceremony or banquet will be held during the week of May 5th.  The winners will get a free ad in next year’s showcase magazine. 

    Support for this event has been tremendous.  We have 4 Media Sponsors who will soon see their logo on the front of the magazine, on TV ads, and other media.  Two more Media Sponsors are expected to confirm by the end of the week.  The HBA wishes to thank the following Media Sponsors for their support and enthusiasm:  PRO-Build, Newman-Sims, First Piedmont Federal, Piedmont Natural Gas

    BUILDERS

    Builders will be invited to enter up to two homes in the Showcase.  The entry fee will be $500 per home, with a limit of two homes per Builder.  This includes a full page ad in the Showcase Magazine.  The Builder will be expected to sell the ads for the page opposite of his page in the Magazine.  In addition, the Builder will have the opportunity to represent the HBA and promote the HBA Showcase of Homes in our booth at the Expo. Management Home and Garden Show on May 3 and 4.  Entry homes should be completed for maximum exposure, but this is not mandatory.  The Committee asks that homes be at least ¾ complete and that they be safe for the public to enter.   9 Builders have already committed .

    ASSOCIATES

    Associates will be invited to support the Builders that you work with by supporting his entry:  you may buy an ad on the page opposite the associate in one of 4 price categories; and/or make arrangements with the Builder to showcase your products and services in his Showcase entry home.  If you choose not to buy an ad in the publication, you will still benefit from having your name in the directory. 

    • ·         SPOTS ARE FILLING UP QUICKLY

    • ·         YOU MUST BE AN HBA MEMBER IN GOOD STANDING ON MARCH 6 TO  ENTER A HOUSE, PURCHASE AN AD, or HAVE A LISTING IN THE MAGAZINE DIRECTORY OF HBA MEMBERS.
    • ·         THERE WILL BE MUCH MORE INFORMATION COMING.  IN THE MEAN TIME, contact Mark Weizenecker at :  (864) 706-8441 or mark@wizehome.com    or   Mark Autorino at (864)809-4042 or autorino2010@live.com
    • ·         SPONSORSHIPS ARE STILL AVAILABLE AS WELL AS MAGAZINE INSIDE COVER ADS
  • Wed, November 20, 2013 9:40 PM | Mary Speed Lynch (Administrator)

    The Spartanburg Herald Journal reported on Sunday, November 17 that Spartanburg County is experiencing a second year of growth in the residential home building industry.  As of early November, the county had issued almost 100 more residential building permits than were issued in 2013.  This is great news for home builders.  Our very own Manning Lynch was interviewed for the article.  Read the entire artical at the link below.

     

    http://www.goupstate.com/article/20131116/ARTICLES/131119751/0/search

  • Tue, October 22, 2013 8:39 PM | Mary Speed Lynch (Administrator)
    To compliment out November Sporting Clays event, we are having a Shotgun Raffle sponsored by Century Concrete and Sammy Sanders.  A STOEGER 3000 Camouflage Semi-Automatic Shotgun awaits the winnner.  Raffle tickets are just $20 and can be purchased from an HBA Board Member or by contacting the office.  You do not need to be present to win!
  • Tue, October 15, 2013 4:43 PM | Mary Speed Lynch (Administrator)

    Get all the info you need on the Sporting Clays Event !

     

    2013 October Newsletter.pdf

  • Sun, October 06, 2013 9:19 PM | Mary Speed Lynch (Administrator)

    Buddy Bush, the Director of Inspections for the City is offering classes for the 2013 Code.  If you would like to get his perspective , see the attached pdf and call Buddy if you have questions.

     

     

     

    Code 2012 Class for City.pdf

  • Thu, September 26, 2013 4:59 PM | Mary Speed Lynch (Administrator)

    The clock is ticking....for special pricing on this very worthwhile event, register by October 1.  This event is designed to deliver a valuable benefit to our members and to provide a distinct advantage to anyone in the homebuilding industry.  You will experience comprehensive educational experiences...and as with any HBA event...plenty of socializing.  Download the form below and get it in the mail before October 1.  Please call with questions!  See you there!

     

     

     

    2013 SBN.pdf!

  • Thu, September 26, 2013 4:20 PM | Mary Speed Lynch (Administrator)
    For the benefit of HBA Members, Ken Ormand has updated the HBASC New Home Sale Contract.  This is a sale contract and not a building contract.  It is copyrighted and can be used for the benefit of HBA members only.  Please contact the HBA office if you would like a copy.
  • Sat, September 21, 2013 12:35 PM | Mary Speed Lynch (Administrator)

     

    The following is from Dr. Elliot Eisenberg, Ph.D.

     

    The Friday File: To focus Congress on GDP growth, give members incentive pay. Pay them a base of $60,000 (median income) and incentive pay that rises with GDP. No bonus is paid until GDP growth hits 2%. Between 2%-3% they get a 30% bonus, from 3%-4% a 75% bonus, from 4%-5% a 200% bonus and from 5%-6% a 400% bonus. These incentives should see economic growth trump party purity.

     

     

    Elliot F. Eisenberg, Ph.D.

    GraphsandLaughs, LLC

    elliot@graphsandlaughs.net

    Cell: 202.306.2731

    www.econ70.com

  • Tue, August 27, 2013 9:43 PM | Mary Speed Lynch (Administrator)
    Our very own Calvin Snow spends his weekends "goin racin".  He says it's just a hobby but this past weekend he won the IHRA Iron Man race in Augusta Georgia.  Calvin spent the better part of 4 days behind the wheel and took home the trophy on Sunday afternoon.  Stay tuned for a link to the magazine article featuring our very own "cover boy". Way to go Calvin.  Congratulations!
  • Thu, May 23, 2013 4:36 PM | Mary Speed Lynch (Administrator)

    Good News On Sprinklers

     

    Special Note on Building Codes

    R.4321 – International Residential Building Code
    (Note: This is not a bill, but a regulation that will be promulgated).
    This week, the 2012 I-Codes were approved on second reading by the Senate. As submitted by LLR, the regulation includes numerous modifications as well as the removal of the mandate for residential fire sprinklers. Thanks to our HBASC Building Codes Committee and its Chairman, Andy Barber, the HBASC was able to make several modifications to the 2012 I-Codes. Sen. Shane Massey (R-Aiken) deserves a great deal of credit for safeguarding the rights of homeowners across the state and defending affordable housing for its citizens.

    Thanks to Mark and Matt for staying on top of this!

    This is very important news for Home Builders.  The above is an excerpt from the HBASC Legislative Newsletter that comes out every Friday during the Session.  If you would like to receive this report on a regular basis, please make sure that the HBA has your correct email address.

864. 583. 5471  -  info@hbaspartanburg.com

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