Volusia Building Industry Association
Daytona Beach Kennel Club & Poker Room
Individual Ticket: $195
INCLUDING DEALER ADD ON
Table of 10: $1,950
Contact the VBIA Office at (386) 226-1414 for more information!
What Do You Know About Baby Boomers?
10,000 people started turning 65 yo in Jan. 2011, and will for another 16+ years. Is your BUSINESS structured and trained to capitalize on this and capture this specific and powerful consumer group, the BABY BOOMERS?
- 78 million people
- 5x the NET WORTH of the US average
- 70% of the U.S. disposable income
- 49% of the U.S. CPG (Consumer Packaged Goods)
- 48% of all home ownership
- Highest Median Income
- Earned and Inherited more $$ than any demographic EVER
- 60% of all health care spending
- 25% of all TOYS
- 75% control of America's wealth
- $7 BILLION in online purchasing each year
- 74% of all prescription drugs
- 41% of all new car buying
- 80% of all luxury travel
What is a Spike? The Spike club is an elite group which recognizes those who recruit and retain new members into the local association. Before becoming a Spike you are a spike candidate which means you have between one and five and a half credits. Once you earn your sixth credit, you become an official NAHB Spike!
Housing for Tomorrow Committee Capital Club Members
Capital Club is membership in the HFT Committee, attained through investment of $250,
with the interest in promoting affordable housing and improvement of local government.
Benefits of Membership
Earn a 2% discount* on purchases made with your Lowe's Accounts Receivable when you confirm your Home Builders Association membership on LowesForPros.com.
Plus, get free delivery on purchases of $500 or more now through 12/31/15. Click the image for more information!
Attention Builders and Remodelers: Get money for products you already use! The FHBA's Member Rebate Program is a free member benefit available to all active Builder and Remodeling Members.
Join us July 16-18, 2015 in Orlando for the largest regional building industry trade show in the Southeast!
The 2015 Southeast Building Conference (SEBC) has been designed with you in mind. SEBC speakers and educational offerings are wrapped around a two-day trade show where you can view the latest in building products and services at more than 200 exhibits and network with more than 2,500 of your colleagues in the home building and remodeling industry.
Go to www.SEBCshow.com to learn more about the show, seminars, special events and register today to attend. You won’t want to miss this opportunity to learn, grow and engage!
U.S. New-Home Sales, Prices Climb Signs of strengthening demand emerge as thin supply constrains market
Sales of newly built homes rebounded and
prices rose briskly in April, signs of rising demand in a housing market
constrained by tight supplies.
New-home sales climbed 6.8% from March to
a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 517,000, the Commerce Department said
Tuesday. The median price of a new home sold in April stood at $297,300, up
8.3% from a year earlier.
A separate measure of home prices rose
for the 35th straight month. The Standard & Poor’s/Case-Shiller Home Price
Index rose 4.1% in the 12 months ended in March.
Steady job growth, historically low
interest rates and rising rental costs have been pushing potential home buyers
into the market. But with home prices rising faster than incomes, some buyers
may be squeezed out of the market. Supplies of existing homes are tight and
home builders have been slow to start construction.
The crosscurrents have been reflected in
other recent housing data, which showed a drop in existing-home sales last
month alongside more strong price gains.
“Seeing new homes become more affordable
for new buyers is a really important part of getting the housing market back to
normal,” said Stan Humphries, chief economist at real-estate firm Zillow.
Mr. Humphries and other economists
believe the U.S. needs construction of at least 1.5 million new homes a year to
keep pace with a growing population and the normal loss of existing stock due
So far this year, builders are averaging
just over 1 million starts, not much different from 2014. The pace picked up
some in April, hitting the best level since November 2007.
Woodside Homes, a closely held builder
operating in five western and southern states, sold 453 homes in the first
quarter, up 30% from a year earlier. Woodside Chief ExecutiveJoel
Shine described spring sales as “reasonably strong” rather than
spectacular. He noted that job growth has remained strong and interest rates
remain below 4%, with the expectation of an interest-rate increase later this
year providing some buyers with extra motivation to buy now.
“It’s sort of been the recovery that
never has gotten spectacular but doesn’t go away either,” Mr. Shine said.
“Little by little, the economic trends and demographics trends are going our
So far this year, monthly sales of new
homes have averaged 515,000, a pace that if continued would mark the best since
the first half of 2008. Over the past year, new-home purchases are up 26.1%.
The market in April had 4.8 months of
supply of new homes, reflecting how long it would take to exhaust existing
inventory at the April sales pace. That was well short of the 6-month mark many
analysts consider a balanced market.
New-home sales reflect about one-tenth of
all home purchases, and monthly estimates are often heavily revised as more
data become available. The April figure has a margin for error of plus or minus
While the Case-Shiller index also showed
prices rising, the pace has slowed since last year. That trend may continue.
“Home prices are currently rising more
quickly than either per capita personal income…or wages…narrowing the pool of
future home-buyers,” said David Blitzer, managing director and
chairman of the Index Committee for S&P Dow Jones Indices. “All of this
suggests that some future moderation in home prices gains is likely.”
New-home sales peaked in July 2005, when
they hit an annual pace of nearly 1.4 million. Sales bottomed out at 270,000 in
February 2011 as the housing market crashed.
Figures so far from 2015 put sales closer
to—but still short of—historical averages. From 1990 to 2000, for example,
monthly new-home sales averaged 711,000.
- The Wall Street Journal
Learn How to Use LinkedIn effectively!
It’s a Super Powerful Professional
Social Media Network that’s Continuing to Evolve
Are you using LinkedIn, the most popular social network for professionals to its full potential?
Here are 5 tips that will increase your exposure on LinkedIn
1 - Customize your public profile URL
Make sure your personal profile looks more professional and is easier to share by customizing your LinkedIn public profile URS. Instead of a URL with a million confusing numbers at the end, it will look nice and like thishttps://www.linkedin.com/in/sandyburkebishop
2 - Add a background photo to your personal LinkedIn profile
In June 2014 LinkedIn finally added the capability to add a custom background photo. That allows you to stand out from the crowd. Just a word of caution, LinkedIn is a professional network and your photo needs to be professional also.
To add a background go to your profile, click on edit profile and add a background photo. The photo must be under MG in size and the size needs to be 1400 x 425 pixels for the best fit.
3 - Create a Profile Badge for your personal website or blog
If you have your own personal website, you can promote your personal LinkedIn presence by adding a Profile Badge that links to your public LinkedIn profile.
Did you know that LinkedIn allows you to add media such as videos, images, documents, links and presentations? This enables you to showcase different projects and provide samples of your work. Learn more about adding, removing and rearranging work samples at this Help Center linkhttps://help.linkedin.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/34325/ft/eng
5 – Optimize your profile for search engines
Optimize your profile to get found by people searching LinkedIn for key terms you want to get found for. There are several places on your profile you can insert those keywords. Just a word of caution: Don’t overdo this!
If your business is looking to reach more customers with LinkedIn marketing and through social media, contact Ursula Amon with Social Media Consulting CFL, a VBIA associate, for a FREE consultation today! 386.527.5089
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