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Now Accepting Entries for the 2015 Parade of Homes!
2015 Parade of Homes: March 21-29, 2015
2015 Call for Model Home, Custom Home, Renovation or Community Entries
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Click the link below for the 2015 Parade of Homes Entry Packet
VBIA Board Member: President of the Volusia County Bar Association
Michael Woods, 36, an attorney and partner at Cobb Cole law firm in DeLand, has lived here nearly his entire life, his family having moved to the city when he was just 6 months old.
His community's rich history of art, culture and politics, as well as his family ties to the area, are not only what keeps him here but also involved in efforts to improve not only the community, but also his profession.
One of the ways he is seeking to do the latter is by serving as president of the Volusia County Bar Association, which has seen its ranks grow to 600 members this year. He also serves on the board for the Central Florida chapter of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation and is a past-president of the DeLand Area Chamber of Commerce.
Lake HBA Associate of the Year: Congratulations Dale!
Dale Roberts of Dale E. Roberts & Associates was announced as 2014 Associate of the Year by the Home Builders Association of Lake & Sumter. Dale was selected by his peers for outstanding leadership and commitment to the Association, the construction industry and the community during this past year.
Shelley Stewart Honored with Prestigious Industry Award
The Florida Land Title Association (FLTA) awarded its prestigious Raymond O. Denham Award to Shelley Stewart, CLC, President of Southern Title at its annual convention held in Daytona Beach last week.
This award is presented to an individual who has shown exemplary leadership, outstanding service to the association and a tireless commitment to the industry. Over the course of her career, Stewart has been the leading force behind a variety of title insurance initiatives on both a local
, state and national level. She served as President of FLTA in 2008, was a member of the Florida Title Insurance Advisory Council and has provided extensive leadership and guidance on legislative issues.
FLTA President Jeff Stein, Esq. lauded Stewart's lengthy commitment to the industry, saying, "There is no one more selflessly dedicated to the success of our industry and the protection of our home buyers and consumers. It is and has been a singular honor for me to share in her enthusiasm and dedication over these years. No one is more deserving of this high honor from our Association."
(November 12, 2014)
American Builders Supply
Serving as one of Florida's leading independent building materials supplier. We offer the highest quality doors and millwork, windows, trusses, wall panels and lumber using materials from the best manufacturers in the industry.
Herwald Construction, Inc. provides Additions and Remodeling services in New Smyrna Beach.
New Member: Mark Herwald
Single-Family Production Poised to Take Off in 2015
October 31, 2014 - A growing economy, rising household formations, low mortgage rates and pent-up demand will help single-family housing production to rev up in 2015 while a growth in renters will keep the multifamily market at cruising altitude or higher, according to economists who participated in yesterday's National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) 2014 Fall Construction Forecast Webinar.
"Single-family builders are feeling good. They are not overly confident, but confident enough to keep moving forward," said NAHB Chief Economist David Crowe.
He added that the single-family sector will finish out the year much stronger than it began and set the stage for a robust 2015. "This is mostly due to significant pent-up demand and steady job and economic growth that will allow trade-up buyers who have delayed home purchases due to job insecurity to enter the marketplace," said Crowe.
NAHB is forecasting 991,000 total housing starts in 2014, up 6.6 percent from 930,000 units last year. Single-family production is expected to rise 2.5 percent this year to 637,000 units, increase an additional 26 percent next year to 802,000 and reach 1.1 million in 2016.
NAHB is forecasting that residential remodeling will post a 3.4 percent decline in 2014 over last year, due in large part to slow activity in the first quarter caused by an unusual harsh winter throughout much of the nation. Residential remodeling activity is expected to rise 2.7 percent in 2015 and an additional 1.3 percent in 2016.