SWMBIA NEWS

Whether local, state or national, we’re tapped into the latest news to keep our members at the forefront. Check here periodically for updates that impact our Industry and your business.

June 2017 Newsletter

The average size of newly built homes decreased in 2016 – a sign that the home building industry is preparing for the coming wave of first-time buyers as millennials begin to dip their toes into the market, according to research and survey results released by the National Association of Home Builders. To read entire newsletter, click here.

MAY 2017 NEWSLETTER

Since May is remodeling month, we are taking a look at a few interesting remodeling statistics and information from NAHB. How is the remodeling market outlook? Who Remodels? What are the most popular remodeling jobs? To read entire newsletter, click here. MAY 2017 NEWSLETTER

The Next Hot Housing Market: Starter Homes

First time buyers accounted for 42% of buyers this year, up from 38% in 2015 and 31% at the lowest point during the recent housing cycle in 2011, according to Fannie Mae, which defines first-time buyers as anyone who hasn’t owned a home in the past three years.  Laura Kusisto and Chris Kirkham write for the Wall Street Journal how the return … Read More

Don’t Get Scammed: Find a Qualified Contractor

There are thousands of legitimate, ethical contractors in business around the country. Unfortunately, there are also scam artists looking to cheat you out of your money who pose as legitimate contractors. These “fly-by-night” operators often show up in communities impacted by natural disasters to try to scam distressed home owners into paying for shoddy repairs or work that they will … Read More