Builder News Network

Fair Housing Scores a Victory in South Carolina Settlement
In a major victory for fair housing, a lawsuit brought by South Carolina developer Connelly Development, LLC and NAHB has been settled just as it was ready to go to trial.

Designation for Green Building Professionals Debuts at IBS; HBASC to Offer Course at Convention
The new Certified Green Professional (CGP) designation that teaches builders, remodelers and other industry professionals techniques for incorporating green building principles into homes without driving up the cost of construction debuted on “Green Day,” Feb. 14, at the International Builders’ Show in Orlando.

Sistercare Receives Model Home Furniture from KB Home
KB Home’s South Carolina division will donate new furniture from a model home in the Spears Creek Village community in Elgin to Sistercare.

Extension Ladders With Fall Hazard Recalled
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission recently announced a voluntary recall of the “Louisville/Davidson” and “Michigan” brand fiberglass extension ladders.

Columbia Home & Garden Show Brings Big Names in Gardening and Green Construction
The 42nd annual Carolina Classic Home & Garden Show is coming to the SC State Fairgrounds March 14 – 16. In addition to over 300 exhibitors showing the latest in home building and home improvement products and services this year, attendees looking to gain a more in-depth look at new home construction, remodeling, gardening, green building and more will be able to attend free seminars offered throughout the show.

Home Builders Association of Greater Spartanburg Endorses Scott Talley
The Home Builders Association of Greater Spartanburg announced today their endorsement of Scott Talley in the Republican primary for State Senate Seat 12.

2008 Economic Stimulus Act Provides Tax Benefits to Businesses
In addition to providing stimulus payments to individuals, the Economic Stimulus Act of 2008 provides incentives to businesses. These incentives include a special 50-percent depreciation allowance for 2008 purchases and an increase in the small business expensing limitation for tax years beginning in 2008.

Boost Business Skills During National Designation Month
NAHB members have an opportunity to jump-start or complete their designation this March during National Designation Month, now in its sixth year and sponsored by The NAHB University of Housing.




Member Spotlight

Perry Moses, Perry Moses Construction, LLC and Professional Computer Systems, Inc.
The HBA of Sumter-Clarendon has a new resource at its fingertips, thanks to builder member Perry Moses. Perry recently created a website for the local HBA free of charge! Members can now access their HBA online at www.sumterhba.com.


Meetings & Events

March 7th-9th
HBA of the Greater Pee Dee's Home & Outdoor Living Show

March 7th-9th
HBA of Greenville's 47th Annual Home & Garden Show

March 10th
HBA of Aiken County General Membership Meeting

March 11th
HBA of Anderson General Membership Meeting

March 14th-16th
HBA of Greater Columbia's 42nd Annual Carolina Classic Home & Garden Show

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Education Calendar

March 10th-11th
IRM I: Understanding Housing Markets & Consumers

March 27th
Business Management for Building Professionals

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