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A Service of the Home Builders Association of South Carolina January 26, 2011
Property Tax Relief Deadline Nears

Home builders who want to save on property tax for newly constructed and unoccupied homes need to take action by January 31. The property tax reduction deadline is also for re-certifying unoccupied homes that got property tax relief in 2010, and for any newly constructed homes, or older homes that have not been enrolled in the program for the 2011 property tax year.

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State Headlines
Oyster Roast Tickets Available at the Door

Tickets for the oyster roast honoring Governor Nikki Haley will be on sale Thursday, January 27 at the door. Tickets for the fundraiser event are $100 per person. Those in attendance will get to meet Governor Haley in a warm, intimate setting. HBA members will have a chance to speak with the governor; however, one-on-one time is not guaranteed.

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2011 Tax Deductions: Are HBA Dues Eligible?

Dues payments to the HBASC are not deductible as charitable contributions for federal income tax purposes. However, dues payments may be deductible as an ordinary and necessary business expense, subject to exclusion for lobbying activity.

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Hotline Helps Address AD&C Lending Issues with FDIC

NAHB is encouraging small builder members to take advantage of an important new opportunity to help address the ongoing problems that many are facing in accessing acquisition, development and construction financing.

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New Federal Construction Work Opportunity

The Federal government continues its improvements to certain military installations around the country. The latest announcement is the construction of more than 300 housing units at the Marine Corps base at Camp Lejeune, NC, and the Marine Corps Air Station at Cherry Point, NC.

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OSHA Makes Changes to Residential Fall Protection Requirements

Last month, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) withdrew the Plain Language Revision of OSHA Instruction STD 3.1, Interim Fall Protection Compliance Guidelines for Residential Construction.

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SC HELP Foreclosure Prevention Program Now Available Statewide

Following a successful pilot program and Treasury's approval of South Carolina's readiness assessment, SC Housing Corp. will take its foreclosure prevention program statewide. Starting January 20, the South Carolina Homeownership and Employment Lending Program (SC HELP) will use almost $300 million in federal funds to help responsible but struggling homeowners in the state.

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Local News
Project HOPE produces Home Depot Employee of the Year

Paul Penderman received an unexpected award. He was recognized at Home Depot (Store #1110) as Employee of the Year for 2010. This was unexpected in as much as Paul has been an employee of Home Depot for less than a year.

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McGuinn Elected President of Home Builders Association of Greater Columbia

Wade McGuinn, CMB of the McGuinn Group will serve as President of the Home Builders Association of Greater Columbia (HBAGC) in 2011. He has been a Licensed Builder in South Carolina since 1985 and an SC Licensed Real Estate Broker since 1984.

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Horry Georgetown Home Show Partners with Grand Strand Boat Show

Two of the most popular and successful events on the Grand Strand, The Horry Georgetown Home Builders Associations Home Show and the Grand Strand Boat Show are partnering February 11-13. Attendees will get a real treat of two shows for the price of one!

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Education
FREE Webinar Addresses Buyer Expectations

The National Association of Home Builders’ Business Management and Information Technology Committee and Builder magazine are hosting a FREE webinar on February 3 on how to respond to buyer expectations evolving since the downturn. A recent survey on home design trends by the American Institute of Architects indicates that buyers will not be seeking the same product mix that builders have previously offered.

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Hone Business Skills, Enhance Credibility During National Designation Month in February

NAHB members have an opportunity to jump-start or complete their designation and enhance their credibility during National Designation Month in February, now in its ninth year and sponsored by NAHB Education.

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Membership Services
New Manufacturer Participates in Builder Rebate Program

The HBASC Builder Rebate Program is pleased to announce the addition of Fypon to the list of Manufacturers. Fypon manufacturers a very complete line of urethane Moulded Millwork, PVC Trim, and has the ability to make custom products.

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Events
January
27 Oyster Roast honoring Governor Nikki Haley, Lexington
27 HBASC Green Building Council Meeting, Columbia
28-30 Oconee Home, Garden & Remodeling Show, Seneca
February
1 Greater Columbia Builder Speed Dating, Columbia
7 Greater Spartanburg Chili Cookoff, Moore
7 Lakelands General Membership Meeting, Greenwood
8 Greater Columbia Wits & Grits Breakfast, Columbia
10 Greater Columbia General Membership Meeting, Columbia
11-13 Upstate Home & Garden Expo, Anderson

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Education Calendar
February
11 Planning for Profit: The Numbers of Success, Columbia
23 EPA Lead-Based Safety for Renovation, Repair and Painting, Spartanburg

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