Builder News Network
A Service of the Home Builders Association of South Carolina June 25, 2011
SC Housing Hall of Fame to Induct Two New Members

The South Carolina Housing Hall of Fame trustees have announced that Representative William E. “Bill” Sandifer and John Templeton will be inducted into the prestigious honor society for their work in and support of South Carolina’s home building industry.

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State Headlines
The Facts on that Rumored 3.8% Sales Tax on Homes

Among the most common tax and housing policy questions we field here at NAHB is whether a 3.8% sales tax will hit home sales in 2013.

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OSHA Announces 90-Day Phase-In for Fall Protection Regulations

In a recent letter to NAHB, Dr. David Michaels, assistant secretary of labor for the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, announced a three month phase-in period to give residential construction companies additional time to come into compliance with the agency’s new “Compliance Guidance for Residential Construction” directive (STD 03-11-002).

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Pinnacle Award Winners Selected

A group of building professionals gathered at the HBASC office recently to select the Pinnacle Award winners in the new home, remodel, green building and sales & marketing categories. The judges had a tough job choosing one winner in each category.

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2011 Convention
Class Spotlight: Sales & Marketing Techniques that Speak the Gen X&Y Language

For generations, Americans have huddled around the television for information, entertainment, to bond over family movie night or for a minute of mindless distraction at the end of the day. However, with the introduction of Netflix, Hulu and other online sources for traditional television programming, many Americans are leaving their T.V. sets (at least for a moment) and turning to the Internet for amusement.

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Registration Fees Increase After June 30

Anyone who wants to register for the convention should get their completed form and payment to the HBASC office by June 30. After June 30, there will be a $50 increase.

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Tickets to be Picked Up at Convention

Ticket sales for all of the convention events – Celebration of Excellence, SPIKE Party, Dinner Party, and Trade Show – have been steady. If you registered for the convention or purchased individual event tickets, you don’t have to worry about keeping up with your tickets before you arrive!

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Silent Auctions Items Ready for Preview Online

The SC Builders PAC Silent Auction & Reception is coming up on July 14 in Myrtle Beach, and you can get a preview of what to bid on.

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Local News
Greenville Member Receives SIF Award

Howard Cox of Palmetto Insurance in Greenville was recently awarded the SCHB Self Insurers Fund’s Number One Producer award.

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New NAHB Course on Home Technology Integration

NAHB has announced its newest one-day course, Home Technology Integration, as an elective for the Master Certified New Home Sales Professional (Master CSP) designation.

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Increase Your Knowledge on Webinar Wednesdays

The NAHB provides members with online learning opportunities each Wednesday. The webinars are one-hour long and are approved for one NAHB and Certified Master Builder continuing education credit.

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Member Services
Members Get 10% Off Vacation Rentals Worldwide with Endless Vacation Rentals*

As an NAHB member, you’ll receive 10% off over 200,000 vacation rentals worldwide with Endless Vacation Rentals®*.

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Solveras Offers Special Incentives to HBAs and Members

It’s an annual rite of spring: Each April Visa® and MasterCard® raise their merchant processing rates—and then pass the additional costs on to you, the merchant. But as a member of NAHB, you have the opportunity to avoid the impact of this summer's rate increases.

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14-17 HBASC State Convention, Myrtle Beach
14 SC Builders PAC Silent Auction and Reception, Myrtle Beach
14 Celebration of Excellence, Myrtle Beach
15 Exhibitor Trade Show & Luncheon, Myrtle Beach
15 President's Reception for NAHB BUILD-PAC, Myrtle Beach
16 SPIKE Castaways Costume Reception and Contest, Myrtle Beach
16 Castaways Costume Dinner Party & Dance and HBA Competition, Myrtle Beach
26 HBA of the Lowcountry GMM, Beaufort

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Education Calendar
28 Internet Marketing Workshop, Columbia
29 Social Marketing: Engage and Converse, NAHB Webinar
13 Design and Market Trends: What's Hot in Residential Building, NAHB Webinar
20 Financing for Home Builders, NAHB Webinar

» More Education Opportunities

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