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February 2016
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Fabulous February!
2016 is already shaping up to be an amazing year for our association. This January saw our local past president, Randy Jones, sworn in as president of the Oregon Home Builders Association. At the same meeting our association was awarded two very prestigious honors. We not only won the state award for highest retained membership, amazingly we also won the award for best new membership performance by a large association! In 2015, we signed up over 60 new members! I would like to thank all of our members for working so hard to make our association so successful.
 As many of you have already heard, because of the growth of our association, we have decided to rebrand ourselves to be more in line with our mission. We have literally outgrown our name and because of the work that we do that supports so many other areas of our industry we are rebranding as the Southern Oregon Builders Association!
Last year I attended over 100 local meetings of administrators and legislators carrying our message to the people who regulate our industry; bringing them the message that our industry is important because of all the economic benefits we bring to our entire community. Because of your support I am able to communicate our message in a way that helps them understand the ways that they can help us be more successful in all that we do. None of us is as strong as all of us and all of us pulling in the same direction can accomplish a tremendous amount of good and benefit our entire area. It is so exciting to see how much good our industry does for the entire community.
In our next newsletter you will hear about the amazing success of our most recent Southern Oregon Home Show. It's really hard to overestimate how important our industry is to our cities and communities. Stay tuned to hear more good news about our association in our improving market. Our goal is to help you be more successful, please let us know how we can be of help. 

To your success,
Brad Bennington 
Executive Officer
Home Builders Association of Jackson County
Southern Oregon Builders Association
OHBA State Meeting Recap
Randy Jones
2016 President for Oregon Home Builders Association

Thank you to everyone who came to show your support for Randy Jones as he was sworn in as the new state president for Oregon HBAs. 

Board Members from all over the state came to Medford for one of the annual state meetings. There is alot going on in the legislative session and these men and women have a lot of hard work cut out for them as they fight for the building industry!  

Jackson County HBA had a good night. One of our members became OHBA State President and our little HBA received not one, but two awards!
Top Largest Association - New Members
Best Large Association in Member Retention

Members, these are Your Awards!

It was a great Home Show! 
We will have a Home Show Recap in the March Newsletter, but we just wanted to take a moment to thank all our Exhibitors who participated with us in this year's Southern Oregon Home Show!
To Our Home Show Exhibitors & Seminar Presenters
First, Thank You!
All your time, hard work and dedication really showed in the quality of this year's show! It was a GREAT HOME SHOW and we are so glad that you were a part of it! We heard many compliments from the public, who were so grateful for the talent and expertise available to them at the show. We hope all the connections you made at the Home Show will result in a lot of business for you, not only in 2016, but in the years to come as well!
 A Big Thank You to Susie's Medford Flower Shop!
We had such beautiful flowers to grace our booth and our Information area. They added elegance and quality to our show helping us to make a great impression on the public.
Susie's Medford Flower Shop donated three amazing floral arrangements to us!
If you need flowers for any occasion (especially showing off beautiful houses), please consider Susie's. 
Susie's Medford Flower Shop
502 Crater Lake Ave,Medford OR 97504
(541) 772-2266 | (800) 944-0310
The 2016 Member Directory is HERE!

Many people came to our booth at the Home Show to pick up our 2016 Building & Remodeling Directory. In fact, we gave out everyone that we brought with us!
Stop by the office to pick up your copy or we would be happy to mail you one, just let us know.. 

The Directories will be online at both our website, www.hbajc.com  and www.mailtribune.com 

This Guide is used by the public and people in the industry to find the best in the business!
Would business like to host a Membership Mixer?
Making connections and networking is a huge part of HBA membership. We WANT you to be successful!
If your business or company would like to host one of our monthly membership mixers please contact Jessica at jessica@hbajc.com or 541-773-2872.
This is a great way for your fellow members to see what you do in a fun and social setting!
Here's how the US housing market has been impacted by the 2008 crash
Business Insider
Older millennials, minorities, especially Hispanics, men and the wealthy in overheated housing markets were most likely to be displaced from homeowners to renters. The financial crisis of 2008 created the biggest disruption to the U.S. housing market since the Great Depression. From the top of the housing bubble roughly a decade ago until just recently, there's been a five percentage-point increase in the number of renters to owners to 43.3 percent from 38.5 percent.  READ MORE
The millennial generation is poised to make a significant impact on home design with its strong preferences for energy efficiency and smart-home technology; comfortable and workable kitchens; and more casual spaces, said speakers from NAHB and Better Homes and Gardens. But first, they have to move out of their parents' homes and into a place of their own, said NAHB Assistant Vice President for Surveys and Research Rose Quint.  READ MORE
U.S. home resales rebounded strongly in December from a 19-month low and prices surged, indicating the housing market recovery remained intact despite signs of a sharp deceleration in economic growth in recent months. The National Association of Realtors said recently existing home sales jumped a record 14.7 percent to an annual rate of 5.46 million units, after being temporarily held back by the introduction of new mortgage disclosure rules, which had caused delays in the closing of contracts in November.  READ MORE
The Bulletin
A Eugene Democrat has drafted a bill that would give cities more leeway to increase land supply so long as it's used for affordable housing. The bill is the latest development that shows lawmakers may be willing to ease land use regulations during negotiations about affordable housing. In exchange, the bill would end the 17-year ban on a type of local zoning that allows cities to require real estate developers to set aside a portion of their projects for low-income residents, known as inclusionary zoning.  READ MORE
Sponsorship is a great way to get ALOT of good exposure in some amazing events!
We have sponsorship opportunities availabe for the 2016 Golf Tournament,  the 2016 Tour of Homes and the 2017 Home Show It's a great way to market your business by partnering with these successful events.
Call 541-773-2872 or email brad@hbajc.com for more information or a sponsorship packet.
Initial Lead Based Paint Classes
8- Hour Lead Based Paint 
Initial Course
For Renovation, Repair and Painting (RRP) Training
March 9, 2016

Cost: $175 for Members and $225 for Non-Members
Qualifies for (8) Series B Credit Hours
Please call to sign up 541-773-2872 or email anita@hbajc.com
Refresher Lead Based Paint Classes
4- Hour Lead Based Paint 
Refresher Course
March 23, 2016

Cost: $150 for Members and $200 for Non-Members
Qualifies for (4) Series B Credit Hours
Please call to sign up 541-773-2872 or email anita@hbajc.com
Home Builders Association of Jackson County
Southern Oregon Builders Association
1006 East Jackson St., Medford, OR 97504
Phone: 541-773-2872 Fax: 541-7731189 www.hbajc.com
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for January
Allen Iverson
(541) 816-7181

Arlen Heath
(541) 690-8391

Mike Ragan
(541) 830-3900

Charles Grisham
(541) 973-9612

Joel Ockunzzi
(541) 772-0000

Chris Mitchell
(541) 857-5944

for January
Howard H. Osvold
(541) 535-1818

Walter Stokes
(541) 488-0815

Britt Parsons
(541) 941-4010

Ellie George
(541) 774-5503

Sheryl Friend-Masterson
(541) 646-3025

Laura Carpine
(541) 690-7470

JM Construction, Inc.
Jason Myers
(541) 878-7810

John L. Scott of Medford
Claudia Kelley
(541) 324-1313

Norton Lumber Co., Inc.
Brian Kane
(541) 535-1533

Pacific Door & Sash Co.
Vic Olson
(541) 826-3944
Gail Schoeneberg
(541) 840-1909

Silverstone Construction, Inc.
David DeCarlow
(541) 773-6036

Spring Air, Inc.
Charlie Whitley
(541) 899-3155

Tom Malot Construction Co., Inc.
Tommy Malot
(541) 261-6301

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Unlock The Value of Membership: NAHB

NAHB consistently delivers real value for its members.

At any given time, NAHB is working on more than 100 complex issues - and doing its utmost to save members money - in areas including the tax code, federal housing programs,environmental laws, building codes, OSHA, building materials, qualified residential mortgages,residential appraisals and many others.

Such issues can severely impact our industry; a single win can save builders thousands of dollars on every home they build. Likewise, a single loss can cost builders thousands of dollars on every home they build.

Below is a list of some of the more significant advocacy victories NAHB has achieved recently in terms of monetary impact. Please note that the dollar values below are based on averages
across the industry and that these numbers do not necessarily apply in all areas of the country.