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.

January 2017 Newsletter

It may seem counter-intuitive to say that the way you keep your competitive advantage is to collaborate with competitors. And yet, I’ve encountered many active SWMBIA members who find this to be true. While you always hope to outdo the competition, one of the best ways to maintain that competitive advantage is to show up and participate in SWMBIA activities. … Read More

2016’s Best & Worst Cities for Families

Families move often and for various reasons. In fact, the average American can expect to move an estimated 11.7 times during his or her lifetime, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. Moving can be a sign of opportunity — perhaps a new job or long-term wealth accumulation — or of instability such as foreclosure or job loss. The key in either … Read More

The New Feminism: A Home of One’s Own

Figures from the new Millennial Tracker at Ellie Mae, a technology provider for banks and brokers, show that of the roughly one-third of 18- to 35-year-olds who are buying, there’s a surprising gender difference emerging. While men are still out buying women — between May and July 2016, women were listed as the primary borrowers on just 32 percent of the closed … Read More

July Newsletter

The month of August typically involves summer vacations, barbecues and pool parties. This year, it‘s also when registration opens for the NAHB International Builders‘ Show. I can‘t encourage everyone enough to sign-up and attend the IBS. You will learn so much that applies specifically to your business—and also have a great time! Incredible savings are available to NAHB members who … Read More