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.

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

New Resources to Help You Find Skilled Labor

When you become a SWMBIA member you not only get a membership to our Southwest Montana organization, but you also obtain a membership to the State and Nation Builders Associations. The National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) is partnering with educators, members and state and local HBAs to address the housing industry’s labor shortages and to develop a skilled workforce … Read More