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Home Buying Interest Increases Amid COVID-19

Jeff Pickett, Media by JP See original post from NAHB COVID-19 has influenced a number of decisions surrounding the home, including a movement toward less dense areas, and homeownership is no different. According to data from NAHB’s latest Housing Trends Report, in the third quarter of 2020, 13% of Americans are considering purchasing a home…

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Housing Fuels the Economy in South Dakota

Jeff Pickett, Media by JP Housing is central to American family life and critical to a thriving economy. The state of the housing industry is a good barometer of the broader economy and the condition of the nation’s social fabric. … Amidst the current recession spurred by the coronavirus pandemic, the housing industry is one…

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October 2020 is Careers in Construction Month

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Jeff Pickett, Media by JP On Tuesday, October 6, 2020, members of the Home Builders Association of the Sioux Empire met with Sioux Falls Mayor, Paul TenHaken, to sign a Mayoral Proclamation to proclaim October 2020 as Careers in Construction Month. This annual month-long celebration is designated to help increase public awareness of the job…

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Southern Section of Veterans Parkway to be Built

Jeff Pickett, Media by JP Download the supporting slide PDF file by clicking the image below A message from the City of Sioux Falls: On Tuesday September 22, 2020, the State of South Dakota Transportation Commission approved the funding to complete the remaining 8.5 miles that make up the southern section of Veterans Parkway. The…

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Building Services Update: New Building Inspection Required

Jeff Pickett, Media by JP A Message from the City of Sioux Falls, With the rising cost of building material we are being asked about some alternative wall sheathing options. There are other structural sheathing products available on the market . If you choose to use one of these alternatives instead of the  standard wood…

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City of Sioux Falls Development Video Tour (Summer 2020)

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Jeff Pickett, Media by JP In lieu of our in-person annual City Bus Tour (normally held in May each year), the association has instead asked the City of Sioux Falls to create a virtual video to give you a virtual tour this year. The video below is compiled of video clips that give you a…

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New Health Insurance Plan through Home Builders Association

Jeff Pickett, Media by JP We know that rising health insurance costs are impacting many in the home building industry. For that reason, the Home Builders Association of the Sioux Empire is excited to now offer an exclusive cost savings health insurance plan to our members, their employees and families. This new statewide member benefit…

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DHS Designates Residential Construction as “Essential Infrastructure Business”

Jeff Pickett, Media by JP Reposted from In a critical win for NAHB and the residential construction sector, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) today designated construction of single-family and multifamily housing as an “Essential Infrastructure Business.” The designation will enable many home building firms to keep their businesses open during the COVID-19 pandemic and help…

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Now is the Perfect Time To Plan Your Next Home Project

Jeff Pickett, Media by JP Spring is just around the corner, but the construction industry continuously works year-round. While 2020 has taken an unexpected turn for both the world and our local communities, it is important to remember that our current state is only temporary and soon enough, life will return to normal. As many…

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