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  • November 3 Election Day - Remember to Vote
  • November 4 Program Committee Meeting - 4:00 pm
  • November 5 HBA Executive Board Meeting - Sunrise Café - 7:30 am
  • November 5 New Member Breakfast - Sunrise Café - 8:00 am
  • November 6 Networking at 5 hosted by Lee Supply - RESERVATION DEADLINE
  • November 10 HBA Board Meeting - HBA Office - 7:30 am
  • November 12 Networking at 5 Hosted at Lee Supply - 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm
  • November 13 HBA 2016 Membership Directory Update form due to the HBA
  • November 19 OSHA Guidelines Seminar - RESERVATION DEADLINE
  • November 20 HBA 2016 Voting Ballot due to the HBA
  • November 24 OSHA Guidelines Seminar - 8:00 am to 9:30 am - Citizens Square - 200 E. Berry Street, Room 185 Building Dept. Heating Room
  • November 26 & 27 Happy Thanksgiving - HBA Office Closed
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Commissioners Corner
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Twenty-six percent of builders are seeing signed sales contracts fall though the cracks because appraisals on their homes are coming in below the contract sales price, according to a nationwide survey conducted by NAHB.

The survey showed that nearly 60% of the builders are reporting that inadequate appraisals are causing serious problems in the market, with the biggest problem being comparables of new single-family homes that are too often based on foreclosures and distressed sales.

Of those who are reporting appraisal problems, 54% said that the appraisal amount was actually less than the cost of building the home.

The HBA of Fort Wayne has been contacted by a number of local lenders asking us to please encourage our builders to list new sales on the MLS so that appraisers have comps.

Call the HBA if you have questions.

The Evidence Is In: Housing Pays for Itself
The Home Builders Association of Fort Wayne (HBA) recently unveiled a housing impact study for the Fort Wayne area that shows housing has a huge economic impact on our community... Read report (PDF)

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