Office #: 218-829-4982
MMBA Joins Minnesota Homes Matter
The Mid-Minnesota Builders Association (MMBA) continuously seeks out partnerships with organizations that strengthen the competitiveness, professionalism, and public's confidence in the industry. That's why we're excited to announce a new partnership with Minnesota Homes Matter. Created by the Minnesota Homeowners Alliance, Minnesota Home Matters engages lawmakers and urges them to remember the thousands of Minnesota homeowners across the state. Specifically, Minnesota Home Matters educates Minnesota lawmakers and the public on the importance of the Minnesota mortgage interest deduction.
Homeownership tax incentives such as the state mortgage interest deduction play a big role in every phase of the Minnesota housing market. By putting dollars back in the hands of Minnesota families, the state mortgage interest deduction encourages Minnesotans to purchase a new home, including the construction of new properties. Many real estate investment decisions, including new home construction projects across mid-Minnesota, have been made with current Minnesota tax law factored in. Changing the Minnesota mortgage interest deduction would mean fewer homeowners and new homes.
Many Minnesotans are familiar with the federal mortgage interest deduction, while the state mortgage interest deduction is less well known. This not only includes our neighbors, but also policymakers in St. Paul. The Minnesota mortgage interest deduction, and its 80 year history, should speak for itself, but every so often, changes to, or outright elimination of, the state deduction are proposed.
To set the record straight on the state mortgage interest deduction, Minnesota Home Matters members have traveled across the state talking to policymakers, construction companies, architects, bankers, and title companies - anyone with a stake in the housing market - building partners to protect the state mortgage interest deduction. By engaging legislators in St. Paul and across the state, Minnesota Home Matters ensures Minnesota policymakers understand the benefits of the state mortgage interest deduction.
At MMBA it is our mission to foster a healthy environment for the home building industry. For over 80 years, the Minnesota mortgage interest deduction has done just that. We must ensure that any legislative action in St. Paul does not penalize Minnesota's homebuilders. A healthy environment for Mid-Minnesota builders means more homes for Minnesota families. Again and again, it has been proven that homeownership is good for Minnesota's communities and we're happy to partner with Minnesota Homes Matter to spread that message. To learn more and join the coalition, please visit: www.mnhomesmatter.com/coalition
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GENERAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING----------------------------January GMM
January 20, 2015 - Tuesday 5:30-8:30 PM
Where: The Legacy @ Cragun's
11000 Cragun's Drive • Brainerd, Minnesota 56041
Time: 5:30-8:30 pm
5:30-6:30 pm Social Hour • 6:30-7:15 pm Dinner • 7:15-8:30 pm Program
Sponsored by: Digital Horizons ~ www.digitalhorizonsmn.com
Cost: $20 per person before Thursday, January 15, 2015
$25 per person after Thursday, January 15, 2015
RSVP to MMBA at: Phone: 218-829-4982 • Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
If you are unable to attend the GMM, please call before NOON on the day of the GMM.
Payment Policy: Pay at the Door (Cash, Check or Credit Card) • Pre-Pay with a Punch Card, Contact Laura @ the MMBA Office for more information.
NETWORK! - ATTEND A GENERAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING!!! We surveyed- the #1 reason members join is for the networking - Here's your chance- RSVP today!
NO SHOW POLICY- if you RSVP for a General Membership Meeting and are unable to attend, you MUST call and cancel no later than 12:00pm on the day of the meeting, or you will still be invoice for the dinner.
SAVE THE DATE!!
Save-the-date: RADON CLASS: Mid-Minnesota Builders Association will be hosting a free RADON CLASS on Tuesday; January 20, 2015 at The Legacy at Cragun's, (1) CE Credit. This class is open to MMBA Members and Non-Members. Contact the MMBA Office to get registered (218) 829-4982.
Description of Class: Radon in Minnesota Homes: This course provides an introduction to radon for real estate professionals. The learning objectives are to understand: the health concerns, how radon enters buildings, how to test for radon, how radon can be fixed, the new radon disclosure law and radon resistant new construction. It is a one hour traditional classroom style lecture course. Opportunities for question and answer are provided throughout the course. The course is taught by staff from the Minnesota Department of Health Radon Program. More information on radon can be found at the MDH: www.health.state.mn.us/radonsale
FIND THE PIECES YOU'VE BEEN LOOKING FOR!
Discover the latest & Greatest New products & Service related to Residential/Commercial Building.
Join us for the 2nd Annual MMBA Builder NEW Product Showcase
Date: Thursday • February 5, 2015
Time: 4:30-7:00 pm
Location: The Woods (formally the Timbermist)
Cost: FREE to all Licensed Builders = RSVP to the MMBA Office 218-829-4982 or email@example.com
MMBA Associate Members = $20 if RSVP by January 30, 2015 • $25 after.
Non-Members = $25 if RSVP by January 30, 2015 • $30 after.
Appetizers and a Cash Bar will be available.
This event will take the place of the February General Membership Meeting, all members are invited and encouraged to attend
Are you an Exhibitor wanting to participate? or Have questions about the event?
Contact Colleen Faacks at the MMBA Office 218-829-4982 or by email firstname.lastname@example.org
7 Credit Hours • Includes (1) Hour of Energy
Approved for credit is pending approval with the Minnesota Department of Labor & Industry
Thursday • February 5, 2015 • Followed by the Builders NEW Product Showcase.
Topic: 2012 IRC Transition for the 2006 IRC
Registration: 7:00 am-8:00 am
Workshop: 8:00 am-4:30 pm
Saturday • February 7, 2015
Topic: Engineered Lumber & Common Inspection Failures
Registration: 7:00 am-8:00 am
Workshop: 8:00 am-4:30 pm
MMBA Members: $25 • Non-Members: $100
Must have at least 50 participants per day or will be cancelled.
Pay with Credit Card by Phone Contact: Kori Busho at 218-855-8118
Mid-Minnesota Builders Association // Mission Statement
The Mid-Minnesota Builders Association (MMBA) of Crow Wing, Wadena & lower Cass Counties, fundamental purpose is to foster a healthy business environment for the home building industry, and to engage in activities that strengthen competitiveness, professionalism, and the public's confidence in the industry. The MMBA represents over 220 members involved in and supporting all phases of the home building industry.