Friday, February 19, 2016

Don't Lose Money--Submit Your 2015 Claims to Member Rebate and Save!

The 4th Quarter deadline for rebate claim submission has been extended to Friday, March 4th, 2016! This provides all Builder and Remodeler Members an extra two weeks to claim completed residential addresses from July 1, 2015 through December 31, 2015. Builder & remodeler members can submit a claim for any completed residential addresses from July – December 2015 that used any of the Member Rebate Program's 50+ Manufacturer brands in order to save money. This is the LAST Chance to claim rebates on work completed in 2015!

Why should you?

Participating members earned an average of $1,010 in rebates in 2014, and all members of the Home Builders Association of Greenville are eligible to participate. Over 70% of 2014 participants received more than their annual association dues in rebates.

How can you?
3. Receive a rebate check

Need more help?
Here are some helpful links:
Builder Testimonials:
Webinar Schedule:
Member Rebate Program Tutorial Videos:
Member Rebate Program Claims Process:

Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Melissa Morrell Honored as Top Agent at Berkshire Hathaway C. Dan Joyner

Your Home Builders Association of Greenville is proud of our member Melissa Morrell, of Berkshire Hathaway C. Dan Joyner Realtors, for being recognized as their top agent. This is not the first time her excellence has been noticed, but rather the fifth consecutive year that Morrell has been named the named the #1 Agent for ALL of Berkshire Hathaway Home Services C. Dan Joyner REALTORs companywide. We are glad to have her as a member!

CFPB To Hold March 1 Webinar on ‘Know Before You Owe’ Rules

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) has announced it will be holding a free webinar on March 1 from 2-3 p.m. ET to “address specific questions relating to the Know Before You Owe mortgage disclosure rule and construction lending.” The webinar will be hosted by the Federal Reserve.

The mortgage lending rules instituted last fall eliminated the Good Faith Estimate, the Truth in Lending and HUD-1 Settlement Statements and replaced them with the CFPB’s new integrated disclosure forms, the “Loan Estimate” and the “Closing Disclosure.”

The biggest change is that the Closing Disclosure must be provided to the consumer a full three days prior to closing, and if there are certain changes during that 72-hour period, the closing could be delayed. The three-day period is designed to give consumers more time to review their loan documents.

View CFPB resources and previous webinars to help you comply with the lending rules.

Learn more about the new rules and download resources to help you comply.

Monday, February 15, 2016

Thank You to Our Dedicated Volunteers and Those Who Donated Materials

This past Saturday, February 13, your Home Builders Association of Greenville stepped out to help Habit for Humanity rehabilitate and weatherize a family's home in Greer. With the help of donations from our members and volunteers from our Community Service Committee, we were able to complete the project despite the cold weather.
Thank you to Gateway Supply for donating the plumbing trim out needed for the bathroom and kitchen; thank you to Davis Services for taking care of the HVAC system; thank you to STEAMATIC of Greenville for taking care of the carpet and vinyl floor cleaning; and thank you to Tuck Williams of HomeWorks for taking care of pressure washing the siding and driveway.

Jon Statom of Palmetto Exterminators works with his son on interior projects like painting, adjusting doors, and installing some of the plumbing trim out that was donated by Gateway Supply.

Tuck Williams of HomeWorks works with other volunteers to cut trim, measure, and install newly weatherized exterior and interior doors.

Interested in volunteering? Join your Home Builders Association's Community Service Committee to hear about all of the projects we are involved in. Call (864) 254-0133 to join!

Thank you again to those who donated: