MN Builder Blog

Advocate and Watchdog: Article II, Sec. I - “Electing a Strong Builder Party”

Jan 22, 2016

BAM: Advocate and Watchdog Article II, Section I (2016) By Forrest Cyr, Director of Government Affairs and Communications With 2016 underway, the 2016 Minnesota State Legislative session almost upon us, and the pivotal 2016 general election just around the corner, the time is now to…

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Advocate and Watchdog, Article I, Sec. IV - “We Honor Our Best”

Jan 22, 2016

BAM: Advocate and Watchdog Article I, Section IV (2016) January 2016 By Forrest Cyr, BAM Communications & Government Affairs Associate Happy New Years, BAM Members! As we reflect on 2015 and look ahead to 2016, all of us at BAM are thankful to work with such wonderful people…

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Advocate and Watchdog:  Article I, Sec. III - “A Memorable Year (Top 10 List!)”

Jan 22, 2016

BAM: Advocate and Watchdog Article I, Section III (2015) By Forrest Cyr, BAM Communications & Government Affairs Associate “Looking Back.” Another great year is almost in the books. With 2016 just around the corner, and with the holidays upon us, it’s time to look back at the…

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Advocate and Watchdog: Article I, Sec. II - “BAM-PAC”

Jan 22, 2016

BAM: Advocate and Watchdog Article I, Section II (2015) By Forrest Cyr, BAM Communications & Government Affairs Associate “We Keep the Lights On, and Make a Few Friends Along the Way.” This is BAM-PAC. In a contemporary, sustained, and member-focused advocacy program, a well-funded…

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Advocate and Watchdog: Article I, Sec. I - “If You Can’t Touch It, What’s Its Value?”

Jan 22, 2016

BAM: Advocate and Watchdog Article I, Section I (2015) By Forrest Cyr, BAM Communications & Government Affairs Associate “If You Can’t Touch It, What’s Its Value?” The value of a good defense cannot be overstated. From a government affairs perspective, the value of stopping a bad…

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Contractor Registration Program, Avoid Getting Fined

Nov 7, 2014

Contractors who provide residential or commercial building construction or improvement services are required to register with DLI through the Construction Contractor Registration Program. Licensed residential contractors do not have to be registered because they already carry a license…

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NAHB Spring Board Report

Jul 11, 2014

Happy Summer from your NAHB State Rep, Kathe Ostrom. I returned from the NAHB Spring Board meeting in Washington DC feeling grateful for Minnesota’s weather. If you think MN is muggy… WOW it’s a sauna in DC! There is lots of politicking within NAHB for the upcoming election of our…

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What's up and what's on deck for the housing industry and economy?

Apr 25, 2014

The 2014-2015 Economic and Housing Forecast as presented by NAHB Three economists gave their best predictions as to what 2014 and 2015 will bring for the housing industry and economy nationally and regionally.  The presenter lineup included: David Crowe, Chief Economis with NAHB,…

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Randy Noel Endorsed for NAHB Race

Apr 24, 2014

NAHB elections should be on your radar.  I’m Kathe Ostrom, your NAHB MN State Rep and there is a contested election for the 2015 NAHB Third Vice Chair position.  I know… the news channels are filled with election hoopla for local, state and national government races too.  And…

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Down the Appraisal Rabbit Hole

Mar 27, 2014

Well, it’s been a dry spell since things that make me crazy have shown up. But at IBS, the Exec Committee was given a report, “State Appraisal Regulatory Board Best Practices”, on a GAO publication (Government Accountability Office) entitled ‘Real Estate Appraisals – Appraisal…

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