Boomers Don’t Have to Budge if They Remodel Right
Certified Aging in Place (by NAHB, 13-Sep-2011 02:57 PM)

Baby boomers — people born in the post-World War II years between 1946 and 1964 — are
entering or nearing retirement age. And research shows that Americans have a strong preference to remain in their current residence for as long as possible as they grow older, meaning they will need to remodel or adapt their homes to meet their changing abilities and circumstances. This is
called aging-in-place.
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Bottom Line on Liens
Liens (by Clyde "Trey" Copeland, III - Harris Jernigan & Geno, PLLC, 15-Sep-2011 03:17 PM)

Here is the scenario: You’re the general contractor on a custom project, or a remodel; or you’re a lessor of equipment on any one of the following jobs, you submit your invoice for services to either the owner or the general contractor, whoever contracted you to do that job, you wait, you wait, you wait, and you wait. You don’t get paid. What do you do? Read More »


City of Brandon Now Requires Permits for Residential Roofing
City of Brandon Now Requires Permits for Residential Roofing (by City of Brandon, 03-Sep-2013 02:18 PM)

City of Brandon now requires permits for all residential roofing projects exceeding 100 square feet in area. Read More »


Contracts... We Don't Need No Stinking Contracts!
Contracts (by Clyde "Trey" Copeland, III - Harris, Jernigan & Geno, PLLC, 15-Sep-2011 03:23 PM)

I recently gave a talk to the CPB on contracts. I titled that presentation “Anatomy of a Construction Contract: Or ‘Contracts, . . ., We Don’t Need No Stinking Contracts!’.” The secondary title was a bit tongue-in-cheek, but represents the attitude of many of my clients, over the years with the question of “Why do I need to have a written contract, isn’t my word good enough?!” Read More »


General Liability Law for Mississippi Home Builders
General Liability Law for Mississippi Home Builders (by Important Notice for Home Builders, 19-Apr-2012 03:40 PM)

During the 2010 legislative session a new law was created with the support of the Home Builders Association of Mississippi regarding general liability insurance for home builders. Read More »


Information and Resources on Proposed CHANGES to Southern Pine Lumber Design Values
Southern Pine Lumber Design Values (by NAHB, 12-Jun-2012 10:52 AM)

On October 6, 2011, the Southern Pine Inspection Bureau (SPIB) announced it was submitting a proposal to the American Lumber Standard Committee’s (ALSC) Board of Review to lower the design properties for all grades and sizes of visually graded Southern Pine by 25%-30%. SPIB also indicated that it intended, upon approval by the ALSC Board of Review, to immediately implement and publish the new design values. Gary Ehrlich, NAHB’s Program Manager - Structural Codes & Standards, represents NAHB on the ALSC. NAHB has been working with members of its Building Systems Councils, the Structural Building Components Association (SBCA) and other industry representatives on this issue. Read More »


Mississippi State Board of Contractors Takes Action to Require General Liability Insurance for Licensed Builders and Remodelers
General Liability to Be Required for Licensed Builders & Remodelers (by HBAM, 05-Nov-2012 09:45 AM)

The Mississippi State Board of Contractors has taken action that will require licensed residential contractors and remodelers to show proof of general liability insurance before receiving the license. Read More »


New Improving Market Index Highlights Twelve Metro Areas Showing Sustained Economic Recovery
Economic Recovery (by NAHB, 13-Sep-2011 03:33 PM)

September 7, 2011 - Today the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) released its first NAHB/First American Improving Markets Index (IMI), a new economic index revealing metropolitan areas that have shown improvement for at least six months in three key economic areas—housing permits, employment and housing prices.
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