BBWG Welcomes Stephanie Beninati

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Stephanie Beninati

BBWG is pleased to welcome Stephanie Beninati as a Sales and Marketing Director, serving builders in Colorado and surrounding areas. Stephanie has extensive experience in the New Home Warranty business as well as Builder insurance products. She is very active in the Colorado HBA’s as well.

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Survey Reveals High Homebuyer Interest in Energy Guarantee

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BBWG has pioneered a new way for energy-conscious builders to provide value that’s missing from re-sale homes. This revolutionary program is called Residential Energy Guarantee. And according to an independent survey just published, homeowners love the idea.

With REG, homeowners are guaranteed reimbursement for energy costs when usage exceeds a set percentage of the annual estimate indicated by the HERS Index.

Independent market research indicates that an energy use guarantee would greatly ...

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Whit Ward Retiring from BBWG

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Whit Ward, President of Bonded Builders Warranty Group, has announced his retirement at the end of May.

“Whit leaves a legacy which serves as an example to us all,” says Bob Menke, founder of Bankers Insurance, BBWG’s parent company.

A member of the Florida Housing Hall of Fame for a career that included serving as Executive Officer of three local builders association in Florida, Whit began his career with BBWG in 2002 as Chief ...

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Sunbelt Builders Show, June 24-25

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Imagine an event powerful enough to lead an industry and reshape communities across the region. Imagine a gathering of thousands of residential construction professionals from every sector of the housing industry. Imagine the ultimate sales opportunity for you and your business. The Sunbelt Builders Show, June 24-25, in San Antonio focuses on innovation and growth for attendees and exhibitors. The conference and trade show offers a forward-thinking and fresh look ...

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PCBC Migrates to San Diego, CA June 5-6, 2013

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With the housing market enjoying its first warming cycle since 2007, PCBC, the industry’s most celebrated event, is following suit. Held annually in San Francisco from its inception in 1959 until 2012, PCBC will move to the San Diego Convention Center for its 2013 event, June 5-6. The shift marks the beginning of an alternating year rotation between the two cities.

Bonded Builders Warranty Group is joining in on the move and ...

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Housing is Contributing to Economic Growth

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Over the last two years, home building has experienced significant growth, albeit off of low levels. And this expansion has added to overall growth of Gross Domestic Product. In fact, since the last quarter of 2011, advances in home building have been responsible for 20% of total economic expansion.

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While the economy as a whole has slowed somewhat over the last year, the expansion of home building has picked up steam. ...

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Eye on the Economy: Short-Term Ups and Downs for Housing

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Recent housing market data have illustrated that while the long-run trend for housing remains one of improvement, there will be bumps along the road. In particular, availability of building lots and skilled labor, rising building material prices, and big picture economic and policy developments will present month-to-month challenges for home builders and other housing businesses.

For instance, the share of first-time home buyers remains lower than the historic average. For the housing market to return to normal, these buyers need access ...

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New Home Sales on Course

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HUD and the Census reported new home sales up 1.5 percent in March over February at an annual rate of 417,000 per year. Except for the January outlier rate of 445,000, this is the highest rate of sales since the end of the home buyer tax credit in early 2010. The first quarter average is 424,000 annual sales, which is the highest since third quarter 2008. Regional activity was mixed with the Northeast and South up (21 and 19 percent ...

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Is Housing Crisis Over?

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With a spike in home prices and fewer foreclosures, the housing recovery is underway. But is the crisis really over? Bloomberg Government’s Senior Finance Analyst Nela Richardson talks about the challenges and opportunities in today’s market and the growing footprint of mortgage giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.

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Sage Construction Anywhere Adds Mobile Time Collection and Online Project File Storage Capabilities

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Sage North America has announced the release of new mobile time collection and project file capabilities in Sage Construction Anywhere, a cloud-based collaborative solution.

Sage Construction Anywhere integrates with Sage 300 Construction and Real Estate (formerly Sage Timberline Office) to provide construction professionals with anytime, anywhere access to the project information needed to keep their jobs moving forward and will soon also integrate with Sage 100 Contractor (formerly Sage Master Builder). The solutions initial release last spring gave Sage 300 customers ...

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