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2018 Parade of Homes
August 3 - 19
The 2018 Parade of Homes is in full swing! Don't miss out on the immaculate 37 homes by 27 builders and a design center! These homes showcase the latest design trends along with the newest in smart home technology. Visit SPRINGSPARADE.COM for more details.
Around the Workforce
Got Summer Job Openings?
More than 100 students, ages 16+, are now seeking both summer and full time employment. If you're looking for employees this summer, consider hiring students who are enrolled in the Careers in Construction program. These students have earned pre-apprenticeship certificates through the Home Builders Institute to secure entry-level employment in: carpentry, plumbing, masonry, electrical, landscaping, painting, weatherization, building construction technology and general office work. Send job descriptions to Kitt Smith to get them in the GoBuildCO.com job bank. We'll help vet students and get you connected with potential employees. Contact Kitt at 719-592-1800 x 100 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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If you're ready to turn your dream into a reality, the HBA has resources to help you every step of the way. Our Membership Directory will lead you to builders, remodelers, trade contractors, Realtors, interior designers and much more. From a simple project to a complete build, from a newly signed loan to a SOLD sign in the yard, you'll find the right housing professional for the job at the HBA.
The Local Level
Pace of Springs homebuilding soars in May
In May, the Pikes Peak Regional Building Department issued 443 permits for the construction of single-family homes in El Paso County, according to a report Friday by the agency.
Last month's permit total surged nearly 29 percent over the same month a year ago. It was the largest number of single-family permits for any month since 482 were issued in August 2005, records show. Homebuilding in the Pikes Peak region, like other parts of the country, has gained momentum over the last few years after a prolonged slump because of the Great Recession. "You look at the national mortgage rates, and we're still well below, even though things are rising, we're below 6 percent in mortgage rates," said Mike DeGrant, board president of the HBA of Colorado Springs. Read More