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By Edward Gunts, The Baltimore Sun | October 27, 2011
The Home Builders Association of Maryland is moving from its Woodlawn home to a new headquarters in Howard County. The trade organization has sent out invitations for a Nov. 21 groundbreaking ceremony for its two-story, 10,000-square-foot building, which will be called the Maryland Center for Housing. The building is scheduled to open next summer in the commercial district of Maple Lawn, a mixed-use community in Fulton in southwestern Howard County. In addition to the association, it will house the organization's nonprofit arm, the Building Industries Foundation, which will own the building.
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By Catherine Mallette and The Baltimore Sun | October 2, 2014
From smaller projects to whole house redos, this year's projects show high quality of construction and creative approaches to design. Each year the Remodelers Council of the Home Builders Association of Maryland (HBAM) holds its Remodeling Award of Excellence competition, recognizing excellence in design and craftsmanship. More than 20 categories included both commercial and residential projects. Here, we present those that won the top prize, the Award of Excellence, in the residential competition for 2013.
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BUSINESS
By Daniel Barkin and Daniel Barkin,Sun Staff Writer | July 9, 1995
It looks like an ordinary subdivision construction site in Odenton, an Anne Arundel community where new homes are selling faster than nearly anywhere else in the Baltimore and Washington suburbs.But this section has six different builders putting up homes that won't just have a few dozen people tromping through when they are finished in a few months.In the last two weeks of summer, more than 50,000 may inspect the spacious foyers, cathedral ceilings, gizmo-laden kitchens, Jacuzzied bathrooms, tony master bedrooms and formal dining rooms in these upscale dwellings arranged around a circular roadway just off Piney Orchard Parkway.
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By Natalie Sherman, The Baltimore Sun | August 28, 2014
Two Maryland home building trade associations said Thursday they have joined forces to form a larger organization, with official approval expected next month. The Maryland Building Industry Association, formed by the combination of the Home Builders Association of Maryland and the Maryland-National Capital Building Industry Association, will represent about 85 percent of homebuilders in Maryland, including much of the Baltimore metro region. Membership will top 1,200, according to a press release.
NEWS
May 27, 1993
Williamsburg Builders received two Silver Merit Honor Awards from the Sales and Marketing Council of the Home Builders Association of Maryland at a banquet held last month at Martin's West.The builder received awards for The Wesley House in Hobbit's Glen in the category of custom home from $225,000 to $274,999, and The Barrington Manor III House in Hobbit's Glen in the category of single-family home from $325,000 to $399,999.
BUSINESS
By Rebecca Boreczky and Rebecca Boreczky,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | July 27, 2003
Building codes being adopted by local county governments have changed the way finished basements are being built or renovated, experts said, and they could influence future home sales. The codes require homeowners to provide accessible exits for their finished basements in the event of a fire or other catastrophe. For homes without walkout basements, homeowners must provide a door or window that meets certain width and height requirements if the cellar is used as a living space. The codes apply to new construction or basement remodeling in Carroll, Howard and Baltimore counties, according to the Home Builders Association of Maryland.
BUSINESS
March 3, 2002
Builder Mart trade show set for March 20 Builder Mart, the largest local building association trade show in the mid-Atlantic region, will be held at the Maryland State Fairgrounds in Timonium on March 20. The annual show, which is not open to the public, features homebuilding innovations and exhibitors from across the country who demonstrate their products and technologies. The show, sponsored by the Home Builders Association of Maryland, attracts builders from Maryland, Pennsylvania, Northern Virginia and Delaware.
NEWS
May 3, 1992
Patriot Homes of Columbia won three awards last month from the Sales and Marketing Council of the Home Builders Association of Maryland (HBAM).Patriot Homes won an Award of Excellence in the single-family homes, $160,000-$179,000 category; a Silver Merit Honor in the single-family homes, $220,000-$239,999; and the Affordable Housing Recognition award in Howard County.Patriot Homes is a companion company of the Heritage Housing Group, which includes HBAM Williamsburg Builders and Hallmark Builders Inc.
NEWS
November 23, 1998
Names in the newsThe Land Development Council of the Home Builders Association of Maryland recently presented an award of excellence to G. W. Koch Inc. for Woodberry Farms in Severna Park and to Sturbridge Homes for Tidewater Colony of Annapolis. Koch also won a Silver Merit award for the Preserve at Broad Creek, Annapolis. The Home Builders Association of Maryland is a nonprofit group that conducts governmental relations and educational opportunities for the association and functions as the industry advocate.
BUSINESS
February 4, 1996
Housing, planning officials to speak at symposiumState housing and planning officials are scheduled to be some of the speakers at a symposium Feb. 14 on planning and growth management in Maryland.The 9 a.m.-to-noon event is sponsored by the Home Builders Association of Maryland, and meets the new Maryland Real Estate Commission continuing education requirement for a three-hour course on legislative issues. The fee is $40 per person, which includes parking at the Biddle Street garage. The registration deadline is Friday.
BUSINESS
By Natalie Sherman, The Baltimore Sun | August 2, 2014
Construction of new homes is lagging around the country, and Maryland is no exception. Permits for new homes, which the U.S. Census Bureau tracks as a barometer of the home-building industry, fell 8 percent in Maryland in the first six months of this year compared to the same period in 2013. The number of single-family detached homes authorized for construction fell 15 percent. That's worse than the country as a whole, where multifamily structures lifted permitting 5 percent through June.
BUSINESS
By Steve Kilar and The Baltimore Sun | November 16, 2012
The Remodelers Council of the Home Builders Association of Maryland handed out its annual awards Thursday night at the Towson Golf and Country Club. "This program serves to recognize excellence in remodeling design and craftsmanship, to create a greater public interest in the remodeling industry and to recognize outstanding contributions by individuals and companies in the remodeling industry," the HBAM Remodelers said in a statement. It was the group's 22nd annual competition honoring remodeling projects in the metro Baltimore area.
NEWS
By Jessica Anderson, The Baltimore Sun | November 6, 2011
The selection of two new school sites in Elkridge at Oxford Square and Ducketts Lane — chosen to alleviate overcrowding in northeast Howard County — could clear the way for developers to build new homes in the area. Nearly 30 new housing developments planned for Elkridge have been on hold because growth-control laws curb development around schools that are 15 percent or more over capacity. Three northeast middle schools and four elementary schools were predicted to soon exceed their limits, but with two new school sites chosen, the County Council can now approve the number of new home projects in the area.
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By Edward Gunts, The Baltimore Sun | October 27, 2011
The Home Builders Association of Maryland is moving from its Woodlawn home to a new headquarters in Howard County. The trade organization has sent out invitations for a Nov. 21 groundbreaking ceremony for its two-story, 10,000-square-foot building, which will be called the Maryland Center for Housing. The building is scheduled to open next summer in the commercial district of Maple Lawn, a mixed-use community in Fulton in southwestern Howard County. In addition to the association, it will house the organization's nonprofit arm, the Building Industries Foundation, which will own the building.
NEWS
By Larry Carson, The Baltimore Sun | July 22, 2010
Howard County officials say sharply higher development review fees announced by the independent Soil Conservation District are illegal, previewing a new round in a nearly two-year-old power struggle. Fees of $80 per disturbed acre for review of soil erosion and sediment control plans were recently approved by the County Council, but the soil district sent builders a letter last week declaring they will begin charging $290 an acre instead, starting July 26. The move appears to directly challenge the county's right to set the fees, which is the latest dispute in a long struggle between the agency and the Ulman administration.
BUSINESS
By Lorraine Mirabella and Lorraine Mirabella,Sun reporter | October 13, 2007
Pulte Homes is trying to combat the housing slump with a Halloween-themed "monster" sale at seven Maryland communities, including Baltimore, with incentives that include selling at cost and guaranteeing the purchase of buyers' current dwellings. The homebuilder, one of the nation's largest, hopes to entice buyers frightened by plummeting sales, stagnant or falling prices and the potential of getting stuck with two mortgages. The builder said the size of incentives and availability vary by community and home site.
BUSINESS
August 26, 2006
Awards Catonsville Homes received two Maryland Awards of Excellence from the Home Builders Association of Maryland for its custom home designs in the Charleston II at Patapsco Park Estates and for design of a private residence. Designations Louis R. Woods Jr., a chef instructor at Anne Arundel Community College, has been certified an executive chef and culinary administrator by the American Culinary Federation. New contract SM Consulting Inc., in conjunction with Microsoft Corp., has contracted to provide the National Aquarium in Baltimore with a strategic business intelligence system to improve operations and track customer needs.
BUSINESS
By Daniel Taylor | March 28, 2004
More than 9,000 builders, electricians, bankers and others involved in the homebuilding industry attended the 34th annual Builder Mart at the Maryland State Fairgrounds in Timonium on Wednesday. John Kortecamp, executive vice president of the Home Builders Association of Maryland, which sponsors the event, said more than 500 exhibitors displayed their wares, which were as diverse as fireplaces and electrical systems. The Builder Mart draws members of the building industry from Maryland, Delaware, Virginia and Pennsylvania.
NEWS
October 7, 2007
Ideal Fitness recently opened at routes 22 and 543. Owner Colin Wilcoxen converted an office suite to a personal training studio. Clients are trained in one-on-one, group, or in-home sessions. Ideal Fitness is committed to changing people's lives by helping them to become healthier through healthy lifestyle decisions and exercise. Wilcoxen, a diabetic for 15 years, has experience in personal training and nutrition. He offers customized programs with free nutritional counseling. Information: 410-420-0050.
NEWS
By Tricia Bishop and Lorraine Mirabella and Tricia Bishop and Lorraine Mirabella,Sun reporters | August 18, 2007
About three years ago, back when the housing boom was still booming, David Fleming and his wife pooled their skills - hers in real estate and his in developing - and launched a building business. They incorporated as Peninsula Building Group, stocked up on land in the Baltimore region and, like many others, built on speculation, confident that they'd find buyers as the houses were finished. Then the housing market slowed. Then the subprime mortgage market for those with shaky credit collapsed.
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