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WMA 2016 Exhibitor Products- Doors

In this section we highlight the WMA 2016 Exhibitors featuring Door products.

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September 23rd, 2016|

WMA News Brief – September 22, 2016

WMA CONVENTION PRE-REGISTRATION DEADLINE EXTENDED

WMA will extend pre-registration for the WMA 52nd Annual Convention & Tradeshow until September 30, 2016. Make the most of your time at the WMA Annual Convention & Tradeshow and avoid onsite registration lines. After September 30, 2016, registration will be onsite only at the Phoenix Convention Center.

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CONVENTION HOTEL AVAILABILITY – SHERATON GRAND PHOENIX

The WMA host hotel, the Sheraton Grand Phoenix, currently has rooms available. If you have not booked your hotel room, contact the Sheraton directly before they are gone at (602) 262-2500.


Attention: WMA Distributors

Due October 3, 2016 – WMA DISTRIBUTOR DUES RE-CERTIFICATION FORMS

All distributor home offices were mailed annual dues re-certification forms. Please, remember to submit your annual re-certification forms with any company changes or updates to WMA before October, 03, […]

September 22nd, 2016|

Behind the scenes: Why the Fed decided not to raise rates

At the conclusion of its meeting, the Federal Open Market Committee announced it decided not to raise interest rates in September.

While the committee said that the case for an increased has strengthened, they decided to wait for further evidence on continued progress towards its objectives.

Read more at HOUSINGWIRE

September 22nd, 2016|

FHFA House Price Index Edges Up in July

U.S. home prices increased 0.5% in July, according to the monthly House Price Index released Thursday morning by the Federal Housing Finance Agency. Data used in the FHFA House Price Index are compiled from mortgages sold to, or guaranteed by, Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, and are available with a two-month lag.

Read more at BUILDER

September 22nd, 2016|

August Construction Employment Growth by States

NAHB’s analysis of August regional employment data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) shows that states with the highest annual growth rates of total construction employment are Iowa (18.68%), Hawaii (12.25%), and Colorado (11.31%). The total number of workers in construction reached 6.7 million nationwide, up by 3.13% annually. At the same time, the largest construction jobs gains happened in California (29,300), Florida (22,000), and Colorado (16,800).

Read more at NAHB Eye On Housing

September 22nd, 2016|

New European “Energy Efficiency Mortgage” Launched

According to EDIE (Environmental Data Interactive Exchange), “Energy and building sector professionals from across Europe have united to forge a ground-breaking new initiative which offers better borrowing rates on mortgages for homebuyers that commit to purchasing more energy-efficient homes or carrying out energy-saving retrofits within properties.”  A new European Energy Efficiency Mortgage was launched yesterday (September 20th) at the World Green Building Council’s “Build Upon” summit in Madrid, Spain.   The project is being spearheaded by the European Mortgage Federation – European Covered Bond Council (EMF-ECBC), and includes such partners as the European Regional Network of Green Building Councils, E.ON, and SAFE Goethe University Frankfurt.  EDIE reports that according to the World Green Building Council (WGBC) “offering such a private financing mechanism to encourage energy efficiency improvements for households could prove crucial in helping the EU to meet its energy-saving target of 20% by 2020.”  Read More in EDIE […]

September 22nd, 2016|