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House Approves tax extenders bill – Senate takes bill up next….

Here’s latest housing news from Capitol Hill…..FYI, TB House Approves Tax Extenders Bill Filed in Capitol Hill by NAHB Now on December 4, 2014 • 0 Comments By a wide bipartisan 378-46 margin, the House last night approved H.R. 5771, the Tax Increase Prevention Act, which will renew scores of temporary tax provisions known as […]

Latest on October Housing Prices – from Florida Trend

Tuesday’s Afternoon Update What you need to know about Florida today | 12/2/2014 Home prices accelerated in October U.S. home prices rose at a faster year-over-year pace in October than in September, snapping a seven-month slowdown. Still, home values are rising more slowly than they were earlier this year, when 12-month gains were averaging nearly […]

NAHB’s Snapshot of Economy: October Home Sales and Consumer Confidence Stats…..

Included in your BASF  “Three In One”  Membership: Snapshot of the Economy from the National Association of Home Builders in Washington, DC Contact any NAHB staffer in their Economics Dept for more detailled information…TB National Association of Home Builders December 1, 2014 David Crowe NAHB Chief Economist Eye on the Economy   Sales Flat But […]

Latest National Housing News……

Favorable Decision in Liability Insurance Court Case With insurers increasingly citing the “contractual liability exclusion” as a reason to avoid paying for damages covered by home builder liability insurance policies, a recent decision by the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals is good news for the housing industry. Code Change Proposals Will Now Come with Price […]

Primary Election Results! Industry candidates win big…..

After the dust settled last night on the Primary Elections, BASF Chapter’s Endorsed candidates did very well!. At the Miami-Dade County Commission, sitting inucmbent Lynda Bell lost her hard-fought reelection battle to newcomer, Daniella Levine Cava. A short list of the winners are below and we look forward to working with these and other elected […]

BASF-PAC Endorsed Candidates – Tuesday, August 26 2014 Primary Election

Miami-Dade and Broward County Endorsed Candidates List from the political action committee of the  Builders Association of South Florida Chapter, BASF Primary Election Day: Tuesday, August 26, 2014 Miami-Dade County Commission  County Commission District 2: Commissioner Jean Monestime  County Commission District 8 : Commissioner Lynda Bell  County Commission District 10: Senator Javier […]

April 2014 Legislative Report – Miami Dade Issues

Miami-Dade Roadway Impact Fee Alert: Pay fees by April 21, 2014 to avoid fee step increase.  Some relief available for small businesses.  For the past three years, BASF members sought and obtained a deferral of any impact fee increases from the Miami-Dade County Commission. BASF Members discussed seeking a fourth deferral at several meetings, including […]

Miami-Dade: BASF Members get special briefing on new land development reqmts…..

At BASF’s November Miami-Dade Legislative Committee, Members heard a special presentation  – for BASF Members Only  – about the MAJOR CHANGES to Miami-Dade utility approvals. See attached powerpoint for synopsis. BASF will be scheduling in-depth MEMBERS ONLY Workshop with the County experts, so you can ask all your questions – and learn from the experts! […]