3/31/14 Builder News


Wells Fargo CineMeeting Program

Join thousands of your industry colleagues in movie theaters across the country for the seventh annual Wells Fargo CineMeeting℠ program. A spectacular lineup of presenters will be on hand to make this the hottest ticket in town.

Thursday, April 3, 2014

Mayfaire Stadium 16       

900 Town Center Drive, Wilmington, NC 28405

2:00pm registration

3:00-4:45pm Cinemeeting

5:00pm-Networking reception at Towne Tap & Grill

 We’re ready to light the fuse and set off an explosive display of brilliant coaching fireworks!

 Celebrated featured speaker

Best-selling author and renowned business strategist Anthony “Tony” Robbins is a world recognized authority on the psychology of peak performance.  Experience the empowering insights and energizing presence of the “Father of the Coaching Industry”, who has built his brand on one thing: Robbins = Results.

 Returning favorite

Motivational speaker, best-selling author and world-renowned trainer, Brian Buffini is one of the real estate industry’s top experts. He’ll share systems and practices to maximize your success in this new era of real estate.

 A key industry leader will set the stage

Wells Fargo Home Mortgage Executive Vice President

Greg Gwizdz has timely information to share with attendees, including:

• An update on mortgage lending

• Recent financial reform-related developments

• His take on the current housing market

 Go to to register, or contact Dayma Edwards at [email protected] for more details.

NAHB is warning that the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) proposal released last week to expand the reach of the Clean Water Act will increase the cost of new homes without a corresponding benefit to America’s lakes, rivers and other water bodies. Staff is seeking members’ assistance as it prepares comments on how the proposed rule may also affect low-impact development practices such as rain gardens and swales, which may be subject to more intense federal scrutiny. While NAHB has long asked for the rulemaking, EPA’s proposal goes too far. “EPA was told to make changes to the rule so that everyone understands exactly when a builder needs a federal wetlands permit before turning the first shovel of dirt,” said Kevin Kelly, NAHB chairman and a home builder and developer from Wilmington, Del. “Instead, EPA has added just about everything into its jurisdiction by expanding the definition of a ‘tributary’ – even ditches and manmade canals, or any other feature that a regulator determines to have a bed, bank and high-water mark. It’s a waste of taxpayer resources to treat a rainwater ditch with the same scrutiny as we would the Delaware Bay.” See NAHB’s press release for more details or contact Tabby Waqar at 800-368-5242 x8327.