GFWBA members honored by Texas Association of Builders

The Texas Association of Builders hosted its Hall of Honor Ceremony and bestowed its 2014 “Of the Year” Awards at the prestigious Excellence in Leadership Dinner inside the Driskill Hotel in Austin, Texas on November 14. During the 2014 Board of Directors Fall Meetings, the association also recognized its 2014 Presidential Distinguished Service Award winners. […]

Texas Housing Hall of Honor Class of 2014

The Texas Association of Builders(TAB) announced the Texas Housing Hall of Honor class of 2014 this morning during summer Board of Directors meeting in San Antonio, TX. We are proud to announce that Ron Formby, CMB, CGB, CGP, CAPS of Antares Homes was announced as the lone honoree for the class of 2014. Ron, Past […]

TAB Honors GFWBA Member Heather Ferrier Laminack

The Texas Association of Builders’ Young Professionals Council has named GFWBA member Heather Ferrier Laminack, General Manager of Ferrier Builders, Inc., one of five inaugural recipients of the TAB Excellence under 45 Awards.

New Homes are Less Expensive to Maintain

April is new homes month. And one of the virtues of a newly constructed home is the savings that come from reduced energy and maintenance expenses.

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Aging-in-Place Remodeling

If you’re like the majority of Americans over the age of 45, you want to continue living in a familiar environment throughout
your maturing years. According to AARP, older home owners overwhelmingly prefer to age-in-place, which means living in your home safely, independently and comfortably, regardless of age or ability level.

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20% Down Could Become Market Standard

Proposed “Qualified Residential Mortgage” Rules May Be Unnecessarily Restrictive Six federal agencies have proposed a national Qualified Residential Mortgage (QRM) standard that would effectively make 20% downpayments the market standard. This would unnecessarily force many low-risk, qualified first-time home buyers to delay homeownership for a decade or more or to take out high cost mortgages. […]