Posted on April 27, 2016 2:30 pm

Home Builders Association of Delaware will be out of the office, Thursday, April 28th for our Annual Clay Shoot.  The Clay Shoot will be rain or shine so dress accordingly!

 Posted on March 23, 2016 6:53 pm

The Home Builders Association of Delaware pitched in to help the bi-partisan effort of the Delaware General Assembly to increase winter donations for the Food Bank of Delaware.


The goal of our state legislators initiative is to collect 148,000 pounds of food  during this winter – called the 148K in the 148th (recognizing this is the 148th Delaware General Assembly).


Taking the lead for the General Assembly is Representative Lyndon Yearick and Representative Ed Osienski.


HBADE members collected 464 pound of food – “that’s a lot of beans and such” as someone said. We’re happy to help our legislators as they help support the Food Bank of Delaware.


A special thanks to Mike Easton of Horty and Horty, our HBADE Board member that took the lead for us to solicit, collect and deliver the food to the Food Bank. Atta boy Mike!


Pictured below we conveyed the 464 pounds to them at an event this week.  In the picture (left to right): Kevin Whittaker, 2016 Pres. HBADE; Howard Fortunato, EVP, HBADE; Mike Easton; Lyndon Yearick; and Ed Osienski.


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Our members had the opportunity March 11th to meet with the entire delegation of our Washington elected officials – Senator Tom Carper, Senator Chris Coons, and Congressman John Carney.


Nearly 50 members joined us for a roundtable discussion of issues important to the housing industry.  We talked about excessive federal regulations, healthcare costs as well as several other topics.


Although our time with the members was relatively short, it did allow time for q&a, and our members had the opportunity to chat, talk, and take pictures with them before they went off to their next meetings.


These really are a win-win.  It allows HBADE members to meet and hear firsthand from Senators Carper and Coons, and Congressman Carney; and it gives them firsthand exposure and listening to us.


HBADE sponsors this forum in connection with our National Association of Home Builders Forum called Bring Housing Home, in which other home builder associations across the country meet that week with their respective delegations.


A huge thank you to our host John Tracey and his law firm Young, Conaway, Stargatt & Taylor for again allowing us the use of the Rodney Square Conference Room!


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This is a courtesy reminder that all contractors certified under EPA of Renovation, Repair and Painting Program (RRP) must take the refresher training course to recertify.  The March 31st deadline is fast approaching, you should have receive a letter or letters from Delaware remind you as your certification expires.


Since March 14, 2014, the Delaware Division of Public Health is authorized by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to administer and enforce the Renovation, Repair and Painting lead program, commonly referred to as RRP (16 DE Admin Code 4459B; of Public Health/hsp/leadregcomm.html) as well as Lead Based Paint Hazards (16 DE Admin Code 4459) in the State of Delaware.


The Division of Public Health’s mission is to protect and promote the health of ALL people in Delaware.  One way the Division of Public Health carries out this mission is by working closely with firms and individuals to reduce exposure to lead-based paint hazards and prevent lead poisoning in children and adults by monitoring compliance of the regulated community (firms, individuals and training providers).  Services provided by the Division of Public Health include technical assistance, individual and firm certification, training requirements, regulatory guidance and general information about lead poisoning prevention.


The mission of the Division of Public Health is to protect and promote the health of all people in Delaware. While the RRP Regulation gives the authority to the Division of Public Health to administer fines and penalties of up to $10,000 per violation per day the GOAL is to have contractors WANT to work Lead Safe to help ensure the health of all Delawareans especially children ages 6 and under who are most susceptible to lead poisoning.

The regulations and information available to contractors regarding the lead regulations are available on their link

 Posted on February 25, 2016 6:10 pm

Join the Sales and Marketing Council to learn more about TRID (TILA – RESPA Integrated Disclosure) and how it affects your buyers.

Thursday, March 3rd

New Penn Financial
614 N. DuPont Highway
Dover, DE 19901 


8:30 am – 9:00 am: Coffee and Refreshments
9:00 am -10:00 am: Class will be held

FREE for SMC Members
$15.00 for Non-SMC Members 

Topics covered will include an overview of:

  • New regulations
  • New turn time expectations for financing
  • Special considerations for new construction
  • What we have learned so far since TRID rolled out last October.

*Materials will be provided for your buyers to help them understand the process and set proper expectations.*


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