First-quarter Building Permit Report Shows Rebounding Construction Industry

The Home Builders Association of Fargo-Moorhead released its 2012 first-quarter building permit report for Dilworth, Fargo, Moorhead and West Fargo during a press conference May 1. The construction industry in the Fargo-Moorhead area is off to its strongest start since 2006. Total construction value for the first quarter is almost $80 million, which is up…
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Consumers: Consider Copyright Issues When Developing Home Plans

Copyright infringement can happen unknowingly, in subtle ways. For instance, a couple may walk through a house during the Parade of Homes and love the way it looks and feels. Later, at their kitchen table, they sketch the layout on paper and decide to take the next step, ultimately working with a contractor different than…
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Cities Offer Incentives For New Home Buyers

“For sale” and “sold” signs have sprouted like springtime flowers across our communities. At the end of April, the 52nd annual Parade of Homes will present 65 homes newly constructed by Home Builders Association of F-M members. It’s no coincidence that activity is strong: Low interest rates and housing availability combine with wonderful local incentives to…
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Construction Trades Academy Slated For June 4-15 At MN State Community And Technical College

The Herdina Academy for Construction Trades will be June 4-15, 2012, at Minnesota State Community and Technical College in Moorhead. The two-week session runs 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, and a certified instructor supervises activities. The Academy is open to North Dakota and Minnesota high school students ages 15 and older. Enrollment…
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Tips For Starting Down The Road To Homeownership

The American dream of homeownership is within your reach! With the right planning, many people who rent the home in which they live could afford to buy one. Some consumers may be wary of buying a home or putting money into a home remodel with the economic times we currently face. In actuality, now is…
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