Executive Director’s Blog

October 22, 2016

Assuring a good connection

It’s tough to get someone’s attention. Do you quietly say, “Excuse me.”?  Or do you use a megaphone and announce, “Now hear this! Now hear this!”? With everything going on at Metro, we try to get your attention a couple of times a week. We’re never quite sure if we […]
October 13, 2016

It’s Imperative That You Vote. Here’s Why and How.

Unless you’ve been under a rock, you know that we’re facing an important and controversial election in just a few weeks.  It’s imperative that you vote. This one-minute video, from NAHB, discusses the reasons you should vote. And if you’re one of those who has decided that the system is […]
October 5, 2016

Designations — A Great Way to Stand Out

Hi. I’m Doug Fenichel, APR. C’mon, admit it: You’re at least mildly curious about what APR is. And if this was a sales presentation, I’d work it in somehow: It stands for “accredited in public relations” and it’s my commitment to a high standard of ethics, staying current with technology, […]
September 21, 2016

Like it or not, politics is a key element of home building

Think about these things for a minute: About a quarter of the final cost of a single-family home is regulatory costs. Regulatory costs to build that single-family home were about 30 percent higher in 2016 than they were in 2011. The governor recently signed a fifth permit-extension act for nine […]