Attention Builders: Submit your entries for the Best in American Living Awards

June 06, 2012

As of June 1, the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) is accepting entries for the the Best in American Living Awards (BALA).

NAHB LogoThe BALA’s is the nation’s premier award program continually redefining design excellence for the entire residential building industry.  It spotlights the most creative and innovative builders, remodelers, architects, developers, land planners and interior designers in the nation. Every year, the awards program, sponsored by NAHB Design Committee, recognizes good design in single-family and multifamily homes of all types and sizes, communities, interior design, remodeling and rental developments.

The categories for best design in single-family homes include:

  • Detached Home up to 2,000 sq. ft, Home built for sale.
  • Detached Home 2001-3000 sq. ft, Home built for sale.
  • Detached Home 3001-4000 sq ft, Home Built for Sale.
  • Detached Home over 4001 sq ft, Home Built for Sale.
  • One-of-a-Kind Home up to 4,000 sq ft.
  • One-of-a-Kind Home 4001-6500 sq. ft.
  • One-of-a-Kind Home over 6501 sq ft.
  • Attached, Home Built for Sale.
  • Green-Built Home

Nine regions across the country are eligible to enter the contest. The Midwest region includes Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Ohio and Wisconsin.

The entry deadline is September 4, 2012.

The winners will be announced at the NAHB International Builders’ Show in Las Vegas on January 23, 2013. Winners will be showcased in Builder Magazine and will featured throughout the year in publications around the country and in several NAHB Publications and social media outlets.

Chicago-based recipients of BALA’s in 2011 include Environs Development Inc. and architect/designer Kenneth Brinkman.

What Chicagoland homebuilders are planning on entering their projects for the Best in American Living Awards? Do our readers have homebuilders they feel should be recognized for their quality work?

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Mitch Levinson is the author of “Internet Marketing: The Key to Increased New Home Sales” published by BuilderBooks. He is an Internet marketing expert with expertise in search engine optimization, website development, email marketing, social media and CRM consulting services. He is known for creating effective programs that can be tracked through analytics to prove effectiveness and ROI. Mitch is founder and president of MLC New Home Marketing and MLC FlatFee Realty, as well as managing partner of mRELEVANCE, LLC, a Marketing, Communication, Interactive agency with offices in Chicago and Atlanta. He currently leads the Chicago team. A Multi-Million Dollar Sales Producer who earned an MBA in Computer Information Systems and eCommerce, he brings a unique perspective and experience to the field of real estate communications. Mitch combines the two interests in order to help home builders and developers gain a competitive advantage through the Internet and technology. When he isn’t behind a computer, he enjoys participating in sports and coaching his kids’ teams. Mitch resides in Arlington Heights, Ill., a northwest suburb of Chicago, with his family, which includes two rambunctious labs. Visit my Google+ profile.

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