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Building Rates Increase Home Show Attendance

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Bismarck was named one of the top cities in the country for home building rates in 2013. The Bismarck-Mandan Home Builders Association (BMHBA) is hoping to land on that list again and is kicking off the construction season with its 37th Annual Home Show.

"We see new home buyers talking to bankers or maybe you're in an area that you already enjoy being in and just want to improve what they already have with the good economy everyone's looking to spend some money," says the president of the BMHBA Vance Vetter.

More than 200 vendors set up for the three-day show and Vetter says they are expecting to see about 7,000 people. And for some, participating in the show is nothing new.

"My dad's been doing this since '84 we took it over in 2007, but I remember coming here when I was just a little kid," says Bryan Brendel of Brendel's Lawn Sprinkling. 

 "There's times when you need to go around and talk with other vendors just to see what's going in their industry, says Collette Weidmann of One Source Lighting.

From paint swatches to remote controlled blinds, the show has a wide variety of traditional  and cutting edge technology.

"Almost every house I build nowadays, it has some type of smart technology in it, in today's industry with the apps and the wireless it's so easy to integrate almost anything you want into the home," said Vetter.

Many vendors are holding raffles and other giveaways throughout the weekend. Admission to the Home Show is $5 for adults and free for students 18 and under.
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