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JUL 2019

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Minnesota, and a broker at Edina Realty. "Sales are strengthening in all regions while we see price appreciation for recent buyers." First-time buyers were responsible for 32 percent of sales in May, unchanged from the 32 percent the month prior and up from the 31 percent recorded in May #!")ĉüčšĨ#!")ċħĤŽġĚĤěăĤĢĚýĪĮĚħĨ and Sellers—released in late 2018—revealed ĩĝĖĩ ĩĝĚ ĖģģĪĖġ ĨĝĖħĚ Ĥě ŽħĨĩÇĩĞĢĚ ėĪĮĚħĨ was 33 percent. Workforce Development National Remodeling Foundation announces 2019 recipients The National Remodeling Foundation (NRF) recently announced its 2019 scholarship recipients. This year, the scholarship was ĜĞīĚģĩĤćĞĨĖýħĚĞĩĚģŽĚġęĬĝĤĞĨĖĩĩĚģęĞģĜ Minnesota State-Moorhead; Kristen Van Hoosen, a student at Pittsburgh State University; and Rhett Cox, who attends Clemson University. The NRF's annual scholarships are awarded to distinguished individuals pursu- ing a career in the remodeling industry and developing their business-related skills. The scholarship can be used for educational pro- grams such as NARI, NKBA and NAHBR ĘĚħĩĞŽĘĖĩĞĤģĨ Ĥħ ěĤħ ĞģęĪĨĩħĮÇħĚġĖĩĚę ĚęĪ- cational pursuits through academics. This year's recipients are studying construction management at their respective universities. The pervasive skilled labor shortage in the construction industry has led to an industry-wide push to attract and recruit a new generation of workers who have yet to start their careers. The NRF scholarship program aims to support these individuals ĞģĥĪħĨĪĞģĜĩĝĚĞħĥĖĨĨĞĤģĨĬĝĞġĚėĚģĚŽĩĞģĜ the industry and ultimately the economy on both a national and local level. Another important facet of this labor shortage issue is the lack of women in the remodeling and construction industry. The National Association of Women in Construction (NAWIC) reports that par- ticipation in the industry is at only 9 percent. "The NRF is proud that two out of three of this year's scholarships were awarded to women," says Steve Kleber, president of NRF. "We hope to continue to promote their involvement and success in the industry." Kristen Van Hoos- en is in her fourth year at Pittsburg State University. She will be graduat- ing with a degree in Construction Man- agement with a Res- idential Construction emphasis and an Architectural Manufac- turing Management & Technology minor. Kristen Van Hoosen QualifiedRemodeler.com July 2019 9 For more info circle 52

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