Members of the National Realtors Association (NAR) from around the US, who were in California recently for their convention, also spent a day at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, California, framing new homes during the Habitat for Humanity of Orange County Volunteer Build Day. As a NAR member and a carpenter, I was thrilled to be able to join in this great event!                           

The vision of Habitat for Humanity is a world where everyone has a decent, safe and affordable place to live. Towards this end, they build or repair simple houses for low-income families around the world in need of a home. Along with volunteers, the homeowners themselves help with the building or repair of their homes, and may also be eligible to obtain a no-profit, no-interest mortgage through Habitat for Humanity to help pay for the home they receive.

From 8am to 3pm on Wednesday, November 9, 2011, we came together to work on framing several homes for Habitat for Humanity. Framing can be compared to building a home's skeleton, since the rest of the home's parts are built around the frame. We built many frameworks on Volunteer Build Day in the gym in the Convention Center, and they will eventually be moved to various new-home sites, where they will be used as the beginning construction for homes being put up in Orange County by Habitat for Humanity.

Take a look at the video of the Volunteer Build Day in California to see some of what NAR accomplished. As you can see, we're not only selling homes, but helping build them as well!

As both a carpenter and a Realtor®, I am so happy I was able to be in Anaheim framing with this great group of NAR members! Now I'm back here in the St. Clair, MO, area ready to help you buy or sell your home. Please contact me, Scott Hickinbotham, at 636-629-3419 or online so I can help you find the perfect home.