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Read Your January Housing News Online!

The January issue of the HBA's monthly magazine, Housing News, can be viewed electronically at your convenience. In this month's issue, see photos from the HBA Christmas Party, meet the new board officers and members, see how many home show points your business has to date and find out how to prevent cold weather injury ... Read More

The HBA is In Good Hands in 2009-2010

If you attended the HBA Christmas Party last week, you had an opportunity to hear in detail my list of "thank yous" to all of those members and volunteers who helped me so much throughout my tenure as HBA President. I won't repeat them all here but I do want to simply say it has ... Read More

Historic Rate Cuts Mean Low Mortgage Rates for Home Buyers

U.S. Federal Reserve officials recently slashed official interest rates to an historic low range and signaled they will keep rates "exceptionally low" for some time amid rapidly waning price pressures. Officials also signaled a new phase for policy in which lending programs financed by the Fed's ballooning balance sheet, a process known as quantitative easing, ... Read More

Count Your Blessings this Christmas

What a special time of the year this is. My hope and prayer for you and your family is for a joyful 2008 Holiday Season. For some reason, now even more than at Thanksgiving, Christmas always gives me pause to reflect on the blessings I've been granted. And, this blog affords me the perfect opportunity ... Read More

KY3: New Home Energy Audit Tax Credits

Contact KY3's Cara Restelli reports on the new Missouri tax credit for home energy audits and implementation of their recommendations. City Utilities home energy auditor John Smith demonstrates a home energy audit. CU Director of Energy Conservation Cara Schaefer and HBA of Greater Springfield Executive Officer Matt Morrow also provide comment on the program. You ... Read More

HBA Schedule Planner Online

The HBA of Greater Springfield posts its upcoming schedule of events on a weekly basis to the "members only" Bulleting Blog section of SpringfieldHBA.com. The full HBA calendar is always available online by logging in to SpringfieldHBA.com and clicking "calendar." Or, if you prefer to utilize and/or import the HBA calendar into your own personal ... Read More

KSFX-27: Economy Makes It Hard For Immigrants to Find Jobs

The slow home building economy has affected many people who work in the business, including immigrant workers. HBA member Rosales Masonry and HBA President-Elect Rusty MacLachlan are interviewed as part of this news story by Carlos Correa for KSFX-27, which aired Saturday, December 6, 2008. You can watch the video direcly from Springfieldhba.com below, or ... Read More

Tell Congress to Fix Housing First

Visit www.capitolconnect.com/builderlink We need your help!  The National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) is taking decisive actions to push President-elect Barack Obama and the 111th Congress to revive the American economy by addressing the core problem to the current economic crisis...falling home values.  The Problem:  Falling home values are at the core of the current ... Read More

"Fix Housing First" Initiative Aimed at Advocating for Measures to Reduce Inventory Quickly

Short-term, targeted incentives will encourage Americans to buy homes again. Fix Housing First is a coalition of business and housing industry related organizations working to educate congressional leaders about immediate action necessary to address the issues they contend are the core of our nation's economic crisis: 1. Existing home inventory is nearing an all-time high ... Read More

Join us for the Holiday Open House on Thursday!

Brad Schrock and his staff at Kitchenland USA invite you to attend the HBA Christmas Open House on Thursday, December 4th, 11 am-2 pm at the HBA office (636 W Republic Rd, #D108). Celebrate the holidays with "the slightly obsessive kitchen people" and the HBA staff.We hope to see you on Thursday!

Read Your December Housing News

View your December issue of the HBA's Housing News by clicking here. Features this month include photos from the Foundation Auction/Go Kart Races and exclusive research data about our housing market from Zanola Co./MarketGraphics. Review applications for membership and the list of new members on pages 20-21. Check out the activities this month including the ... Read More