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Branson/Tri-Lakes Area Residential Construction Forecast

You have a unique opportunity to receive a “hot-off-the-press” 2009 local housing and subdivision research update for Taney and Stone counties, and the Southwest Missouri region. This program is designed specifically for lenders, developers, planners, policy makers and others in the housing industry. Join us for an exclusive MarketGraphics presentation by Joe Zanola, Zanola Company, ... Read More

KY3: Protect Yourself from Unexpected Liens Against Your Property

Homeowners should take protective steps to select professional contractors and obtain lien waivers on home improvement and construction projects. Contact KY3's Cara Restelli interviews Home Builders Association of Greater Springfield CEO Matt Morrow for helpful steps homeowners should take to avoid unexpected liens against their property. Watch the video story by clicking on it below. ... Read More

Deck Construction, Shear Walls & General Connections

The Southwest Missouri Code Officials Chapter of the International Code Council is offering an education seminar entitled, "Deck Construction, Shear Walls & General Connections". James Feldt, territory manager for Simpson Strong Tie, will be giving a presentation on deck construction and safety per the 2006 IRC, braced walls/shear walls, and on general connector use and ... Read More

CBBT-Supported Candidates on the Ballot Tues., April 7 in the City of Springfield

There are four candidates on the ballot April 7, running for City Council, that are supported by the Coalition for Building a Better Tomorrow (the HBA's political action committee) and the Springfield Good Government Committee (a coalition of business and community leaders concerned about the direction of the city). They are: Jim O'Neal, Mayorhttp://www.onealformayor.com/ Robert ... Read More

SBJ: 2008 Shakes Up Real Estate Market Share

CLICK HERE TO VIEW DIRECTLY ON SPRINGFIELDHBA.COM  Monday, March 16, 2009 2008 shakes up real estate market share Springfield Business Journal Staff Monday, March 16, 2009 Greene County's share of area new home construction showed a slight uptick in 2008 after a steady decline in recent years, according to a five-county study presented to the ... Read More

ACT NOW: Input Sought on Springfield's Development Review Process

The City of Springfield has established a task force to analyze and recommend changes to the development review process. The task force consists of several department heads and representatives from the development community. HBA President-Elect Matt Bailey is among those working on the task force for better outcomes. The city has been surveying the development ... Read More

Springfield News-Leader: Housing Market Picks Up

CLICK HERE TO VIEW DIRECTLY ON SPRINGFIELDHBA.COM  Springfield News Leader March 18, 2009 Housing Market Picks Up More people re interested in houses again in the Springfield area, HBA executive director says However, experts view the surge as a temporary gain. Martin Crutsinger The Associated Press Washington -- Housing construction posted a surprisingly large increase ... Read More

Input Sought on Springfield's Development Review Process

The City of Springfield has established a task force to analyze and recommend changes to the development review process. The task force consists of several department heads and representatives from the development community. HBA President-Elect Matt Bailey is among those working on the task force for better outcomes. The city has been surveying the development ... Read More

New Home Buyer Tax Credit is Bigger and Better

On Feb. 17, President Obama signed the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 into law. As part of $787 billion in economic stimulus measures, the legislation created a home buyer tax credit that is bigger and better than the previous credit that was implemented in July 2008.    The Web site www.FederalHousingTaxCredit.com explains in ... Read More