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CEO Blog: So Thankful for our Dear HBA Friends

Dear Friends, Rachael and I have been saying “good-bye” to friends for a little over a month now, and that part isn't getting any easier. Last night, we were blessed with a privilege that very few people are afforded: an evening with friends, designed by friends, for the sole purpose of heaping kindness on us ... Read More

Strategic Planning Progress: 2012 Quarter Three

Comprehensive progress updates in BLUE I.  Membership Retention and Growth Goal 1:   We will increase current member retention to 85%.   We will accomplish this goal by implementing the following strategies: Revamp New Member Orientation to better communicate opportunities for engagement and address differing associate and builder member needs. Effective March 30, 2011 New Member ... Read More

EPA to Delay Implementing New Stormwater Rule

The Environmental Protection Agency has missed a settlement agreement deadline of April 27 for releasing its new stormwater regulation, and will have to delay the rule by perhaps a year from its intended date due to difficulties the agency has experienced in coming up with an appropriate cost-benefit analysis. In developing this new stormwater regulation, EPA aims to limit the volume ... Read More

Message from NAHB: Builders for Obama; Builders for Romney E-Communication

The National Association of Home Builders leadership would like to take this opportunity to answer some of the questions that have been raised by concerned members regarding email communications that many of you received from the respective chairmen of the "Builders for Romney" effort on April 4 and of the "Builders for Obama" effort on May 3. Following is the message from ... Read More

Extreme Makeover: Home Edition Joplin Project Airs this FRIDAY

The heart-tugging original feel-good series “Extreme Makeover : Home Edition” will conclude its 9th and final season on ABC with its biggest-ever build -- the 200th episode, in which the team builds 7 homes in 7 days for tornado victims in Joplin, Missouri. The final regularly scheduled episode, “Joplin, Missouri,” January 13 (8:00-10:00 p.m., ET), ... Read More

CEO Blog: Build With Christmas Inspiration

It was my eleventh opportunity to be blessed by spending an evening with HBA members and friends at the association's annual Christmas party and banquet. Each year is special in its own way, and I'm always so touched by the bonds and friendships that form, and by our chance annually to share in each other's ... Read More

Home Builders Applaud Congress For Restoring Higher FHA Loan Limits

The National Association of Home Builders today applauded Congress for reinstating for another two years the higher conforming loan limits for the Federal Housing Administration (FHA), noting that this is an important step to help mend the struggling housing market. “We commend congressional leaders in both parties and each chamber of Congress for taking this ... Read More

Pensmore Project Draws a Crowd for Salute to Construction Kick-Off

The 27th annual Salute to Construction festivities began last week with a successful reception at Chateau Pensmore in Christian County.  The 72,000 square foot first-of-its-kind home served as a very appropriate location for the kick-off and proclamation ceremony.  The fact that our region was selected as the place to build this home featuring the super ... Read More

Extreme Makeover: Home Edition - Joplin Pep Rally TUESDAY

EMHE Build Will Also Help Firefighters Collect Christmas Toys for Kids JOPLIN, MO– ABC’s Emmy-award winning reality TV show, Extreme Makeover: Home Edition will set the stage for the show’s upcoming build in Joplin with a community-wide pep rally Tuesday, October 4 at Calvary Baptist Church (600 E. 50th Street in Joplin), from 5pm to 8pm. ... Read More

NAHB Fall Board of Directors Updates from Bradley, Godfrey

Below, please find NAHB Life Director Sam Bradley's recap of the 2011 NAHB Fall Board of Directors meetings, held this year in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. NAHB Director Brett Godfrey also shared his notes from the meetings in PDF format, and those can be viewed by clicking here. 2011 Fall Board Report Submitted by Sam Bradley, CGB, ... Read More