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2017 HBA Parade of Homes - Builders and Preview

HBA PARADE OF HOMES PAGE FOR PHOTOS & MORE... The 2017 HBA Parade of Homes is just around the corner!  Guests are invited to tour nine beautiful homes built by HBA Members in Springfield, Nixa, Republic and Rogersville at price points between $195,000 and $460,000.  This year’s homes offer a beautiful glimpse at just how much ... Read More

May Membership BREAKFAST & Directory Unveiling - Southern Materials

The May HBA Membership event in the past has been an evening event for the HBA Membership Directory unveiling. This year, we are OPEN FOR BREAKFAST at Southern Materials!!! Both Southern Supply and Southern Materials are sponsoring this morning breakfast providing a hardy breakfast of breakfast burritos, pancake/sausage skewer, donuts, coffee and juice. In addition, there will be ... Read More

Who Are NAHB’s Builder Members?

Every year the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) conducts a member census in order to better understand the composition and characteristics of the people who belong to its organization. In 2016, 32 percent of NAHB’s members were builders—those directly involved in home building. The remaining 68 percent were associate members—those involved in support industries ... Read More

Housing Affordability Registers Slight Uptick in First Quarter

Rising wages and moderating home prices offset a rise in mortgage interest rates to give housing affordability a slight boost in the first quarter of 2017, according to the National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo Housing Opportunity Index (HOI).  In all, 60.3 percent of new and existing homes sold between the beginning of January and ... Read More

Soggy Spring Fishing Draws A Crowd

A steady rain couldn’t keep dedicated fishermen away from Stockton Lake for the 2017 HBA Spring Fishing Tournament.   48 anglers braved the wet, chilly weather to try and reel in the biggest haul and take home a win.  Thank you so much to our Big Bass sponsor, Screenmobile!  Check out our winner’s list, scroll ... Read More

New and Renewing Members - April 2017

RECEIVE HBA REMINDERS! (HBA Members Only) Go to remind.com/join/hbare on your phone, get free app and sign up to the @hbare group (sign up as a parent). This is an app created for teachers, but is available for you and the HBA to use Free. You will not be overwhelmed with text reminders from the HBA. HBA ... Read More

Lunch at The Deck Company - Watch Video

Thank you to The Deck Company for our FIRST Member Hosted Lunch Event! Michael Ormsby, owner of The Deck Company, and Becky Thornton put together our first on-site Lunch Membership event and cooked up some bratwursts, burgers, beans and brownies. The burgers and brats were awesome by the way! HBA Members enjoyed a mid-day break with food and prizes ... Read More

Build My Future was a HUGE Success in Educating Youth about Construction Careers - Watch Video

Build My Future invited students from throughout the Ozark Region to learn about career opportunities in the construction industry through a hands-on approach. When we say hands-on approach to construction careers, we mean there were backhoes, concrete finishers and cherry pickers to operate, brick and mortar to lay, virtual welding simulators, and even a bridge building ... Read More

Membership Directory Ad Deadline April 25th - Is Your HBA Membership Directory Listing Correct?

SIGNUP TO ADVERTISE in the 2017-2018 HBA Membership Directory BEFORE April 25th!!! PLUS NEW BONUS website advertising opportunities (Category Banner Ad), It's time to CHECK your membership listing and RESERVE AD SPACE! Go to HBAHomePros.com and review your company listing! HBAHomePros.com is a direct link to your online membership directory. On HBAHomePros.com type in keywords ... Read More

The Distribution of Residential Construction Loans Among Banks

Smaller banks, those with assets of less than $10 billion, hold the majority of residential construction loans, according to NAHB analysis of Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) data. Unlike mortgages, a larger proportion of residential construction loans at FDIC-insured institutions are held by banks with assets between $100 million and $10 billion.In addition, a greater ... Read More

New Residential Energy Efficiency Tax Credit Estimates

In 2005, Congress established a number of energy-efficiency tax incentives related to housing that benefitted new home buyers and remodeling homeowners. These policies included the tax code section 45L credit for the construction of energy-efficient homes (including for-rent residences and low-rise apartments), the 25C credit for retrofitting/remodeling existing homes, and the 25D credit for the installation ... Read More

New and Renewing Members - March 2017

RECEIVE HBA REMINDERS! (HBA Members Only) Go to remind.com/join/hbare on your phone, get free app and sign up to the @hbare group (sign up as a parent). This is an app created for teachers, but is available for you and the HBA to use Free. You will not be overwhelmed with text reminders from the HBA. HBA ... Read More