Business & Financial

Estate Planning, Business Succession Planning & Partnership Buy-Outs - Education

RSVP for education today and join us for a very important and informative education session presented by Jason Smith from Spencer Fane Law Firm.  Jason will present information related to Estate Planning, Business Succession Planning & Partnership Buy-Outs.   You will not want to miss this, click here to RSVP today, email Emily@SpringfieldHBA.com, or call 417.881.3711. When:  Tuesday, November ... Read More

Regulation and Its Unintended Consequences - Elliot Eisenberg

Looking around the United States there are cities like Boston, Los Angeles and Washington, DC that have very high house prices. Yet there are equally successful cities like Austin, Dallas, Louisville and Oklahoma City that have much more affordable home prices. Why the difference? Of course the surf is better in L.A. than in Dallas, ... Read More

Number of Improving Housing Markets Surges in December

A monthly measure of markets in the United States whose economic indicators are on the rise, identified the Springfield, Missouri market as an improving market in this month’s report. Nationwide, the number of housing markets considered “improving” according to parameters established by the National Association of Home Builders/First American Improving Markets Index (IMI) surged by ... Read More

HBA Housing & Construction Conference May 23 - Last Chance to RSVP!

The HBA of Greater Springfield will host its third annual Ozarks Regional Housing and Construction Conference on Wednesday, May 23 at the Hilton Garden Inn in south Springfield. The 2012 conference builds on the success of the 2011 event, while offering a number of substantial improvements for participants in 2012. Highlights of the 2012 Conference include ... Read More

Free NAHB Webinar Will Address Appraisal Issues on May 16

If you're one of the many HBA members who've encountered serious challenges in obtaining accurate appraisals on new construction, you might want to check out our upcoming Builders' Guide to Appraisals webinar, which happens on May 16. The discussion will focus on recent changes in appraisal standards and practices, ways to improve communication with lenders and appraisers, tips on ... Read More

What to Expect When Pent-Up Housing Demand is Released

A new entry in NAHB's Eye on Housing blog this week looks at what builders should expect to see happening in the marketplace once the backlog of household formations that have been delayed by the recession actually materialize. NAHB has estimated that as a result of current economic conditions, there are approximately 2.1 million households that were expected to form ... Read More

Protect Your Home Investment: Designations Make A Difference!

Quality workmanship, knowledge and experience matter, especially when you will be investing a significant amount of money with a home builder or remodeler as you build a new home or update your current one to fit your lifestyle. Choosing a building professional with a designation can help ensure you are hiring a builder or remodeler who ... Read More

CSI Trade Show Offers Training on Springfield's E-Permitting & E-Verify

On March 15, members of local construction industries are invited to participate in the annual trade show hosted by the Construction Specifications Institute (CSI). At this year's event, special educational sessions will focus on two issues of timely importance to construction businesses planning to work in the City of Springfield. E-Permitting: Learn how the State of ... Read More

Is it Time to Support Local Licensing?

Getting builder member input regarding that question will be the focus of an upcoming HBA Builder/Remodeler Breakfast on Friday, December 2 at 7:30 am at The Library Center, 4653 S. Campbell in Springfield. As the HBA Government Affairs committee has worked to strengthen consistent enforcement of Missouri's existing workers’ compensation coverage law related to construction, ... Read More