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How to Make Sense of the Tax Law Changes in 2018

In a series of posts featured on the Eye on Housing blog, NAHB economists are helping builders and remodelers make sense of the changes in tax law that resulted from legislation passed in December. The initial two posts of this Tax Reform Toolkitdiscussed the basics of the pass-through deduction, or 199A, and how those rules apply to high-income taxpayers. Those ... Read More

Education for HBA Members - May 2018

It’s time to RSVP for HBA Education in May! We have three different topics scheduled this month ranging from how title requirements have changed in new construction to managing people to installation tips for windows and doors – there’s something for everyone! Call 417-881-3711 or email today to reserve your spot. - BUILDERS! - These ... Read More

EDUCATION - 2012 IRC Wall Bracing Requirements

Don’t miss the next HBA Building Education session – 2012 IRC Wall Bracing Requirements. This educational session is scheduled for Wednesday, March 21st, 3pm at the HBA office. This session will last 1.5 hours and is a webinar hosted by The Engineered Wood Association. Register now to attend! Wednesday, March 21st 3pm HBA Office Live ... Read More

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