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New and Renewing Members - July 2017

HBA MEMBERSHIP PARTICIPATION POINTS UPDATE • See How Many Points Your Company Has - View this spreadsheet for the most current points for your company as well as other HBA members. This google spreadsheet will be updated monthly. • Participation Point System Playbook - Summary of the point system including how to acquire points and purpose of ... Read More

Parade of Homes App - FREE - June 16-18 & 23-25

Download or UPDATE your FREE Parade Craze App for iPhone or Android to help guide you to 2017 HBA Parade Homes, see photos, learn about the homes and builders, plus you can buy tickets and rate the homes. Preview home details, home photos and builder information on your mobile device Rate & Comment on individual homes Convert ... Read More

Exciting Upcoming Events at Your HBA!

Mark your calendar for a number of exciting events on the way from your HBA! 2017 HBA HOME REMODELING SHOW The HBA Home Remodeling Show will be held September 29th, 30th and October 1st this year.  As you may have noticed, we moved the date this year to avoid conflicting with other large events and ... Read More

Did You Get Your 2017 HBA Membership Directory?

A bountiful breakfast buffet and lots of coffee greeted HBA Members who rolled out of bed early to join us on Tuesday, May 16th in Southern Materials’ beautiful showroom.  Hosted by both Southern Supply and Southern Materials, the May Membership Breakfast featured the launch of the 2017-2018 HBA Membership Directory.  Members also got the chance ... Read More

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

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

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

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

HBA Spring Golf Tournament - April 17, 2017

If you haven’t signed up for the HBA Spring Golf Tournament … what are you waiting for? Come enjoy the spring weather, hit a few balls and connect with your fellow HBA Members. The Tournament will be held on Monday, April 17th at Millwood Golf and Racquet Club. A hamburger buffet will be served at ... Read More