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SBJ, NixaXpress: Housing = Jobs

As part of their year-end coverage and wrapups, both the Springfield Business Journal and the Nixa Xpress highlighted how housing and increasing new home construction will be necessary drivers for any local economic recovery in 2011: ----------------------- Nixa Xpress: Nixa included in new HBA housing study Saturday, December 4, 2010 By Ryan Bowling, editor The ... Read More

Will Missouri Reject Consumer Choice on Residential Fire Sprinklers?

State legislators will determine this session whether or not code-adopting jurisdictions in Missouri will have the authority to adopt a building code mandating residential fire sprinklers. If nothing is passed before the session ends in mid-May, the statute preventing jurisdictions from mandating residential fire sprinklers will expire at the end of this year (2011). BACKGROUND: ... Read More

Appraisal Advice for Builders

A letter from Sandy Dunn, 2008 NAHB Past President For the past several years one of the major problems our builders have been facing are low appraisals. NAHB has been working diligently to help solve these problems. Two Appraisal Summits were held in the last quarter of 2009 and the third Summit was just recently ... Read More

January 2011 New & Renewing Members

New Applications: BUILDER MEMBER - NEW RESIDENTIAL CONSTRUCTION Mark Rowden Homes, LLC Mark Rowden 320 Ichord Ave., Waynesville MO 65583 573-774-4100 Sponsor: Tom Buckner ASSOCIATE MEMBER - CONSULTANTS, ENGINEERING Gredell Engineering Resources, Inc. Thomas Gredell 1505 E. High St., Jefferson City MO 65101 573-659-9078 Sponsor: Lee Beaman ASSOCIATE MEMBER - BUILDER PRODUCTS MANUFACTURER Mark J. ... Read More

HBA-Missouri Update: Work Comp Case Impact & Tax Commission Report

Missouri's 2011 Legislative Session officially begins on Wednesday, January 5. One item already under scrutiny will be the state's tax credit programs -- including recommendations from a Tax Credit Review Commission to change/decrease credits related to low-income housing and historic preservation. For more information about this report and how legislators are responding to it, as well ... Read More

NAHB News - New-Home Sales Rise 5.5 Percent in November

Sales of newly built, single-family homes increased 5.5 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 290,000 units in November, according to newly released figures from the U.S. Commerce Department. The gain represents a partial bounce-back from a near-record low, downwardly revised number of new-home sales in October. "While builders continue to face a great ... Read More

New HBA Officers-Board Installed at Christmas Party

In addition to enjoying entertainment from the Skinny Improv, Christmas Party attendees observed the installation of new officers including: President - Matt Bailey, Bailey Company President-Elect - Galin Campbell, Galin Homes Treasurer - Sam Clifton, Millstone Custom Homes Secretary - Shannon Lee, Rock Solid Construction Enjoy a slideshow featuring photos from the Christmas Party. Many ... Read More

LAUNCHED! New and Improved SpringfieldHBA.com now online

The new and improved SpringfieldHBA.com officially launched Monday morning, and HBA members and consumers alike are poised to benefit from a whole array of new features and practical resources. Monday's launch is timed perfectly to accommodate the busiest two weeks (in terms of website traffic) of the HBA's year. Visitors seeking information on the HBA's upcoming ... Read More

Mark Your Calendar for HBA Events in 2011

Time to start filling in your 2011 calendar with these HBA/NAHB events: January 12 - 15 International Builders Show in Orlando, Florida January 28 - 30 HBA Home Show March 15 - 17 Certified Green Professional Class April 6 HBA of Missouri Legislative Day - Jefferson City June 17 - 19 & 24 - 26 ... Read More

Local News Media: Housing = Jobs

On Tuesday, November 30, National Association of Home Builders Senior Economist Elliot Eisenberg met with builders, developers, policymakers, and friends of the residential construction industry to share multiple components of the same basic message: housing equals jobs. Eisenberg discussed the job creation impact of building 100 new single family homes in a community. Job creation ... Read More