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NAHB Revises Policy as Tax Reform Debate Heats Up

NAHB today unanimously voted to revise its policy regarding the nation’s tax code in light of recent discussions on tax reform between congressional leadership and the Trump administration. Today’s vote by the Executive Board gives NAHB greater flexibility as the tax debate unfolds and stakeholders seek consensus to shape a tax code that best serves ... Read More

Insulated Vinyl Siding Adds Comfort and Reduces Energy Loss

Most exterior walls have insulation in between the wall studs, but allow significant energy loss through the studs themselves. Wall studs, both wood and metal, are poor insulators — when they come in contact with the exterior cladding, they allow heat to pass through them (which is called a thermal bridge). Insulated Vinyl Siding is ... Read More

Construction Run 5K Walk-Run 2017 - October 14th

The HBA Charitable Foundation (HBACF) is ready to roll with the Construction Run 5K Walk-Run 2017 scheduled for 8am, October 14th at the Frisco Highline Trail in Willard. Entry fee after September 14th is $35/person. You can SIGN UP NOW by going to hbags.info/hbacf5k2017, or call the HBA office to register (417.881.3711). This event is the primary fundraising event for the HBACF ... Read More

5 Mistakes to Avoid While Designing a New Home

Many thoughts may fill your mind as you begin to design your new home. You might turn to online home designs for inspiration and start making an exhaustive list of what you wish to see in your new home. The process of building a home is answering ten thousand questions in the right sequence with ... Read More

HBA Remodeling Show Video - 2017

Watch our HBA Home Remodeling Show video with information about the show. Also, look for videos about the informative remodeling presentations that will take place during this event.

Who's Winning the HBA Video Contest?

The title of this post might be a tiny bit deceiving because the videos we are referring to were never intended to be posted as a competition. Here is a little of the back story to help you follow. The HBA had videos created and some have now been posted on Facebook. In our current ... Read More

Stenger Homes - Hickory Valley II and Wildhorse Phase IV

Learn more about Stenger Homes developments Hickory Valley II & Wildhorse Phase IV below. Be sure to like their Facebook posts and SHARE! The future gated access route between Estates at Hickory Valley (Phase II) and Hickory Valley Phase III. For lot information, contact Stu Stenger at (417) 889-4300.

May Gains for New Home Sales - NAHB 2017

Contracts for new home sales expanded by 2.9% in May to a 610,000 seasonally adjusted annual rate, according to estimates from the joint data release of HUD and the Census Bureau. The report also noted a strong upward revision for the April rate of sales, increasing from a 569,000 annual pace to 593,000. The growth in sales continues ... Read More

Community Banks Account for Nearly Half of Residential Construction Loans - 1st Q 2017

Residential Construction Loans on FDIC-insured banks’ balance sheets reached $70.7 billion in the first quarter of 2017 with community banks accounting for approximately 49 percent of these loans. The current share of residential construction loans held by community banks is higher than community banks’ share of other types of loans, with the exception of farm-related loans. However, ... Read More

Why is R-22 Refrigerant so Expensive Now?

Phaseout of Ozone-Depleting Substances U.S. government has placed restrictions on how much refrigerant can be produced and by 2020 will no longer be produced. As the amount of R-22 refrigerant that's available dwindles down, the cost of the refrigerant begins to skyrocket. So what should I do? If you have replaced or upgraded your system ... Read More

Exclusively For You! Name Brand Appliances at Unpublished Pricing Levels - Metro Appliances & More

This is a one of a kind opportunity to acquire name brand appliances at unpublished pricing levels. You will pay a fraction of regular retail. Just bring in this letter and browse through a wonderful selection of refrigerators, freezers, ranges, microwaves, washers, dryers and dishwashers from manufacturers like Samsung, GE, Maytag, Electrolux, Bosch, Thermador, Viking, ... Read More