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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 Name Brand Appliances at Unpublished Pricing Levels - Metro Appliances & More

This is a one of a kind opportunity to acquire name brand appliances at unpublished pricing levels.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

When do windows need repair? Southern Supply

Facebook post by Southern Supply As a homeowner, you may have asked yourself “how do I know when to repair or replace my home’s windows?” Well, take the first step and review the list below for tips on determining if your windows need repair or replacement. Like this post above and click the facebook icon to ... Read More

Fall Is the Ideal Time to Upgrade Your Insulation

This time of year, you may be noticing that your home’s a bit chillier in the morning. Maybe the floor is too cold to walk around barefoot in, or you need a sweater if you’re up late. Fall is a great time to upgrade your home’s traditional insulation to a more effective solution like spray ... Read More

Renovating Your Home, Once Your Children Move Out

Becoming an empty nester is no small thing in the life of a parent. And truly, there is no better time to consider a home renovation, along with upgrading your insulation to a more energy efficient material like spray foam, than now. Obviously, most parents miss having their children around, but with any luck, you ... Read More

Rocking the Block!!!

We're Rockin the Block on Sept. 29! As part of Habitat for Humanity of Springfield, MO's Neighborhood Revitalization, volunteers from CoxHealth & Thrivent Financial/Greater Ozarks Associates - Thrivent Financial will be cleaning up Jefferson Ave. in the Woodland Heights Neighborhood. 150 volunteers from CoxHealth will join Thrivent Financial, Habitat for Humanity of Springfield, MO (HFHS), ... Read More