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Reports of Home Mortgage Delays – How to Prevent it

Filed in Codes and Regulations, Housing Finance on December 28, 2015 • 0 Comments Recent media reports have cited mortgage delays resulting from new federal home disclosure rules that went into effect on Oct. 3 due to confusion over how the rule is being enforced. In response, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) has sent a letter to the Mortgage Bankers ... Read More

Considering Siding, How to Choose

Siding is exposed to Mother Nature all day, every day, for years. Weather, water, time, fire and pests—all can lead to trouble. Southern Supply offers a wide array of siding to fit your tastes, budget and needs. So how to choose siding? Consider the following points… • Moisture and rot resistance • Durability over time ... Read More

Remodeling Market on the Climb - Returns to 2005 Levels

The Remodeling Market Index (RMI) climbed to 50 in the third quarter of 2012, up from 45 in the previous quarter, according to the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB). Released today, the RMI is at its highest point since the third quarter of 2005, tracking the positive trends recently seen in the rest of ... Read More

Wanted: More Rooftops in Rogersville

The City of Rogersville is focused on its future…and boosting residential building is fundamental to its economic development strategy.  “We want to attract more retail options for our residents,” said Rogersville Mayor Jack Cole. “That will generate more tax revenue, new jobs and more convenient shopping in the immediate area. We know retail follows rooftops ... Read More

Do You "Like" HBA? Check out the All-New HBA Facebook Page

To better serve members, the HBA of Greater Springfield has completely overhauled re-launched its official facebook page. The HBA's enhanced presence on the massively popular social media platform officially launches today (September 10). The HBA's new and improved facebook page has received a massive overhaul leading up to today's re-launch. Facebook is a rapidly-evolving medium that ... Read More

KY3: Drought Conditions Could Affect New Home Construction

KY3's Jay Scherder reported Tuesday (8/28) on the increasing threat drought conditions potentially pose to economic development in the region. As water supply drops nearer 60%, 55%, or 50% of capacity, increasingly severe restrictions automatically kick in for customers of City Utilities of Springfield. At the most severe restriction level, no new water customers would ... Read More

KY3: New Home Starts on the Rise in the Ozarks

On Monday, Contact KY3's Jay Scherder reported on recent national data indicating the housing market may be on the mend. In the Ozarks, home building also is showing signs of improvement. In the KY3 news story, Scherder interviews Home Builders Association of Greater Springfield CEO Matt Morrow. Watch the full story by clicking below:

KOLR: New Home Building Trends in the Ozarks

During the final weekend of the Home Builders Association of Greater Springfield's 59th annual Parade of Homes, KOLR-10 reporter Melanie Chapman checked in with builders and home shoppers. In this story, builder Rusty MacLachlan and HBA CEO Matt Morrow discuss how, even though the past few years have been difficult, the Ozarks market is poised ... Read More

ProtectHomeownership.com Launched to Enlist Public in Homeownership Defense

With numerous legislative and regulatory proposals taking aim at the American Dream of homeownership and federal elections just around the corner this November, NAHB is seeking to harness the public's well-documented support for this worthy cause through our newly launched website at ProtectHomeownership.com. This consumer-oriented website alerts readers to the numerous threats to homeownership, including ... Read More

HBA Partners with BBB to Strengthen & Streamline Membership Requirements

The Home Builders Association of Greater Springfield announced today that it has updated its list of qualifications required for companies that wish to join the southwest Missouri professional trade association of builders, remodelers and associates. The HBA of Greater Springfield is working in cooperation with the Better Business Bureau of Southwest Missouri to ensure that ... Read More