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HBA Parade of Homes Set for June 19-21, 26-28

For the first time in nearly two years, residential building permits in Greene County edge higher than the same month the previous year. The Home Builders Association of Greater Springfield’s annual Parade of Homes will begin Friday, June 19 and will feature 20 homes built/remodeled by 16 of the area’s finest builders in the Springfield ... Read More

Branson/Tri-Lakes Area Residential Construction Forecast

You have a unique opportunity to receive a “hot-off-the-press” 2009 local housing and subdivision research update for Taney and Stone counties, and the Southwest Missouri region. This program is designed specifically for lenders, developers, planners, policy makers and others in the housing industry. Join us for an exclusive MarketGraphics presentation by Joe Zanola, Zanola Company, ... Read More

KY3: Protect Yourself from Unexpected Liens Against Your Property

Homeowners should take protective steps to select professional contractors and obtain lien waivers on home improvement and construction projects. Contact KY3's Cara Restelli interviews Home Builders Association of Greater Springfield CEO Matt Morrow for helpful steps homeowners should take to avoid unexpected liens against their property. Watch the video story by clicking on it below. ... Read More

Foot Traffic Up as Home Buying Becomes More Affordable

From Nation's Building News: Thanks to record low mortgage rates and declining home prices, 55 million families — or half of all U.S. households — can afford today's $200,000 median-priced new home, according to figures released by NAHB. "That's an increase of 17 million households from conditions just two years ago and the best housing ... Read More

Belt Sander Races April 21 - GREAT VIDEO!

* YOU CAN VIEW THIS DIRECTLY ON SPRINGFIELDHBA.COM (Member Login Required) * 2009 HBA BELT SANDER RACES Tuesday, April 21 - 6pm $15 BBQ Dinner Carnahan-White Fence Co. 1845 S. State Highway MM RSVP HERE Watch KY3's Coverage of Last Year's Races!

SBJ: 2008 Shakes Up Real Estate Market Share

CLICK HERE TO VIEW DIRECTLY ON SPRINGFIELDHBA.COM  Monday, March 16, 2009 2008 shakes up real estate market share Springfield Business Journal Staff Monday, March 16, 2009 Greene County's share of area new home construction showed a slight uptick in 2008 after a steady decline in recent years, according to a five-county study presented to the ... Read More

Springfield News-Leader: Housing Market Picks Up

CLICK HERE TO VIEW DIRECTLY ON SPRINGFIELDHBA.COM  Springfield News Leader March 18, 2009 Housing Market Picks Up More people re interested in houses again in the Springfield area, HBA executive director says However, experts view the surge as a temporary gain. Martin Crutsinger The Associated Press Washington -- Housing construction posted a surprisingly large increase ... Read More

Fed Action Means Lower Mortgage Rates are on the Way

Yesterday, the Federal Reserve announced some very aggressive steps aimed at unlocking the sluggish credit markets, with a major focus on further lowering mortgage interest rates. The Fed said it would significantly expand its ongoing program of buying Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac mortgage-backed securities (MBS) and debt. The Fed increased its planned MBS purchases ... Read More