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St. Jude Dream Home Giveaway Date Announced

The 2008 St. Jude Dream Home is here! On June 29, one lucky family will be awarded a fabulous home in the Vintage Hills subdivision west of Springfield. Tickets may be purchased at the HBA of Greater Springfield office (636 W Republic Rd, #D108) or you can call 1-800-870-2980 to purchase a ticket. The Dream ... Read More

KY3: Trading Houses Can Help Home Buyers Navigate Housing Market

Last night (Tuesday, May 27, 2008) KY3's Cara Restelli reported in her "Contact KY3" segment about innovative ways buyers and sellers are working with one another to make real estate transactions in today's sometimes challenging housing market. The story highlights the practice of trading houses, an occasionally workable solution in which a builder or other ... Read More

HBACF Opens Dream Home with Picnic Celebration

On Thursday, May 20, The Home Builders Association Charitable Foundation hosted its sponsor awards picnic at the clubhouse in Vintage Hills. More than 200 HBA members attended the event, which thanked all those who have contributed to making the 2008 Dream Home a success. HBACF board members were on hand to hand out awards and ... Read More

Springfield News Leader: Task force tackles county land use

On Friday, May 23, the Springfield News Leader reported on a meeting of a diverse group of stakeholders to make recommendations to Greene County officials regarding development of a new land use plan. The Home Builders Association of Greater Springfield is one of the key stakeholders in the advisory group. Here's the news story, which ... Read More

HBA Launches the NEW Springfieldhba.com

SPRINGFIELD, MO -- Today the Home Builders Association of Greater Springfield launched the NEW Springfieldhba.com before an audience of about a hundred HBA members at a presentation at the Clarion Hotel in Springfield. The new website offers unprecedented content for the public and HBA members, within a simplified and user-friendly interface. Members-only blogs, podcasts, calendars, ... Read More

KY3: Local Housing Economy Differs from National One

KY3's Abby Wuellner reports that the factors affecting any local housing market will differ from one locality to the next. The notion of a "national housing market" is a misnomer. In this story, Wuellner interviews HBA President Kevin Clingan and Executive Officer to find out more about the local housing market.

KOLR: Copper Thieves Hit Construction Sites

KOLR's Carlos Correa reports on increasing incidences of copper theft on home building jobsites, and what penalties exist. HBA Executive Officer Matt Morrow addresses the impact the thefts can have on new construction.

KOLR 10: HBA Cuts Ribbon on New Green Digs

KOLR Channel 10 (CBS) and sister station KSFX Channel 27 (FOX) each aired versions of this news story highlighting the grand opening of the new HBA of Greater Springfield headquarters in June 2007. The story covers the ribbon cutting ceremonies and green building elements highlighted by the building project.

New HBA TV Spots Launch "Focus on Green"

SPRINGFIELD, MO --Today the Home Builders Association of Greater Springfield announced it is partnering with City Utilities of Springfield and KY3 to launch a large scale new local public education program designed to promote and define green building practices in the Ozarks. The new partnership, titled “Focus on Green,” is based on the model of ... Read More

HBA of Greater Springfield Receives 'Choosing Environmental Excellence' Award

April 18, 2008Springfield News-Leader Re-print The annual Springfield-Greene County “Choose Environmental Excellence” Business Award was presented to the Home Builders Association of Greater Springfield during a luncheon today at the Springfield Area Chamber of Commerce. Each year, the chamber recognizes a chamber member whose efforts toward environmental stewardship serve as a model for business and ... Read More

HBA's New Home Draws Green Attention

When the HBA of Greater Springfield cut the ribbon in June 2007 on its new headquarters, the association highlighted cutting edge green building techniques and products as part of the building project. The project, headed by builder Sam Bradley, was used as a demonstration project to highlight common sense green building techniques that have a ... Read More

HBA Comprehensive Local Market Research Campaign Released to Members

The local residential construction market in 2007 was a moving target for builders. In 2008, challenges for local home builders will continue in our shifting market. While considerable national research has been conducted regarding consumer confidence, home buying trends, and home building niches, precious little local research is available. Of course, every local housing market ... Read More