Senate Health Care Bill Unfairly Targets Construction Industry

ADVOCACY UPDATE FROM NAHB.ORG In a rush to pass a massive health care overhaul before Christmas, Senate Democrats have included a last-minute provision targeting the construction industry that is certain to derail the fragile housing recovery and threaten the solvency of countless small home building firms. In order to find the 60 votes needed to ... Read More

MHDC Approves Plan to Help Homeowners with Property Tax Bill

The Missouri Housing Development Commission has approved a plan in which Missouri families making less than $98,000 a year who buy a home in 2010 would receive a reimbursement to cover $1,250 of their property tax bill. Another $500 would be available if the new homeowner invests in energy-saving home improvements or appliances. The program ... Read More

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Our data-to-date shows strong member response to this new weekly version of the Housing News. We are able to track the number of those who open and interact in various ways with this electronic newsletter. Not only will that help guide us in making content decisions that serve you better, it will also help our ... Read More

Save The Date - Tuesday, January 19

The HBA's next general membership meeting is set for Tuesday, January 19. It will be a luncheon meeting, 11:30 am, at the Ramada Oasis Convention Center, 2546 N. Glenstone. The program will provide an overview of the "Stop Double Taxation: Protect Our Homes" ballot initiative. This effort, funded by the Missouri Association of Realtors, was ... Read More

LAST CHANCE to Advertise Your Business in Annual HBA Magazine

Click here for Online Reservation Form FINAL DEADLINE IS HERE... LIMITED AVAILABILITY REMAINS!  ACT NOW TO RESERVE ONE OF THE FEW  REMAINING OPPORTUNITIES FOR 2010! The 2010 HBA Event Magazine will be unveiled at the 2010 Home Show, and available advertising space is going fast (and magazine deadline is just a few weeks away). Don't miss ... Read More

HBA Builder & Remodeler Members: Get On The Bus!

The HBA of Missouri's Legislative Day is scheduled for Tuesday, February 23 in Jefferson City. Again this year, transportation will be provided by bus to Jefferson City thanks to the sponsors who support this event which is complimentary for HBA builder, remodeler and developer members. We will depart in the morning, spend the day at ... Read More

A Very Entertaining Christmas Party

HBA Members enjoyed a festive evening at the Tower Club on December 15. The entertainment was VERY creative and several of our members "volunteered" to perform in the improvisational skits -- see the slide show for photos of the fun! Many thanks to all those who attended and to social hour sponsor Waddell & Reed.

Membership Matters - Applications, New Members & Renewals

NEW APPLICATIONS FOR MEMBERSHIP: New Seasons Landscaping & Irrigation Landscaping & Irrigation Michael Perry PO Box 14436, Springfield MO 65814 827.5385 Ferrellgas Propane Supplier Thomas Bloess 1219 N. Eagle Crest, Nixa MO 65714 310.6110 Water Technology of the Ozarks Water Treatment Bert Brower, Jr. PO Box 1080, Nixa MO 65714 725.4141 Sponsor: Dan Knight NEW ... Read More

Maintenance Tips for New Home Owners

As a new home owner, you are excited about getting your house in order — setting up furnishings, rearranging and decorating.  But once you have place for everything and everything in its place, it’s time to get a handle on the routine maintenance you’ll need to perform to help ensure that you and your family ... Read More

New Storm Water Rules Not Friendly for Homes or Environment, Says NAHB

The Environmental Protection Agency has announced new storm water management requirements for builders that don’t effectively address water quality and environmental issues – but do promise to place significant burdens on the home building industry and result in higher costs for home buyers, according to the National Association of Home Builders. Beginning next month, EPA ... Read More

HBA Missouri Legislative Day February 23 in Jefferson City

The Home Builders Association of Missouri has announced its 2010 Legislative Day will be on February 23, 2010. The HBA of Greater Springfield is finalizing plans now to transport approximately 50 local home builders on a bus to Jefferson City to convince senators and representatives to seek positive legislative steps to help strengthen the troubled ... Read More

CU Offers Green Building Rebate Program

At its November meeting, the HBA's Green Building Committee discussed City Utilities' new Green Building Rebate. City Utilities residential single-family or multi-family electric and/or natural gas customers, building an ENERGY STAR qualified home and receiving a nationally recognized Green Building Certification (including the NAHB's green building certification,) may be eligible to receive a $200 rebate. ... Read More