Land Distburbance Permit Program - City of Springfield

For your review and information from the City of Springfield: Please see the attached letter (downloand by clicking here) for timeline information pertaining to the City’s new Land Disturbance Permit Program. Additional information about the new Land Disturbance Permit can be found on the City’s Stormwater Services Division’s website by clicking here. Thanks and let ... Read More

CBBT Makes Contributions to Four Springfield City Council Candidates

Your political action committee, the Coalition for Building a Better Tomorrow, made contributions to four candidates for Springfield City Council. These are also the candidates recommended by the Springfield Good Government Committee in which the HBA is a partner. The Springfield Good Government Committee was formed by a coalition of business and community leaders concerned ... Read More

Read Your February Housing News Online

In this edition of your monthly HBA newsletter: Find out more about HBA President Rusty MacLachlan's address to the membership at the February Dinner meeting and review new member applications on page 10. There are several "Take 5" Profiles of your fellow HBA members to check out in this month's newsletter. HBA of Missouri Legislative ... Read More

Housing Tax Credit Moving in Congress

Please call your Senators at 1-866-924-NAHB (6242) BackgroundOn Thursday, January 22nd, the House Ways and Means Committee passed H.R. 598, the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. This bill will make up a substantial part of the House of Representative's economic stimulus package and contains tax provisions of interest to the housing industry. The National Association ... Read More

Tax Advantages of Homeownership

Owning your own home can be a very rewarding experience — especially when tax time rolls around. Three tax items in particular — the mortgage interest deduction, the property tax deduction and the capital gains exclusion — can provide significant financial benefits to home owners when the time comes to settle up with Uncle Sam.  ... Read More

Update on HBA & GSBOR meeting

The leadership teams from The Home Builders Association of Greater Springfield and the Greater Springfield Board of Realtors held the first meeting in what is to become a quarterly event. Both associations recognize that we share common concerns over the housing market, and that we have much to offer each other. I am confident that ... Read More

NAHB Logo Survey

In September 2007, the NAHB Board of Directors charged the Branding Task Force with developing a strategy to strengthen the NAHB brand in order to meet the increasingly diverse and competitive business challenges we are facing in the future. One component of their research focused on what best represents NAHB visually and whether the Association ... Read More

A Rare Opportunity

As Home Show approaches, it is important for us to be able to share the upside of the current market with the public. That is the focus of my message (see below) for the HBA Event Magazine which will be distributed at Home Show and other major events throughout the year. PRESIDENT'S 2009 EVENT MAGAZINE ... Read More

Have Your Business Profiled in the Housing News!

Want your business profiled in the HBA's monthly newsletter, the Housing News? Here’s your chance! To get your “Take 5” profile in the publication, download the profile form by clicking here and return it to the HBA office. You can fax your responses to Jennifer at 417.881.7334 or just type up your answers to these ... Read More

BuilderLink Legislative Alert

Support Your Fellow Builders by Contacting Congress on Wednesday, January 7! Call the NAHB Legislative Hotline at 1-866-924-NAHB (6242) or visit www.capitolconnect.com/builderlink CALL TO ACTION On Wednesday, January 7, builders from across the country will converge on Capitol Hill to meet with key members of the House and Senate to discuss the Fix Housing First ... Read More