Archive for 2010

HBA Missouri Hires Jewell Patek as its Lobbyist in Jefferson City

The Home Builders Association of Missouri this week signed Jewell Patek (Patek & Associates) as its official contract lobbyist in Jefferson City. Patek will represent the interests of the statewide Home Builders Association on issues of vital importance to the future of the residential construction industry. “Jewell has a reputation in Jefferson City as being…

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HBACF Auction & Go Kart Races Raises More Than $5K for Scholarships

On Tuesday, November 16, the Home Builders Association of Greater Springfield Charitable Foundation (HBACF) held its annual signature fundraiser event at Incredible Pizza Company in Springfield. The event combines a silent and live auction with sponsored indoor Go Kart races to raise funds to provide scholarships to students in the construction and interior design fields…

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MarketGraphics Market Snapshot – Regional Review

Year to Date Homebuilding Activity (Download Permit Report) Guest Analysis from Joe Zanola (Zanola Company) MarketGraphics Total Markets Outlook The MarketGraphics Comparison of Markets for October 2010 reveals similar trending for most MarketGraphics New Homes Research Markets. Generally speaking (a) developed lot inventories have plateaued, (b) permits are increasing, and (c) new home inventories are…

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KOLR: Ending Mortgage Interest Deduction Considered to Balance Budget

Among the possible solutions being considered for balancing a far out of balance federal budget is the elimination or reduction of the mortgage interest deduction. A federal panel that was established by the President will deliver recommendations for spending cuts and tax increases to the White House on December 1, and reports are that the…

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NAHB Economist Elliot Eisenberg to Visit Springfield for Events on November 30

On Tuesday, November 30th, NAHB Senior Economist Elliot Eisenberg, Ph.D., will visit Springfield to preview a local economic impact of housing study as well as providing several important presentations regarding efforts to get housing back on track and advocacy to deal with the local, state and federal regulatory threats to that recovery. Eisenberg’s schedule will…

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Mortgage Interest Deduction Under Attack

The National Association of Home Builders is mobilizing to help industry members stay informed and speak up regarding a potential recommendation to limit the mortgage interest deduction by a President Obama appointed bi-partisan panel in Washington looking at ways to cut the national debt. According to the NAHB, Americans overwhelmingly oppose any action by Congress…

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HBA Christmas Party In New Location on December 14

Make plans now to join us for the HBA’s 2010 Christmas Party! The event will be held on Tuesday, December 14 at 6:00 pm in a new downtown venue, 425 W. Walnut. The cost is $25 per person. For a map to the banquet facility which includes information about parking, click here. Enjoy great food…

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Charlyce Ruth Receives Vesta Award from NAWIC

At last week’s Salute to Construction Banquet, HBA Operations Manager Charlyce Ruth was named the recipient of the Vesta Award from the SW MO Chapter of the National Association of Women in Construction. This award is given to a woman that has shown outstanding achievements in her industry through skills, continuing education, promotions and volunteering.…

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City of Republic Hosts “Familiarization of the Area” Event

Mark your calendar for Republic’s FAM event — Wednesday, November 10 from 5 to 7 pm. Refreshments will be provided and the city will provide a brief presentation/update on development projects over the last year. The host this year Macadoodles. For additional details about this event, contact Gail Noggle, Director of Planning & Development, at…

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HBACF Auction & Go Kart Races Set for November 16

The HBA Charitable Foundation’s Auction & Go Kart Race event is set for November 16th at Incredible Pizza starting at 5:00 pm. This is the HBACF’s biggest fundraiser and all the proceeds go to providing scholarships to OTC (3) and MSU (2 in construction and 2 in Interior Design), along with 3 departmental grants. The…

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2011-2014 HBA Strategic Planning Begins this Week; Member Input Requested

This week the HBA of Greater Springfield will begin work on developing the fourth comprehensive strategic plan in the organization’s history. Over the last 15 years, the HBA has utilized strategic planning to successfully position the association to best anticipate and meet member and industry needs as they emerge. The HBA’s strategic plans establish key…

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