Archive for 2011

My HBA Lunch

Complimentary lunch for new members and other members who wish to review their benefits and share ideas with the HBA Membership Council. Staff Contact: Kay Wylie

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Free Webinar to Provide Updates on Lead Paint Regs

An important webinar that’s free to all members of the HBA of Greater Springfield on Wednesday, Dec. 14, will focus on the latest EPA enforcement and compliance information for remodelers and other contractors who work in homes built prior to 1978. This event, which is hosted by the NAHB Remodelers, is called “Working With Lead Paint: An Update on EPA Regs,” and…

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Builders Circle Blog: How to Save $6 and Build a Better House!

Building green is about building better. It involves selecting the best of renewable resources, energy efficiency, conservation, sustainability…and simplicity. The biggest enemy of accomplishing these is habit. “The way we always do it” is hardly ever changed because “that’s the way we’ve always done it”. But in the first HBA Habitat Green Verified house it…

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2012 HBA Event Magazine…. Last Call!

HBA Members Only Advertising Opportunity The deadline for reserving ad space in the annual 2012 HBA Event Magazine has been extended due to the holiday. The new deadline is December 6th (Tuesday). If you would like to be in the publication that is seen by visitors at the Home Show, Parade of Homes, Home Remodeling EXPO and…

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Dec. 14: Get Latest Information on EPA Lead Paint Rule Enforcement and Compliance

NAHB Remodelers is hosting a free-to-members webinar that will provide the latest Environmental Protection Agency enforcement and compliance information for remodelers and other contractors doing work in homes built before 1978. “Working With Lead Paint: An Update on EPA Regs,” part of NAHB’s Webinar Wednesday series, will be held from 2:00-3:00 p.m. EST on Wednesday,…

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The Importance of Home Equity Loans for Remodeling: Latest From Eye on Housing Blog

What's Happening in Housing?

Historically, home equity loans have been an important source of funding for home improvement spending. The following analysis demonstrates this relationship and examines what impact recent declines in home equity loan use have had on the remodeling sector, as well as the positive effects of the residential energy-efficient tax credits. In particular, as home equity…

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Is it Time to Support Local Licensing?

What's Happening in Housing?

Getting builder member input regarding that question will be the focus of an upcoming HBA Builder/Remodeler Breakfast on Friday, December 2 at 7:30 am at The Library Center, 4653 S. Campbell in Springfield. As the HBA Government Affairs committee has worked to strengthen consistent enforcement of Missouri’s existing workers’ compensation coverage law related to construction,…

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Housing Affordability Hits Near-Record 72.9 Percent in Third Quarter

Buoyed by stabilizing home prices and sustained low interest rates, nationwide housing affordability during the third quarter of 2011 hovered near its highest level in at least two decades, according to the NAHB/Wells Fargo Housing Opportunity Index (HOI), released this week. The HOI indicated that a near-record 72.9% of all new and existing homes sold in the…

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