New and Renewing Members for January, 2013

Once a month we welcome new members and welcome back renewing members. Every one of the members of the Home Builders Association of Greater Springfield is greatly appreciated and can be found at iFINDAPRO.com (iFINDAPRO.com database updated weekly on Friday -  ask about adding keywords and video to your listing). New Members: Buster Crabbe Pools, ... Read More

Simple Ways to Customize your Facebook Page for the Holidays

Since Facebook updated their design to Timeline, businesses have more customization options than ever. Timeline’s features are easy to use and can add a personal touch to your business’s Facebook Page, which is perfect for the holiday season. Here are a few things that you can do to customize your Facebook Page for this festive ... Read More

2013 Board of Directors Installed at the Christmas Party

In addition to fantastic food and fun at the 2012 HBA Christmas Party some official business was also served. Awards were presented (click here for details) and the 2013 HBA Board of Directors was installed. Congratulations to all those who have stepped up and are committed to helping better the HBA of Greater Springfield for ... Read More

Number of Improving Housing Markets Surges in December

A monthly measure of markets in the United States whose economic indicators are on the rise, identified the Springfield, Missouri market as an improving market in this month’s report. Nationwide, the number of housing markets considered “improving” according to parameters established by the National Association of Home Builders/First American Improving Markets Index (IMI) surged by ... Read More

Major Event Gold Sponsors for 2013 - Two of Three Spots Filled

Back in August of 2012, at the Membership Engagement Mixer, the HBA of Greater Springfield unveiled a catalog for Advertising Opportunities and New Sponsorship packages with three, six, nine and twelve percent discounts (accumulated savings apply to HBAGS advertising as well as sponsorships). The three Major Event Gold Sponsorships are the Home Show, Parade of ... Read More

Things to Consider in the month of December - Save the Dates

Take a quick look at some things to consider for the month of December and early January. Home Show - Reserve Booth Space Now (more...)! 2013 Home Show January 18-20. Early this year. Please add to your calendar. HBA Event Magazine - Ad Artwork submitted before Dec. 14th. Contact Aaron ASAP at 881.3711. Holiday Activities: ... Read More

Christmas Party 2012, December 11th - Happy Holidays

  Sign up now for the 2012 Christmas Party Tuesday, December 11th. Enjoy friends and fellow members of the HBA as we celebrate Christmas, eat some good food and honor the Builder Member of the Year as well as the Associate Individual of the Year. Social hour will begin at 6:00 in the White River ... Read More

The Social Media Era - 2013 Marketing Plans

When thinking about your marketing plans for 2013, don’t be afraid to stray away from the classic marketing and advertising methods and dabble in the social media world. This year was the peak of the social media era; tweeting, blogging, posting, pinning, the list could go on and on. Unless there is something drastic that ... Read More

Housing Starts Up 3.6 Percent Nationwide - Improving Confidence

Nationwide housing production rose 3.6 percent in October to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 894,000 units, according to the U.S. Commerce Department. This is the highest pace of new-home construction since July of 2008. “This report is in line with our latest builder surveys, which show improving confidence and optimism in the marketplace as ... Read More