Archive for 2016

Residential Construction Employment Grew in November

  The count of unfilled jobs in the overall construction sector remained elevated in October, as residential construction employment continued to grow. According to the BLS Job Openings and Labor Turnover Survey (JOLTS) and NAHB analysis, the number of open construction sector jobs (on a seasonally adjusted basis) came in at 205,000 in October, after reaching 221,000 in September. The cycle high…

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Post-Recession High Set for Custom Home Building

NAHB’s analysis of Census Data from the Quarterly Starts and Completions by Purpose and Design survey indicates that the number of custom home building starts (homes built on an owner’s land, with either the owner or a builder acting as the general contractor) set a post-recession high for construction starts during the third quarter of 2016.…

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Consumer Confidence – Optimistic November 2016

With the ongoing job and economic growth, in November consumer confidence improved. Consumers were optimistic about both the current situation and the near term outlook. The Conference Board reported that the Consumer Confidence Index jumped to 107.1 in November, from an upwardly revised 100.8 in October. Both the present situation index and the expectations index…

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Estate Planning, Business Succession Planning & Partnership Buy-Outs – Education

RSVP for education today and join us for a very important and informative education session presented by Jason Smith from Spencer Fane Law Firm.  Jason will present information related to Estate Planning, Business Succession Planning & Partnership Buy-Outs.   You will not want to miss this, click here to RSVP today, email Emily@SpringfieldHBA.com, or call 417.881.3711. When:  Tuesday, November…

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New and Renewing Members – November 2016

HBA MEMBERSHIP PARTICIPATION POINTS UPDATE • See How Many Points Your Company Has – View this spreadsheet for the most current points for your company as well as other HBA members. This google spreadsheet will be updated monthly. • Participation Point System Playbook – Summary of the point system including how to acquire points and purpose of…

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November Membership Event – Unique Tile – 2016

The November HBA Membership Event at Unique Tile was filled with pre-Thanksgiving spirit. If you are BBQ fan, you loved the catering by City Butcher and to top it off there were good beverages and prizes as well. Watch the video summary and see how the office cat wraps up the evening. Don’t forget to signup…

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Say Goodby to Jamie Zastrow

It is with a joyous heart that I want to say thank you to all of the HBA members and staff for making my time here at the HBA as Event Coordinator a great pleasure.  I certainly have enjoyed working with all of you and will miss you all!  November 22 will be my last…

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Fall Is the Ideal Time to Upgrade Your Insulation

This time of year, you may be noticing that your home’s a bit chillier in the morning. Maybe the floor is too cold to walk around barefoot in, or you need a sweater if you’re up late. Fall is a great time to upgrade your home’s traditional insulation to a more effective solution like spray…

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Renovating Your Home, Once Your Children Move Out

Becoming an empty nester is no small thing in the life of a parent. And truly, there is no better time to consider a home renovation, along with upgrading your insulation to a more energy efficient material like spray foam, than now. Obviously, most parents miss having their children around, but with any luck, you…

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The latest in decking materials – get all decked out!

Taking your home outside has become the latest trend in decking, because we can expand our space, while enjoying the great outdoors. From tried and true to new composite materials, people are making every effort to impress with their deck. Moreover, styles and design trends have come a long way in helping get your home…

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Which HBA Members Have 20 OR MORE Participation Points?

As of Wednesday, November 16th, 2016 – there are 24 HBA Members with 20 or more Participation Point. See if you are on the list below. If you would like to keep track of your points or earn more point, check the “New and Renewing Members” post in the HBA Housing e-News each month. You…

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