Archive for 2016

Tool Belts & Bow Ties – Helping Fund a Home

Join Habitat for Humanity of Springfield, MO at  the 11th annual Tool Belts & Bow Ties held at the University Plaza Hotel on Friday, March 18, 2016. At the event, friends gather with the goal of raising enough money in one night to fund an entire home for a local family. Our “Cue the Band”…

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Win an Enameled Cast Iron Kitchen Sink

Southern Materials is the prize sponsor for the 2016 HBA Home Show.  We’re proud to offer the exclusive KOHLER Whitehaven Enameled Cast Iron kitchen sink with a retail value of $999. Register to win January 29-31 at the HBA Home Show (Springfield EXPO Center). The Whitehaven apron-front kitchen sink features a sleek and versatile farmhouse…

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20V Cordless LED Flashlight – Bare – $49

20V Cordless LED Flashlight – 110 lumens for bright LED output, integral hook for hands-free use in multiple placements, and 120 degree rotating head. Battery and charger sold separately. DeWalt Power Tools On Sale Now at Meek’s – The Builder’s Choice! $49 – Expires February 1, 2016 – Available at all participating Meek’s stores. Click…

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Considering Siding, How to Choose

Siding is exposed to Mother Nature all day, every day, for years. Weather, water, time, fire and pests—all can lead to trouble. Southern Supply offers a wide array of siding to fit your tastes, budget and needs. So how to choose siding? Consider the following points… • Moisture and rot resistance • Durability over time…

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Inclement Weather Homebuyers

Believe it or not, there are potential homebuyers that are looking for houses during inclement weather! If a homebuyer is in need of a home, bad weather won’t stop them from wanting to see a listing that they like. Here are a few tips on how to keep your home “show ready” during inclement weather.…

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Connecting our Community to Savings – Energywise Rebates

For nearly ten years City Utilities of Springfield has been encouraging customers to use our resources wisely by providing rebates for the purchase and installation of energy and water efficient items. Over 50,000 rebates have been issued to save enough electricity to power 12,200 homes each year, enough natural gas for 8,190 homes, and enough…

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Location, Location, Location: Just How Important Is This Phrase?

Ever wonder what your home might be worth if it was located in a different part of the country? Well, you can easily find out now with the latest Coldwell Banker Home Listing Report. The annual report, which was released in November, ranks the average listing price of four-bedroom, two-bathroom homes in more than 2,700…

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Eleven (11) Tips for a Smooth Home Remodel

Follow these 11 tips when you embark on an exciting home remodeling project. Contact the HBA of Greater Springfield for a list of remodeling members, or log on to HBAHomePros.com any time for that same list. Establish effective two-way communication with the home remodeler.  It’s essential to have good communication for a smooth home remodeling…

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Closing on Your Home

Settlement (or closing) is the process that passes ownership of a property from seller to purchaser. Going to settlement on a new home can be bewildering. Home buyers are usually required to sign a seemingly endless pile of documents, most of which are written in terminology not used outside of the housing industry and that…

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Temporary Stay for Confined Spaces Rule Extended

The Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA) this week announced a decision to further delay enforcement of the new Confined Spaces in Construction Standard, this time for an additional 60 days. The agency would have resumed issuing citations for rule violations today, but will now hold off until March 8. The temporary stay applies to construction on single-family…

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NO January Membership Event

Due to the HBA Home Show and the International Builders Show, there will be no HBA Membership Event in January. Below is the schedule for the balance of the year. Be watching your inbox for information about February’s event! ·        February – To Be Determined ·        March 15 – FamilySafe – Corn Madness Competition ·       …

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HBA Meets with Senator Wasson and Representative Hough

During the HBA Political and Legislative Advocacy committee meeting on December 17, we were joined by State Senator Jay Wasson and State Representative Lincoln Hough to discuss the upcoming Legislative Session beginning January 6, 2016. Priorities that each legislative body will be working on include: transportation infrastructure fixes, ethics reform, the state budget, and a…

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What You Need to Know About Home Show

HBA Home Show Adventure Week starts Monday, January 25th. Following are a few helpful hints that can make the week run more smoothly for you as well as a few things you can do to help drive more traffic to the show. Schedule a dock time or drive in time during set up and or…

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