417 Home of the Year 2018 - Modern Tranquility

HBA Home Pro Bella Homes won 417 Magazine Home of the Year 2018 in the $1 Million + category – "Modern Tranquility." Modeling their home after a luxurious hotel, these southwest Missouri homeowners, along with Bella Homes, traveled as far as Las Vegas to find the perfect inspiration for this staycation mansion. Modern Tranquility Category: ... Read More

Salute to Design & Construction Banquet 2018 Summary

Congratulations to all of the scholarship recipients and award winners at the annual Salute to Design & Construction banquet held earlier this month! Scholarship winners enrolled in the Construction and Interior Design departments of local colleges and/or universities were recognized for their accomplishments during the banquet. In addition, the following awards were given: National Association ... Read More

New and Renewing Member - November 2018

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 gaining points ... Read More

Here are some job openings!

Here are some recent job postings in the HBA Job Posting Facebook Group. JOIN THE GROUP! Sharing this could help someone find a job, while also helping out a Fellow HBA Member! Share this group, share this page, share these posts. Job Postings also on the HBA website - click here.  

HBA Home Show Magazine EARLY Deadline!

The HBA Event Magazine has always been a keepsake for those attending the Home Show, Parade of Homes or Remodeling EXPO. Fun covers, event specific information, articles, builder profiles and the membership guide all make this a very useful resource for anyone with a home or considering buying or building a home. FACT: Focus Group ... Read More

13% of Adults Plan to Buy a House in Next 12 Months

According to the Housing Trends Report (HTR)* for the third quarter of 2018, only 13% of adults are planning to purchase a home in the next 12 months.  Most of these prospective buyers (58%) report this is the first time in their lives they would be buying a home. Planning to Buy a Home in Next 12 ... Read More

Single-Family Permits: Declines in the Midwest and Northeast

Over the first nine months of 2018, the total number of single-family permits issued year-to-date (YTD) nationwide reached 664,665. On a year-over-year basis, this is a 5.7% increase over the September 2017 level of 628,858. The preliminary results from the New Residential Construction Survey are similar, year-to-date single-family permits over the first nine months of 2018 was, 663,800 which ... Read More

Community Associations Continue to Rise

According to data from the Census Bureau’s Survey of Construction (SOC), 60.7 percent of all homes started in 2017 were built within a community or homeowner’s association. The Census Bureau defines community or homeowner’s associations as “formal legal entities created to maintain common areas of a development and to enforce private deed restrictions; these organizations are usually ... Read More