Federal Housing Stimulus Bill Needs Action

The need for federal legislation to spur home buying and hold back the foreclosure wave is increasing day by day. Congress went home for the Independence Day recess without reaching agreement on key aspects of the housing bill, although there’s a good chance that a bill will be sent to President Bush by the August ... Read More

KY3: 'Going Greene'

KY3's Abby Wuhlner reported tonight on Greene County's effort to promote green building. County officials are discussing plans at an open house at the recently completed Green Circle Development in Springfield. The HBA of Greater Springfield is the recognized industry authority on the subject of green building, and HBA Executive Officer Matt Morrow was interviewed ... Read More

KSMU (91.1 FM) Reports on Local Green Building Efforts

KSMU's Missy Shelton reported July 1 on Green Building efforts in the Greater Springfield area. She intereviewed HBA Builders Brett Godfrey and Scott Kisling, as well as HBA Executive Officer Matt Morrow on the subject. To listen to the radio news story, click here. Following is a partial transcript: July 1st, 2008  Going Green Series: ... Read More

Builders Tell Congress Ways to Make Housing Green

The National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) on June 11 testified before Congress on ways to improve sustainability and energy efficiency in housing while simultaneously supporting housing affordability. Jerry Howard, NAHB executive vice president and chief executive officer, spoke at a House Financial Services Committee hearing on H.R. 6078, the Green Resources for Energy Efficient ... Read More

Greene Co. Land Use Plan Input Group Makes Recommendations

The Greene County Comprehensive Land Use Plan Task Force met on Wednesday, June 18, 2008, to develop recommendations for the Greene County Commission and staff relative to revisions to the Comprehensive Land Use Plan. HBA builder members and staff are representing your interests on this task force. The following five recommendations were submitted for the ... Read More

Who Cares What Happens in Jeff City

By Jennifer McClure , Director of Public Affairs Sometimes, the legislation that doesn’t pass is as important as that which is “truly agreed and finally passed” by the Missouri General Assembly. Consider this list of proposed legislation that didn’t pass: • Storm Water/Impact Fee Statutory Authorization • Statewide Uniform Building/Fire Code • Missouri County Planning ... Read More

KSMU (91.1 FM) Reports Launch of HBA Green Building Podcast

June 2nd, 2008 Green Podcasts Provide Information on Building Green: A new podcast produced in Springfield will give tips on how to make your home or business more green. KSMU's Missy Shelton reports. To Listen Click Here You’ve probably heard a lot about “green building” and making your home more “green.” A new podcast produced ... Read More

KY3: Trading Houses Can Help Home Buyers Navigate Housing Market

Last night (Tuesday, May 27, 2008) KY3's Cara Restelli reported in her "Contact KY3" segment about innovative ways buyers and sellers are working with one another to make real estate transactions in today's sometimes challenging housing market. The story highlights the practice of trading houses, an occasionally workable solution in which a builder or other ... Read More

Springfield News Leader: Task force tackles county land use

On Friday, May 23, the Springfield News Leader reported on a meeting of a diverse group of stakeholders to make recommendations to Greene County officials regarding development of a new land use plan. The Home Builders Association of Greater Springfield is one of the key stakeholders in the advisory group. Here's the news story, which ... Read More

KY3: Local Housing Economy Differs from National One

KY3's Abby Wuellner reports that the factors affecting any local housing market will differ from one locality to the next. The notion of a "national housing market" is a misnomer. In this story, Wuellner interviews HBA President Kevin Clingan and Executive Officer to find out more about the local housing market.

KOLR: Copper Thieves Hit Construction Sites

KOLR's Carlos Correa reports on increasing incidences of copper theft on home building jobsites, and what penalties exist. HBA Executive Officer Matt Morrow addresses the impact the thefts can have on new construction.

HBA of Greater Springfield Receives 'Choosing Environmental Excellence' Award

April 18, 2008Springfield News-Leader Re-print The annual Springfield-Greene County “Choose Environmental Excellence” Business Award was presented to the Home Builders Association of Greater Springfield during a luncheon today at the Springfield Area Chamber of Commerce. Each year, the chamber recognizes a chamber member whose efforts toward environmental stewardship serve as a model for business and ... Read More