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New and Renewing Members – December 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

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 Members - 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

Problems with Lot Availability Remain Widespread

In a recent NAHB survey, 65 percent of builders reported that the overall supply of developed lots in their areas was low to very low. This is up only one percent from June 2017, but significantly higher than the 42 percent posted in September 2012. The survey consisted of special questions appended to the instrument for the NAHB/Wells ... Read More

BE CONSTRUCTIVE Workforce Development - First Night at Holland Elementary - Success!

October 23rd was the very first HBA/MSU “Be Constructive” night at Holland Elementary! HBA members and MSU construction/interior design students joined forces to educate 3rd-5th graders about the construction industry (See Photos Below).  We focused on how an architect creates floor plans, how architects and builders work together and the initial phases of construction. Students ... Read More