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Student Loans Crowding Out Home Purchases

Student and auto loans have historically dominated non-mortgage, non-revolving credit, as seen in the Federal Reserve’s G.19 Consumer Credit report. As of the third quarter of 2018, student loan debt totaled $1.6 trillion.  As student-loan debt has historically made up the majority of non-mortgage, non-revolving credit, homeownership is the opportunity cost for its accumulation. In January 2019, ... Read More

HBA Fishing & Golf Tournaments - Make Plans

FISHING TOURNAMENT The HBA has so many fun membership events coming up! Join us for the Spring Fishing Tournament at Stockton Lake, Old State Park on Friday, April 12th from 7am – 3pm. Entry fees are $75 per boat and are due to the HBA office by April 5. Click here to download the registration form ... Read More

Characteristics of Recent Home Buyers

A total of 8.8 million households bought homes in the two years preceding the release of the 2017 American Housing Survey (AHS).  For its February Special Study, the National Association of Home Builders used the 2017 AHS to analyze trends among recent home buyers. The AHS is a nationally representative survey of residential structures in the ... Read More

Build My Future - Workforce Development 2019

Workforce development is critical – but, how do we connect with the next generation of workers? One fantastic opportunity is the Build My Future event. This event is a One Day Construction Career Day targeting high school students and is scheduled for April 17th this year. What kind of training do I need to… What ... Read More

Home Show 2019: A Success!

The 2019 HBA Home Show was one for the books (see photos below). We are confident that each vendor greatly benefited from the show and hopefully have already had a chance to make a few contacts to all of those new leads. The show would not be possible without our wonderful sponsors and volunteers (see ... Read More

New and Renewing Members - January 2019

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

Looking for Summer Employees?

Kickapoo High School is hosting a “Summer Job” Job Fair April 23rd at the high school and you are invited to participate! What: Summer Job Fair Where: Kickapoo High School, 3710 S Jefferson Avenue, Springfield When: April 23, 9am-1:30pm Tables will be supplied – all you need to bring is information about your business and ... Read More

2019 Flooring Trends Educational Workshop

Join us for a special event at our flooring gallery.  What to expect:  2019 Flooring Trends Brand new product introductions  Special offers on 2018 inventory  Saturday February 2, 2018 2-3 pm  Mouery’s Flooring 2516 west battlefield street Springfield MO 65807 417.883.4720 This post brought to you by Mouery's Flooring

Gorgeous Custom Decorating Made Simple - JCPenney

Even the most beautiful of interior designs had humble beginnings—as a simple idea straight from someone like you. You don’t have to be a master architect to bring your vision to fruition—that’s where our expertise in custom decorating comes into play. Whether you’ve already got a plan in mind or are looking for inspiration, we’ll ... Read More

Plumbing Sale - $100 Off

Start your spring early with the Southern Materials Spring Kitchen and Bath Plumbing Sale! Starting February 1st through May 31st you get $100 off every $1,000 you spend and there’s no spending limit. Hurry in and visit with our bath and kitchen experts, you can find us on East Division across 65 from Furniture Row. ... Read More

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