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SCS Home Entertainment Demo Sale

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Homes Built in Nonmetropolitan America

Of the 848,000 single-family homes started in the U.S. in 2017, roughly 79,000 were nonmetropolitan—that is, they were built outside one of the officially-defined metropolitan areas—as reported in a recent NAHB study,  At 79,000, nonmetropolitan single-family starts were up 40 percent from the trough in 2011, compared to a 97 percent for single-family starts overall. The NAHB ... 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

Let's Celebrate Our Members!

It’s time to celebrate as the Holiday Season arrives once again. And this year, we want to celebrate and show our appreciation for YOU! Save the date for the Member Social on Wednesday, November 28th from 3:00pm-5:30pm at the HBA Office. Member Social We want to invite all HBA Members to this casual, social event with ... 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

HBA Sporting Clays Tournament 2018- Results and Photos

Our 2018 HBA Sporting Clays Tournament was a real BLAST! We hope every participant had fun shooting, catching up, and getting to know fellow members. There were some awesome team and individual results for the competition. Ozark Shooters was an excellent host for the event; they cooked lunch and provided some great prizes for our ... 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

New HBA Policy for Accepting Credit Card Payments

In an effort to keep all HBA pricing as low as possible, the HBA Board of Directors has adopted a policy to add a 3.5% convenience fee to all credit card payments received by the HBA effective November 1, 2018. Of course, we still accept checks and cash with no additional fees!

Be Constructive - Workforce Development

Where Kids can learn how to Be Constructive - A Workforce Development Program Self-Esteem Building Hands-On Educational Experience created for our youth ranging from 3rd Graders up to 5th Graders. This work-force development workshop program, provided by the Home Builders Association of Greater Springfield and Missouri State University, will teach children life skills as well ... Read More

Garages in New Homes - 2017 Data

A majority of new homes that completed construction in 2017 included two-car garages, according to NAHB analysis of 2017 Census Bureau Survey of Construction data. There is clear uniformity for parking options in new homes completed across the Census divisions. Except for West North Central division, the 2-car garage was the largest share of the completed ... Read More

Damage Prevention and Excavation Safety Summit - 2018

Registration is now OPEN for the 2018 Damage Prevention and Excavation Safety Summit. December 5 and 6 at Springfield’s OEF All are welcome! This is a great opportunity to get top-notch safety training at no charge for: OSHA 10 Excavation Competent Person Confined Space Competent Person Fall Protection Competent Person Certified Flagger Registration is completely free ... Read More

NEW HBA Marketing Bundles 2019 - A La Carte Style

Ready to see the new menu? Click Image Above! NEW AND IMPROVED We have been listening to our members and making improvements on our HBA Member Marketing Resources each year. This year, we think we have an A La Carte style menu that will not only save members money, but will also make selecting your ... Read More