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Win Up To $800 in NEW Carpet – Stoneridge Flooring Design

Stoneridge Flooring Design (Nixa, Branson & Branson West) is the HBA Home Show Prize Sponsor for 2020. If you’re looking for flooring or custom tile work visit booth B103 at the 2020 HBA Home Show. Also, visit our booth, up by the ticket counter, where you can register to WIN up to $800 of new…

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FREE HBA Home Show Tickets – Metro Appliances & More

HBA Home Show 2020 Mobile

Metro Appliances & More is the 2020 HBA Home Show Event Sponsor and they are giving away FREE tickets to the HBA Home Show. Stop by their showroom, after January 7th, at 3252 N Glenstone Ave in Springfield, Missouri while supplies last.   Two tickets per family – valid for the 2020 HBA Home Show.…

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HBACF Helping Scott Bracy through ALS Journey

Scott Bracy ALS Walk

The HBA Charitable Foundation (HBACF) is a very important part of the HBA. The HBACF is responsible for raising money to help support scholarships for MSU and OTC students studying construction and interior design and to help support the smoke alarm give-away program. There is nothing the HBACF does better than helping our community and…

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SFC Bank Announces Dedication for Charlie O’Reilly and Noel Boyd

SFC Bank Dedications for Charlie O'Reilly and Noel Boyd

Springfield First Community Bank is proud to announce the dedication of the Charlie O’Reilly Board Room and the Noel Boyd Bank Lobby in honor of two outstanding board members and community leaders. “Our bank is privileged to have such an outstanding leadership team in our board of directors. We are truly honored to have Charlie…

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HBA Home Builder Rusty MacLachlan Running for Office

Springfield home builder Rusty MacLachlan is officially in the running for one of the Greene County Commission’s three seats. MacLachlan of MacLachlan Construction Co. Inc. announced in a news release he’s seeking the District 1 associate commissioner seat currently held by Harold Bengsch. “Our community has seen tremendous growth over the past several decades, which has…

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Home Show Bag Sponsor – Meek’s

The 2020 HBA Home Show Bag Sponsor is Meek’s – The Builder’s Choice. Grab your Meek’s bag as you enter the HBA Home Show January 24-26. For more information on show hours, presentations, Kid Pro Zone etc., click here.

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SCS Home Entertainment Demo Sale

SCS Home Entertainment is having their in-store “Demo Sale” this week only. Up to 30% off video, up to 50% off audio and up to 80% off on select items. Offer valid March 29 & 30, 2019. sThis post brought to you by SCS Home Entertainment

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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