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HBACF Incredible PARTY 2020!

Incredible Pizza

The HBA Charitable Foundation is hosting an Incredible Party on October 27th!!! This party & incredible silent auction is open to all members and non members with a purchased ticket. A BIG “thank you” to Springfield Electric for your sponsorship of this year’s Incredible Party. Their sponsorship allows us to rent out the entire facility…

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For Every $1,000 Added 158,857 People Priced Out of a Home

NAHB recently released its 2020 priced out estimates. The new estimates show that, if the median new home price goes up by $1,000, 158,857 households would be priced out of the housing market nationwide. In other words, based on their incomes, 158,857 households would be able to qualify for a mortgage to purchase the home before…

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HBACF Scholarships to Six Deserving College Students

The HBA Charitable Foundation recently selected six deserving college students, and awarded them each with a $500 scholarship to be used for the 2020-2021 school year.  The six individuals chosen have shown excellence in academics, leadership, and a passion for the construction industry. The HBACF also awarded departmental grants in the amount of $500. each,…

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2020 National Electrical Code Adoption Kits Now Available

2020 National Electrical Code Adoption Kits Now Available

The National Fire Protection Association issued their most recent edition of the National Electrical Code (NEC) on Aug. 25, 2019, and states are now in the process of adopting this most recent set of electrical codes. NAHB staff has reviewed the code changes and has made available the 2020 National Electrical Code Adoption Kit that identifies the significant changes…

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Turning Point for the Labor Market

Labor Market Reopening

The following excerpt was recently published in NAHB’s bi-weekly e-newsletter Eye On the Economy by Chief Economist Robert Dietz:  In a surprisingly positive reading for the labor market, recent jobs data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported the unemployment rate in May declined to 13.3%. The true unemployment rate is likely closer to 16% due to…

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Declines for Initial and Continuing Jobless Claims

Continuing Jobless Claims

Weekly initial jobless claims continued to decline in the week ending June 6 and continuing claims, which lags initial jobless claims by one week, declined to 20.9 million in the week ending May 30. The data indicate that workers are returning to work, albeit slowly, as coronavirus restrictions are gradually eased. The U.S. Department of…

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Home Purchasing Climbs for Eighth Straight Week

Housing Purchasing Climbs June 2020

The latest round of the Mortgage Bankers Association’s (MBA) Weekly Application Survey showed an increase in its benchmark Market Composite Index for the week ending on June 5 by 9.3% from the previous week on a seasonally adjusted basis. Refinancing activity, which had been showing week-to-week declines since the second week of April, showed a…

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We are excited to announce updates for HBA activities!

The HBA Fishing Tournament – rained on, but good times – click here for pics The Golf Tournament, Parade of Homes, Education and Corn Madness have all been postponed. The HBACF Bowling tournament has been cancelled. Committee Meetings will resume in June with Virtual Meeting options. Home Show contracts are being sent out TODAY (May 29,…

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2020 Spring Fishing Recap & Pictures

The HBA took Stockton Lake by Storm (quite literally) last Friday for the annual Spring Fishing tournament! The day turned to be sunny and warm as the final weigh in started. With 29 boats participating, we are calling our Spring tournament a success! Thank you to everyone who participated and helped make the Fishing tournament…

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HBA Membership Directory will be DIFFERENT for 2020

Check the new HBAHomePros.com with Categories and Subcategories! As with everything in 2020 – change is the name of the game. Sometimes a few good things come from really bad circumstances and this might be the case for the 2020 HBA Membership Directory. We would, of course, prefer things to go back to normal, and…

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Coming out of Stay at Home Order – Greene County & Springfield

Greene County & Springfield Stepping out of Stay at Home

Revised Civil Emergency Order for Springfield & Greene County – April 30, 2020 Missouri’s Economic Reopening Order and Phase 1 Guildlines – April 27, 2020 The City of Springfield and Greene County held a press conference on April 30th 2020 to introduce the new Civil Emergency Order (click here to view Exhibit A). The new…

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Steps for Coming Out of the Stay at Home Order – Missouri

Stepping Out of Stay at Home

Economic Reopening Order Phase 1 – Guidelines & FAQs See Updated County and City Orders On April 27th Governor Parsons announced the first state-wide step for coming out of the current Stay At Home order. This first step, effective May 4th, allows for ALL businesses to re-open with several specific requirements. Some of these requirements are:…

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Parade of Homes 2020 Update – POSTPONED

Parade of Homes Logo - Large HBA 600

The HBA Parade of Homes is a community favorite event that helps our Members gain exposure and the community time to enjoy beautiful and well built homes. After considering the risks for families and members we are looking to reschedule the Parade of Homes for late summer/early fall. We are following the state of Missouri’s…

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