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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

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

FREE Home Show Tickets - Limits Apply

Stop by Metro Appliances & More at 3252 N. Glenstone to pick up your FREE HBA Home Show tickets.  Limit 2 per person while supplies last. SORRY! ALL TICKETS HAVE BEEN GIVEN AWAY. In addition, pick up a copy of the 2019 HBA Home Show Magazine before the show. Pick a magazine between January 17 ... Read More

Current Kitchen & Bath Trends - Home Show Presentation

Presented by Meek's Lumber 12:00 PM Saturday, January 26th Rose gold, matte black, copper, gold & brass are all top trending finishes for 2019. Did you know that? Did you know you can get a matte black bathroom faucet, a french gold kitchen faucet and a black stainless refrigerator? And just because you can, does ... Read More

Hardwood Flooring 101 - Home Show Presentation

Presented by Mouery's Flooring • 3:00 PM Saturday, January 26th • 2:00 PM Sunday, January 27th Join Rick Mouery, owner of Mouery’s flooring, for THE talk about everything hardwood! Rick Mouery is certified with the National Wood Flooring Association, was named 40 under 40 in 2018 by the Springfield Business Journal, was named 40 under ... Read More

HBA Home Show Magazine 2019

The HBA Home Show Magazine 2019 is now available online. This publication contains informative builder profiles, useful articles, HBA Home Pros guide and event specific information about the HBA Home Show. See who has booths and where they are located within the three sections of the Springfield EXPO Center. Printed copies available one week prior ... Read More

HBA Christmas Party 2018 - Photos & Recap

Thank you to all HBA Members who attended the 2018 HBA Christmas party at Ozarks Food Harvest (PHOTOS BELOW). And a special THANK YOU to Santa Claus – who stopped by to spread cheer and laughter! Do you know who Santa was and what HBA Member Company he is with? This will be revealed in on our ... Read More