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Bolivar Housing Survey

The Economic Development Alliance of Bolivar and Polk County is seeking input regarding housing developments. Please take a few minutes (approximately 5 minutes or less) to complete this survey. This is valuable information for the Economic Development Alliance and the City of Bolivar as they look for ways to encourage residential development in Bolivar. The…

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Commerce Department Cuts Lumber Tariffs from 20% to 9%

Commerce Department Cuts Lumber Tariffs

With lumber prices experiencing extreme price volatility this year and harming housing affordability, a final determination of the first administrative review by the U.S. Commerce Department to reduce duties on shipments of Canadian lumber into the United States by more than half is good news for American home builders and home buyers. “The Commerce Department’s action to…

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New and Renewing Members – December 2020

See what Home Show Spaces are Still Available Expand Find out what booths are still available and see who is in the 100, 200 and 300 Halls of the HBA Home Show. Why HBA Membership Participation Points Matter… Expand YOUR HBA MEMBERSHIP PARTICIPATION POINTS HBA participation is vital to the success of your HBA of…

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Highest Paid Occupations in Construction in 2019

Highest Paid Jobs in Construction 2019

According to the 2019 Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational Employment Statistics (OES) Survey data and analysis by the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB), half of payroll workers in construction earn more than $49,030 and the top 25% make at least $68,690. In comparison, the U.S. median wage is $39,810, while the top quartile (top…

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New Homes Built with Private Wells and Individual Septic Systems in 2019

Wells Water Supply by State

NAHB Economics analysis of the Survey of Construction (SOC) data shows that about 9% of new single-family homes started in 2019 were served by individual wells and almost 17% have private septic systems. These shares, however, vary widely across the nine Census divisions with the corresponding shares reaching 37% and 45% in New England –…

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Most Expect to Continue Work At Home, Even After COVID Vaccine

After COVID Return to Work or Work Remotely

About 3 out of every 10 American adults are currently working from home, on a full- or part-time basis. The finding comes from a recent poll of a representative sample of over 17,000 adults conducted for NAHB by Morning Consult. Gen Z’s made up 12% of respondents, Millennials and Gen X’ers were each 26%, and…

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Most Common Exteriors On New Homes are Stucco and Vinyl in 2019

Most Common Exteriors

According to the data from the Census Bureau’s Survey of Construction (SOC), stucco was the most common principal exterior material on new single-family homes started in 2019 (27 percent), followed by Vinyl siding (25 percent), fiber cement siding (such as Hardiplank or Hardiboard (21 percent), brick or brick veneer (20 percent). Far smaller shares of…

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Refinancing Activity Surges

For the week ending October 2, 2020, the Mortgage Bankers Association’s Weekly Application Survey, showed a 4.6% increase in overall mortgage activity from the previous week on a seasonally adjusted basis, as seen in its Market Composite Index. The growth was driven primarily by the Refinancing Index, which shot up by 8.2% from the previous…

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Suburban Shift for Home Building in Q2 2020

The Q2 2020 results of NAHB’s Home Building Geography Index (HBGI) show geographical trends of the home building industry as the novel coronavirus, COVID-19, spread quickly through the United States. Although the pandemic caused widespread economic impacts for many businesses, housing has weathered the economic storm, rebounding quickly from an April slump. Moreover, data from…

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2021 International Builders’ Show Registration Opens with Discounts Offered

2021 International Builders’ Show Registration Opens with Discounts Offered Through September New Health and Safety Protocols Put in Place for In-Person Show WASHINGTON, Sept. 1-The National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) officially opened online registration today for the 2021 NAHB International Builders’ Show® (IBS), the premier event of the residential construction industry. IBS will move…

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Saving Lives – Smoke Alarm Donations – Sept 29

Fire Safety Smoke Alarm Donation

Approximately 2,000 lives will be protected and potentially saved because of Meek’s – The Builder’s Choice, Krueger Geothermal Systems, HM Risk, Murney Associate Realtors and the HBA Charitable Foundation (HBACF) In addition to the smoke alarm donation, each year the HBA Charitable Foundation recognizes an individual that excels in Fire Safety Education. This year we…

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HBA Fall Golf Tournament

Sign Up Now for the 2020 HBA Fall Golf Tournament This year’s tournament is being held at Greene Hills Country Club on October 2nd. Check-in at noon and Tee off is at 1:00 and dinner and awards will follow at 5pm. We are doing a two and four person scramble along with other exciting games…

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HBA Fall Magazine + Directory Available

HBA Fall Magazine 2020 with Pocket Directory

The cancelation of the 2020 HBA Parade of Homes, due to COVID-19, created a new opportunity. Magazines that were planned to be distributed during the Parade of Homes are now being distributed at HBA Member locations as well as multiple other outlets. Plans are to add to the list of distribution spots over the next…

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HBA Fall Fishing Tournament 2020

HBA Fishing Tournament 2020 Slogan

HBA Fishing tournament Let’s go Fall Fishing! Pomme De Terre Hermitage Access point 9/25/2020 7am-3pm Big Bass Sponsor – Guaranty Bank Sign up with our simple online form below. Call 417.881.3711 if you have any questions or if you would like to sponsor this event. Click Here to Sign Up

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HBACF Incredible PARTY 2020!

Incredible Pizza

CANCELLED DUE TO COVID-19 EVENT CANCELLED FOR 2020 The HBA Charitable Foundation is hosting an Incredible Party on October 27th from 5-8pm!!! 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.…

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