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HBA Home Show Magazine 2020

HBA Event Magazine - Home Show Edition 2020

Your HBA Home Show Event Magazine 2020 (digital issue) is now available below and at HBAHomeShow.com. The physical publication will be available FREE at these locations after noon on January 20th, 2020: Metro Appliances & More – 3252 N Glenstone Ave, Springfield, MO (ask about free tickets at Metro) The Carpet Shoppe – 1827 E…

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Top 5 Tips for Hiring a Builder or Remodeler

Are you among the growing number of home owners looking to hire a Home Professional for a building or remodeling project? Building your new home or renovating your existing home can be overwhelming but with the help of a Professional Home builder or remodeler the process can be smooth and memorable. Here are five tips…

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TOP 5 Reason Why Millennials Should Enter the Housing Market Now!

Why Millennials Should Buy a Home Now

With the economy and housing market still recovering, some potential first-time home buyers may be hesitant to invest in a new home. Yet there are several reasons why now is a great time for Millennials and other first-time home buyers to start building their American Dream. 1) Interest rates are low.  Today’s historically low interest…

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Welcome to 2020 – HBA Update

Home Builders Association of Greater Springfield

It’s hard to believe that Home Show is only 22 days from today – are you ready? HBA Home Show 2020 We still have a few booths available and we are looking for volunteers to help with ticket selling, the information desk, driving the vendor shuttle and the Kid Pro Zone area. Please contact Hannah…

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Millennial Buyers’ Willingness to Pay for Green Features

Millennials Willing to Pay for Green in 2020?

Results from NAHB’s report, What Home Buyers Really Want (2019 Edition), show that Millennials want an environment-friendly home, but few are willing to pay more for it for that reason alone. They are, however, willing to pay for certain green features, such as those that provide energy efficiency and cost saving benefits over time. When asked…

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Builders’ and Remodelers’ Use of Technology in 2019

According to a recent NAHB study, although use of some factory-produced components like trusses has become widespread, the newer and more innovative types of construction technology, such as 3D printing and robots, have so far penetrated the residential market only to a very limited extent.  This is true for both single-family builders and residential remodelers. Data…

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Number of Bathrooms in New Homes

The Census Bureau’s latest Survey of Construction (SOC) shows changes in the number and shares of bathrooms and half-bathrooms of single-family homes started in the United States in 2018. The latest year’s data show that 3% of new single-family homes started had one bathroom or less, 64% had 2 bathrooms, 26% had 3 bathrooms, and…

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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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Home Show Prize Sponsor – 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 and, up by the ticket counter, you can register to WIN up to $800 of new carpet for a room of your choice from Stoneridge Flooring…

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Basements Continue to Fall out of Favor

NAHB analysis of the Survey of Construction (SOC) shows that 60.1% of all new single-family started in 2018 were built on slab foundations, followed by 24.3% with a full/partial basement, and 14.3% with a crawl space. The gap between slab and full/partial basement foundation adoption rates is growing: the share of new homes built on…

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Basements Continue to Fall Out of Favor

NAHB analysis of the Survey of Construction (SOC) shows that 60.1% of all new single-family started in 2018 were built on slab foundations, followed by 24.3% with a full/partial basement, and 14.3% with a crawl space. The gap between slab and full/partial basement foundation adoption rates is growing: the share of new homes built on…

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New and Renewing Members – November 2019

HBA MEMBERSHIP PARTICIPATION POINTS UPDATE See How Many Points Your Company Has – View this spreadsheet for the most current points for your company as well as other HBA members. This google spreadsheet will be updated monthly. Participation Point System Playbook – Summary of the point system including how to acquire points and purpose of gaining points…

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International Energy Conservation Code – Short Term Win for Future Homeowners

The Home Builders Association of Greater Springfield recently wrapped up an 18-month long process updating the city’s building codes. Much of that focus has been centered around the International Energy Conservation Code ®(IECC). Outside interest groups were pushing for an immediate full adoption of the of the 2018 IECC, which would add burdensome costs to…

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NEW MEMBERS BUNDLE NOW – Marketing Resources 2020

Due to adjustments in our Trade Shows for 2020, as well as a new website that will be launched later this month, we are running a little bit behind on preparing bundles for 2020. PLEASE jump on this as soon as possible. DEADLINE PAST – NEW MEMBERS PLEASE INQUIRE ASAP HOW TO START 1 –…

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