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 ... Read More

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 ... Read More

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 ... Read More

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 ... Read More

BE CONSTRUCTIVE Workforce Development - First Night at Holland Elementary - Success!

October 23rd was the very first HBA/MSU “Be Constructive” night at Holland Elementary! HBA members and MSU construction/interior design students joined forces to educate 3rd-5th graders about the construction industry (See Photos Below).  We focused on how an architect creates floor plans, how architects and builders work together and the initial phases of construction. Students ... Read More

Here are some job openings!

Here are some recent job postings in the HBA Job Posting Facebook Group. JOIN THE GROUP! Sharing this could help someone find a job, while also helping out a Fellow HBA Member! Share this group, share this page, share these posts. Job Postings also on the HBA website - click here.  

Edge Supply Looking for a Showroom Sales Consultant

EDGE SUPPLY  is looking for a SHOWROOM  SALES CONSULTANT, someone with interior design or sales experience perferred but not necessary, will train.  Please contact ROY EDGE or JIM FISH email:  edgenorth1@msn.com or 417-862-7082. ROY EDGE EDGE SUPPLY CO. PRESIDENT This post brought to you by Edge Supply.

New HBA Policy for Accepting Credit Card Payments

In an effort to keep all HBA pricing as low as possible, the HBA Board of Directors has adopted a policy to add a 3.5% convenience fee to all credit card payments received by the HBA effective November 1, 2018. Of course, we still accept checks and cash with no additional fees!

Salute to Construction Awards Banquet - Nov 13th

The 34th Annual Awards Banquet is only three weeks away! Table Sponsorships are coming in, so contact Megan at 417-862-1313 or megan@springfieldcontractors.org soon if you would like to sponsor a table and highlight your business in front of all attendees! View on Facebook

Garages in New Homes - 2017 Data

A majority of new homes that completed construction in 2017 included two-car garages, according to NAHB analysis of 2017 Census Bureau Survey of Construction data. There is clear uniformity for parking options in new homes completed across the Census divisions. Except for West North Central division, the 2-car garage was the largest share of the completed ... Read More

Damage Prevention and Excavation Safety Summit - 2018

Registration is now OPEN for the 2018 Damage Prevention and Excavation Safety Summit. December 5 and 6 at Springfield’s OEF All are welcome! This is a great opportunity to get top-notch safety training at no charge for: OSHA 10 Excavation Competent Person Confined Space Competent Person Fall Protection Competent Person Certified Flagger Registration is completely free ... Read More

Super Hero 5K Photos and Awards - HBACF Fun Run

The HBA Charitable Foundation Super Hero 5K Fun Run on October 13th, 2018, started out chilly, but those who braved the cooler temperatures were in for a treat. Batman, Wonder Woman, Green Arrow and other super heroes were on hand to begin the race and to cheer on the runners as they crossed the finish ... Read More

Smoke Alarms (950) Donated to 9 Area Fire Departments - 2018

The HBA Charitable Foundation will make its largest donation to date to local area fire departments as a part of the Home Builders For Fire Safety Campaign. In an effort to reach fire departments of all sizes, the HBA Charitable Foundation is donating these smoke alarms to Republic, Fair Grove, Willard, Ozark, Nixa, Logan-Rogersville, Ebenezer, ... Read More