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HBA Spring Fishing Tournament 2021

Mark your calendar for the 2021 HBA Spring Fishing Tournament. Friday, April 16 from 7AM-3PM. Pomme De Terre – Hermitage Access Point Entry fee is $75 per boat Boats are launched in the order that registration forms are received at the HBA Office, so get your forms in ASAP! 2021 Big Bass Sponsor is Guaranty Bank.   SIGN UP! Please…

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Top Challenges for Builders: Building Materials Prices in 2020 & 2021

Building materials prices topped the list of problems builders faced in 2020 and is expected to return to the number one spot in 2021, according to special questions on the December 2020 survey for the NAHB/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index.   The survey results showed that building materials was a significant issue for 96% of builders last year.  In…

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New and Renewing Members – February 2021

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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PPP Lending Program – Immediate Enhancements

Dori Grinder - HBA Executive Officer

Immediate Enhancements to the PPP Lending programAttention self-employed contractors, sole proprietors, businesses and non-profits with less than 20 employees: The Small Business Administration (SBA) has created an exclusive 14-day loan application period for you. The window began February 24, 2021. If you have not applied for the PPP and are still considering it, this is…

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Grow Your Business with EDC & Your Co-op $$

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Get Ready to Grow your Business at the HBA Home Show, Set for May 7, 8 and 9.

February is “Plant The Seeds of Greatness Month.” It’s never too early to start planting seeds for business growth. Let EDC – PRINT, PROMO and FULFILLMENT and your Co-Op $$$ grow your business in 2021!

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Homeownership Remains Primary Driver of Household Wealth

The 2019 Survey of Consumer Finances (SCF) showed improvements in economic well-being for many across income and wealth distributions over 2016 to 2019. The homeownership rate increased from a low of 63.7% in 2016 to 64.9% in 2019. Moreover, the primary residence continued to be the largest asset on the balance sheets of households in 2019 (Figure 1),…

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ProSource Wholesale Now Open in Springfield

ProSource Wholesale Showroom Springfield

ProSource Wholesale®, the industry leader when it comes to understanding and meeting the needs of trade professionals and their clients, announces the opening of ProSource of Springfield, MO. The beautiful new showroom is located at 2745 Suite B South Kansas Expressway, Springfield, MO 65807. The showroom, designed exclusively for the trade professional such as builders,…

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New and Renewing Members – January 2021

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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Pending Home Sales Continue to Fall Amid Low Inventory and Higher Prices

After reaching a record high in August, pending home sales slid for the fourth consecutive month, as surging home prices and low inventory started to impede the housing market. The Pending Home Sales Index (PHSI), reported by the National Association of Realtors (NAR), is a forward-looking indicator based on signed contracts. The PHSI fell 0.3% from 125.9 in November to 125.5…

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Volunteers Needed for Local Boards and Commissions

The City of Springfield is currently taking applications for a variety of boards and commissions. Current openings include: Traffic Advisory Board (seven openings) Advises the Traffic Engineer, Chief of Police, City Manager and City Council of ways and means for improving traffic conditions and/or enforcement of traffic regulations. More Traffic Advisory Board information     Apply…

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Significant Shift in Interest for Newly-Built Homes

According to NAHB’s latest Housing Trends Report, 15% of adults were considering a home purchase in the fourth quarter of 2020, up from 11% a year earlier. Further analysis reveals a significant shift in interest for newly-built homes during this period among prospective buyers. In the final quarter of 2020, 41% of buyers were looking for…

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HBA Home Pros – KY3’s “The Place”

KY3's The Place

Tune in to The Place Jan 25-29 and Feb 1-5 on KY3 starting at 11:30am & on the CW starting at 5:30pm. For those that were looking forward to the HBA Home Show to be held in January we invite you to watch KY3’s The Place for a chance to re-connect with our Home Pros. With…

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Have You Registered for IBSx?

  The entire home building industry will be together, online, at IBSx. Whether you’re at home, at work or on-the-go, you’ll be able to propel your business into the future with access to new product launches, demos and the industry’s latest trends. Expo passes are FREE for NAHB members. Join in the IBSx Virtual Experience…

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