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Springfield News-Leader: Housing Market Picks Up

CLICK HERE TO VIEW DIRECTLY ON SPRINGFIELDHBA.COM  Springfield News Leader March 18, 2009 Housing Market Picks Up More people re interested in houses again in the Springfield area, HBA executive director says However, experts view the surge as a temporary gain. Martin Crutsinger The Associated Press Washington -- Housing construction posted a surprisingly large increase ... Read More

Fed Action Means Lower Mortgage Rates are on the Way

Yesterday, the Federal Reserve announced some very aggressive steps aimed at unlocking the sluggish credit markets, with a major focus on further lowering mortgage interest rates. The Fed said it would significantly expand its ongoing program of buying Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac mortgage-backed securities (MBS) and debt. The Fed increased its planned MBS purchases ... Read More

New Home Buyer Tax Credit is Bigger and Better

On Feb. 17, President Obama signed the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 into law. As part of $787 billion in economic stimulus measures, the legislation created a home buyer tax credit that is bigger and better than the previous credit that was implemented in July 2008.    The Web site www.FederalHousingTaxCredit.com explains in ... Read More

Homeowners Can Take Advantage of Federal Tax Credits in Stimulus Package

Energy Star has published comprehensive information on how the housing industry and consumers can take advantage of the federal tax credits for energy-efficient home improvements in the new economic stimulus package. The credits are expected to significantly increase demand for green renovation projects this year and next, according to federal officials. Congressional economists project that ... Read More

KY3: Slowdown in Housing Starts Could Mean Now is the Time to Buy

KY3's Sara Forhetz reported on the 10pm news Wednesday night that housing starts nationwide and locally dropped off substantially in 2008. Commercial construction locally is holding steady, and the dynamics of the current housing market make it a great time to buy your next home. Forhetz interviewed Nick Heatherly, with the City of Springfield's Building ... Read More

HBA Home Show Local News Coverage Recap

The big news coming out of the 2009 HBA Home Show was the success of the event. A vendor sellout and more than 12,000 in attendance defied the expectations of many who were suprised by the activity, optimism and relative urgency of thousands of people thinking of buying, building, or remodeling a home. Following is ... Read More

KY3: Home Builders at HBA Home Show Hope for Rebound in 2009

Contact KY3's Cara Restelli reported Tuesday on the local housing economy. She interviewed HBA of Greater Springfield President Rusty MacLachlan and HBA Executive Officer Matt Morrow as they worked to set up the 2009 HBA Home Show at the Springfield Expo Center in Springfield Missouri. To watch the news story click on it below or ... Read More

KY3: Home Builders at HBA Home Show Hope for Rebound in 2009

Contact KY3's Cara Restelli reported Tuesday on the local housing economy. She interviewed HBA of Greater Springfield President Rusty MacLachlan and HBA Executive Officer Matt Morrow as they worked to set up the 2009 HBA Home Show at the Springfield Expo Center in Springfield Missouri. To watch the news story click on it below or ... Read More

Three Types of People Who Can't Afford to Miss Home Show!

ARE YOU ONE OF THREE TYPES OF PEOPLE WHO CANNOTAFFORD TO MISS THE HBA 2009 HOME SHOW? Springfield, MO -- The HBA Home Show has something for everyone, and thousands of people annually attend the eagerly-anticipated regional event at the Springfield Expo Center. But in the uncertain economic times of 2009, certain people simply cannot ... Read More

HBA Home Show Opens Friday

The HBA of Greater Springfield's annual Home Show opens Friday, February 6 and runs through Sunday, February 8. To watch the television commercial for the 2009 HBA Home Show, click on the ad below, or simply click here.

Springfield News-Leader: Get Advice on Home

Tuesday's Springfield News Leader offered a preview of this weekend's HBA Home Show: Get advice on home February 3, 2009 News-leader staff Who couldn't use some advice from experts about making the most of your new or existing home? The 2009 Home Builders Association Home Show Friday through Sunday will cover everything from what's hot ... Read More

HBA's 2009 Home Show Starts Friday, Feb. 6

Attendees of the 2009 HBA Home Show, which runs from Friday, February 6 through Sunday, February 8, will have an opportunity to visit with more than 240 exhibitors in 480 booths at the Springfield Expo Center, 635 E. St. Louis St. “We’ve been very pleased with the response from vendors. They feel the show is ... Read More