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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

Historic Rate Cuts Mean Low Mortgage Rates for Home Buyers

U.S. Federal Reserve officials recently slashed official interest rates to an historic low range and signaled they will keep rates "exceptionally low" for some time amid rapidly waning price pressures. Officials also signaled a new phase for policy in which lending programs financed by the Fed's ballooning balance sheet, a process known as quantitative easing, ... Read More

KY3: New Home Energy Audit Tax Credits

Contact KY3's Cara Restelli reports on the new Missouri tax credit for home energy audits and implementation of their recommendations. City Utilities home energy auditor John Smith demonstrates a home energy audit. CU Director of Energy Conservation Cara Schaefer and HBA of Greater Springfield Executive Officer Matt Morrow also provide comment on the program. You ... Read More

KSFX-27: Economy Makes It Hard For Immigrants to Find Jobs

The slow home building economy has affected many people who work in the business, including immigrant workers. HBA member Rosales Masonry and HBA President-Elect Rusty MacLachlan are interviewed as part of this news story by Carlos Correa for KSFX-27, which aired Saturday, December 6, 2008. You can watch the video direcly from Springfieldhba.com below, or ... Read More