ProSource Wholesale Featured Grand Opening

PROSOURCE WHOLESALE® OF SPRINGFIELD, MO ANNOUNCES GRAND OPENING OF KITCHEN AND BATH SHOWROOM ON APRIL 22, 2021 ProSource Wholesale of Springfield, MO, the industry leader when it comes to understanding and meeting the needs of trade professionals and their clients, announces the grand opening of their kitchen and bath showroom. The beautiful showroom is located…

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Good Government Candidates April 2021

April 6, 2021 is an important election for Springfield and many surrounding communities. The Springfield Good Government Committee – a partnership between the Springfield Area Chamber of Commerce and the Home Builders Association of Greater Springfield – has endorsed candidates for Springfield City Council.

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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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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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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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  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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Updated E-City and Plan Review Submittal Building Development Services, Information Systems and other departments within the City of Springfield have been working very hard in making some much needed changes to eCity, their forward facing software that is used mainly for requesting inspections and applying for permits.  The program was updated November 19th with an…

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Highest Paid Jobs in Construction 2019

According to the 2019 Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational Employment Statistics (OES) Survey data and analysis by the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB), half of payroll workers in construction earn more than $49,030 and the top 25% make at least $68,690. In comparison, the U.S. median wage is $39,810, while the top quartile (top…

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After COVID Return to Work or Work Remotely

About 3 out of every 10 American adults are currently working from home, on a full- or part-time basis. The finding comes from a recent poll of a representative sample of over 17,000 adults conducted for NAHB by Morning Consult. Gen Z’s made up 12% of respondents, Millennials and Gen X’ers were each 26%, and…

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The HBA of Greater Springfield Nominating committee has finalized nominations to start new terms on the HBA Board of Directors in 2021. The Nominating committee is chaired by HBA Past President Jason Bekebrede, and includes Travis Miller, Brian Crosby, Rick Mouery and Hunter Johnson. This story serves as the official announcement of nominees for board service.…

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Parade of Homes Logo - Large HBA 600

After much deliberation the HBA Board of Directors has decided to cancel the 2020 HBA Parade of Homes. Safety of attendees, builders, homeowners and staff were at the forefront of this decision. Travis Miller stated, “it was decided that in the best interest of the HBA members, staff, and the general public that we will…

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NAHB recently released its 2020 priced out estimates. The new estimates show that, if the median new home price goes up by $1,000, 158,857 households would be priced out of the housing market nationwide. In other words, based on their incomes, 158,857 households would be able to qualify for a mortgage to purchase the home before…

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SIGN UP NOW! Time running out to place your ad in the 2020-2021 HBA Membership Directory Deadline 12:00pm, Monday, June 29th – Sign Up NOW! (deadline extended to July 8th) • What’s New? This year the printed directory will be placed in the center of the HBA Magazine summer edition and distributed at various locations…

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Magazine + Directory

There are two NEW things to share with you that will help you (HBA Home Pros) be found. ➊ Your PRINTED HBA Membership Directory will have a new look and a new method of distribution. In the past, the purpose of the spiral bound membership directory was for members to find members. Many builders and…

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