E-City and Plan Review Submittal

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 Occupations in Construction in 2019

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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Most Expect to Continue Work At Home, Even After COVID Vaccine

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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Nominees Announced for 2021 HBA Board of Directors Service

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 Cancelled – 2020

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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For Every $1,000 Added 158,857 People Priced Out of a Home

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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HBA Printed Directory – Now being Distributed to the Public

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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What’s New with HBA Home Pros? Helping You Be Found!

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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Senator Blunt’s Updates on Coronavirus CARES Act

Roy Blunt - Coronavirus Update

March 24th   On March 24th Senator Blunt spoke on the Senate Floor regarding third phase of coronavirus response legislation, the CARES Act, and outlined specific provisions in the bill that would provide immediate relief to individuals and families, small businesses, and health care providers. Watch video below or CLICK HERE For audio only. March 17th…

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HM Risk Video – Regulations & Communications – Best Practices

This video will give you updates on regulations and communications, best practices are discussed, as well as additional resources for employers to access for their disease response plan are provided.  HM Risk continues to monitoring new developments so that we can continue to provide the best possible service experience to our clients.  https://youtu.be/OazcxnXqvHE  A Q&A…

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Corn Madness Cornhole Tournament 2020

Cornhole Tournament 2020 - Sponsored by FamilySAFE

WE ARE WORKING TO RESCHEDULE THIS CORNHOLE TOURNAMENT. PLEASE STAY TUNED! FamilySAFE Storm Shelters and Saferooms is hosting the 6th Annual HBA CORN MADNESS Cornhole Tournament on -TBD- at 5:30pm (5:15 if you are a play-in game*). This event includes food, beverages, basketball pop-a-shot, cornhole, prizes and much more! There is a $10 charge per…

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Millennial Buyers’ Willingness to Pay for Green Features

Millennials Willing to Pay for Green in 2020?

Results from NAHB’s report, What Home Buyers Really Want (2019 Edition), show that Millennials want an environment-friendly home, but few are willing to pay more for it for that reason alone. They are, however, willing to pay for certain green features, such as those that provide energy efficiency and cost saving benefits over time. When asked…

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New and Renewing Members – December 2019

Why HBA Membership Participation Points Matter… Expand YOUR HBA MEMBERSHIP PARTICIPATION POINTS See How Many Points Your Company Has – View this spreadsheet for the most current points for your company as well as other HBA members. This google spreadsheet will be updated monthly. Participation Point System Playbook – Summary of the point system including how to…

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HBACF Helping Scott Bracy through ALS Journey

Scott Bracy ALS Walk

The HBA Charitable Foundation (HBACF) is a very important part of the HBA. The HBACF is responsible for raising money to help support scholarships for MSU and OTC students studying construction and interior design and to help support the smoke alarm give-away program. There is nothing the HBACF does better than helping our community and…

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Basements Continue to Fall out of Favor

NAHB analysis of the Survey of Construction (SOC) shows that 60.1% of all new single-family started in 2018 were built on slab foundations, followed by 24.3% with a full/partial basement, and 14.3% with a crawl space. The gap between slab and full/partial basement foundation adoption rates is growing: the share of new homes built on…

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