HBACF Scholarships to Six Deserving College Students

The HBA Charitable Foundation recently selected six deserving college students, and awarded them each with a $500 scholarship to be used for the 2020-2021 school year.  The six individuals chosen have shown excellence in academics, leadership, and a passion for the construction industry. The HBACF also awarded departmental grants in the amount of $500. each,…

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2020 National Electrical Code Adoption Kits Now Available

2020 National Electrical Code Adoption Kits Now Available

The National Fire Protection Association issued their most recent edition of the National Electrical Code (NEC) on Aug. 25, 2019, and states are now in the process of adopting this most recent set of electrical codes. NAHB staff has reviewed the code changes and has made available the 2020 National Electrical Code Adoption Kit that identifies the significant changes…

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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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Turning Point for the Labor Market

Labor Market Reopening

The following excerpt was recently published in NAHB’s bi-weekly e-newsletter Eye On the Economy by Chief Economist Robert Dietz:  In a surprisingly positive reading for the labor market, recent jobs data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported the unemployment rate in May declined to 13.3%. The true unemployment rate is likely closer to 16% due to…

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Declines for Initial and Continuing Jobless Claims

Continuing Jobless Claims

Weekly initial jobless claims continued to decline in the week ending June 6 and continuing claims, which lags initial jobless claims by one week, declined to 20.9 million in the week ending May 30. The data indicate that workers are returning to work, albeit slowly, as coronavirus restrictions are gradually eased. The U.S. Department of…

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Home Purchasing Climbs for Eighth Straight Week

Housing Purchasing Climbs June 2020

The latest round of the Mortgage Bankers Association’s (MBA) Weekly Application Survey showed an increase in its benchmark Market Composite Index for the week ending on June 5 by 9.3% from the previous week on a seasonally adjusted basis. Refinancing activity, which had been showing week-to-week declines since the second week of April, showed a…

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New and Renewing Members – May 2020

Why HBA Membership Participation Points Matter… Expand YOUR HBA MEMBERSHIP PARTICIPATION POINTS HBA participation is vital to the success of your HBA of Greater Springfield. From volunteering at the HBA Home Show and utilizing HBA marketing to attending events and serving on a committee or board, your participation is what keeps your HBA moving forward.…

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2020 Spring Fishing Recap & Pictures

The HBA took Stockton Lake by Storm (quite literally) last Friday for the annual Spring Fishing tournament! The day turned to be sunny and warm as the final weigh in started. With 29 boats participating, we are calling our Spring tournament a success! Thank you to everyone who participated and helped make the Fishing tournament…

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Home is the Key – Help Habitat Help Families Build a Home

Home is the Key - Habitat

Now more than ever, families need the security and stability of a decent home that they can afford. We’re learning the meaning behind “stay at home” and “shelter in place”. In a time like this, it is obvious that home is the key. The uncertainty so many of us feel today, far too many families…

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Coming out of Stay at Home Order – Greene County & Springfield

Greene County & Springfield Stepping out of Stay at Home

Revised Civil Emergency Order for Springfield & Greene County – April 30, 2020 Missouri’s Economic Reopening Order and Phase 1 Guildlines – April 27, 2020 The City of Springfield and Greene County held a press conference on April 30th 2020 to introduce the new Civil Emergency Order (click here to view Exhibit A). The new…

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Parade of Homes 2020 Update – POSTPONED

Parade of Homes Cancelled – 2020

The HBA Parade of Homes is a community favorite event that helps our Members gain exposure and the community time to enjoy beautiful and well built homes. After considering the risks for families and members we are looking to reschedule the Parade of Homes for late summer/early fall. We are following the state of Missouri’s…

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Membership Events Updates

HBA Spring and Summer Events

After the HBA postponed Spring membership events, we are now happy to share some updates! The HBA Spring Fishing Tournament has been rescheduled for May 22nd starting at 7pm on Old Stockton Lake. Click here to sign up for the fishing tournament. We are working to find new dates for the Golf Tournament, Corn Madness…

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Fun Activity Workbook for Kids

HBA Activity Book Maze Page 6

Kids are at home now with more time on their hands than usual. So, your Home Builders Association (in collaboration with other HBAs) is offering a free activity workbook with puzzles, coloring pages and other creative activities to not only keep your children busy, but stimulate their minds and provide education about construction. Our Goal…

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