2018 Permit Numbers In Line with 2017 Activity Level (June 2018)

With 577 single family units permitted during June, the year-to-date total of 3,109 is now just 1 percent lower than the same time period in 2017, according to the Home Builders Association of Greater Kansas City’s (HBA) monthly Residential Building Permit Statistics report. During the first six months of 2017, 3,138 permits were issued for new single-family homes.

Click here for the June 2018 Residential Permit Stat report.

“While 2018 started a tad slower than 2017 in regard to permits, it has quickly caught up and has remained strong so far this summer,” said Josh Clark, executive vice president of the HBA.

The National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) sees a similar trend nationwide: “Consumer demand for single-family homes is holding strong this summer, buoyed by steady job growth, income gains and low unemployment in many parts of the country,” said NAHB Chairman Randy Noel.

Increased permit activity in two counties, Jackson in Missouri and Johnson in Kansas, have offset decreases in Cass, Clay and Wyandotte. Within those counties, the cities with the greatest permit growth are Blue Springs and Lenexa.

Kansas City, Mo., recorded the highest number of permits so far in 2018, with 459 in its three-county reach. Olathe has the second highest number of permits issued with 304 units. Blue Springs (257 permits), Lee’s Summit (233 permits), and Overland Park (194 permits) round out the top five cities with the most permits issued in the first quarter.