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Record-High Lumber Prices Add $24K to the Price of a New Home

Posted on March 2, 2021

Lumber prices have skyrocketed more than 180% since last spring, and this price spike has caused the price of an average new single-family home to increase by $24,386 since April 17, 2020, according to NAHB standard estimates...

What Builders Should Know About Appraisals and Lumber Prices

Posted on March 1, 2021

Lumber prices continue to rise, with pricing as of mid-February reaching new record highs. Other materials, such as gypsum and ready-mix concrete, are also experiencing price volatility. In addition, components such as interi...

KC Business Journal Article Highlights Industry Demand, Supply Costs

Posted on March 1, 2021

"Increasing land costs and supply shortages are hampering Kansas City homebuilders' ability to get homes on the market, even as they face unparalleled demand," a Feb. 7 article by the Kansas City Business Journal states. The ...

NAHB Elects Leadership for 2021

Posted on January 29, 2021

Members of NAHB elected four senior officers to top leadership positions within the Federation at the conclusion of this week’s NAHB Winter Leadership Meetings. With more than 700 affiliated state and local home buil...

2021 Build-PAC Event: Scotch & Cigars

Posted on January 25, 2021

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Home Operation Costs Lower for New Homes

Posted on January 22, 2021

New NAHB research based on the latest 2019 American Housing Survey (AHS) shows that, on average, homeowners spend around $9,240 per year to operate and maintain a single-family detached home. This includes property taxes, ins...

Updated Covid-19 Guidelines

Posted on November 18, 2020

The KCHBA continually works to stay on top of the latest news and information that affects the industry and your business. With that in mind, we wanted to make you aware of the recent regulatory updates that local county and ...

Area Council: 2020 Election Review

Posted on November 3, 2020

What do the election results mean for the housing industry? What will be the top regulatory priorities for the National Association of Home Builders and what can you expect in 2021? Learn the answers to these questions (a...

Building Business News October 2020

Posted on October 12, 2020

Cover Story: Election 2020 - Amplify Your Voice View a map of the KC region that identifies jurisdictions in which PAC has approved a contribution. Click here to read the October issue....

Featured Panelist on This Week in Missouri Politics: KCHBA EO Will Ruder

Posted on September 22, 2020

On the Sept. 20 show of This Week in Missouri Politics, Scott Faughn sat down with KCHBA Executive Officer Will Ruder and Danny Pfeifer of the Catalyst Group to discuss the impact Covid-19 has had on housing in Kansas City a...