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KCHBA Featured in Business View Magazine

Posted on April 5, 2021

KCHBA is featured in the April issue of Business View magazine. Kansas City's unique builder market, geographical position and KCHBA's advocacy are just a few of the topics discussed. Click here to read...

2021 KCHBA Directories Now Available

Posted on March 25, 2021

The 2021 KCHBA membership directory is now available! The directory is an excellent year-long resource for finding a contractor whether you're looking to remodel, build new or just do business with a member. Hard copies are a...

Call to Action: Submit Your Lumber Testimony to NAHB

Posted on March 8, 2021

The unprecedented spikes in lumber prices have added nearly $16,000 to the price of the average, new single-family home. The escalating lumber prices are largely due to insufficient domestic production. With a new administrat...

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 ...