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Kansas Sales Tax: Transition Provision for Construction Contracts

Posted on June 26, 2015

The Kansas sales tax increase from 6.15% to 6.5% that takes effect July 1, 2015, contains a special transition provision for construction contracts.  When applied for and properly documented before July 10, 2015, the provisi...

NAHB and KCHBA Encourage Members to Participate in OSHA Safety Stand-Down – May 3-15, 2015

Posted on May 6, 2015

The National Association of Home Builders and Home Builders Association of Greater Kansas City are encouraging members to participate in the U.S. Occupational Health and Safety Administration’s (OSHA) Safety Stand Down for ...

Urge Your U.S. Representative to Vote for H.R. 1732

Posted on April 29, 2015

Proposed EPA/U.S. Army Corps Regulation Would Delay Development Background The Clean Water Act (CWA) provided the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) with jurisdiction to p...

New Mortgage Disclosure Rules

Posted on April 23, 2015

Panel Discussion – June 16, 10 am-11:30 am, lunch included. The TILA-RESPA Integrated Disclosure Rule goes into effect on AUGUST 1, 2015.  The Disclosure Rule mandates new disclosure forms be provided to borrowers applyin...

More Than $400 Million Needed to Close Kansas Budget Gap

Posted on April 23, 2015

Official Kansas Revenue Estimate Shows More Than $400 Million Needed to Close the Budget Gap The Consensus Revenue Estimating Group released its budget estimate on Monday showing that more than $400 million is needed to bala...

KBIA Meeting, April 22

Posted on April 16, 2015

Kansas Building Industry Association (KBIA) Meeting Set for April 22. The 2nd Quarter KBIA Board meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, April 22 at 10:00 a.m. at the Colbert Hills Golf Course Clubhouse in Manhattan, Kansas.  B...

The Election Results Are In

Posted on April 9, 2015

Thank you for Voting! The Election results are in for the 2015 spring primary and general elections.  The KCHBA would like to thank everyone who voted in the elections and supported pro-housing candidates.  Kansas City, Mi...

HBA-PAC Endorses Candidates for the 2015 Spring Primary and General Elections

Posted on April 6, 2015

The HBA’s Political Action Committee (HBA-PAC) endorsed several candidates competing in the 2015 spring primary and general elections on April 7.  HBA-PAC trustees gathered on several occasions this year to take a close lo...

KCHBA Comments on the City of Overland Park’s 2015 Design and Construction Standards Update

Posted on April 1, 2015

The KCHBA submitted comments to the City of Overland Park regarding the City’s proposed 2015 Design and Construction Standards update.  City staff has done excellent work to improve the standards and share its proposed cha...

Labor Shortage Task Force Meets with Students

Posted on March 26, 2015

KCHBA Labor Shortage Task Force Meets with 40 Students from Cass Career Center Members of the Labor Shortage Task Force, including Kevin Kirtley, K&E Flatwork, Richard Holtcamp, Bank of Blue Valley, and Jerry Ratway, Web...