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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 ...

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...

National Economic Council Hears NAHB Concerns on Lumber

Posted on September 9, 2020

In a special webcast for association leaders and members across the land on NAHB efforts to combat rising lumber prices and supply shortages, NAHB Chairman Chuck Fowke said that Senior Officers held talks with members of the ...

Average New Home Price Now $14,000 Higher Due to Lumber

Posted on August 31, 2020

According to NAHB’s standard estimates of lumber used to build the average home, the recent spike in softwood lumber prices has caused the price of an average new single-family home to increase by $14,116 since April 17....