January Building Permits Not Deterred by Winter Weather (January 2020)

Metro-wide housing single family permits totaled 355 during January—an increase of 52% from January of 2019, according to statistics compiled by the Home Builders Association of Greater Kansas City (KCHBA). The increase in permit issuance was spread throughout the region, with each county’s total exceeding that of a year ago.

Click here for the January 2020 Residential Statistics Permit report.

Kansas City, Mo tops the most active city list with 59 permits issued, followed by Olathe with 44, Kansas City, Ks/Wyandotte County at 39, Lee’s Summit with 28 and Overland Park with 27 single family permits.

Nationally, the National Association of Home Builders reports that their builder confidence surveys for the last three monthly readings mark the highest sentiment levels since December 2017.