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Most Buyers Actively Searching for a Home Have Been Looking for 3+ Months

Posted on August 14, 2018

The Housing Trends Report (HTR) is a research product created by NAHB’s Economics team to track prospective home buyers’ perceptions about the availability and affordability of homes for-sale in their markets.  Results a...

Share of 2017 New Single-Family Houses in a Homeowners’ Association

Posted on August 1, 2018

According to data from the Census Bureau’s Survey of Construction (SOC), the share of completed new homes administered by homeowners’ associations varies by region, ranging from 68% in the West to 29% in the Northeast. Th...

Lunch, Learn & Earn Credit

Posted on July 31, 2018

Earn 3 JCCC Code CEUs 0.30 ICC Credits for attending the KCHBA's Lunch and Learn presentation of: "Saving money using the Energy Rating (ERI) option for Energy Code Compliance" August 23 11:00 am - 2:00 pm | Lunch Includ...

Share of Conventional Mortgages Continues to Rise

Posted on July 30, 2018

NAHB analysis of the most recent Quarterly Sales by Price and Financing published by the U.S. Census Bureau reveals that conventional loans accounted for 74.2 percent of new home sales in the first quarter of 2018, a 0.4-...

Strong Owner Household Formations in the Second Quarter

Posted on July 30, 2018

According to the Census Bureau’s Housing Vacancy Survey (HVS), the U.S. homeownership rate was 64.3 percent in the second quarter 2018. After dropping to a cycle low of 62.9 percent in the second quarter 2016, the national...

Certified Aging in Place Specialist (CAPS I, II & III)

Posted on July 24, 2018

Certified Aging in Place Specialist (CAPS I, II & III) September 5-7 | 9:00am - 5:00pm | $495 Member, $595 Guest CAPS I: Marketing & Communication Strategies for Aging & Accessibility: Identify opportunities...

Kansas Area Council

Posted on July 24, 2018

Forces Moving the Industry Forward August 22 | 11:30-1:30 pm Located at Hallbrook Country Club | Lunch Included Prices: Builder members discounted | Associate members $25 | Guests $40 A panel of industry professio...

71st Annual Fall Parade of Homes Set for Sept. 22-Oct. 7

Posted on July 24, 2018

The Fall Parade of Homes returns to Kansas City Sept. 22-Oct. 17 and will feature 330 homes by 105 builders in eight counties across the metropolitan area. The Parade of Homes, presented by the Home Builders Association of Gr...

2018 Permit Numbers In Line with 2017 Activity Level (June 2018)

Posted on July 24, 2018

With 577 single family units permitted during June, the year-to-date total of 3,109 is now just 1 percent lower than the same time period in 2017, according to the Home Builders Association of Greater Kansas City’s (HBA) mo...

NAHB Pledges to Train 50,000 Workers Over the Next Five Years

Posted on July 23, 2018

Attending a White House event on workforce development, NAHB Chairman Randy Noel pledged that NAHB and the Home Builders Institute (HBI) will educate and train 50,000 new workers over the next five years for careers in the co...