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$200,000 Grant to Assist Inmates in Re-Entering Workforce

Posted on February 19, 2018

Kansans in the Johnson County Department of Corrections Adult Residential Center will soon have the opportunity to learn the skills needed to successfully re-enter the workforce thanks to a partnership among Associated Builde...

Certified New Home Sales Professional Classes, March 28-30

Posted on February 19, 2018

Master the craft of successful selling. This professional-level course is designed for specialists in new home sales. You will gain a broad understanding of the home-building business, discuss consumer psychology and learn th...

HBA Backs Bill to Support Homeowners Rights to Smooth Buying Process

Posted on February 19, 2018

When building their dream homes, families cannot afford significant delays or constant changes that hinder the construction process. Yet homeowners and home builders continually experience time-consuming and costly inconsiste...

Find Your Next Employee at Pitt State on Feb. 27

Posted on February 19, 2018

The KCHBA and its members have been invited to Pitt State University by the NAHB student chapter and their advisers. This is a great opportunity for you to build connections with soon-to-be graduating students as well as with...

Spring Parade of Homes, April 28 – May 13

Posted on February 14, 2018

The Spring Parade of Homes returns to Kansas City April 28-May 13, 2018, and will feature 367 homes across the metropolitan area. Presented twice a year by the Home Builders Association of Greater Kansas City (KCHBA), the Kan...

Building Business News for February 2018

Posted on February 13, 2018

Click here to read what economist Elliot Eisenberg had to say about the 2018 forecast both on a national and local level and see photos and highlights from the 2018 International Builders Show....

FHFA Establishes Affordable Housing Goals for Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac

Posted on February 9, 2018

The Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) has published a final rule establishing single-family and multifamily housing goals for Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac for 2018 through 2020. The final rule sets identical benchmar...

55+ Households Account for 2/3 of Home Equity

Posted on February 9, 2018

Households headed by someone age 55 or older account for two-thirds of the nation’s total home equity, according to data from the most recent (2016) Survey of Consumer Finances (SCF). The survey is conducted every three yea...

Escalation Clause for Specified Building Materials

Posted on February 2, 2018

Given the recent lumber tariffs and President Trump's discussion about potentially incorporating additional tariffs on various items we wanted to provide you with language being used in other states related to "escalation cla...

NAHB Advocacy: Money in Your Pocket

Posted on February 2, 2018

NAHB economists have put a dollar value on selected member benefits and advocacy victories achieved in 2017. Add it up, and you get an average of $7,500 per housing start for a typical builder. That figure demonstrates...