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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...

Elliot Eisenberg Talks Housing After Economic Forecast Breakfast

Posted on January 31, 2018

After presenting at the HBA's annual Economic Forecast Breakfast on Jan. 30, Economist Elliot Eisenberg spoke with the local NBC news station about the outlook for buying and selling homes in 2018. ...

Johnson County Contractor Licensing

Posted on January 26, 2018

Spring 2018 Contractor Licensing Education Seminar February 20-22, 2018 Overland Park Convention Center 6000 College Boulevard, Overland Park, KS 66211 For more information visit Johnson County Contractor Licensin...

Color of the Year is Best in Small Doses

Posted on January 26, 2018

The 2018 Pantone color of the year is a rich purple often seen on royal robes, the sky at dusk and unicorn manes. And according to the Pantone Institute, “PANTONE 18-3838 Ultra Violet communicates originality, ingenuity,...

Top Builder Challenges for 2018: Labor Access and Building Material Prices

Posted on January 26, 2018

The cost and availability of labor along with building material prices stand out as the two most significant problems builders expect to face in 2018, according to a recent survey of NAHB members. A whopping 84 percent of ...