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Artisan Tour Raises Almost $50,000 for Charity

Posted on June 22, 2018

The Home Builders Association of Greater Kansas City (HBA) is pleased to announce that during the 2018 Artisan Home Tour the organization raised nearly $50,000 to help Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC) in its mission to ...

Builders Say Lumber Prices Are Hurting Affordability

Posted on June 22, 2018

In a recent NAHB survey, over 40 percent of builders said construction costs in general are causing home buyers to hold back from purchasing a new home, and over 90 percent said that lumber prices specifically are hurting aff...

Shortages of Framing Lumber More Widespread than Ever

Posted on June 22, 2018

Shortages of framing lumber are now more widespread than at any time since NAHB began tracking the issue in 1994, according to results from the May 2018 survey for the NAHB/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index. More than 30 pe...

Permit Numbers Pick Up in May (May 2018)

Posted on June 20, 2018

With 594 single family units permitted during May, the year-to-date total of 2,527 is now just 2% lower than the same time period in 2017. Click here for the May 2018 Residential Permit Stat report. “Recent Census Bur...

Your Kitchen in 2018

Posted on June 18, 2018

Your kitchen is most likely the most important room in your house: where the kids do their homework, where your friends come for coffee, where you pay your bills and — for most of us — where we cook our meals. It’s a...

Tankless Water Heater Seminar

Posted on June 12, 2018

Join us for a tankless water heater seminar on July 18. Receive a first-hand look at new tankless models, view the space-saving capabilities and newest product suplies for easy installation, plus gain an overview of the benef...

Highest Paid Occupations in Construction

Posted on June 11, 2018

According to the most recent release of the Occupational Employment Statistics (OES) by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), half of payroll workers in construction earn more than $45,820. In comparison, the US median wage...

Homeownership is Key to Household Wealth

Posted on June 11, 2018

According to the 2016 Survey of Consumer Finances (SCF), nationally, the primary residence represents the largest asset category on the balance sheets of households in 2016 (as shown in Figure 1 below). At $24.2 trillion, the...

Better KC Offers a Look Inside Ashner Construction’s Artisan Home

Posted on June 7, 2018

Better KC recently visited one of the Artisan Tour homes, built by Ashner Construction, to highlight the unique, custom features people can see during the Artisan Home Tour. Tickets to all seven homes on the tour are $30 ...

Forest Service Pledges Largest Timber Harvest in 20 Years

Posted on June 6, 2018

In a victory for NAHB, Interim Forest Service Chief Victoria Christiansen told Congress yesterday that the Forest Service expects its 2018 timber harvest will be the biggest in 20 years. NAHB has been leading the charge to...