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Kansas Area Council Lunch: Bob Regnier, Bank of Blue Valley

Posted on May 2, 2012

Bob Regnier, Bank of Blue Valley Access to capital will be the topic, Thursday, May 8, at the Kansas Area Council lunch when Bob Regnier, President & CEO of Blue Valley Bank Corp, discusses the latest news and tren...

First Quarter New Home Construction Indicates Early Recovery

Posted on April 25, 2012

The March 2012 residential permit statistics indicate a significant jump over 2011 for the same quarter last year.   This year’s first quarter recorded 712 total units compared to last year’s first quarter number of 391...

Parade Guide Demand is Overwhelming

Posted on April 24, 2012

Demand for the Spring Parade of Homes Guide has been overwhelming and the supply is exhausted at the HBA,  I-435 & Holmes.  Parade homes may still have copies.  However, the information is all available online on the S...

Kansas City Star Reports on the KC Spring Housing Market

Posted on April 10, 2012

The Ashner family, Jeff, Leo and Chris at a Parade home in Wilshire Farms. The Kansas City Star reports on the mild rebound in the housing industry on the advent of the 50th anniversary of the Spring Parade of Homes. ...

Missouri South Area Council: State of the Appraisal Industry

Posted on April 9, 2012

Tuesday, April 10, learn now appraisals continue to be a major factor impacting the housing industry.  Mark Maschger, SRA, immediate past chair of the Kansas City Chapter of the Appraisal Institute, will provide a “State o...

Building Business News – April 2012

Posted on March 30, 2012

Read the April 2012 issue of Building Business News here … ...

Mortgage Interest Deduction Still Under Attack: HBA Bolsters Efforts

Posted on March 28, 2012

Kansas Capitol Legislative Chamber At the Board of Directors meeting on March 20 the HBA renewed its affiliation with the Kansas Building Industry Alliance which includes HBAs from throughout the state of Kansas. ...

Economy and Politics Continue to Shape Dream of Homeownership

Posted on March 20, 2012

Barry and Linda Dunkin talked with the Kansas City Star about their experiences in homeownership The Home Builders Associations wants to share this Kansas City Star article that reports how Americans still desire home ...

Kansas City New Home Construction is an Improving Market

Posted on March 14, 2012

Good news from the Home Builders Association of Greater Kansas City as February 2012 residential permit statistics indicate continued improvement for the first time since 2008.  Once again like January, the month of February...

Beautiful Garden Cottage Built On-Site at Home Show

Posted on March 12, 2012

Garden Cottage designed by Wolfgang Trost A stellar team of HBA members is building a small, beautifully designed Garden Cottage by local architect Wolfgang Trost through the generous donations of materials and cus...