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NAHB Announces Housing Starts, Permits Post Big Gains in September

Posted on October 17, 2012

Nationwide production and permitting of new homes rose sharply in September to their highest levels in more than four years, according to newly released figures from HUD and the U.S. Census Bureau. A 15 percent gain brought t...

HBA Clay Shoot

Posted on October 10, 2012

Registration starts at 8 a.m. Friday, October 12, for the HBA Clay Shoot at the Powder Creek Shooting Park in Lenexa. More than 100 shooters have registered so arrive early for organizers to get everyone on to the course in a...

Construction, Design Awards Recognize Outstanding New-Home Building

Posted on October 4, 2012

Grand Award Winner Dusselier & Marks Homes The top local home builders took the spotlight Wednesday evening with the presentation of the 2012 Pick of the Parade and Distinctive Plan & Design awards. Nearl...

Fall Parade of Homes Awards Celebration

Posted on October 1, 2012

John Shilt Homes 2011 Winners The top area builders will be recognized Wednesday, October 3 at the annual Fall Parade Awards Ceremony. The festivities will be at The Gallery in the Power & Light District in this ...

Fall Parade of Homes Starts Saturday!

Posted on September 27, 2012

The Fall Parade of Homes returns to the Kansas City Metropolitan Area, September 29-October 14 and will showcase 242 new homes that will be free and open to the public 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Homes are located in eight counties wit...

Building Business News – October 2012

Posted on September 24, 2012

Read the October 2012 issue of Building Business News here. Open publication – Free publishing – More events ...

The Kansas City Star Features HBA’s Tom Woods Opinion on Housing

Posted on September 24, 2012

Tom Woods The Kansas City Star featured an Opinion Page article “The Benefits of Home Ownership” by Tom Woods, T.E. Woods Homes and NAHB’s Third Vice Chairman of the Board. The HBA wants to share the link...

Overland Park 2012 Code Summary

Posted on September 23, 2012

The attached documents summarize the technical provisions pertaining to the adoption of the 2012 International Code. They are not in any way meant to be a substitute for the ordinance. These provisions address the 2012 Resid...

Slow Recovery Continues Despite Dip in Single Family Permits in August

Posted on September 19, 2012

Home building in the Kansas City Metropolitan Area continued its slow recovery in August with 260 single-family permits issued, bringing the total this year to 2,026 which is a 34.9 percent improvement from the same period in...

The Federal Reserve’s Plan May Boost Housing

Posted on September 18, 2012

The Federal Reserve recently announced  a round of asset purchases intended to bring down interest rates and increase employment.  The HBA wants to share this article on the Fed’s plan by The New York Times. View artic...