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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...

Stay Informed About Building Codes Reviews

Posted on March 7, 2012

Get updated on building codes, March 8 and March 13.  Numerous local governments have begun the process of reviewing the 2012 International Residential Code (IRC) and the 2012 International Energy Efficiency Code (IECC).  ...

Housing Still Packs Local Economic Punch

Posted on March 6, 2012

NAHB Senior Economist Elliot Eisenberg Home building provides a positive financial impact for the local economy and remains a key component of economic recovery according to a report commissioned by the Home Builde...

Housing Begins 2012 with Good Numbers and Good Weather

Posted on March 6, 2012

According to the Home Builders Association of Greater Kansas City, January single family housing starts were their strongest in four years.  With 188 starts, January substantially exceeded totals for the month of January in ...