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May Brings Even Better News in Housing Permit Activity

Posted on June 21, 2012

In the last seven years the highest number of permits in the month of May was 971 in 2006 at the peak of the housing industry boom.  During the same time span the lowest number of permits in May was 189 in 2009 at the lowest...

NAHB’s 2012 Legislative Conference June 6

Posted on June 5, 2012

During this presidential election year, now more than ever, Congress needs to be reminded to keep housing at the forefront of the economic recovery. NAHB members will educate members of Congress on how critical home building...

Building Business News – June 2012

Posted on June 4, 2012

Read the June 2012 issue of Building Business News here… Open publication – Free publishing ...

Starts in New Home Construction Continue at Positive Pace

Posted on May 30, 2012

“Homes are being built, ground is being broken, and lots are selling as the Home Builders Association reports a 50 percent increase in permit activity over the same four months of 2011,” according to Executive Vice Presid...

Building Business News – May 2012

Posted on May 21, 2012

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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...