News

Keep up to date with membership, industry information and current events by checking these postings regularly.  Follow us on Facebook and Twitter for additional information.

Tamara’s Top Design Takeaways from the Home Show

Posted on April 3, 2019

Bargain Mansions star Tamara Day headlined the Main Stage at the Greater Kansas City Home and Lifestyle Show on March 22-24 at Bartle Hall. On her hit home lifestyle show, Tamara and her crew restore neglected large homes tha...

2019 Permit Activity Higher Than 2018 (February 2019)

Posted on April 3, 2019

With 1,184 residential units permitted in the first two months of 2019, the metro area activity has increased compared to 2018. The first two months of 2018 saw 876 units permitted, which is 26 percent lower than the current ...

Permit Activity Picks Ups During January 2019

Posted on April 3, 2019

Building activity appears to be increasing in the KC metro with 643 residential building permits issued in January 2019. January’s number is up 120 percent from December 2018 (292 permits) and up 55 from January 2018 (416 p...

KC MADE Winners Build Skills for Future Careers

Posted on April 2, 2019

[caption id="attachment_6721" align="alignright" width="238"] Overall Winner 1st Place: Brody Johnston, Shawnee Mission West High School[/caption] Metro-area high school students from Shawnee Mission West High School and B...

Building Business News March 2019

Posted on April 1, 2019

In this issue: Cool things to see at the Home & Lifestyle Show, a wrap-up of Missouri Legislative Day and new leadership at the national level. Click here to read the March issue....

A Walk-in Pantry is the Most Wanted Kitchen Feature

Posted on March 28, 2019

A walk-in pantry is the most wanted kitchen feature, with 83 percent of home buyers reporting it is an essential/must have (32 percent) or desirable item (51 percent). This data comes from NAHB’s recently released report, W...

Smart Home Technology Works for Water Leaks, Too

Posted on March 28, 2019

Did you know that 10 percent of homes have leaks that waste 90 gallons or more per day? According to the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) WaterSense program, minor water leaks account for more than 1 trillion gal...

Consumers Weigh in on Kitchen Preferences

Posted on March 28, 2019

When it comes to countertop material and appliance color, consumers have a clear preference. Findings from NAHB’s recently released report, What Home Buyers Really Want, reveal that more than half of home buyers (57 perc...

Spring Parade of Homes Scheduled for April 27-May 12, 2019

Posted on March 28, 2019

[caption id="attachment_6711" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Tour #248[/caption] The Spring Parade of Homes returns to Kansas City April 27-May 12 and will feature 403 homes built by 128 builders across eight counties in...

Bethenny Frankel’s Best Quotes from the Home Show

Posted on March 28, 2019

Self-made businesswoman and TV personality Bethany Frankel headlined the Greater Kansas City Home and Lifestyle Show on March 22-24 at the Kansas City Convention Center. Bethenny is the founder and CEO of the Skinnygirl brand...