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Highlights of Home Show: Celebrity Announcement, Smart Home and a $25,000 Donation

Posted on March 28, 2019

The Greater Kansas City Home and Lifestyle Show presented by the Home Builders Association of Greater Kansas City (HBA) on March 22-24 offered Kansas Citians everything they need to create happy, healthy and hip spaces wherev...

Bathroom Linen Closets Are Most Wanted Bathroom Feature

Posted on March 28, 2019

A majority of home buyers – 78 percent — expressed that a ‘linen closet in the master bathroom’ is a desirable (52 percent) or an essential/must have bathroom feature (26 percent), putting it in first place in the...

HBA’s Home Show Featured on KC Live

Posted on March 22, 2019

Matt Ernst of Ernst Brothers Construction and Lauren Mackin of Stonebridge Outdoor spent a morning on the set of KC Live to talk about the Greater Kansas City Home & Lifestyle Show, March 22-24. Mackin talked about popula...

Bethenny Frankel Talks Design Before Headlining Home Show

Posted on March 21, 2019

In a recent article by Spaces magazine, Home & Lifestyle Show Headliner Bethenny Frankel said she doesn’t keep up with trends in decor or fashion. She likes what she likes — and isn’t afraid to say what she doesn’...

Detoxinista Gives Sneak Peek of What She’ll Be Cooking at the Home Show

Posted on March 20, 2019

If you're looking for a healthy, easy instant pot recipes, then come to the Greater Kansas City Home Show March 22-24 to see the Detoxinista, Megan Gilmore, in action. She will be on the Price Chopper Cooking Stage Saturday, ...

KMBZ: Mansion Renovator Tamara Day to Speak at Local Trade Show

Posted on March 20, 2019

DIY Network's Tamara Day, star of the hit TV show Bargain Mansions, shared her thoughts about remodeling local behemoths and shared what she plans to talk about on stage during the Greater Kansas City Home & Lifestyle Sho...

William Ruder Joins the HBA as Executive Vice President

Posted on March 19, 2019

The Home Builders Association of Greater Kansas City is pleased to announce the selection of William Ruder as its new executive vice president, effective immediately. Ruder comes to the HBA from U.S. Senator Jerry Moran’...

Lawmakers Introduce Bill to Help Ease Labor Shortages

Posted on March 15, 2019

Reps. Lloyd Smucker (R-Pa.) and Francis Rooney (R-Fla.) have introduced the Workforce for an Expanding Economy Act, legislation that would help alleviate the worker shortage in the construction industry by establishing a ...

Johnson County Contractor Licensing, April 1-3

Posted on March 11, 2019

Registration has opened for the Contractor Licensing 2019 Spring Education Seminar, which will be presented April 1-3 at the Overland Park Convention Center. The online process is the fastest way to register for your classes ...

Earn CE Credits with CSP Classes, April 3-5

Posted on March 6, 2019

Certified New Home Sales Professional (CSP) April 3-5 | 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. | $495 Member, $595 Guest Master the craft of successful selling. This professional-level course is designed for specialists in new home sales....