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KCHBA Announces Award-Winning Homes from Spring Parade

Posted on May 2, 2024

The Home Builders Association of Greater Kansas City (KCHBA) is pleased to announce its 2024 Pick of the Parade and Distinctive Plan & Design Award winners. These awards recognize the builders who showcase the finest craf...

KMBC Talks KCMO Energy Codes with Builder, City Councilman

Posted on April 29, 2024

Dennis Shriver, Hearthside Homes, and KCMO Councilman Wes Rogers recently spoke with KMBC's Andy Alcott about the dearth of housing permits in KCMO since the 2021 IECC went into effect last September. In its story, "Kansas Ci...

KSHB Highlights Homeowners Who Chose to Purchase Newly Constructed Homes

Posted on April 29, 2024

KSHB's Abby Dodge recently spoke with a couple of homeowners who chose to purchase a newly constructed home and why. The article, "Kansas City homebuyers turn to new builds" quotes one homebuyer as saying, "They weren’t rea...

More than 300 Homes on 2024 Spring Parade of Homes

Posted on April 24, 2024

The Spring Parade of Homes, open April 27 through May 12, offers the opportunity to see one of the largest and most impressive displays of new homes in the country. Sponsored by Mike Bryant Heating & Cooling, the spring p...

Fox4 Interview Ruder on KCHBA’s KCMO Proposal

Posted on April 19, 2024

“The end result that we’ve gotten with the code having been adopted in the way that it was and our efforts to comply with it is a historic reduction in new housing starts in Kansas City, Missouri,” KCHBA Executive Vice ...

KCHBA Announces Proposal to Reignite Housing Starts in KCMO

Posted on April 16, 2024

According to A Vision for Housing: Solutions for Kansas City, the city has a goal of creating 10,000 new, low-income housing units by 2027. Yet housing starts have dropped significantly in KCMO, while they are on the rise mos...

Building a Pipeline to Ease the Labor Shortage

Posted on April 16, 2024

For several years, the KCHBA has been working with area schools to provide students with the opportunities available to them in the residential construction industry. The KCHBA’s Workforce Development Committee hosts se...

Fox4’s Kathy Quinn Visits the Parade of Playhouses at Union Station

Posted on April 15, 2024

Fox4's Kathy Quinn visited the Parade of Playhouses at Union Station last week and spoke with Belton High School's Architecture and Construction teacher Matt McCann, his students and KCHBA's Community Relations Director Jordy...

The Beacon Interviews Ruder, Libra on the Housing Market

Posted on April 15, 2024

“If you’re in $100,000 just for the dirt, it’s increasingly difficult, if not impossible, to build something on there and to hit a price point under $350,000,” KCHBA's Executive Vice President Will Ruder told Mili Man...

Register for the Spring Parade Awards Ceremony

Posted on April 15, 2024

Tickets are on sale now for the 2024 Spring Parade Awards Ceremony! When: May 1 | 5:30 p.m. Registration, 6:45 p.m. Awards Presentation Where: Fiorella’s | 9000 W. 137th St., Overland Park, KS 66221 Cost: $95 | Include...