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Last Chance to Weigh in on WOTUS – Comments Due April 15

Posted on April 10, 2019

NAHB is urging members and HBAs to voice support for the proposed new definition for “waters of the United States” (WOTUS) by submitting comment letters to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Army Corps ...

2019 Spring Parade of Homes Awards Ceremony – SOLD OUT

Posted on April 8, 2019

THIS EVENT IS SOLD OUT The Home Builders Association of Greater Kansas City invites you to the Spring PARADE of HOMES AWARDS CELEBRATION Wednesday, May 1 The View at Briarcliff Event Space 4000 N Mulberry Dr. Kansas C...

HBA, Harvesters Partner to Hammer Out Hunger

Posted on April 8, 2019

The HBA is excited to announce that is again partnering with Harvesters for its Spring Parade of Homes! This is the third year in a row that the HBA and Harvesters have joined forces to serve meals to area kids during the sum...

Thank You to Our Building Remodel Donors

Posted on April 5, 2019

The HBA would like to thank everyone who has supported the much-needed and much-anticipated building remodel. In particular, it would like to recognize three individuals who have stepped forward to pledge $10,000 each for the...

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...