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Ashlar Homes Talks About Affects of Tariffs on Home Building

Posted on October 4, 2018

“My light-fixture supplier approached me and said somewhere between 15 to 20 percent is what they are looking at price-increase-wise and for us," President of Ashlar Homes Shawn Woods said. "That’s about $500 a house just...

Permit Activity Holds Steady in 2018 (August 2018)

Posted on October 3, 2018

Residential permits issued in August increased both from July 2018 and from August of last year.  The 513 single family units permitted during the month brings the year-to-date total to 4,107 which is nearly unchanged from t...

Vinyl and Stucco are the Most Common Siding on New Homes

Posted on October 2, 2018

The most common exterior wall materials on homes started in 2017 were vinyl and stucco siding. Vinyl siding was used on 27 percent of the new homes started in 2017, followed closely by stucco (25 percent), brick or brick vene...

HBA Announces Fall Parade of Homes Award Winners

Posted on October 1, 2018

The Home Builders Association of Greater Kansas City is pleased to announce its 2018 Pick of the Parade and Distinctive Plan & Design Award winners. These awards recognize the builders who showcase the finest craftsmanshi...

Better KC Goes Inside Rob Washam’s Olathe Parade Home

Posted on October 1, 2018

Better KC’s Bill Hurrelbrink toured Rob Washam Homes' Parade home (Tour #136 in Olathe) before the Parade started. Watch the video and be sure to visit this home before the Parade ends on Sunday, Oct. 7....

Fox4 Highlights Parade Homes in Northland

Posted on September 28, 2018

Fox 4’s photojournalist Alex Brown explored some of the new homes in the Homestead of Liberty subdivision in the Northland, which are part of the Fall Parade of Homes running until Oct. 7. Click here to watch the news segme...

SPACES: Four Hot Home Design Trends to Look For on the Parade

Posted on September 20, 2018

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Parade a Lot of Bang for the Buck for Builders and Consumers

Posted on September 20, 2018

[caption id="attachment_6199" align="alignright" width="300"] Photo credit: Kansas City Star[/caption] "Go online and search what type of house you want. Pay attention to where you spend your time and make sure that part o...

KCHBA Thanks its Associate Members

Posted on September 19, 2018

The National Association of Home Builders designates September as Associate Appreciation month. The HBA is fortunate to have associate members that are so active and involved in our association. As a gesture of its appreciati...

KCHBA Celebrates Professional Women in Building Week

Posted on September 19, 2018

NAHB designates Sept. 17-21 as Professional Women in Building Week. It’s an opportunity to celebrate women as a visible component of the residential construction industry and provides an occasion for members across the NAHB...