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Nearly 24,000 Residential Construction Jobs Added in January

Posted on February 8, 2019

Last month, residential construction saw the greatest gain in employment since February 2018, following strong growth in December. Jobs rose by nearly 24,000 in January to a total of 2.9 million residential construction jobs,...

2018 Permit Activity Slows From Prior Year (December 2018)

Posted on February 6, 2019

Local cities and counties permitted a total of 630 single family units in November and December.  The 2018 year-to-date total of 5,673 is an 8% decrease from 2017’s total, but returns to the 2016 level of permit activity, ...

KC Falling Behind in Homes Priced $225,000 to $275,000

Posted on February 5, 2019

With a shortage of homes available and those homes commanding higher prices, many prospective buyers are being priced out of the market. In fact, as of Q2 2018, 77 percent of prospective buyers nationwide could afford fewer t...

Kansas Area Council: Security at Construction Sites

Posted on February 5, 2019

Improve Site Security During Construction Feb. 27, 11:30-1:00 p.m. Located at Hallbrook Country Club; Lunch Included Are construction site materials walking away in the middle of the night? Join us for the first area counc...

4 Home Design Trends for 2019

Posted on January 23, 2019

[caption id="attachment_6626" align="alignright" width="225"] Photo courtesy of Etsy[/caption] The arrival of a new year brings exciting changes, including new design trends for 2019. Trends are a great thing to keep in mi...

Join the Parade of Playhouses for a Good Cause

Posted on January 17, 2019

The Parade of Playhouses is a new fundraiser for the HBA's Foundation Fund, which in turn will support Veterans Community Project (VCP), the HBA's charitable partner for the 2019 Greater Kansas City Home and Lifestyle Sho...

Permitting Slows in November (November 2018)

Posted on January 11, 2019

Local builders pulled permits for 347 single family units during November, bringing the year-to-date total to 5,322.  While this is a decrease of 7% from the same period in 2017, it is an increase from other years since the ...

RESCHEDULED Marketing & Mimosas 2.0, March 6

Posted on January 10, 2019

Marketing and & Mimosas has been rescheduled for March 6! Join us on March 6 for a panel discussion on "Storytelling in the Digital World." Hosted by the Sales & Marketing Council and sponsored by Excelerate Di...

“Bringing Down the House” Party

Posted on January 10, 2019

Say goodbye to the current interior at the HBA at our "Bringing Down the House" Party Jan. 30 from 4:00- 6:00 p.m. Come hammer through a wall, tag an area with spray paint or just to see it one last time before we begin th...