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You Spoke, JCW Listened

Posted on September 11, 2018

Johnson County Wastewater (JCW) has been making some changes to their processes lately. One of the changes originated from meetings with the HBA regarding multifamily permits. JCW is in the process of changing the requirement...

Talent to Industry Exchange

Posted on September 11, 2018

KCHBA is working closely with KC Rising - a group whose vision focuses on regional prosperity through innovation, entrepreneurship and human capital. In recent months, KC Rising has identified skilled trades as a strategic op...

Building Business News September 2018

Posted on September 7, 2018

In this issue: The Fall Parade of Homes returns Sept. 22 through Oct. 7 with 330 homes built by 105 builder members. Compass KC, the online permitting system for Kansas City, Mo., went live Aug. 6. A common issue with this sy...

Prairie Village Residents Unaware of “Unintended Consequences” of City’s Design Proposal

Posted on September 7, 2018

The City of Prairie Village is in the process of adopting new Neighborhood Design Standards for homes that would affect all incoming and current Prairie Village residents. The changes include added requirements for green spac...

Do Business With a Member!

Posted on September 4, 2018

Since 1981, September has been designated as NAHB's Associate Member Appreciation Month — an annual celebration of Associate member contributions to the NAHB Federation and the home building industry. Designating September ...

Flat Conditions for Some Housing Sectors, but Not All

Posted on August 31, 2018

  Despite growing housing affordability concerns, builder confidence in the single-family market remains solid. The NAHB/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index came in at a level of 67 in August, a one-point drop from l...

Top 10 Tips To Sell Your Current Home

Posted on August 28, 2018

Unless you’re a first time home buyer, you’ll have to sell your current home before moving into the dream home you found on the Fall Parade. There are a few steps you might need to take before putting the "For Sale" sign ...

Countertop Basics: What are your options?

Posted on August 28, 2018

The kitchen is the gathering point of the home and a major selling point when looking to buy. Countertops dictate the personality of the kitchen, and with so many options it can be difficult to decide what will work best for ...

Average Age of Home in Kansas Is 40-47 years; 35-19 in Missouri

Posted on August 28, 2018

According to the latest data from the 2016 American Community Survey (ACS), the median age of owner-occupied homes remained at 37 years. The age of the housing stock is an important remodeling market indicator. Older houses a...