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KC, MO Tops List of Most Permits Issued in 2018 So Far (July 2018)

Posted on September 19, 2018

Permit issuance slowed in July, but with 485 single family units permitted during the month, the year-to-date total of 3,594 is within 2 percent of 2017’s first seven months, according to the Home Builders Association of Gr...

Why a Parade Home May Not be Finished

Posted on September 19, 2018

Last year, following the Fall Parade, the Home Builders Association conducted a consumer survey. Although 88 percent of respondents said they had a good or excellent experience visiting homes, there were a few respondents who...

Kansas City Home Design Trends for Fall 2018

Posted on September 17, 2018

Local interior designer Sara Twenter brings us up to speed on the latest design trends for new home builders. Metal mixology - The black and bronzed brass look is really catching on in the Midwest.  Consider this look for...

Today’s Appliances Focus on Beauty, Functionality

Posted on September 15, 2018

Homeowners and builders are getting more creative with their standard home appliances. These fixtures of the home, once treated as essential and plain, are now artful centerpieces in the kitchen. “Homeowners are adding a...

Why Buy New?

Posted on September 14, 2018

Why Build a Home Instead of Buying a Pre-existing One? There are several advantages to building a brand new home, including more safety features, more efficient materials and customization options. If you are debating whethe...

Benefits of Buying Over Renting

Posted on September 13, 2018

Buying a home remains a key part of the American dream for most people. A recent survey by Freddie Mac revealed that 91 percent of renters believe homeownership is something of which to be proud. And many younger renters are ...

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...