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Building Business News February 2019

Posted on February 18, 2019

In this issue, learn what economists are saying about the 2019 outlook and what changes are coming to the HBA building as remodeling begins. Click here to read the February issue....

7 Added Benefits for NAHB Members Through New Affinity Program

Posted on February 12, 2019

Being a member of NAHB has many perks, including access to great deals through NAHB Member Advantage programs. Members can enjoy discounts on everything from new computers to building supplies to vehicles. Members can now ...

Housing Affordability is an Issue for All Age Groups

Posted on February 11, 2019

[caption id="attachment_6649" align="aligncenter" width="661"] Share Who Can Afford Fewer than Half the Homes For-Sale By Generation(Percent of Prospective Home Buyers)[/caption] New research conducted by NAHB shows that p...

Construct KC Employer Orientation

Posted on February 8, 2019

Construct KC is a six-week training program to produce tradesmen with the skills needed to successfully enter the construction industry. Students are currently in the Johnson County Corrections Adult Residential Center and th...

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...