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Share of Conventional Mortgages Continues to Rise

Posted on July 30, 2018

NAHB analysis of the most recent Quarterly Sales by Price and Financing published by the U.S. Census Bureau reveals that conventional loans accounted for 74.2 percent of new home sales in the first quarter of 2018, a 0.4-...

Strong Owner Household Formations in the Second Quarter

Posted on July 30, 2018

According to the Census Bureau’s Housing Vacancy Survey (HVS), the U.S. homeownership rate was 64.3 percent in the second quarter 2018. After dropping to a cycle low of 62.9 percent in the second quarter 2016, the national...

Earn CE Credit with CSP Classes

Posted on July 24, 2018

Certified New Home Sales Professional (CSP) November 7-9 | 9:00am - 5:00pm | $495 Member, $595 Guest This professional-level course is designed for specialists in new home sales. You will discuss consumer psychology and l...

Kansas Area Council

Posted on July 24, 2018

Forces Moving the Industry Forward August 22 | 11:30-1:30 pm Located at Hallbrook Country Club | Lunch Included Prices: Builder members discounted | Associate members $25 | Guests $40 A panel of industry professio...

71st Annual Fall Parade of Homes Set for Sept. 22-Oct. 7

Posted on July 24, 2018

The Fall Parade of Homes returns to Kansas City Sept. 22-Oct. 17 and will feature 330 homes by 105 builders in eight counties across the metropolitan area. The Parade of Homes, presented by the Home Builders Association of Gr...

2018 Permit Numbers In Line with 2017 Activity Level (June 2018)

Posted on July 24, 2018

With 577 single family units permitted during June, the year-to-date total of 3,109 is now just 1 percent lower than the same time period in 2017, according to the Home Builders Association of Greater Kansas City’s (HBA) mo...

NAHB Pledges to Train 50,000 Workers Over the Next Five Years

Posted on July 23, 2018

Attending a White House event on workforce development, NAHB Chairman Randy Noel pledged that NAHB and the Home Builders Institute (HBI) will educate and train 50,000 new workers over the next five years for careers in the co...

Apply to Serve on an NAHB Committee or Council Board

Posted on July 12, 2018

The online application for NAHB committee and council board of trustees appointments is now live. Your NAHB Senior Officers strongly encourage all members to think about throwing their hats into the ring for 2019. The dead...

Time Needed to Build a Single-Family Home in 2017

Posted on July 12, 2018

The 2017 Survey of Construction (SOC) from the Census Bureau shows that the average completion time of a single-family house is around 7.5 months, which usually includes almost a month from authorization to start and another ...

Count of Unfilled Construction Jobs Remains Near Cycle High

Posted on July 12, 2018

The count of unfilled jobs in the construction sector was flat in May, remaining near post-Great Recession high levels. According to the BLS Job Openings and Labor Turnover Survey (JOLTS) and NAHB analysis, the number of o...