Permits Increase 11% First Half of 2017 (June 2017)

KANSAS CITY, MO – With 3,128 permits issued for new single-family homes during the first six months of 2017, building activity has recorded an 11 percent increase over the same period of 2016. June’s total of 568 permits is the highest individual month of 2017 to date, according to the Home Builders Association of Greater Kansas City’s monthly Residential Building Permit Statistics report.

Click June 2017 Residential Permit Stats for the report.

“The first two quarters of 2017 have shown stable growth in home building, even with concerns over rising material costs and a shortage of workers in some trades,” said HBA Executive Vice President Josh Clark. “I am pleased with the level of activity and strength of the industry currently — and I believe are our members are as well.”

The most recent permit report reflects growth particularly in Jackson county, which has a total increase of 25 percent, due to Lee’s Summit issuing 100 more permits in 2017 than in 2016 at this point in the year.  Likewise, Wyandotte County’s activity has increased by over 100 percent with 236 permits issued by the unified government as compared to 112 permits in 2016.  Johnson County remains the top permitting county, with 886 units permitted in 2017.

Regional home builders are busy getting ready for the 2017 Fall Parade of Homes, which will feature more than 275 new homes for the public to visit from Sept. 23 – Oct. 8.