Single Family Housing Holding Steady During Winter Months

Single family housing permits remained steady during January 2014 according to the Home Builders Association of Greater Kansas City’s (HBA) monthly Residential Building Permit Statistics report. With 283 single family units, January was relatively unchanged from the December 2013 count. January 2014 did continue the trend of outpacing every year since 2007 in its monthly total. Multi-family permits are off to a strong start with 538 units permitted in January.

“We continue to look to 2007 as a benchmark with single-family permits holding steady in spite of January’s tough weather. Lots, labor and material increases are the issues so far in 2014,” said HBA Executive Vice President Sara Corless. Kansas City issued the most permits in the eight county area with 41, followed closely by Olathe with 38. Blue Springs, Kansas City, Kansas/Wyandotte, and Overland Park rounded out the top five municipalities in residential permit counts.

Johnson County was the top permitting county with 101, followed by Jackson County with 61, Clay and Wyandotte both with 32 and Platte County with 30. In a wrap up of 2013 statistics, the HBA identified the list of top permitting homebuilders in the metropolitan area. Summit Custom Homes tops the permit list with 216, followed by James Engle Custom Homes at 161, Rodrock Homes with 129 and Sallee Homes with 127 and Don Julian Builders/New Mark Homes with 93.  Click here for permit statistics.