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Builder Confidence & Building Permits Climbing in 2017 (Feb. 2017)

Posted on March 27, 2017

February permits issued for home construction continue to indicate that local builders are off to their busiest year in the past decade, according to statistics compiled by the Home Builders Association of Greater Kansas City...

Skyrocketing Lumber Prices Put Builders in a Bind

Posted on March 27, 2017

Relations between the U.S. and Canada haven’t exactly been neighborly thus far in 2017. The disputes over potential changes to the North American Free Trade Agreement are causing some serious international rifts. Home bu...

Spring Parade of Homes Awards Celebration

Posted on March 23, 2017

Enjoy a fun evening at the Grand Hall in the old Kansas City Power & Light Building located at 1330 Baltimore in Kansas City, Mo. Festivities begin at 6:00 p.m. Reception & cocktails from 6:00-7:30 p.m. (cash ...

Missouri South Area Council – April 25

Posted on March 23, 2017

Please join us for the first Missouri South Area Council of 2017, taking place on April 25 from 11:30 – 1 p.m. at Stoney Creek Hotel & Conference Center, located at 18011 Bass Pro Drive in Independence, Mo.  The lunc...

ICC Training and Certification Summit – May 22-26

Posted on March 23, 2017

The International Code Council's (ICC's) Training and Certification Summit is May 22-26 at the University of Texas at Arlington. Held in conjunction with the 25th Building Professional Institute's education program, ICC's Sum...

Coming in April: Estimating and Scheduling

Posted on March 23, 2017

"Prepare the foundation" has a double meaning when it comes to home building. It's not just the dirt, it's the time at your desk: Advance preparation will increase your efficiency, achieve greater client satisfaction, enhance...

Associates Council Meeting

Posted on March 23, 2017

Associates Council Meeting – April 13, 9:00 am When: Thursday, April 13 @ 9:00 a.m. Where: HBA office, 600 East 103rd St. KCMO 64131 Cost: Free Please contact Taylor, taylor@kchba.org to RSVP....

Spring Parade of Homes Scheduled for April 22-May 7

Posted on March 13, 2017

[caption id="attachment_3409" align="alignleft" width="300"] James Engle Custom Homes, Tour #341[/caption] The Spring Parade of Homes returns to Kansas City April 22-May 7 and will feature 381 homes by 112 builders in seve...

January Permit Report Predicts Active Spring Building (Jan. 2017)

Posted on March 13, 2017

New-home construction began 2017 on the upswing in metro Kansas City with residential production up 67 percent compared to January 2016, according to statistics compiled by the Home Builders Association of Greater Kansas City...

Building Business News for March 2017

Posted on March 10, 2017

Click here to read the March issue of the BBN, which highlights the Greater Kansas City Home Show March 17-19 as well as discusses the labor shortage and the increase in lumber prices....