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Building Business News for August 2017

Posted on August 16, 2017

Click here to read the latest information on recent HBA meetings with Edgerton and Olathe, and view photos from the past as the HBA celebrates its 80th anniversary....

2017 Annual HBA Clay Shoot

Posted on August 9, 2017

  THURSDAY, OCTOBER 12 Powder Creek Shooting Park 8601 Monticello Rd. Lenexa, KS 66227 Registration at 8am • Shoot starts at 9am 5 Person Teams • Cost $600 • Lunch included Contact Tricia@kchba.org or 816...

On-site Construction 101 – October 19

Posted on August 9, 2017

Develop a deeper understanding of how homes are built by taking a guided tour of various lots at different phases of construction within the same neighborhood. The presentation will cover topics from development to permitting...

Simple Steps to Create Positive Energy in Your Home

Posted on August 8, 2017

If you’re looking for new ideas to refresh your home, consider taking a few steps to boost your home’s positive energy. Feng shui is the Chinese art of placement, and is based on the premise that people live healthy ha...

Missouri North Area Council – August 23

Posted on August 7, 2017

Did you know that Platte County is the fastest growing county in Missouri?  According to recent estimates, the county's population has increased 10% since 2010 and 25% since 2000. The Missouri North Area Council will feature...

Certified Aging in Place Specialist (CAPS I & II) – September 7-8

Posted on August 7, 2017

September 7 - 8 • Thursday - Friday CERTIFIED AGING IN PLACE SPECIALIST (CAPS) (CAPS I) MARKETING & COMMUNICATION STRATEGIES FOR AGING & ACCESSIBILITY Identifying opportunities and developing the skills to int...

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

Posted on August 1, 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 ...

Builders’ Show Registration Opens Today, Aug. 1!

Posted on August 1, 2017

Aug. 1 is the first day you can register for IBS 2018. Get ready, because the best deals on IBS registration only happen in August: IBS expo pass-FREE for NAHB members and $50 for non-members. Save $100 on a full reg...

Almost 80,000 Starts Last Year were Tear-Downs

Posted on July 31, 2017

Although tear-downs can be flashpoints for public opinion, there is scant statistical evidence of their real impact on the new homes market. The Census Bureau doesn’t specifically track new homes constructed on sites whe...

FHA-backed Loans Finance Smallest Share of New Home Sales Since 2014

Posted on July 31, 2017

NAHB analysis of the most recent Quarterly Sales by Price and Financing published by the Census Bureau reveals that FHA-backed loans were responsible for 11.9 percent of new home sales during the second quarter of 2017. The s...