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Missouri Governor Signs ABC-supported Law to Protect Taxpayers, Construction Industry from Project Labor Agreement...

Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) today applauded Gov. Eric Greitens (R-Mo.) for signing legislation into law that will promote fair and open competition on contracts for construction services funded by Missouri taxpayers. SB 182 ensures controversial project labor agreements (PLAs) cannot be mandated by the government on state, state-assisted and local construction projects, guaranteeing that the almost three out of four members of Missouri’s private construction workforce who have chosen not to join a labor union can fairly compete to work on projects funded by their own tax dollars

The Indigenous Environmental Network Responds to U.S. Court of Appeals Injunction Denial to Halt...

The U.S. Court of Appeals Sunday night rejected the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe’s request for a temporary injunction to halt construction of the Dakota Access pipeline thru traditional unceded Oceti Sakowin treaty lands near the Missouri River. The three-judge panel issued its decision Sunday after hearing oral arguments from lawyers representing the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe and pipeline developers Energy Transfer Partners earlier this week. The decision was based on a specific request by the tribe for the court to continue a work stoppage order on the pipeline within 20 miles on either side of the Missouri River

Home Building Maintains Activity Level

The number of residential permits issued during August indicates that local builders will be working hard to replenish new home inventory, according to the Home Builders Association of Greater Kansas City’s (HBA) monthly Residential Building Permit Statistics report.   Area communities issued 530 permits for new single family residences during August, an increase of 36 from the prior month and 105 more permits than in August of 2015.    The year-to-date total of 3,852 is 29% higher than 2015’s total through August.  Multi-family permits are also setting a brisk pace with 3,062 units permitted during the first eight months of this year.

Year-To-Date Home Building Maintains 30% Increase over 2015

New residential permit activity in the Kansas City region slowed slightly during July but area builders are still on track for a 30% increase over 2015. Local cities and counties issued 494 permits for new single family units, bringing the year-to-date total to 3,322 according to the Home Builders Association of Greater Kansas City’s July Residential Building Permit Statistics report. Multi-family construction also continues to grow: construction activity from January to July rose 42 percent with 2,409 units permitted, compared with 1,706 units for the first seven months of 2015.

Home Building Continues Growth Trend

The eight county Kansas City metropolitan area recorded 519 single family building permits during April, bringing the year-to-date total to 1,720 according to the Home Builders Association of Greater Kansas City’s (HBA) monthly Residential Building Permit Statistics report. With the first four months of the year showing nearly a 30% increase from the same period in 2015, local home builders’ activity is at approximately 75% of the average recorded during the past thirty-five years. Multi-family construction continues to grow through-out the metro area, with 361 units permitted in April and a year-to-date total of 1348. Click for the April 2016 Residential Statistics

Missouri Legislative Day

On Tuesday, April 5, HBA members and staff traveled to Jefferson City for Missouri Legislative Day, an annual trip to the Capitol to meet face to face with state legislators. The day provides an opportunity to maintain relationships with area Senators and Representatives and discuss issues important to the home building industry with the people who have the power to affect change.

March 2016 Kicks Off Busiest Building Season in Years

Permits for new single family residential building reached the highest one-month total since October 2007 with 537 permits issued during March, according to the Home Builders Association of Greater Kansas City’s (HBA) monthly Residential Building Permit Statistics report. The 537 single family permits issued in March brings the year’s first quarter total to 1201 single family units compared to last year’s first quarter number of 893—an increase of 34%. Multi-family permitting continues to be active, with 825 units in March and 987 for the first three months of the year. Click here for the March 2016 Residential Statistics

Congressman Cleaver Visits KCHBA

As part of Bringing Housing Home™, members of the Home Builders Association of Greater Kansas City met on Friday, March 11 with Congressman Emmanuel Cleaver II (D-MO) to talk about issues important to the homebuilding industry.

January Permits Continue Building Activity Trend

The Home Builders Association of Greater Kansas City recently heard from a national economist who predicted that 2016 home building activity will continue at about the same rate as in 2015, with a gradual increase as the year progresses.  Single family housing permits issued during January 2016 confirm that assessment, according to the Home Builders Association of Greater Kansas City’s (HBA) monthly Residential Building Permit Statistics report

Local Builder Wraps Up Term Leading National Association of Home Builders

Tom Woods, founder of Blue Springs-based Woods Custom Homes, was recognized for his service as the 2015 chairman of the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) during the association’s International Builders’ Show in Las Vegas on Thursday, January 21, 2016.

Single Family Housing Finishes 2015 with 10 Percent Gain Over 2014

A busy December added 432 single family permits in the eight county metro area according to the Home Builders Association of Greater Kansas City’s (HBA) monthly Residential Building Permit Statistics report. The year ended with 4,700 single family permits compared to 4,271 in 2014. Including multi-family units, the total for 2015 was 8,695 compared to 8,181 in 2014 for an overall 7 percent increase. Click here to view the residential statistics report

Kansas City Area Homebuilders Post Best November in Eight Years

Kansas City area homebuilders had their best November since 2007, with 15 percent more single-family permits issued than in November of 2014. The Home Builders Association of Greater Kansas City reports 360 single family permits were issued last month, compared with 312 permits issued in November 2014. Click here for the Permit Statistics Report.

EPA Enforcement Settlement with Home Renovation Company to Benefit Kansas City, Mo., Youth Education...

An EPA recordkeeping inspection revealed Bordner, a home renovation company, violated the Renovation, Repair and Painting (RRP) Rule, resulting in a $21,980 penalty. About $2,200 of the civil penalty will be paid as cash to the United States. The remaining funds will be used for lead-based paint abatement of an education center at Grace United Community Ministries, Kansas City, Mo

Permits and Builder Confidence Increasing

The number of residential permits continues to increase along with builder sentiment, according to the Home Builders Association of Greater Kansas City’s (HBA) monthly Residential Building Permit Statistics report. The National Association of Home Builders reported that builder confidence has risen to the highest level since October 2005. Local builders are increasingly active as 425 permits for new single family residences were issued during August, an increase of 27 from the prior month and 73 more permits than in August of 2014.

Residential Construction Activity Holding Steady

In cities across the Greater Kansas City Metropolitan Area, housing production during 2015 continues to experience slow but steady growth, according to the Home Builders Association of Greater Kansas City’s (HBA) monthly Residential Building Permit Statistics report. July activity totaled 398 single family permits—a slight decrease from June’s total but 23 more than in July 2014. Year to date total single family permits of 2546 are the highest since 2007 but just slightly higher than 2014’s year to date report of 2428.

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Blunt-Klobuchar Bill Will Help More Children Find Homes Through International Adoption...

U.S. Senators Roy Blunt (Mo.) and Amy Klobuchar (Minn.), co-chairs of the Congressional Coalition on Adoption, yesterday introduced the Vulnerable Children and Families Act. The measure would help more children living without families or in institutional care find permanent homes by enhancing U.S. diplomatic efforts around international child welfare and ensuring that intercountry adoption to the United States becomes a more viable and fully-developed option

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The Boulder Group Arranges Sale of Triple Net Lease Dollar General...

The Boulder Group, a net leased investment brokerage firm, has completed the sale of a single tenant new construction Dollar General located at 4314 State Route N in Pomona, Missouri for $1,141,000.