May 2015 Residential Permit Statistics

The extremely rainy May weather caused delays in homes under construction and is reflected in a slight decrease in permit activity throughout the metro area as the number of permits issued decreased from April’s total.  With 392 single family permits issued during May 2015, the year-to-date total for 2015 is now 1,715 for the eight county metropolitan area.

As Childhood Poverty Rates Rise, Outpace Poverty 5K Seeks to Reduce Effects in Community

More than one in five school-age children in the U.S. live below the poverty line, according to the latest Department of Education report. In Missouri, that's nearly 22 percent of children under 18

Housing Experienced Significant Growth in 2012

Kansas City, MO - January 17, 2012 - (RealEstateRama) -- Single family housing experienced significant growth in 2012 over 2011 and reached the highest number since 2007 according to the Home Builders Association of Greater Kansas City’s (HBA) monthly Residential Building Permit Statistics report. The year ended up 43 percent over last year with 3,299 compared to 2,301 in 2011. Including multi-family units the total for 2012 was 4,948 compared to 2,901 in 2011 for a 71 percent increase.

July New Housing Permits Maintain Improvement Trend

Kansas City, MO - August 28, 2012 - (RealEstateRama) -- In cities across the Greater Kansas City Metropolitan Area, housing production continues to climb in 2012 with the second highest month this year, according to the Home Builders Association of Greater Kansas City’s (HBA) monthly Residential Building Permit Statistics report. July permits increased to 288 single family permits over 265 the previous month. Year to date total permits are the highest in three years with 2,323 permits compared to 2011 with 1,725; 2010 with 1,617; and the 2009 low of 1,207. Also of note in July is an 88 multi-family unit for an apartment complex in Lenexa.

Almost 60 Need-Based Student Scholarships for University of Missouri System to be Offered Using...

Columbia, MO - April 13, 2012 - (RealEstateRama) -- Aside from the $1.1M proceeds from the state lottery, the University of Missouri System will also put up an additional $1.1M to supplement the endowment of need-based scholarships for undergrads.

University of Missouri Declares Intent to Invest in Startup Ventures

Columbia, MO - March 8, 2012 - (RealEstateRama) -- According to University System Pres. Tim Wolfe, a pair of MU research teams had been recently selected to receive almost $1M in terms of capital. The pair’s choice had resulted from a rigorous review process of 16 research teams vying for a chance to receive additional investment from the Enterprise Investment Program or EIP of the university.

University of Missouri Phelps County Extension Now Accepting Class Applications for Volunteer Training with...

Columbia, MO - March 7, 2012 - (RealEstateRama) -- The University of Missouri Phelps County Extension started a volunteer training program with their Master Gardeners in 1997. Now in its 15th year, the program has opened again to accept applications for Spring 2012.

Treasurer Clint Zweifel announces record breaking pace – $18 million in Unclaimed Property returned...

JEFFERSON CITY, MO - January 10, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- State Treasurer Clint Zweifel (ZWY-ful) today announced he is on a record setting pace for Unclaimed Property returns in fiscal year 2011. In the first six months, $18 million in Unclaimed Property was returned – an 8 percent increase over the same period the previous year. More than 60,000 accounts have been returned as well, a 32 percent increase year over year

St. Louis Fed Analysis: Commercial Real Estate Lending Challenges District Banks

ST. LOUIS, MO - December 24, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) -- Amid ongoing deterioration in the commercial real estate (CRE) market, many community banks face the possibility of significant losses from soured loans and heightened refinancing risk in the months ahead

House Passes Rural Homeowners Protection Act Clay’s Legislation Will Help Rural Families Refinance Mortgages...

Washington, DC - July 30, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) -- The U.S. House has passed legislation authored by Congressman Wm. Lacy Clay (D) Missouri, which will make refinancing easier for rural homeowners who hold mortgages issued by private lenders. H.R. 2043, the Rural Homeowners Protection Act of 2009, will allow rural families to refinance mortgages obtained from private lenders through a provision of a USDA guaranteed loan program.

Foreclosures decrease in Missouri, Kansas

Missouri's number of foreclosures ranks it No. 12 among all states in May, compared with No. 11 in April. The state had one foreclosure...


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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