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Spring Parade of Homes Underway BUILD-PAC Celebration – Page 3 Planning Calendar for 2015 – Page 8 New Mortgage Disclosure Rules – Page 10 Stand-Down for Safety – Page 11

Get acquainted with the Artisan builders. See page 6-7 for the first in a series of profiles.

The 53rd annual Spring Parade of Homes is in full swing across the Kansas City metro area. Builders have reported heavy traffic to the 340 homes entered in this year’s parade. Kansas City’s Parade of Homes, the second largest in the nation, is a testament to the pride and commitment of our builders, developers, subcontractors and suppliers to promote the dream of homeownership. After judging was held on April 24 and 25, winning entries in the American Dream Awards contest were announced on April 29. Results of the contest will

appear in the June issue of the Building Business News. The Parade of Homes is always an exciting time for the Kansas City Home Builders Association and this year’s event has been no exception. We extend our appreciation to all builders and developers who make the Parade possible, to the members of the Parade Committee for their leadership, to Rocktops Granite & Stone Fabrication for delivering the Parade Guides and to the Parade Sponsor, Stewart Title. Parade entries from Willis Construction, JFE Construction and Lambie Custom Homes


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Builders Development Corporation Recognized for Projects in Independence

May Calendar May 7 New Member Coffee Thru Spring Parade May 10 of Homes

The Builders Development Corporation (BDC) was recently awarded two W.Z. Hickman Preservation Awards by the City of Independence Heritage Commission. The BDC’s projects at 417 W Farmer Street and 423 N Pleasant Street received “Outstanding Rehabilitation” awards and the home at 718 S Park Avenue was recognized for “Outstanding Preservation.” These awards recognize exemplary efforts by an individual property 423 N. Pleasant After—Bedroom owner or organization in: sustaining the form, integrity and materials of an historic property; restoration of a historic building to an earlier or original appearance; or, rehabilitation of a historic building for reuse through repair, alterations and additions that preserve those portions or features which covey the building’s historical, cultural or ar423 N. Pleasant After—Dining Room looking into living room/front door chitectural significance.

May 14 Sales & Marketing Council Meeting May 14 Associates Council Meeting May 21 Lunch, Learn & Earn Credit Class For more information or to register for any event, go to www.kchba.org or call 816-942-8800

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HBA-PAC Trustees Host a Celebration for BUILD-PAC Contributors

Bob Frost, Marilyn & Kirk Jones and Stan Woodworth

Tom Woods, Harold Phelps and Tom French

HBA members and their guests joined the HBA’s Political Action Committee (HBA-PAC) Trustees on April 8 for an evening of celebration and appreciation for their contributions to BUILD-PAC, the National Association of Home Builder’s Political Action Committee. The celebration was held at the beautiful home of Gayle and Tom French in Bucyrus, Kansas.

Special appreciation to Gayle French (on the left) for her graciousness in sharing her home for the evening, joined here with Janet and Patrick Willis

contributions made to BUILD-PAC will be available for local races. On behalf of the Kansas City home building industry, the KCHBA would like to thank its members for their personal investment and commitment to BUILD-PAC. These donors have pledged to support pro-housing efforts as

The HBA-PAC hosts a BUILD-PAC fundraiser every year to thank KCHBA members for their contributions. BUILDPAC’s mission is to elect pro-housing candidates to Congress who will defend The LaVoys and Hollands enjoying the evening’s hospitality. the home building industry, guard against harmful regulations of mid-April 2015, but we would like to and protect your business. Supporting add more names to this list. Contact the BUILD-PAC also helps increase the HBA to add your name to the honor roll. success of electing candidates at the Alan White Mark Mather state and local level who make housing a Bob Frost Patrick Willis top priority. Bobby Wilson Richard Mather When a local HBA has met the fundBrenner Holland Russ Groshans raising goal established by BUILD-PAC, Harold Phelps Sara Corless a portion of the contributions are Jeff Robinson Stan Woodworth returned to the local PAC for support of Jenni Mann Steven Tolbert state, county and city candidates. The Jon Lambert Thomas French Kansas City HBA has once again met Kirk Jones the annual goal and thus a portion of any

The Gold Key Appreciation evening leads to great discussions with Neal Woodworth, Bruce Rieke and others

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Stewart Specialty Insurance Services Becomes an Affinity Associate The Home Builders Association of Greater Kansas City is proud to welcome Stewart Specialty Insurance Services as an affinity associate. Stewart Specialty Insurance Services is a subsidiary of Stewart Title Company, offering a variety of personal and commercial insurance products, hazard disclosures, bonds and home warranties. “We are honored to have Stewart Specialty Insurance Services as our new affinity associate,” said Sara Corless, executive vice president, Home Builders Association of Greater Kansas City. “Stewart Specialty Insurance Services works with many highly rated insurance carriers which enable them to provide competitive pricing and quality coverage.”

Stewart Specialty Insurance Services is the proud new insurance and risk management associate for the Home Builders Association of Greater Kansas City.

Stewart Specialty Insurance Services offers builders unique services through their Builder Protection Plus™ program which allows home builders to safely protect their assets. Builder Protection Plus helps to reduce the overall cost of insurance, reduces the risk of damages from a breach of implied warranties, and provides protection from costly law suits. It also manages the risk of claims from homeowners and subcontractors, and provides expanded insurance options for home buyers.

Contact us today and learn more about how you can get increased coverage at lowered premium levels with our Builder Protection Plus™ program. (866) 845-4676 specialtyinsurance@stewart.com stewartspecialtyinsurance.com

Insurance options include builder’s risk, general liability, workers’ compensation, performance/release of lien bonds, and cyber liability. Additional options include structural warranty, health benefits, payroll and human resources solutions, commercial auto, home buyer concierge services, and home insurance options for home buyers.

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Tom Carpentier, President of Stewart Specialty Insurance Services

“I want to personally thank the membership for providing Stewart Specialty Insurance Services the opportunity to be the Home Builders Association of Greater Kansas City’s affinity sponsor for insurance and risk management services,” said Tom Carpentier, president of Stewart Specialty Insurance Services. “We look forward to working with members to help manage their risk and protect their investments.” Stewart Specialty Insurance Services will provide an analysis of members’ personal and business insurance at no charge. To learn more about Stewart Specialty Insurance Services visit www. stewartspecialtyinsurance.com. They can be contacted at 866-845-4676 or specialtyinsurance@stewart.com.


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New Home Sales: Have You Hugged Your Realtor Today? If you are looking for more new home sales, it’s time you cozied up with your local real estate agents. Most new homes, near 70%, are sold with the assistance of real estate agents, so if you aren’t effectively marketing to them, it’s likely you’re missing out on sales. Often agents either don’t have the tools, or the incentive to bring buyers to your communities. Listed below are ways to keep agents in your area involved and engaged, so that you can maximize sales and profit. 1. Create and stick to a standard commission Real estate agents desire and appreciate a clearly stated commission policy that tells them how and when they will be paid. 2. Employ useful sales tools Print and online materials describing standard home features and community benefits Photographs, virtual tour, videos of model and inventory homes Up-to-date MLS listings Warranty and home maintenance information sheets 3. Make sure you have an easy sales process

Provide showing instructions and lock box location information Create a PDF of community benefits and features Make directions to the community easy to find and accessible 4. Provide education and training Sponsor continuing education classes Host lunch and learn events in your communities 5. Reward your realtors for good work Send gifts to their office when they sell a home

Meredith Oliver spoke at the Greater Kansas City Home Show

Send an email to all of the agents in their office announcing their sale

Sales & Marketing Council: Active in 2015

Recognize sales on social media

With the year not yet half over, the Sales & Marketing Council (SMC) has sponsored several special activities for HBA members and the Council has an equally busy schedule planned for the remaining months.

Provide incentives for repeat sales Provide incentives through contests and special promotions 6. Encourage them to participate in HBA activities Join the KCHBA as an associate member or affiliate member

The 2015 Economic Forecast Breakfast kicked off the year—more than 150 people listened as David Crowe, Chief Economist and Senior Vice President, the National Association of Home Builders, and Chris Kuehl, Co-founder and President, Armada Intelligence spoke about what can be expected in 2015 for the building industry.

Become active in the Sales & Marketing Council Work toward the New Homes Sales Professional designation-class to be held August 5-7, 2015 Adapted from NAHB Now, 4/16/15

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In February, SMC members and guests gathered at the Ferguson showroom in Lenexa to hear from a panel including Rob Lacio (ReeceNichols), Jeff Ashner (Ashner Construction), Deb DiPonio (ReeceNichols) and Ken Rosberg (Cedar Creek Development) discuss how to navigate new homes sales. This seminar took the mystery out of selling new homes and shared hints to help prepare buyers for a trouble-free buying experience.

The SMC helped open the Greater Kansas City Home Show on March 20 with a sales rally led by Meredith Oliver, a nationally recognized speaker. Meredith spoke about how to sell to today’s digitally driven, socially savvy, internet empowered buyers who hate a sales pitch but crave a relationship. The schedule for upcoming events includes: On-Site Construction 101 – June 11 Certified Sales Professional course – August 5th through 7th On-Site Construction 201 – September (date to be determined) The SMC meets on the second Thursday of each month. Recent guest speakers have included Jared Webb (KC Star) on “Marketing to Millennials” and Erin Schuerman (E.S. Photography) on using digital photos and videos to enhance marketing efforts. Interested in joining this dynamic group? Contact Dawn Allen (dawn@kchba.org) for more information.


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Meet the Artisan Builders

Step Up to Higher Profits.

The Home Builders Association of Greater Kansas City will present the area’s first Artisan Home Tour this fall, September 12-20. This tour will showcase eleven of Kansas City’s finest custom home builders and the unique and impeccable qualities of their one-of-a-kind homes. The tour will be a ticketed activity benefitting the event’s charitable partner, the Ronald McDonald House Charities Kansas City. The KCHBA is proud to partner with Kansas Gas Service, Country Club Bank and the presenting sponsor, Ferguson, for this exciting addition to the KCHBA’s parade of homes family.

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Chris and Roy Ragland For more than ten years, Homes by Chris has been an award-winning designer/builder in the Kansas City area. This company is owned and operated by Chris and Roy Ragland, a husband and wife team who have built more than 200 homes in the Northland area. This fantastic partnership started years ago at the University of Missouri-Columbia. Chris graduated from UMC in economics, earned an MBA from Rockhurst University, and spent 20 years in corporate project management before joining Roy in the building business. Roy first worked as, and still is, a Realtor, before deciding to form the building company in 2003.

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With Roy’s experience in real estate sales and Chris’s experience as a manager in the corporate world, they have an attention to detail in their homes that is second to none. They are committed to providing what their clients desire in a dream home, including energy-efficiency, aesthetics, functionality, and design. Clients work directly with Chris and Roy, a very unique opportunity in the building industry.

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“We are in our homes every day, overseeing the project, making sure things

are done right for the client. We are involved in every step,” notes Chris. “We are a team, offering both the male and female perspective.” Although each of their homes is custom and unique, their signature style is streamlined and fresh, with hints of craftsman details, featuring extensive woodwork and natural stone, marrying the exterior and interior with outdoor living areas. Chris ensures that she writes each family’s story into the walls of their home. Of all the things that can be added to a home, personality is one which especially comes with a well-built home matching a family’s lifestyle. Chris feels strongly that homes should function for the families that live in them. Continued on page 7


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Don Julian For the past forty years, Don Julian has set a new standard for design, quality and outstanding customer service in the home building industry. His unique architectural designs and innovative, award-winning floor plans have become a Julian trademark in metropolitan Kansas City. Don constructed his first home in Kansas City in 1974 after a promotion to director of engineering at an east coast Fortune 500 company required a move to Kansas City. During his search for a home in the metro area, Don quickly realized that a custom built home was what he wanted for his family. As Don’s interest in construction grew, he decided to make it a full-time business. The engineering approach Don incorporated in his first custom homes also jumpstarted his success and initiated certain trends in the marketplace. His innovative nature reveals itself in such elements as virtual “walls of glass,” which he introduced even before the “light and bright” open floor plans that have become a Kansas City standard. “My passion is design and discovering the latest trends, in addition to incorporating new twists on floor plans,” he explains. Through the firm’s in-house design center, Don draws upon resources of an architectural staff, interior designer, and a fully equipped decorating studio to

Ragland Continued from page 6 Roy also excels in the design side of building a custom home. He especially enjoys helping clients select the perfect lot and visualizing the home that will best sit on that lot. “What I love about this job is completing the home and wowing the customer when you hand them the keys,” said Chris.

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As a tribute to his success, for two consecutive years, Professional Builder magazine listed Don Julian Builders as one of the top 400 builders in the United States. Builder Magazine placed him as one of the top five builders in the top 50 single housing markets in the nation. In addition, Don has won more than 60 industry awards for value, design and craftsmanship. In addition to garnering national attention, Don has won hundreds of awards locally for value, design and craftsmanship in homebuilding excellence. As a matter of fact, he has won more awards than anyone in the history of the Home Builders Association of Kansas City.

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2015 Networking and Education Calendar

2015 Networking and Education Calendar

2015 Education Sponsor

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LOCATION

Spring 2015 Parade of Homes

Saturday, April 25 Sunday, May 10

Scattered Homes Tour

Lunch, Learn & Earn Credit: Proper Truss Installation & Common Concerns 2 HRS ABC DW Code Credit

Thursday, May 21 11 am - 1 pm

$50 - MEMBER $100 - NONMEMBER

KC HBA

On-Site Construction 101 TILIA-RESPA-Integrated Disclosure Rule Panel Discussion

Thursday, June 11 10 am - 2 pm Tuesday, June 16 10 am - 11:30 am

$30 - MEMBER $60 - NONMEMBER $20 - MEMBER $40 - NONMEMBER

KC HBA

Golf Tournament

Wednesday, June 17 8 am - 5 pm

$400 - PER TEAM OF 4

Hillcrest Country Club

Lunch, Learn & Earn Credit: Fire Blocking & Draft Stopping 2 HRS CC

Thursday, June 18 11 am - 1 pm

$50 - MEMBER $100 - NONMEMBER

KC HBA

Night at the “K” - Forever Royal

Friday, June 19 Game starts at 7:10 pm

$20 - PER TICKET

Kauffman Stadium

Lunch, Learn & Earn Credit: Work Force Series (4 classes) 2 HRS CC (PER CLASS)

Thursday, July 16

$50 - MEMBER $100 - NONMEMBER

KC HBA

Certified New Home Sales Professional (CSP)

Wed., August 5 Fri., August 7 9 am - 5 pm

$395 - MEMBER $495 - NONMEMBER

KC HBA

Lunch, Learn & Earn Credit 2 HRS CC

Thursday, August 20

$50 - MEMBER $100 - NONMEMBER

KC HBA

Artisan Homes Tour

Sat., September 12 Sun., September 20

Scattered Homes Tour

Fall 2015 Parade of Homes

Sat., October 3 Sun., October 18

Scattered Homes Tour

HBA Annual Clay Shoot

Friday, October 16

TBD

Powder Creek 8601 Monticello Rd. Lenexa, KS

Lunch, Learn & Earn Credit 2 HRS CC

Thursday, November 19

$50 - MEMBER $100 - NONMEMBER

KC HBA

Inaugural Dinner

Wednesday, December 2 6 pm - 11 pm

TBD

Grand Street Café 4740 Grand Ave, KC MO

Art of Framing 8 HRS CC

Thursday, December 10

$125 - MEMBER $195 - NONMEMBER

KC HBA

Wall Bracing 4 HRS CC

Friday, December 11

TBD

KC HBA

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Hillcrest Country Club

$50 - MEMBER 100 - NONMEMBER

KC HBA

$20 - PER TICKET

Kauffman Stadium

JULY

TBD

$50 - MEMBER 100 - NONMEMBER

AUGUST

SEPTEMBER

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OCTOBER

$395 - MEMBER 495 - NONMEMBER

KC HBA

$50 - MEMBER 100 - NONMEMBER

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Scattered Homes Tour

Online Resources for HBA Members!

NOVEMBER

Scattered Homes Tour

Powder Creek

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Monthly Lunch, Learn & Earn Classes Kick-off The KCHBA’s monthly opportunity to earn contractor code credit began with a class on window installation. Ten participants learned the correct methods to prevent window failure from instructor Dave Utterback. The May 21st class will focus on proper roof truss installation. The KCHBA has scheduled monthly sessions which qualify for two hours of

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New Home Closing Rules Take Effect August 1

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KCHBA will offer panel discussion in June

These new rules are intended to streamline the loan application process and make it easier for consumers to understand by clearly spelling out the most relevant details all on one page – the interest rate of the mortgage loan, the amount of the monthly payments and a listing of all the closing costs.

The KCHBA will host a panel discussion on June 16th to help members be prepared to navigate these changes with the least amount of disruption to the sales and closing process. The program will begin at 10 am and includes lunch. Please contact the HBA at 816-942-8800 to register for this informative event.

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The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau will institute new rules August 1 regarding disclosures under the Truth in Lending Act and Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act (TILA-RESPA) that will affect all home builders, particularly those with a real estate lending arm.

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Under the new procedures, four documents will be merged into two. The Good Faith Estimate and Truth in Lending disclosures will be eliminated and combined into a new single Loan Estimate form, or “LE.” In addition, the final Truth in Lending Disclosure and HUD-1 Settlement Statement are being replaced by the Closing Disclosure, or “CD.” What does this mean? First, the Loan Estimate must be delivered to the prospective buyer no later than three business days after receiving the application. Currently, the HUD-1 Settlement Statement can be presented to the buyer on the day of closing and any changes to the statement can take place during the loan closing. Under the new rule, the biggest change is that the Closing Disclosure must be provided to the consumer a full three days prior to the closing, and if there are changes during that 72-hour period, the closing could be delayed. 10

To prevent any unwanted closing delays, a good rule of thumb is to have all the paperwork in order a week before the scheduled closing date. So if you want to close August 10, make sure everything is ready August 3.

For those applying for adjustable rate mortgages, the documents will explain how their interest rate and future monthly payments could change based on certain factors. NAHB was actively involved during the rulemaking process, submitting comment letters both individually and with coalition partners urging the CFPB to ensure that any changes that would make it easier for consumers to understand and comply with the settlement process would not place any undue burdens on builders, lenders and other housing professionals. From NAHBNow, 4/22/25


2015 Edu

EVENT

DATE

COST

Spring 2015 Parade of Homes

Saturday, April 25 Sunday, May 10

Lunch, Learn & Earn Credit: Proper Truss Installation & Common Concerns 2 HRS ABC DW Code Credit

Thursday, May 21 11 am - 1 pm

$50 - MEMBER $100 - NONMEMBER

KC

On-Site Construction 101 TILIA-RESPA-Integrated Disclosure Rule Panel Discussion

Thursday, June 11 10 am - 2 pm Tuesday, June 16 10 am - 11:30 am

$30 - MEMBER $60 - NONMEMBER $20 - MEMBER $40 - NONMEMBER

KC

Golf Tournament

Wednesday, June 17 8 am - 5 pm

$400 - PER TEAM OF 4

Lunch, Learn & Earn Credit: Fire Blocking & Draft Stopping 2 HRS CC

Thursday, June 18 11 am - 1 pm

$50 - MEMBER $100 - NONMEMBER

Night at the “K” - Forever Royal

Friday, June 19 Game starts at 7:10 pm

$20 - PER TICKET

Lunch, Learn & Earn Credit: Work Force Series (4 classes) 2 HRS CC (PER CLASS)

Thursday, July 16

$50 - MEMBER $100 - NONMEMBER

KC

Certified New Home Sales Professional (CSP)

Wed., August 5 Fri., August 7 9 am - 5 pm

$395 - MEMBER $495 - NONMEMBER

KC

Lunch, Learn & Earn Credit 2 HRS CC

Thursday, August 20

$50 - MEMBER $100 - NONMEMBER

KC

Artisan Homes Tour

Sat., September 12 Sun., September 20

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Fall 2015 Parade of Homes

Sat., October 3 Sun., October 18

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HBA Annual Clay Shoot

Friday, October 16

TBD

Lunch, Learn & Earn Credit 2 HRS CC

Thursday, November 19

$50 - MEMBER $100 - NONMEMBER

Inaugural Dinner

Wednesday, December 2 6 pm - 11 pm

TBD

Art of Framing 8 HRS CC

Thursday, December 10

$125 - MEMBER $195 - NONMEMBER

KC

Wall Bracing 4 HRS CC

Friday, December 11

TBD

KC

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Stand-Down for Fall Safety! Every day in this country, construction workers fall. One wrong step and they’re tumbling down a steeply pitched roof, sliding or dropping off an unstable ladder, or left hanging from a scaffold. The difference between an unexpected stumble and tragedy is simple: fall protection. Falls are the leading cause of death in the construction industry, as hundreds of workers die each year and thousands more suffer catastrophic, debilitating injuries. Yet, lack of proper fall protection remains the most frequently cited violation by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration. To recognize this often fatal hazard, tens of thousands of employers and more than a million workers across the country joined OSHA in 2014 for a weeklong Fall Safety Stand-Down, the largest occupational safety event ever held. OSHA hopes to triple these numbers during this year’s Fall Safety Stand-Down from May 4-15, 2015.

AUGUST

“With the economy on the rebound SEPTEMBER and housing starts on the rise, now is the time to for all of us to renew our OCTOBER commitment to sending workers home safe every night,” said Secretary of NOVEMBER Labor Thomas E. Perez. “Last year’s Stand-Down showed us what employers DECEMBER and workers sharing that commitment can accomplish. Responsible employers understand that safety is not a luxury — it is a necessity.” KCHBA members that face fall hazards on the job are encouraged to participate in this year’s Stand-Down. The newly launched website (www.osha.gov/StopFallsStandDown) provides details on: how to conduct a Stand-Down; receive a certificate of participation; and access free education and training resources, fact sheets and other outreach materials. It will also include a list of stand-down events free and open to the public, as soon as they become available.

Tom Brick, EPA Region 7, will speak on July 21 to interested KCHBA members regarding this new rule, inspections and record keeping. The presentation will also include a question and answer session. Mr. Brick will speak at 11:30 am, during the monthly board lunch. To register for this program, please contact Tricia (tricia@kchba.org or phone 816-942-8800).

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Pride in everything we do – even in the work you don’t see.

1973 Rensen House of Lights 1975 Century Plumbing Company 1978 Complete Home Concepts, Inc. Henges Insulation and Fireplaces 1979 Holthaus Building, Inc. 1981 George E Fern Company 1983 Bickimer Construction, Inc. Gene Fritzel Construction Company, Inc. 1984 Schlagel & Associates, P.A. 1986 Geiger Ready Mix Co., Inc. 1987 Reece & Nichols 1989 Extraordinary Homes 1992 Cumberland Trim size: Properties, Inc. 1994 4.75 x 4.75 Hunt Midwest Real Estate Development, Print ad Inc. Uncoated 1998 Pollard & Associates 1999 Freeman Custom Homes 2001 K C Pumpman, LLC New Homes Journal 2003 Cecil & Ray Homes, Inc. 2005 Guier Fence Company, Inc. Premiere Marketing 2009 Harrison Baker Insulation, LLC Homoly Construction, Inc. Premier Foundations, LLC Pyramid Roofing Company, Inc. 2010 Bryant/Ratliff Building, Inc.

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2011 Chicago Title Insurance Co. Kitchens & Baths by Briggs Kline Concrete and Construction Maples Construction Co., Inc. Progressive Environmental & Safety Robertson Construction, LLC SRS Design, LLC 2012 Williams Insulation Prairie Homes, Inc. Ted’s Trash Service, Inc. 2013 Arvest Bank CoreLogic Molle Chevrolet, Inc. TF Forming Systems, Inc. Traditional Homes 2014 Associated Drywall & Painting GTE, LLC/ Steve Guetterman Farms High Definition Drywall

BuildingBusinessNews THE OFFICIAL PUBLICATION OF THE HOME BUILDERS ASSOCIATION OF GREATER KANSAS CITY May 2015 • Volume 21 • Issue 5 Copyright 2015

Published by the Home Builders Association of Greater Kansas City 600 E 103 Street, Kansas City, MO 64131 (816) 942-8800 Executive Vice President Sara Corless Editor Marcia Jurgens Contributing Writers: Beatriz Ibarra and Megan Felling Graphics Karla Peterie, Creative Services 2015 Executive Committee Home Builders Association of Greater Kansas City President Mark Mather Vice President Brenner Holland Secretary/Treasurer Harold Phelps Associate Representative Kevin Kirtley Immediate Past President Chris Ragland To subscribe to Building Business News call (816) 733-2224 To advertise in Building Business News call (816) 942-8800 For change of address requests please fax changes to (816) 942-8367 or call (816) 942-8800 For more information, visit the HBA online at www.kchba.org


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Kansas City, MO 64153 (816) 414-5300 www.fsresidential.com Reece & Nichols Kern Wood 11601 Granada Leawood, KS 66211 (913) 469-8300 Stewart Specialty Insurance Services

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Sara Corless Executive Vice President scorless@kchba.org, 816-733-2216 Beatriz Ibarra Vice President of Government Affairs bibarra@kchba.org, 816-733-2237 Gina Battle Director of Parade of Homes gina@kchba.org, 816-733-2219 Marcia Jurgens Director of Administration marcia@kchba.org, 816-733-2215 Andrew McKeegan Association Services Manager Andrew@kchba.org, 816-733-2224 Phil Yancey Membership Manager Phil@kchba.org, 816-733-2245 Dawn Allen Executive Assistant/Communication and Events dawn@kchba.org, 816-942-8800 Stephanie Stollsteimer Director of Marketing & Special Projects stephanie@kchba.org, 816-733-2213 Kelcee Schlotzhauer Events and Administration Assistant kelcee@kchba.org, 816-942-8800 Megan Felling Communications Manager megan@kchba.org, 816-733-2217 Tricia French Special Projects Assistant tricia@kchba.org, 816-733-2241


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17.2

16.8

16.3

15.9

15 10 5

5 2.4

0 -5

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Home Sales Warm Up As Spring Arrives The National Association of Home Builders reports that existing home sales increased nationwide by 6.1% in March with the first-time buyer share increasing to 30%. A full housing recovery still awaits the first-time buyers’ return to their average of 40% of all home purchases. Easing mortgage standards and possible passage of the Mortgage Choice Act would further aid first-time buyers into the market. On a more local basis, the Kansas City

Regional Association of Realtors has issued their March Monthly Indicators report which shows the number of sales of new and existing homes has increased by 9.5% for the 1st quarter of 2015 as compared to the same period in 2014. The new homes market by itself shows a 34.7% increase in March 2015 from March 2014 and a quarterly increase of 15.5%. The accompanying chart demonstrates closed sales totals for new and existing homes for selected counties of the metro area.

This month’s tip is:

National Design Contests Now Open The Professional Builder Design Awards and Best in American Living Awards programs are accepting entries for the 2015 contests. Be a part of the annual Professional Builder Design Awards and see how well your designs, plans and communities stack up against those from other builders and architects around the United States. Deadline for Professional Builder registration is May 18 – go to ProBuilder.com/PBDesignAwards for online submittal; completed entries are due by June 1, 2015. The Best in American Living Awards (BALA) is the nation’s premier award program continually redefining design excellence for the entire residential building industry. It spotlights the most creative and innovative builders, remodelers, architects, developers, land planners and interior designers in the nation. Every year, the awards program, sponsored by NAHB Design Committee, recognizes good design in single-family and multifamily homes of all types and sizes, communities, interior design, remodeling and rental developments. The Best in American Living award cycle begins in June – go to nahb.org/BALA for information. 14


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Local Building Activity Consistent with National Trend March 2015 residential permit statistics indicate a small increase over 2014 for the same quarter last year, according to the Home Builders Association of Greater Kansas City’s (HBA) monthly Residential Building Permit Statistics report. The 392 single family permits issued in March brings the year’s first quarter total to 887 single family units compared to last year’s first quarter number of 865—an increase of 3%. Nationally, the National Association of Home Builders reports that single family permits rose 2.1%. Multi-family permitting continues to be active, with 478 units in March and 794 for the first three months of the year. Comparing single family permits on a county-by-county basis, Johnson County remains at the same level as 2014, while Clay and Jackson counties together have reported an increase of 84 permits. The Clay county section of Kansas City is experiencing notable growth, with an increase of 51 permits over the first quarter of 2014. Top permitting cities continue to be Kansas City, Olathe, Overland Park, and Lee’s Summit. “First quarter numbers for 2015 are remarkably similar to 2014 in total,” said Executive Vice President Sara Corless, “but there has been a 10% shift this year to the Missouri side of the metro that we attribute to higher land development costs and lot prices. Builders remain optimistic that 2015 sales and permit activity will increase with new designs, energy efficiency and neighborhood amenities available.”

March 2015

Residential Building permit Statistics

Residential Building Permit Statistics CASS COUNTY Archie Belton Cass County Cleveland Drexel Garden City Harrisonville Lake Winnebago Lee's Summit Peculiar Pleasant Hill Raymore Village of Loch Lloyd

CLAY COUNTY Clay County Excelsior Springs Gladstone Kansas City Kearney Lawson Liberty North Kansas City Pleasant Valley Smithville JACKSON COUNTY Blue Springs Buckner Grain Valley Grandview Greenwood Independence Jackson County Kansas City Lake Lotawana Lee's Summit Oak Grove Raytown Sugar Creek PLATTE COUNTY Edgerton Kansas City Parkville Platte City Platte County Riverside Weatherby Lake Weston JOHNSON COUNTY De Soto Edgerton Fairway Gardner Johnson County Leawood Lenexa Merriam Mission Hills Olathe Overland Park Prairie Village Shawnee Spring Hill Westwood

Single Family Units^

M-F Units Sale%

M-F Units Rent

Total Units

S-F Units YTD

M-F Sale YTD

0 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 6 1 3 5 1 19

0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 0 6

0 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 6 1 3 11 1 25

2 5 8 1 0 0 2 1 9 1 3 13 3 48

1 0 4 75 3 0 1 0 0 4 88

0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

0 0 0 336 0 0 0 0 0 0 336

1 0 4 411 3 0 1 0 0 4 424

12 0 6 1 9 9 3 11 0 50 4 0 0 105

0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 52 0 0 0 52

0 12 2 0 12 0 0 0 26

0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

2 0 0 4 1 13 15 0 1 49 28 3 6 4 0 126

0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

MARCH 2015 M-F Rent YTD

Total Units YTD

0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 0 6

2 5 8 1 0 0 2 1 9 1 3 19 3 54

4 0 5 160 9 0 8 2 0 11 199

0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

0 0 0 336 0 0 0 0 0 0 336

4 0 5 496 9 0 8 2 0 11 535

12 0 6 1 9 9 3 11 0 102 4 0 0 157

44 0 10 1 10 19 6 16 5 79 7 0 0 197

0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

0 0 0 0 0 0 0 46 0 153 0 0 0 199

44 0 10 1 10 19 6 62 5 232 7 0 0 396

0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

0 12 2 0 12 0 0 0 26

0 28 13 0 21 0 4 0 66

0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

0 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 5

0 33 13 0 21 0 4 0 71

0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 9 75 0 0 0 0 84

2 0 0 4 1 13 15 0 1 58 103 3 6 4 0 210

2 0 0 8 8 17 30 4 1 123 93 4 15 7 0 312

0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

0 0 0 72 0 0 0 0 0 9 167 0 0 0 0 248

2 0 0 80 8 17 30 4 1 132 260 4 15 7 0 560

Single Family Units^ LEAVENWORTH COUNTY Basehor 5 Lansing 0 Leav. County 5 Leavenworth 1 Tonganoxie 1 12 WYANDOTTE COUNTY Bonner Springs Edwardsville KCK/Wyandotte Co MIAMI COUNTY Louisburg Miami County Osawatomie Paola Spring Hill

Totals

M-F Units Sale%

M-F Units Rent

Total Units

S-F Units YTD

M-F Sale YTD

M-F Rent YTD

Total Units YTD

0 0 0 0 0 0

0 0 0 0 0 0

5 0 5 1 1 12

11 5 13 1 8 38

0 0 0 0 0 0

0 0 0 0 0 0

11 5 13 1 8 38

2 1 5 8

0 0 0 0

0 0 0 0

2 1 5 8

3 1 13 17

0 0 0 0

0 0 0 0

3 1 13 17

3 0 0 0 5 8

0 0 0 0 0 0

0 0 0 0 0 0

3 0 0 0 5 8

3 2 0 0 5 10

0 0 0 0 0 0

0 0 0 0 0 0

3 2 0 0 5 10

392

0

478

870

887

0

794

1681

Comparison of Single Family Building units for Greater Kansas City (Cass, Clay, Jackson, Platte, Johnson, Leavenworth, Miami, Wyandotte Counties)

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Month/Year January February March April May June July August September October November December

2008 221 262 353 441 231 260 311 293 264 314 167 115

2009 96 129 131 184 189 204 196 207 219 226 192 182

2010 137 145 252 228 213 239 180 243 173 279 173 209

2011 90 121 180 210 230 262 204 205 202 205 185 207

2012 188 182 270 277 294 268 288 260 379 331 283 279

2013 273 224 335 444 337 333 409 354 384 369 340 288

2014 287 216 362 439 385 364 375 352 383 468 312 328

2015 235 260 392

Annual Total

3,232

2,155

2,471

2,301

3,299

4,090

4,271

887

All numbers shown in the box above are ACTUAL numbers.

Comparison of Permits By Units Issued Year to Date* 2008-2015 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015

S-F Units 836 356 534 391 640 832 865 887

M-F Units

904 11 55 0 73 129 832 794

Total Units

1740 367 589 391 713 961 1697 1681

^The Single Family number is units and includes both attached and detached units. %Multi-Family units are in buildings with 5 or more units and are divided by sale/rent.

# Not available at time of report

Permit information reflects the most recent data at time of publication. In order to ensure accurate recording of residential building permit statistics, the HBA may revise monthly and year-to-date figures when updated data is made available.


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