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November 2021

Goodbye Builder Fusion, Hello GrowthZone 600 E. 103rd Street | Kansas City, MO 64131


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On the Cover: Cover story Goodbye Builder Fusion, Hello GrowthZone

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GrowthZone offers new ways to view members-only content, register and pay for events online, access vital resources, recruit new employees and share your contact information with other members for networking!

Features

President’s Column: Goals and Accomplishments

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By Kevin Kirtley Read outgoing 2021 President Kevin Kirtley’s final thoughts on his year as president of the KCHBA.

Being Cognizant of the Federal Estate Tax Law

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By Leon B. Resnick If you own a business that you want to pass down to the next generation or if you plan to sell your business during your lifetime, you must be cognizant of the federal estate tax and the impending significant change.

2022 Artisan Home Tour to Feature 10 Custom Homes, Support JDRF This tour will feature 10 unique and luxurious homes built by some of Kansas City’s finest custom home builders. Additionally, KCHBA is partnering with JDRF once again as its charitable partner for the tour. Leading up to the tour, the Artisan builders and JDRF youth ambassadors will work together to raise awareness of T1D.

In Every Issue Member News

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Anniversaries 18 New Members

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Goodbye Builder Fusion, Hello GrowthZone

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he KCHBA is excited to announce that it is now using GrowthZone for all its member needs. (No more Builder Fusion!) GrowthZone offers new ways to view members-only content, register and pay for events online, access vital resources, recruit new employees and share your contact information with other members for networking! STEP 1: Go to kchba.org and click the green “Member Login” button in the upper right-hand corner and create your login credentials. STEP 2: Enter those login credentials and click submit. Now you’re ready to start using the new GrowthZone portal. STEP 2: Here are some things you can do once you’re logged in: Update your directory listing and contact info - Review your contact information and search for other members’ contact information in the “members only” hub. Need to change a phone number? You can do it yourself! Personalize your member listing page - Included in the directory is your own information page on the website which can include a description area, location, logo, photos and contact details based on your membership level. The more details you add the better!

Payments/Billing - Who should receive KCHBA invoices? Add the email address of your accounting person so bills are always paid promptly. Events - Register for upcoming events on the KCHBA calendar and pay for them online! Job Board - Create a posting for any job openings you have available to gain visibility and recruit new employees. Job board listings will be shared with local school districts, high school career centers, vocational schools and colleges. News - Share exciting and important information with our community. Enter your news item to be added to our site.

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Resources - Being part of the KCHBA includes access to key sites, documents and other information to help you thrive in our community. Check out the resource area to learn more.

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KCHBA is excited to share this new association management platform with you -- we think you’ll find it quite useful. Content is always changing; please help us ensure that yours is always updated so that we and others in the community can reach you. NOTE: If you do not receive an email saying “thank you for creating a login” please check your junk folder. If emails are going directly into your junk folder, please add Growth Zone to your email contacts and/or make a rule to always allow emails from Growth Zone to go to your inbox. Enjoy!

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Presidential Goals and Accomplishments By Kevin Kirtley

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t has been an honor to serve as the President of this great organization over the last year. As my term comes to an end, I wanted to take this time to reflect on the past year and thank the people who made it a success.

this year. None of these would have been accomplished without the help of the organization’s volunteers. I have had an opportunity this year to work with a great Executive Committee: Jerry Braklow, Tommy Bickimer, Brian Tebbenkamp, Bob Frost and Richard Holtcamp. In addition to these dedicated volunteers, there are many other members who have supported the KCHBA through committees, task forces and board meetings. Thank you to all of the volunteers who have spent time and money to support your KCHBA.

Your Home Builders Association has worked hard this year to implement a new association management system. This software, GrowthZone, will allow you to interact with the KCHBA like never before. In late October, you should have received an emailed invitation to create your account. I would encourage you to log in and explore this new system and all it has to offer. With the new association management software comes new accounting procedures. Although not as exciting as new ways to connect with members, it’s still important. My accounting background puts me in a great position to help staff with these new procedures. I will continue to support this process after my term as president ends.

This past year has also given me a great perspective on the amount of work that goes into running your Home Builders Association. This would not be possible without the hard work the staff puts in every day. A huge Thank You goes out to Will Ruder, Kari English, Dawn Allen, Kelcee Allen, Marcia Jurgens, Courtney Reyes, Paige Waltman and Jordynn Webster. It has been a pleasure working with these industry professionals.

Improving our software and accounting procedures were two of my main goals during my presidency. But the organization has had many additional priorities they have started and completed

What an interesting time we have lived through over the last two years. I appreciate the opportunity to lead your KCHBA and I look forward to staying involved and seeing how the volunteers and staff move our industry forward.

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Clay Shoot + Associate Appreciation Lunch

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t was a beautiful day on Oct. 15 for two of KCHBA’s most popular annual events – the Clay Shoot tournament and Associate Appreciation Lunch. All KCHBA members were invited to join the Clay Shoot teams for a catered outdoor lunch after tournament

Congratulations to the winning teams. Thank you to everyone who attended and to Powder Creek for hosting the event. Additional thanks to the 2021 Clay Shoot swag sponsor Stewart Title. 2021 Clay Shoot Tournament Winners ProSource of Kansas City Roeser Homes, LLC SPIRE SVB Wood Floors

play. Limited-edition t-shirts were available to Associate members as a small token of appreciation. Representatives from KCHBA’s Professional Women in Building Committee and Young Professionals raffled off prizes and handed out an assortment of festive fall refreshments.

Flight A 1st: Bank of Blue Valley 2nd: C&P Services Inc.

We appreciate the following volunteers for their contributions to this year’s event:

Flight B 1st: Academy Bank 2nd: Sherwin Williams

Jimi Strickland, KC Star Richard Holtcamp, NASB Brett Greble, Groundwork Mortgage Ryan Browning, Kansas Gas Service JR Bretches, Bank of Blue Valley Lonny Cohen, TREB & New Home Guide / DesignKC Misty Hanson, Stewart Title

Flight C 1st: Rocktops 2nd: Ferguson Thank you to our Clay Shoot Station Sponsors: Ashlar Homes, LLC B L Rieke Custom Homes Bovard Insurance Capitol Federal Continental Title Don Julian Builders, Inc. Ernst Brothers Home Const. Frost Construction Hearthside Homes of KC, Inc. Hermes Landscaping, Inc. Hi Line Construction, LLC James Engle Custom Homes KBIG Matt Adam Development Co., Inc. New Mark Homes Patriot Homes, Inc. Prieb Homes, Inc. ProSource of Kansas City Roeser Homes, LLC SPIRE SVB Wood Floors Mark your calendars for the next one: Oct. 20, 2022!

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pire values its sponsorship involvement with the KCHBA, which provides opportunities to foster relationships with builders, developers and those in the construction industry,” said Brent Jones of Spire, a gold level elite partner of the KCHBA. “KCHBA leadership and staff do an outstanding job in facilitating committees and events designed to network, educate and support its members!” The KCHBA Board of Directors and staff want to thank our elite partners for their generous support in 2021. As we move into the fourth quarter of the year, we wanted to take a moment to tell you about a couple of our new and exciting sponsorship opportunities for 2022. Sponsor a Board of Directors lunch: Make an impression as the official KCHBA board lunch sponsor one month. Sponsoring lunch provides the opportunity to emphasize your organization’s services or products in a congenial setting. Host a new member happy hour or new member coffee: Showcase your showroom by hosting an KCHBA event at your location. Digital Advertising Opportunities: With people spending more time than ever on screens, KCHBA is now offering new digital advertising opportunities including dedicated emails to the entire membership, social and/or website article posting or a combination of both! Education Series: Be seen as a thought-leader in the residential construction industry by not only sponsoring education events throughout the year but also by participating in them as a speaker, moderator or panelist. While not an exhaustive list of the ways you can get your name in front of our membership, we believe these new offerings can propel your business to the forefront. Take it from John Shafer of ProSource: “ProSource is an annual sponsor for the KCHBA for many reasons. First and foremost, the organization is one of the lead advocates for the industry. Second is that we value the different opportunities the KCHBA offers the builder community like the Parade of Homes and multiple education offerings. Finally, the organization provides an invaluable opportunity to network with the builder community, thus growing our knowledge, reach and customer base.”

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If you have questions or would like to review all the sponsorships available to you in 2022, contact Dawn Allen at Dawn@kchba. org or call 816-942-8800.

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Being Cognizant of the Federal Estate Tax Law By Leon B. Resnick

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23.4m/married couple) will essentially be slashed in half on Jan. 1, 2026.

wo years ago, when the Kansas City Chiefs won Super Bowl LIV, celebration ensued around Chiefs Kingdom. A season of excitement, challenges and epic comebacks culminated with the ultimate prize.

This will increase taxes for some business owners and introduce a tax to others, that currently would not be taxed. For those over the exemption amount, the tax rate is 40 percent.

What if your business mirrored Kansas City’s story, however, there wasn’t a celebratory parade at the end? The federal estate tax can be a parade stealer. As a business owner, you can run your company and invariably experience highs, lows, challenges and struggles and still come out on top -- or think you have.

There is momentum building on expediting the reduction scheduled for Jan. 1, 2026, combined with a much lower exemption and higher tax rate. The federal estate tax has always been fluid. The exemption levels have ebbed and flowed. For example, from 1987-1997, the exemption was only $600,000 with a top rate of 55 percent. In 2010, there was a one-year complete repeal (the federal estate tax has been repealed several times, and has always reappeared), and between 2011 and 2021, the exemption amount has ratcheted up, while maintaining the 40 percent tax rate.

The federal estate tax was enacted in 1916, as a way to redistribute wealth in our country. There was a real concern that too few controlled too much of our country’s wealth (sound familiar?) and via the federal estate tax, that wealth would be redistributed (taxed) upon the death of an individual. What was once designed to zero in on the extreme elite, eventually became a tax on the ‘non-extreme elite’. Although statistically, a very small percentage of United States citizens actually will pay the estate tax, more land owners and business owners would be ravaged by the estate tax, as their assets exceeded exemption amounts. Today, in November 2021, those exemption amounts are the highest in our country’s history. Under current law, however, those high levels (11.7m/person and -

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Like the fluidity of the history of the federal estate tax, owning a business can be similar. Some days may run smoothly, and others may include an unexpected list in which anywhere from one to 17 items need to be addressed. You never can tell.


So many business owners achieve personal financial success while also employing dozens, hundreds or more. The business owner makes a real difference in their communities and well beyond. All should be championed, but those that will be impacted by the federal estate tax may not have the championship parade at the end of the day. If you’re a business owner and not fully aware of what’s going on in the world of federal estate taxes, all the good that you’ve brought to your family, employees and community may come to a screeching halt. A thriving business one day could become the business that is now up for sale at fire sale prices, resembling nothing of the true fair market value. As part of the federal estate tax law, the estate tax is due within nine months after date of death of the business owner (or any U.S. citizen that owns assets that exceed the exemption amount). If married, the tax may be deferred until the second spouse passes away. Also, any assets left directly to a qualified charity will escape taxation. If you own a business that you want to pass down to the next generation or other successors, you must be cognizant of the federal estate tax and the impending significant change.

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Member News Summit Homes Announces Next Raising Hope KC Beneficiary: Drumm Farm Center for Children In September, Summit Homes broke ground on its annual charity home project. The 2021-2022 Raising Hope KC beneficiary will be Drumm Farm Center for Children. Drumm Farm provides care for children in foster care and homeless young adults. They concentrate resources on programs that will support those aging out of foster care build successful lives. For the first time ever, the Raising Hope KC home will not be listed on the real estate market to raise charitable funds. Instead, the house will sit on Drumm Farm. The house is a two-story, two-garage home featuring seven bedrooms, five bathrooms and a finished lower level. “This project will make a huge impact on our plans to expand our campus and be able to support more children in need,” said Brad Smith, Executive Director for Drumm Farm. The home will be completed in summer 2022. Follow the process at RaisingHopeKC.com.

Company Days at Pitt State Ashlar Homes visited Pittsburg State in September to discuss careers in Construction Management with students. Pitt State’s School of Construction also offers degrees in Construction Engineering Technology, Environmental and Safety Management, Interior Design and Electrical Technology. KCHBA is proud to support students in these programs through Workforce Development scholarships and via the Home Builders Charitable Foundation.

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Member News The 2021 Ingram’s 250 Ingram’s 250 is a compilation of the most influential and powerful business executives and leaders throughout the Greater Kansas City Region. This year’s list features 14 KCHBA member companies. • Academy Bank: Paul Holewinski (President/CEO) • Arvest Bank: Mark Larrabee (President/CEO) • Bank of Blue Valley: Brent Giles (President/CEO) • Capitol Federal Financial: John Dicus (President/CEO) • Central Bank of the Midwest: Bill Ferguson (President/CEO) • Commerce Bank: Kevin Barth (Chairman/CEO) • Commerce Bank: Rob Bratcher (Kansas City President) • Commerce Bank: Jonathan Kemper (Chairman Emeritus) • Country Club Bank: Paul Thompson (Chairman/CEO) • CrossFirst Bankshares: Mike Maddox (President/CEO) • Greater KC Chamber of Commerce: Joe Reardon (President/CEO) • Hunt Midwest: Ora Reynolds (President/CEO) • North American Savings Bank: Paul Thomas (President/CEO) • ReeceNichols Real Estate: Mike Frazier (President/CEO) • Security Bank of KC: Jim Lewis (President/CEO) • US Bank: Tim Petty (KC Market President)

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Elevate Design + Build has a new home! Check out their office at 350 SW Longview Blvd., Lee’s Summit MO 64081. The new space was completely gutted and redesigned to include collaboration areas, conference rooms and a charrette area to assist clients in “seeing and feeling” a potential space. “This is a welcome change coming from an 800 sq. ft. office in Blue Springs. The Elevate team is quickly growing into the new space, with the addition of five new staff members,” said Angie Beerup, Elevate co-owner. Elevate invites you to stop by their Open House and Ribbon Cutting on Nov. 17, 5:00-7:00 p.m.

STARS showcases outstanding real estate agents and team, home builders and remodelers. The following KCHBA members are featured on this year’s list. Congratulations! • New Construction Specialist – Pam Baker, Weichert Realtors Welch & Co. (Director of Expansion and Relations) and Suma Design (Client Care Manager) • Premier Home Loan Provider – Arvest Bank • Premier Home Developer – Ashner Construction & Bodine Ashner Builders Legacy • Premier Dream Home Builder – Koehler Building Company • Exceptional Craftsmanship and Service Builder – Syler Construction • Top Custom Home Builder – Olympus Custom Homes • Premier Luxury Community Developer – Ellis-Simpson Communities

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2022 Artisan Home Tour to Feature 10 Custom Homes, Support JDRF

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homes, the first ticket costs $25 and each additional ticket costs $15. Alternatively, consumers can tour one home for $10.

he Home Builders Association of Greater Kansas City (KCHBA) is proud to announce the 2022 Artisan Home Tour will be hosted the first three weekends in June (June 3-5, 10-12, and 17-19). Presented by Ferguson Enterprises and Samsung, this tour will feature 10 unique and luxurious homes built by some of Kansas City’s finest custom home builders.

Builders participating in the 2022 Artisan Home Tour and the location of their Artisan homes are as follows: • Bruce Rieke, B.L. Rieke Custom Homes, 21493 W. 94th Terrace, Lenexa, KS 66220

KCHBA is partnering with JDRF (formerly known as the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation) as its charitable partner for the 2022 Artisan Home Tour. JDRF is the leading global organization funding type 1 diabetes (T1D) research. Some 1.25 million Americans are living with T1D, including about 200,000 youth (less than 20 years old) and more than 1 million adults (20 years old and older).

• Joe Christensen, Cardinal Crest Homes, 8516 N. Booth Ave., Kansas City, MO 64157

“We are excited to support JDRF for the 2022 Artisan Tour,” said Scott Bickford, chair of the 2022 Artisan Home Tour Committee. “People with T1D were some of the most vulnerable during the Covid-19 pandemic so we are thrilled to be able to support research to find a cure by hosting this tour.”

• Russ Groshans, Casa Bella Construction, 5842 N. Lucerne Ave., Kansas City, MO 64151

Leading up to the tour, the Artisan builders and JDRF youth ambassadors will work together to raise awareness of T1D. JDRF youth ambassadors will follow each home’s construction process and share their stories on social media throughout the process. Look for these hashtags on Facebook as the tour nears: #artisankc #kchba #jdrfkc.

• Don Julian, Don Julian Builders, 17329 Larsen St., Overland Park, KS 66221 • Justin Koehler, Koehler Building Co., 15921 Glenfinnan Way, Village of Loch Lloyd, MO 64012 • Jeff Robinson, J.S. Robinson Fine Homes, 4414 W. 155th St., Overland Park, KS 66224

“At JDRF, we’re leading the fight against type 1 diabetes (T1D) by funding research, advocating for policies that accelerate access to new therapies and providing a support network for millions of people around the world impacted by T1D,” said Sherri Lozano, Executive Director of JDRF Kansas and Missouri Chapter. “The Kansas and Missouri Chapter of JDRF is thrilled to be partnering with the Kansas City Home Builders Association through the Artisan Home Tour!”

• Pete and Sarah St. Peter, PCDI Homes, 18749 Stillwell Road, Linwood, KS 66052 • Gerry Starr, Starr Homes, 16206 Spyglass Ct., Loch Lloyd, MO 64012 • Jason Walker, Walker Custom Homes, 15 Buffalo Ridge, Lake Winnebago, MO 64034

Artisan Tour homes will be open Friday through Sunday from noon until 7 p.m. The homes will be scattered throughout the Kansas City metropolitan area and tickets will be available in April online at www.artisanhometourkc.org. To tour all 10

• Patrick Willis, Willis Custom Homes, 16015 St. Andrews Ct., Village of Loch Lloyd, MO 64012

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• “A leader is the message.” Are you putting the company before your own needs? Is this mindset made clear by your actions and decisions?

he KC PWB Council welcomed professional EOS (Entrepreneurial Operating System) speaker Sonya Jury to the KCHBA on Oct. 27 for a presentation on leadership and accountability. EOS compartmentalizes businesses into six key areas. EOS believes these components are relevant no matter what business you run.

• Are you taking “clarity breaks?” These moments look different for everyone.

• Vision: getting everybody in the “same boat and rowing in the same direction” • Data: facts and figures over subjective emotions • People: the right people in the right seats • Process: identify the core processes for your organization and that they are being followed • Vision: shared by all within the organization • Traction: executing the plan of action No matter your company, conflict of some kind is inevitable. “Every organization, every great organization, has issues,” Jury emphasizes. When specifically discussing leadership and management, core values are a key component. “These are not flippantly created… it is a discovery process. We use these core values to hire, fire and reward your people,” said Jury. And almost everything involves your people.

Management Accountability is something someone creates for themselves due to your role as a manager. When acting in a management capacity, consider the following: • Are expectations clear? Your expectations as a manager need to be communicated, as well as their expectations as an employee.

Jury states “there are two things you must be good at. It doesn’t matter what your personality style is or how you lead or manage.” The first is you care deeply about “your people.” The second thing is you want not only yourself to be great, but your people as well. These two concepts are important to keep in mind when discussing leadership and management practices. There are key differences between the two, but they are equally important and dependent on one another.

• The importance of communicating well cannot be under stated. No assumptions are made. During meetings is there an even exchange of dialogue? •

Leadership A few key ideas and questions to ask yourself as a leader: • Are you creating opening for opportunity? Are you in a position to delegate responsibilities that will elevate some one else’s position? Ask your people what they want to learn and what they hope to oversee.

Schedule regular meetings, not just when there is a problem. Keep your circles connected, but not micromanaged. These meetings can be great opportunities to give positive and negative feedback quickly. Jury emphasizes the importance of “praise in public, criticize in private.” Sharing why certain criticism is important can help soften negative feedback.

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Nov/Dec Calendar

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Nov. 10-11 OSHA 10, hosted by KBIG Nov. 11 YP Happy Hour, hosted by Bravas Nov. 11 Associates Council Meeting Nov. 16 NEBA Career Speaker Series – Construction Nov. 18 Virtual HBA 101 Nov. 25-26 KCHBA Office Closed for Thanksgiving Nov. 26 KCHBArebates.com Quarter 3 Deadline Nov. 30 Tax Credit Area Council Dec. 2-3 CEU Classes (16 hours) Dec. 8 Inaugural Ball Dec. 14 YP Holiday Social

Will Ruder Executive Vice President will@kchba.org 816-733-2216

Check out the weekly e-newsletter, This Week at the HBA, for the most up to date event information.

Paige Waltman Manager of Communications & Education paige@kchba.org 816-733-2217

Dawn Allen Director of Member Services & Partnerships dawn@kchba.org 816-733-2241 Kelcee Allen Director of Parade of Homes/Digital Content Strategist kelcee@kchba.org 816-733-2246 Kari English Senior Director of Communications & Strategy kari@kchba.org 816-733-2213 Marcia Jurgens Vice President of Administration marcia@kchba.org 816-733-2215 Courtney Reyes Director of Government Affairs & Workforce Development courtney@kchba.org 816-733-2214

Jordynn Webster Manager of Government Affairs & Workforce Development jordynn@kchba.org 816-733-2218

The Official Publication of the Home Builders Association of Greater Kansas City

November 2021 • Volume 27 • Issue 10 Copyright 2021

Published by the Home Builders Association of Greater Kansas City 600 E. 103 Street, Kansas City, MO 64131 • (816) 942-8800

Editor Kari English Contributing Writers Marcia Jurgens, Paige Waltman Graphics Karla Peterie, Kelcee Allen 2021 Executive Committee President Kevin Kirtley Vice President Tommy Bickimer Executive Vice President Will Ruder Secretary/Treasurer Brian Tebbenkamp Immediate Past President Jerry Braklow Associate Representative Richard Holtcamp Past Presidents Representative Bob Frost

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uring the month of September, single-family permits fell below recorded activity during September 2020. In the eight-county metropolitan area, 458 single-family permits were issued, compared to 557 issued for the same month last year, according to the Home Builders Association of Greater Kansas City’s (KCHBA) monthly Residential Building Permit Statistics report. However, year-to date, 4,678 single-family permits have been issued. By comparison, just 3,991 single-family permits were issued through the first nine months of 2020.

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“During the first six months of 2021, the number of permits issued in the Kansas City region exceeded last year’s numbers every single month,” said Will Ruder, Executive Vice President of the KCHBA. “While the number of permits issued in the third quarter has slowed, this pattern is most likely due to prolonged pressure created by supply chain lags, rising material pricing and availability, and labor market conditions. Consumer demand for new homes is still very strong and is expected to remain so for the foreseeable future.”

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Kansas City, Mo., continues to lead the metropolitan area as the top-permitting city with 716 single-family permits issued yearto-date. Following behind is Olathe with 557, Lee’s Summit with 539, Overland Park with 511 and Blue Springs with 183 permits issued during the first nine months of 2021.

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Residential Building Permit Statistics

Residential BuildingSEPTEMBER Permit Statistics 2021 CASS COUNTY Archie Belton Cass County Cleveland 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 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 Roeland Park Shawnee Spring Hill Westwood

Single MultiS-F M-F Total Family Family Total Units Units Units Units^ Units% Units YTD YTD YTD 0 38 0 0 0 1 5 0 0 3 39 0 86

0 445 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 445

0 483 0 0 0 1 5 0 0 3 39 0 531

0 94 0 0 0 8 30 26 73 25 125 0 381

0 494 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 494

0 588 0 0 0 8 30 26 73 25 125 0 875

10 5 0 30 1 0 9 1 0 1 57

0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

10 5 0 30 1 0 9 1 0 1 57

26 17 3 441 48 0 57 1 0 41 634

0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

26 17 3 441 48 0 57 1 0 41 634

8 0 18 0 0 12 8 14 0 47 4 0 0 111

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

8 0 18 0 0 12 8 14 0 47 4 0 0 111

183 0 101 1 0 74 73 130 0 513 38 0 0 1113

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

183 0 101 1 0 74 73 130 0 513 38 0 0 1113

7 9 0 8 3 0 0 27

0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

7 9 0 8 3 0 0 27

145 104 0 102 11 0 0 362

0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

145 104 0 102 11 0 0 362

3 0 0 5 6 1 20 0 0 44 45 6 0 10 8 0 148

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

3 0 0 5 6 1 20 0 0 44 45 6 0 10 8 0 148

27 1 0 55 40 46 170 0 0 557 511 72 0 142 126 0 1747

0 0 0 32 0 0 0 0 0 122 0 0 0 0 0 0 154

27 1 0 87 40 46 170 0 0 679 511 72 0 142 126 0 1901

September 2021

Single MultiS-F M-F Total Family Family Total Units Units Units Units^ Units% Units YTD YTD YTD LEAVENWORTH COUNTY Basehor 7 0 89 0 7 89 Lansing 0 0 0 0 0 0 Leav. County 8 0 99 10 8 109 Leavenworth 0 0 0 0 0 0 Tonganoxie 1 0 48 0 1 48 16 0 16 236 10 246 WYANDOTTE COUNTY Bonner Springs Edwardsville KCK/Wyandotte Cty MIAMI COUNTY Louisburg Miami County Osawatomie Paola Spring Hill Totals

0 0 5 5

0 0 0 0

0 0 5 5

0 0 101 101

0 0 0 0

0 0 101 101

3 0 0 0 5 8

0 0 0 0 0 0

3 0 0 0 5 8

40 0 0 6 58 104

0 0 0 0 0 0

40 0 0 6 58 104

458

445

903

4678

658

5336

Comparison of Single Family Building Units for Greater Kansas City (Cass, Clay, Jackson, Platte, Johnson, Leavenworth, Miami, Wyandotte Counties) Month/Year January February March April May June July August September October November December Annual Total

2014 287 216 362 439 385 364 375 352 383 468 312 328 4,271

2015 240 260 393 437 395 438 399 425 462 459 360 432

2016 274 408 542 523 503 578 494 536 424 466 417 352

2017 2018 457 463 477 463 571 549 562 564 504 598 567 569 512 485 480 514 514 353 583 485 502 354 468 276

2019 2020 2021 234 355 411 234 475 493 357 438 560 411 434 637 391 374 579 387 421 558 471 493 480 429 444 502 396 557 458 500 510 410 404 434 461

4,700

5,517

6,197

4,654

5,673

5,366

4,678

Comparison of Permits By Units Issued Year to Date

2014 - 2021 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021

S-F Units 3163 3449 4282 4644 4558 3310 3991 4678

M-F Units 3168 2521 3521 1627 2562 1929 2128 658

Total Units 6331 5970 7803 6271 7120 5239 6119 5336

^The Single Family number is units and includes both attached and detached units. %Multi-Family units are in buildings with 5 or more units. # 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. Copyright 2021 Home Builders Assoc of Greater Kansas City. All rights reserved.

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