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September July 2012 2011

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The Official Newspaper of The Home Builders Association of Greater Kansas City

Parade of Homes Kicks Off September 29th

HBA’s Call to Action:

Attend National Event to Rally for Homeownership The HBA has teamed up with the National Association of Home Builders to organize the Rally for Homeownership, September 25 at the Harry S. Truman Library and Museum in Independence, Missouri, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Everyone is invited and encouraged to attend so sign up now at www.ProtectHomeownership. com to show your support and receive notifications as more details are available.

These rallies send a powerful message to elected leaders that Americans value homeownership not only for countless personal reasons, but because homeownership generates jobs and revenues that will help speed the nation’s ailing economy to recovery. The local rally is being co-chaired by Travis Graham, Graham Construction, and Mike Brown, Brown (Continued on page 16)

Harry S. Truman Library and Museum

September 25, 2012, 11:30 am, Harry S. Truman Library and Museum in Independence,

Rally for Homeownership

The Fall Parade of Homes returns to the Kansas City Metropolitan Area, September 29-October 14 and will showcase 242 new homes that will be free and open to the public 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Homes are located in eight counties with 117 in Kansas, 50 in the Missouri north area, and 75 in the Missouri south area from 79 home builders. Today’s market offers a number of reasons to buy a home including affordable prices, low mortgage rates and great new homes.  In addition, innovative materials and construction techniques mean that today’s new homes are built to be much more energy efficient than homes constructed a generation ago. We invite you to come out once again and experience the latest and greatest innovations in new homes. The October issue of BBN will feature renderings of all Parade homes.

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Home Show-Fall Edition Brings Ideas, Inspiration & Solutions

The HBA’s Home Show – Fall Edition returns to Design Boutique. the Overland Park Convention Center, September Visitors will see nearly 200 exhibits and 14-16 bringing with it ideas, inspiration, and meet the experts of home improvement. solutions for your home this autumn. This vibrant market place will have new home The Home Show Stage sponsored by Spaces will products and services, decorating, design feature HGTV Star Vern Yip Saturday and Sunday demonstrations, the latest remodeling ideas. They at 2 p.m. who will share his eclectic design tips and also can register for great giveaways including an meet and greet show patrons. Vern’s HGTV projects HDTV from Direct Buy, outdoor paint from Sherwin include Deserving Design with Vern Yip, HGTV Williams, magazine subscriptions from Spaces Design Star, HGTV Urban Oasis, and Bang for magazine, Whirlpool cooktop from Ferguson, Your Buck. He’s also known for his four seasons on and a 45 minute consultation by Vern Yip from HGTV Design Star TLC’s Trading Spaces and appearances on NBC’s I.O. Metro. Tickets and information are online Jennifer Bertrand will Home Intervention. www.kchomeshow.com. emcee the Home Show Local celebrity chefs also will be part of the Stage sponsored by Spaces. When: Friday, September 14 – Sunday, September programming that will feature Jasper Mirabile of 16, 2012 Jaspers, Mark Webster of The New Theatre Restaurant, Jeff Where: Overland Park Convention Center, 6000 College Martin of Smallcakes, Shannon Kimball of Firebug BBQ and Boulevard, Overland Park, KS 66211 Cheri Schenker with Schenker Family Farms. In addition, Jasper Show Hours: Friday and Saturday, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. and Sunday, will do his 710AM radio show “Live! From Jasper’s Kitchen” 10 a.m.-6 p.m from the Home Show Stage on Saturday at 11 a.m.     Tickets: $7 for adults at the door, $6 advanced at Hen House A designer panel will bring the latest ideas in décor to the and online, $6 military and senior, and kids 12-and-under are free Home Show Stage featuring Jennifer Bertrand, HGTV Design Discounts: Sunday donate three items or $3 to Harvesters and Star and Patrick Madden, Madden-McFarland Furniture & recieve two-for-one tickets.

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Parade Committee Missouri North Area Council Lunch NAHB Fall Board of Directors Meeting, Austin TX Thirsty Thursday at Fuel in OPKS Home Show-Fall Edition, OP Convention Center Rally for Homeownership, Harry S. Truman Library Independence, Mo, www.ProtectHomeownership.com Builder Pick-Up Fall Parade of Homes Fall Parade of Homes Awards Ceremony HBA Clay Shoot Certified Aging-in-Place Certification

For more information or to register for any event, go to www.kchba.org or call 816-942-8800

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Motorcycle Riders Should Cruise to Thirsty Thursday Thirsty Thursday will be on T h u r s d a y, September 13th from 4:00 p.m. to whenever the fun stops at Fuel American Made Bar & Grill at 7300 West 119th Street, Overland Park. Members are encouraged to ride their motorcycles out to this bike friendly destination.

NAHB Fall Board September Meeting The 2011 Fall Board of Directors Meeting will be held in Austin, Texas, Wednesday September 12 - Saturday, September 15. Meetings will take place at the Hilton Austin (headquarters hotel) and the Austin Convention Center. Registration and Housing for the Fall Board of Directors Meeting is open. Contact Andrew McKeegan, Andrew@kchba.org to learn about opportunities to get involved.

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Millions of Americans are living longer and more active lives. And with their changing lifestyles, maturing Americans are also looking to revitalize their home environments. Identifying these opportunities and developing the skills to interact with 50+ customers can help you grow your business dramatically. The HBA through the NAHB will offer Certified Aging-in-Place Specialist certification education (CAPS), Wednesday, October 24-Friday October 26, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. at the HBA. Three classes are required including Business Management for the Building Professional, CAPS I and CAPS II. These courses provide a solid foundation for best business practices for smaller businesses, marketing to the aging population and how to create homes for life. The cost is $250 for each class for a total of $750 for enrollment in all three. Register online at www.kchba.org. Contact Andrew McKeegan, andrew@kchba.org for more information.

Plan for Year End Events Past President Dinner November 8 Jasper’s at Watts Mill, 103rd & State Line $60 per couple

Inaugural Dinner December 6 Brio Tuscan Grill on the Plaza $ 75 per person

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Government & Politics

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Unified Government Waives Building Fees for New Home Construction

HBA Takes Position on Building Codes in Johnson County

The Unified Government Board of Wyandotte County more affordable. 71% Commissioners is waiving all building of homeowners will see their Unified permit fees, inspection fees and sewer Government property tax bill go down. connection fees for new single family 27% will see no change from last year. home construction beginning this month In addition to lowering most residential through December 2013. The move is tax bills, the 2013 Unified Government designed to spark a renewed wave of Budget calls for ending the paymenthome construction to meet the demand in lieu-of-taxes (PILOT) fee which created by thousands of new jobs coming appears on the electric and water bills to Wyandotte County. for Board of Public With construction of With construction of Utilities customers in the Cerner Continuous the Cerner Continuous Wyandotte County. Campus and the The move could save Campus and the hiring utility hiring of 4,000 new customers of 4,000 new employees, employees, the market nearly $10-million for new housing over the next five years the market for new will increase. The housing will increase. based on estimated Hollywood Casino at rate increases. Kansas Speedway has already created Overall assessed value of real property in Wyandotte County is increasing after 1,000 new, fulltime permanent jobs. “Creating a budget and policies which several years of substantial declines. encourage more development, more new Residential property values are still jobs and more new housing is critical,” lower than before the recession, but said County Administrator Dennis Hays. are stabilizing. New commercial and Wyandotte County is experiencing a industrial developments are pushing surge in new residential construction with overall valuations up. Assessed values a 34% increase over last year. More than have increased 1.6% in Wyandotte County 300 new apartment units near Village and 2% in KCK. West are planned with more in the works.  For more information contact Mike The 2013 Unified Government Budget Taylor, Public Relations Director, also takes major steps to make living in 913.573.5565

City of Independence Plans Time Line for Adoption of New Codes

Nine building code officials representing Johnson County local governments (except Overland Park) gathered for two meetings late in August at the Johnson County Administration building in Olathe, KS. The meetings were called to present to the public recommendations from the Building Codes officials in each of the cities.  All nine cities are recommending the adoption of new codes with the corresponding new inspections and building requirements at meetings before city council committees and governing bodies in September and October with implementation by January 2013. HBA

representatives expressed the following position as approved by the Board of Directors: “The Home Builders Association of Greater Kansas City supports the adoption of the 2012 IRC, with amendments as identified by the HBA Codes Task Force (co-chaired by George Schluter, GSW Homes; and Jim Haas, Jim Haas Builders, Inc.) except for the energy section. We support the adoption and full enforcement of the 2006 energy chapter of the IRC; and at a time certain, two years from the adoption of the 2012 IRC, the adoption of the 2009 IECC as relates to residential construction.”

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HBA Events & News

Kansas Area Luncheon: Economic Projections and the Kansas Political Landscape

Gordon Moffitt, The Hayes Company, Bruce Chyka, Performance Plus Homes, and Sean Miller.

HBA Receives National Award for New Website

Chris Kuehl talks with David Stallings, Dreams & Design Building

The Kansas Area Luncheon featured two presenters, economist Chris Kuehl and Kansas Building Industry Association Executive Director, Sean Miller. Kuehl discussed what is impacting the economy now and what next year may look like. Miller brought his insight into the Kansas political landscape and results of the 2012 legislative session.

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Sara Corless, Executive Vice President, attended the Association Leadership Conference recently and was presented a national award for the HBA website www.kchba.org. Visitors to the HBA website in 2011 saw a new dynamic design with updated features and functions that better serves the members and the public. The HBA was awarded for that successful launch of the new website with an Association Excellence Award from the Executive Officers Council (EOC) of the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB). The Association Excellence Awards is an annual program designed to recognize the outstanding accomplishments of state and local home builders’ associations and

Sara Corless receives award at ALI

executive officers in the field of association management. EOC membership is comprised of the staff executives who direct more than 750 NAHB-affiliated state and local home builders’ associations representing more than 140,000 home builders in communities across the United States.

NAHB Awards Spikes

Gary Kearns

Bruce Rieke with Phil Yancey, HBA Membership Manager

Spikes are membership champions who earn credits through recruiting new members and helping retain members. The HBA recently welcomed new Spike Club member Gary Kearns, Gary Kearns Homebuilders, LLC. The recognition of Life Spike was awarded to Bruce Rieke, B.L. Rieke Custom Homes.

George Schluter Recognized by CCSAKC HBA Past President George Schluter has been recognized for his volunteer efforts by the Country Club Swim Association of Kansas City. Swimming is a sport of volunteers from neighborhood swim meets all the way up to the Olympic Trials. George began volunteering as a supportive father and over 20 years later is still giving to the sport of swimming at every level. George has done everything from working the electronic timing system to serving as a meet referee, from country club meets to national meets. Along the way, he has mentored and trained hundreds of other officials. He has been the Chairman of Missouri Valley Swimming, a Central Zone Director, and a member of the USA Swimming Board of Directors. For his efforts, he is a recipient of the Conoco Phillips Outstanding Service Award to the sport of swimming. He has worked to form and grow summer swim leagues, and to have summer leagues recognized by United States Swimming. www.kchba.org

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HBA Events & News

September 2012.

HBA All-Around Clay Shoot to Bring Fall Fun

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Philllip Sanders, Jeff Robinson and Bobby Wilson enjoy the 2011 Clay Shoot

Sign up now for the HBA annual clay shoot October 12th. Come enjoy this great event at Powder Creek Shooting Park in Lenexa. Everyone is welcome at all skill levels. For the first time, this year’s event will include not only the 50 round (twelve station) sporting clay shoot, but also a 25 round skeet shoot, and 25 round trap shoot. The individual shooter’s score will be a tally of all three events. The good news is that five person teams are still just $500 by September 17 which includes all three rounds of shooting! (After September 17th, the price goes to $550 per team). Individuals are $125. Shooting Station Sponsorships are still available for only $200. Sponsorships for prizes and giveaways are available at other levels.

Special thanks to Bank of Blue Valley, HBA Platinum Sponsor, and Sun Lumber as lunch and beverage sponsor. “The annual clay shoot has become great tradition that brings together builders and associates,” said Richard Holtcamp, Bank of Blue Valley. “We are very pleased to help organize this event and want to encourage everyone to take time to enjoy a wonderful day outdoors with fellow HBA members.” Event registration will start at 8:30 a.m. on October 12. Shooters will start upon check in to keep everything rolling and all shooters MUST be registered by 9:30 a.m. to participate. Sign up for the event at www.kchba.org or contact Phil Yancey phil@kchba.org

Home Builders Association of Greater Kansas City’s Annual

ALL AROUND CLAY SHOOT Friday, October 12th, 2012

Registration 8:30-9:30am All shooters must start at 10am

Powder Creek Shooting Park

8601 Monticello Rd, Lenexa KS, 66227 Snacks and lunch provided, beer immediately following the shoot

5 person team-$500 if registered before September 17th Register online at www.kchba.org SPONSORSHIPS AVAILABLE!

2012 Platinum Sponsor

Questions? Contact: Andrew McKeagan-andrew@kchba.org, Phil Yancey-phil@kchba.org or call 816-942-8800 www.kchba.org

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Home Show-Fall Edition

HGTV Star Vern Yip Featured at Home Show-Fall Edition

HGTV Star, Vern Yip will share his eclectic design tips and meet and greet show patrons on Saturday and Sunday at 2 p.m. on the Home Show Stage sponsored by Spaces. One room at a time, Vern Yip is designing his way across America. Vern’s past HGTV projects include his own show titled Deserving Design with Vern Yip, and his current work includes the upcoming seventh season of the exciting prime-time series HGTV Design Star and the second year of HGTV Urban Oasis. He’s also on HGTV in new episodes of Bang for Your Buck, where he serves as both host and design expert. He’s also known for his four seasons on TLC’s Trading Spaces and appearances on NBC’s Home Intervention. “As an architect and designer, my goal is to inspire and ignite creativity in my audience by focusing on both how to create wonderful home design without breaking the bank and techniques for making the best use of space, remarked Vern Yip, HGTV Design Star. “I look forward to seeing a great audience and for creative interaction during my presentations.”

Live! From Jasper’s Kitchen Home Show Saturday at 11am Jasper Mirabile, Jr., renowned chef at the popular Italian restaurant that bears his and his father’s name, hosts a radio show on KCMO Talk Radio radio that is heard by over 7,000 people every week. JJ to his friends, Mirabile is an affable, outgoing chef who has an extreme passion for good food, fine wine and entertaining. His extensive knowledge of specialty foods and ingredients, unique and traditional food preparations, and the fine dining experience has been enriched by years of collaboration with other great chefs from around the world. JJ’s frequent travels take him to interesting and famous locales where specialty cheeses, wines and other food products have been produced, in some cases for hundreds of years. The show is about every aspect of food. How to select and prepare the ingredients for great dishes, what to serve with them, plus a little history and background on foods and ingredients that may be unfamiliar to some listeners. Hen House Market is the presenting sponsor for the show. *Events subject to change

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Farm to Fork: Fresh Meals in Minutes

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Chic Kitchens That COOK!

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Design & Remodel: There’s an App for That!

Katy Sullivan, Katy Sullivan Designs

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How NOT to Get Divorced When Remodeling

Alan Karlin, Alan Karlin Designs

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Creating a Visual Feast With Color

Emmie Shaw, Sherwin-Williams

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Fast Fixes for Fall

Jen Bertrand, Jen Bertand Designs

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How to Make Award Winning BBQ Sauces

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12:30 PM

Fast Fixes for Fall

Patrick Madden, Madden-McFarland, Jen Bertrand, Jen Bertrand Designs

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Special Guest, Vern Yip

Vern Yip, HGTV Design Star

3PM

Design Panel

Patrick Madden, Jen Bertrand & Friends

4PM

Getting the Most Out of Fresh Herbs and Spices

Mark Webster, CEC, CCE, AAC, Exec. Chef New Theatre Restaurant

5PM

Design & Remodel: There’s an App for That!

Katy Sullivan, Katy Sullivan Designs

6PM

Top to Bottom: Roof to Foundation

Dry Basement

Sunday, September 16 - SHOW HOURS 10AM - 6PM 11AM

Chic Kitchens That COOK!

Portfolio Kitchen & Home

12PM

How to Make Award Winning BBQ Sauces

Shannon “The FireBug” Kimball, Grillmaster

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How NOT to Get Divorced When Remodeling

Alan Karlin, Alan Karlin Designs

2PM

Special Guest, Vern Yip

Vern Yip, HGTV Design Star

3PM

Design Panel

Patrick Madden, Jen Bertrand & Friends

4PM

Secrets to Baking & Decorating Cupcakes

Jeff Martin, Founder of Smallcakes A. Cupcakery

5PM

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Home Show-Fall Edition Win Great Giveaways

Special thanks to the generous sponsors of the Home Show-Fall Edition Associate Sponsors Brogden Buick/GMC RS Unlimited Landscaping

Wireless Internet Sponsor SureWest

Bag Sponsor NARI

Show Guide Sponsor The Kansas City Star

Stage Furniture Sponsor I.O. Metro

Ticket Sponsor Rosehill Gardens

Community Partner Harvesters Community Food Network

Giveaway Sponsors Sherwin Williams Direct Buy

Ticket Outlet Hen House Markets

Appliance Sponsor Ferguson

Stage Sponsor SPACES

Win a Mitsubishi 73” 3D ready 1080p DLP HDTV from Direct Buy valued at $1,600. A registration table will be located in the concourse area. Win enough paint to paint the outside of your home. “HGTV Exterior Satin by Sherwin-Williams” valued at $2,200. Register at the Sherwin-Williams booth #505. Register for a one-year subscription at the Home Show Stage sponsored by Spaces. Win a 45 minute one-on-one design consultation with Vern Yip! Drawing Saturday, September 15 at 3:30 p.m. followed by consultation at 3:45. Register at the I.O. Metro booth #114. You must be present to win. Win a 30” Whirlpool Electric Induction Cooktop and cabinetry.  Register at the HBA booth.  Drawing at show’s conclusion.  Delivery included.

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Industry News Great Offer!

Registration Opens September 4 for NAHB’s International Builders Show The International Builders Show (IBS) is the largest residential building industry trade show in the world. With the most residential construction pros in one place, IBS is the building industry’s defining business event, January 22-24, 2013 in Las Vegas. Registration opens, September 4, online at www.buildersshow.com.   The HBA’s designated hotel is the Wynn Las Vegas ($209 per night).  The Wynn is the NAHB headquarters hotel,

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September FREE Expo Pass!

www.wynnlasvegas.com. The deadline to reserve rooms is Monday, November 19, 2012. Now in its 68th year, IBS brings together virtually every aspect of the building industry.  Produced by the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB), IBS is the perfect showcase for suppliers and manufacturers. In addition more than 200 education opportunities are offered.

During the month of September only, as an NAHB member you can register for a FREE Expo pass giving you access to the hottest exhibit floor in the building industry all three days of the Show. Visit BuilderShow.com/September for details. In addition, all spouse registrations (regardless of membership) are also free in September.

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Industry News

NAHB Designates September as Associate Member Appreciation Month The next time you come to an HBA event, look around at your fellow members. More than half of the people you see will be associate members. These are people who are essential to the home building process and help enable our industry to provide Americans with an unrivaled selection of quality homes. Among the ranks of associate members are subcontractors, sales and marketing specialists, architects, interior designers, title and settlement experts, lawyers, people in the financial services industry, product suppliers and manufacturers, and many more who are essential to the challenging task of providing housing for a growing population. Associate members are also essential to HBA and to the NAHB federation, offering sponsorships, devoting countless hours

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at committee meetings and volunteering at special events, and strengthening our industry in the process. Most importantly, our associate members help broaden our perspective so that we can assess issues more objectively in the context of our entire industry. In recognition of the thousands of associates who volunteer their time and services to NAHB and its state and local affiliates, NAHB has designated September as Associate Member Appreciation Month. NAHB has always appreciated the dedication and enthusiasm of its associate members, but in today’s unsettled – and unsettling – housing market environment, we appreciate that dedication and commitment more than ever. During September – and every other month, for that matter – get to know one

HBA Associates Council: Jerry Ratway, Weber Carpet, Inc, Donna Best, First American Title, Kevin Kirtley K & E Flatwork, Megan Vejraska, Kitchen & Bath by Briggs, Jim Humbert, Advantage Framing, Mindy Arnold, Designed 4 You, Jim Breitkreutz, Beaver Timber, Christina Hayes, Kitchen & Bath by Briggs.

another better, learn about each others’ businesses and whenever possible, to do business with other members. Our HBA is strong when individual members are strong, and doing business with other members is a great way to

strengthen the association while ensuring that the people you work with understand the issues and concerns that affect your day-to-day operations. For more information, contact Phil Yancey at phil@ kchba.org or 816-733-2245.

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Top 10 Reasons to Do Business with an Active Associate Member

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ANNUAL REPORT TO MEMBERS

1. They support NAHB at the local, state and national levels. 2. They volunteer time, talent and treasure to help the association accomplish its goals. 3. They recruit their colleagues and business contacts to become members. 4. They serve on committees and councils gaining valuable networking opportunity while helping to advance the association’s mission. 5. By doing so, you increase the value proposition for all membership in your HBA. 6. They are strong supporters of local and state PACs and BUILD-PAC. 7. They are a major source of non-dues revenue through sponsorships, advertising, etc. 8. As industry partners, they are a valuable resource for business and management tips. 9. They are heavily invested in your business success: You win, they win! 10. Why wouldn’t you do business with a member?

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Welcome New Members

Brady Lilja

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HOMEOWNERSHIP IS UNDER ATTACK! WHAT: HOMEOWNERSHIP IS UNDER ATTACK!

Local economies have suffered fromhave the suffered slowdown in the home construction, Local economies from slowdown in homeand construction, and home buyers and owners face difficulties home buyers and owners face difficulties getting access to affordable mortgage getting access to affordable mortgage loans and avoiding loansWHAT: and avoiding foreclosure in today’s distressed environment. What’s worse, HOMEOWNERSHIP IS UNDER ATTACK! foreclosure in today’s distressed environment. What’s worse, policymakers are considering scaling back the scaling mortgage interest policymakers arehave considering back the mortgage interest Local economies suffered from the slowdown indeduction, home deduction, more requirements on borrowers andcrisis construction, and home buyers and owners face difficulties imposing more requirements onimposing borrowers and letting the foreclosure letting the foreclosure crisis mortgage deepen. loans and avoiding getting access to affordable deepen. foreclosure in today’s distressed environment. What’s worse,

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Rally for Homeownership Supported by National Survey on Housing & Homeownership As America struggles with complex economic challenges in the wake of the Great Recession, long-held principles have come under intense scrutiny. In this pivotal election year, some policymakers are even suggesting that homeownership should no longer be a national priority. This is in direct opposition to the beliefs of most Americans, according to a recent national survey conducted jointly by Public Opinion Strategies and Lake Research Partners. The survey makes clear that voters see homeownership as fundamental to the American Dream. A vast majority

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(74 percent) say that owning a home is the best long-term investment they can make and worth the ups and downs of the market. Americans believe that homeownership provides stability for families and communities, and creates jobs and a stronger economy.

Key Survey Results 96 percent of home owners are happy with their decision to own and 84 percent who are “underwater,” or owe more on their mortgages than their home is worth, expressed the same sentiment. Three out of four voters – both owners

and renters – believe it is appropriate and reasonable for the federal government to provide tax incentives to promote homeownership. Two-thirds of respondents say that the federal government should help home buyers to afford a long-term or 30-year, fixed-rate mortgage. 68 percent of voters say they would be less likely to vote for a congressional candidate who proposed to abolish the mortgage interest deduction, a figure that was virtually identical across all party affiliations (69 percent of Independents and 68 percent of Democrats and

Republicans). Nearly seven out of 10 voters who are not currently home owners (68 percent) say it is a goal of theirs to eventually buy a home. Job uncertainty and saving for a downpayment and closing costs are the biggest barriers to buying a home.

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and Lake Research Partners of Washington, D.C.,

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Association of Home Builders. The survey of 1,500

likely 2012 voters was conducted Jan. 2-5, 2012, and has a margin of error of ±2.5 percent.

Will Housing Lead or Follow in a Slow-Growth Economy? Job creation and economic growth have been weak in 2012. While gross domestic product (GDP) and total employment have expanded, their respective rates of growth have been disappointing given the high unemployment and prior wealth declines connected with the Great Recession. Despite ongoing negative economic news, housing and home building stand out as sources of positive developments. However, some analysts have questioned whether the good news for housing can continue in the face of slow growth, the impending fiscal cliff, and continuing financial crises in Europe. It is useful to remember that housing typically leads the economy out of recession. As interest rates fall, home building can have an outsized impact on GDP growth. And as employment growth continues (even if slowly), interest rates remain low and credit access improves, housing demand will continue to expand, yielding a virtuous cycle of benefits for both housing and the overall economy. For these reasons, NAHB believes that housing and the home building sector will continue to expand, albeit at a rate that is slower than history would suggest is normal for a recovery. www.kchba.org

Nationwide, the homeownership rate was unchanged for the second quarter of 2012, coming in again at 65.6% on seasonally adjusted basis, according to the Census Bureau. While this level remains near a 15-year low, declines in the rate itself may be coming to an end as a housing recovery takes hold in a greater number of locations. The growing housing recovery is certainly evident in the Census Bureau’s construction spending reports. Private residential construction spending was up for the third consecutive month in June, reaching its highest level since early 2009 on nominal basis. According to the three-month moving average, residential construction spending has risen for each of the last nine months. Construction spending on new single-family homes jumped 3% on a month-to-month basis and has staged nearly a 19% improvement from the same period a year ago. Multifamily construction spending increased 3.4% during June and has experienced gains in each of the last nine months. Overall, spending on new multifamily units has increased by 66% from its low point in August 2010. Page 13


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July New Housing Permits Maintain Improvement Trend

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

“Year to date total permits are the highest in three years.”

the 2009 low of 1,207. Also of note in July is an 88 multi-family unit for an apartment complex in Lenexa. “Improved numbers in new home construction continue to be due to the reduction in supply of existing homes over the past several years of the Recession and fewer affordable homes or ‘starter homes’ for young families especially,” said Executive Vice President Sara Corless. “All indications from builders and their realtors are that their new homes are selling at a pace better than existing homes. Families who are relocating to Kansas City or settling into a new school district need a home that is move-in ready and new homes provide that benefit.” Six counties have increased year-todate in July including Cass County which is up 15 percent, Clay County is up 56 percent, Jackson County is up 9 percent, Platte County is up 126 percent of which the majority have been pulled in the Kansas City limits. Johnson County is up 42 percent and Wyandotte County is up 12 percent. Two counties have decreased year-to-date including Leavenworth County decreasing 17 percent and Miami County decreasing 29 percent.

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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

Single Family Units^

M-F Units Sale%

M-F Units Rent

0 0 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 1 5 1 11

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 0 0 0

1 0 0 30 3 0 4 0 0 5 43

0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Residential Building Permit Statistics JULY 2012 Total Units

S-F Units YTD

M-F Sale YTD

M-F Rent YTD

Total Units YTD

0 0 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 1 5 1 11

0 3 18 0 0 1 1 2 8 1 12 36 12 94

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 0 0 0

0 3 18 0 0 1 1 2 8 1 12 36 12 94

1 0 0 30 3 0 4 0 0 5 43

20 28 1 257 25 0 17 0 0 12 360

0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

20 28 1 257 25 0 17 0 0 12 360

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

3 0 0 2 1 6

22 1 11 13 6 53

0 0 0 0 0 0

0 0 0 0 0 0

22 1 11 13 6 53

2 1 1 4

0 0 0 0

0 0 0 0

2 1 1 4

13 2 32 47

0 0 0 0

0 0 380 380

13 2 412 427

0 2 0 0 0 2

0 0 0 0 0 0

0 0 0 0 0 0

0 2 0 0 0 2

1 9 0 0 0 10

0 0 0 0 0 0

0 0 0 0 0 0

1 9 0 0 0 10

288

0

88

376

1763

8

552

2323

Single Family Units^ LEAVENWORTH COUNTY Basehor 3 Lansing 0 Leav. County 0 Leavenworth 2 Tonganoxie 1 6 WYANDOTTE COUNTY Bonner Springs edwardsville KCK/Wyandotte Co

MIAMI COUNTY Louisburg Miami County Osawatomie Paola Spring Hill

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

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

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5 0 0 1 0 10 3 4 2 24 0 0 1 50

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 0 0 0

5 0 0 1 0 10 3 4 2 24 0 0 1 50

38 0 18 13 18 43 22 24 3 137 2 1 1 320

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

0 0 0 0 0 0 0 48 0 0 0 0 0 48

38 0 18 13 18 43 22 72 3 137 2 1 1 368

0 10 4 0 17 0 0 0 31

0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

0 10 4 0 17 0 0 0 31

1 69 30 0 90 1 1 0 192

0 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 8

0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

1 77 30 0 90 1 1 0 200

0 0 0 6 2 18 18 0 0 35 36 0 16 10 141

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

0 0 0 0 0 0 88 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 88

0 0 0 6 2 18 106 0 0 35 36 0 16 10 229

6 0 0 23 8 38 61 3 1 249 196 3 81 18 687

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

0 0 0 0 0 0 124 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 124

6 0 0 23 8 38 185 3 1 249 196 3 81 18 811

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

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

Annual Total*

9384

6385

3232

2155

2471

2301

1763

750 833 1066 899 971 761 772 874 677 672 609 500

353 475 824 687 677 616 546 515 397 597 385 313

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

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

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

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

188 182 270 277 293 265 288

All numbers shown in the box above are ACTUAL numbers.

Comparison of Permits By Units Issued Year to Date* 2006-2012 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012

S-F Units 6052 4178 2079 1129 1394 1297 1763

M-F Units

Total Units

1267 705 1422 78 223 428 560

7319 4883 3501 1207 1617 1725 2323

*Annual totals may not match seasonally adjusted numbers. ^The Single Family number is now 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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Attend National Event to Rally for Homeownership (Continued from page 1) Midwest who are recruiting volunteers to participate. “The last few years of economic hardship have been a challenge for everyone. That’s why it is so important that we revive the housing market, create jobs and spur growth for the entire U.S. economy,” said Graham. The Rally’s premise is that the home is central to American life, and homeownership is a cherished ideal for most families. Furthermore, it is critical in creating wealth and providing upward mobility and financial stability for individual households. Organizers anticipate that as many as 1,000 citizens will attend the Kansas City

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rally. Invitations are going out to civil rights organizations, business groups, home builders and real estate agents, churches and civic organizations. We are also asking participants to sign a petition supporting homeownership. The petition supports: • Protecting the mortgage interest deduction. • Making sure credit-worthy consumers and small businesses can get mortgages and loans. • Helping resolve the foreclosure crisis. If you have any questions about the Kansas City event, please contact the HBA 816-942-8800.

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