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

Fall Parade Features Highest Number of Entries Since 2008 October 13 269 New Homes 78 Builders 8 Counties $ 192,000 to $ 1.2 million Thru

Homes open daily 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Parade Guides at I-435 & Holmes for

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The Fall Parade of Homes returned to the Kansas City Metropolitan Area, September 28 and continues through October 13 showcasing 269 new homes that will be free and open to the public 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. This is the highest number of entries since the Fall Parade of 2008. Seventyeight builders are participating and eight counties throughout the Metro are represented. Prices range from $192,500 to $1.2 million. This year’s Parade is sponsored by Stewart Title. Home building professionals know 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 con-

struction techniques mean that today’s new homes are built to be much more energy efficient than homes constructed a generation ago. Planning a Parade experience is made even easier thanks to the wealth of resources available through the Fall Parade site, Once there, visitors can browse homes by price, location, builder, floor plan, subdivision and more as well as visit builder websites. Take advantage of the new feature “My Mobile Tour” and create your personalized tour complete with directions from home to home. Pick up the Parade book at the HBA at I-435 & Holmes.

HBA Members Spread Message on Proposed Building Code Changes Members of the HBA Codes Task Force, Board of Directors and other industry leaders reached out to their local building officials regarding proposed code changes that will ultimately become part of the 2015 International Residential and Energy Code. Several area building officials will participate in the International Code Council’s (ICC) Public Comment Hearings from October 2-10, 2013 in Atlantic City, New Jersey. At the hearing, building officials and others will have the opportunity to vote on

the proposed code changes that, without a doubt, will have a significant impact on the housing industry nation-wide. HBA members asked building officials to carefully consider each code proposal and remember that overly stringent codes will price many families out of the housing market or unfairly limit their choices. The National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) and the HBA recognize the important work that building officials do on a daily basis to protect public

safety. As voting members of the ICC, building officials also have a responsibility to ensure that the codes are practical, enforceable and cost-effective. According to NAHB the 2012 International Energy Conservation Code did not meet these standards, which is why it has the lowest adoption rate in history.  The NAHB and HBA will continue to help inform public officials and members about top priorities for the housing industry leading up to the ICC Public Comment Hearings in October. 

Inside this Edition

Fall Education Sales & Marketing


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Fall Education

To register for a class or for more information, please contact Beatriz Ibarra at or Andrew McKeegan at (816) 942-8800 or You can also register at

Through October 13 Fall Parade of Homes Oct 2, 6 pm

Parade Awards Celebration

Oct 22, 11:30 am

Government Affairs Committee

Oct 23 8:30 am-5 pm

Business Management for Building Professionals

Oct 24 Certified Aging in Place 8:30 am-5 pm Specialist (CAPS I) Oct 25 8:30 am-5 pm

Certified Aging in Place Specialist (CAPS II)

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

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Business Management for Building Professionals*

October 23, 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Cost: $210 (members) - $285 (non-members), Lunch Included

This course will expand your management skills and give you a solid foundation in business practices that are critically important to businesses in the areas of planning, organizing, staffing/directing and controlling. [Designation credits: CAPS, CGA, CGB, CGP, CGR, Master CSP, Master CGP] *This class is a requirement towards the CAPS and CGP designations.

Marketing & Comunication Strategies for Aging & Accessibility (CAPS I)* October 24, 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Cost: $250 (members) - $350 (non-members), Lunch Included Learn best practices in communicating and interacting with 50+ customers, and take advantage of one of the fastest growing market segments in remodeling and related industries. [Designation credits: CAPS, CGA, Master CSP] *To receive NAHB’s CAPS designation, you must take Business Management for Building Professionals, CAPS I and CAPS II courses.

Design/Build Solutions for Aging & Accessibility (CAPS II)

October 25, 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Cost: $250 (members) - $350 (non-members), Lunch Included Learn the guidelines and requirements of accessibility, the importance of working with health care professionals, and the significance of good design to transform a house into a safe, attractive and comfortable home for life. [Designation credits: CAPS, CGA, Master CSP] *To receive NAHB’s CAPS designation, you must take Business Management for Building Professionals, CAPS I and CAPS II courses.

November Social Media Training

November 5, 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Cost: $25 (members) - $35 (non-members), Lunch Included Erin Sass, formerly with Bernstein Rein, will lead this class on how to use social media to market your business and reach new customers. Also hear from a HBA member builder on how they manage social media within their business and any lessons learned.

Northland Planning & Development Briefing November 12, 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. MO North Area Council Meeting Cost: $15 (members) - $25 (non-members), Lunch Included Join the Directors of Planning and Development from Kansas City north for a briefing on their lot inventory, developments and overall future growth plans. [Earn 1.5 hours of CE credit for KCMO. Application pending in JOCO for CE credit.] Continued on page 3

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Green Building for Building Professionals* November 21-22, 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Cost: $365 (members) - $440 (non-members), Lunch Included In this two-day course, learn how to apply the ANSI-approved National Green Building Standard™ in the construction of a new home, remodel, site development or multifamily project. [Designation credits: CGA, CGB, CGP, GMR, Master CGP] *Take Business Management for Building Professionals on 10/23/2013 for the CGP.


Wednesday, October 2, 2013 The Marriott Briarcliff overlooking beautiful Kansas City.

Understanding Resnet’s HERS Rating System December 3, 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Cost: $15 (members) - $25 (non-members), Lunch included Several jurisdictions from across the Kansas City metropolitan area are now accepting a HERS score as a method to comply with the energy code. Understand what goes into a HERS test and how you can maximize your score. [Earn 1.5 hours of CE credit for KCMO. Application pending in JOCO for CE credit.]

Cocktails & hors d’ oeuvres, 6:00-7:30 p.m. Awards Presentation, 7:30 p.m. Including a Tribute to Richard Mather for 50 Years of Home Building Followed by coffee & dessert • Price $55

Register online at or contact Gina Battle, 816-733-2219 or

Understanding the 2012 IRC Framing Requirements

December 10, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Tri-Area Council Meeting Cost: $TBD (members) - $TBD (non-members), Lunch included

Dave Utterback, building inspector with the City of Lenexa, will provide a comprehensive overview of the framing requirements that are mandated in almost every jurisdiction across the Kansas City metropolitan area. [Earn 8 hours of CE credit for KCMO. Application pending in JOCO for CE credit.]

Richard Mather’s 50 Years of Home Building The Fall Parade of Homes Awards Celebration in October will feature a special tribute to Richard Mather for 50 years of home building. Not only is he a star in home building and consistent award winner, but he is a stalwart member and volunteer for the HBA and NAHB. Here are just a few of his career highlights: NAHB Senior Life Director HBA Past-President Board of Directors HBA Builder of the Year HBA Housing Center Construction Committee Founding Member Home Builders Foundation Fund NAHB Statesman Board of Trustees Home Builders Institute A Gold Key Member

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Government & Politics


City of Overland Park Begins New Electronic Plan Review Process

NaTuraL Gas Is The BLueprINT For success. The most successful builders know that natural gas homes are instantly more attractive to buyers. When you build homes equipped with natural gas and weatherized with energy‑efficient windows and insulation, you can reduce your customers’ utility bills year‑round and help boost your sales numbers today. For more on how to use natural gas to turn prospects into buyers, contact Lyn Leet at or (913) 344‑8808.

Beginning October 1, 2013, the City of Overland Park will institute a new electronic plan review process for residential construction. Builders using the electronic process will now be able to submit PDF copies of their permit application and related documents via email to permitservices@opkansas. org, pay permit fees by credit card, and receive their permit electronically.  Communication regarding pending applications and revisions to documents will also be done electronically. While the process seems straightforward, there are a few requirements that builders need to be aware of. For example, the size requirement for all con-

struction plans to be converted to a PDF is 18”x 24”. Plot plans can be 8 ½ x 11 or 8 ½ x 14. There are also requirements for how to label documents that need to be re-submitted with corrections. Builders can contact the City or the HBA for detailed instructions on the new process. The new electronic process is not a requirement as the traditional “over the counter” review process will still be in place. City staff expects that there will be kinks in the system at first but in the long term believe that it should create greater efficiencies and serve as an added convenience to builders.  For more info, contact Beatriz Ibarra at bibarra@

Overland Park City Manager Presents Benefits of 1/8 Cent Sales Tax Bill Ebel, City Manager, City of Overland Park, presented information at the September HBA Board of Directors meeting about the 1/8 cent sales tax renewal for infrastructure improvements. The City estimates that the 10-year 1/8 cent sales tax will generate about $65 million for residential and thoroughfare improvements, and for replacement of

sidewalks, curbs, street lights and traffic signals. Overland Park residents must vote by Tuesday, October 8 at noon on whether or not to extend the sales tax by returning their ballot to the Johnson County Election Office. For more information, please contact Beatriz Ibarra at

Save the Date Inaugural Dinner 2013

Join with the HBA as we welcome incoming President Chris Ragland, Homes by Chris

Wednesday, December 4 Intercontinental Kansas City at the Plaza 401 Ward Parkway

6 p.m. Cocktails 7 p.m. Dinner 7:45 p.m. Inaugural Program

plus Builder, Associate, and Sales and Marketing professionals of the year

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The HBA of Missouri Meets in Jefferson City HBA Government Affairs Members of the Home Builders Association of Missouri (HBAM) gathered in Jefferson City on September 12 at the start of its new fiscal year. Members discussed financials and approved a budget for 2013-2014.  The HBAM’s lobbyist, Jewell Patek, Jewell Patek & Associates, LLC, provided an overview of the Missouri General Assembly’s veto session and what the housing industry may expect in the next legislative session.  Efforts to cut personal and corporate income tax rates will likely be back on the agenda as well as transportation funding.  The housing

industry should stay alert about the possibility of revisiting the fire sprinkler issue and a state-wide energy code. HBAM members will spend the next few months drafting a new legislative agenda and planning for Missouri Lobby Day.  HBA of Greater Kansas City members Bob Frost, Frost Construction Company, and Travis Graham, Graham Construction Company, joined staff at the meeting in Jefferson City.  Members and staff were also present from the HBA of Central Missouri, the HBA of Springfield and the HBA of Southwest Missouri.

Committee Sets October Meeting to Draft Legislative Agenda The HBA’s Government Affairs Committee will meet on Tuesday, October 22 at 11:30 a.m. to review and update the HBA’s legislative agenda. Committee leaders and co-chairs Harold Phelps, Phelps Engineering, Inc., and Brenner Holland, Hunt Midwest Real Estate Development, Inc., plan to schedule meetings in October and November to finalize the agenda and present it to the HBA Board of Directors for their consideration at the December meeting.  The HBA expects a big year in

government affairs as legislators continue to debate tax reform, energy regulation and fire sprinklers. The legislative agenda will direct the HBA’s lobbying efforts in both the Kansas Legislature and Missouri General Assembly and at the local level.  The legislative agenda will also serve as a guide for HBA members throughout the year and especially during our annual lobby days in Topeka and Jefferson City.  For information about the Government Affairs Committee, please contact Beatriz Ibarra at

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Builder Confidence Holds Steady in September

Bob Frost Named Missouri Representative for NAHB Back by popular demand, Bob Frost, President of Frost Construction Co., was again named the Missouri Representative to the National Association of Home Builders. The HBA of Missouri, a coalition of HBAs from across the State, unanimously agreed to reappoint Bob to the position. The job includes maintaining continuous communication with HBA members from across the state, staying abreast of housing-related issues in the State, reporting to NAHB, and facilitating communication between HBAs and NAHB. Bob and Mary Frost, Frost Construction Company

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Following four consecutive months of improvement, builder confidence in the market for newly built, single-family homes held unchanged in September with a reading of 58 on the National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index (HMI), released recently. “While builder confidence is holding at the highest level in nearly eight years, many are reporting some hesitancy on the part of buyers due to the sharp increase in interest rates,” said NAHB Chairman Rick Judson, a home builder from Charlotte, N.C. “Home buyers are adjusting to the fact that, while mortgage rates are still quite favorable on a historic basis, the record lows are probably a

thing of the past.” “Following a solid run up in builder confidence over the past year, we are seeing a pause in the momentum as consumers wait to see where interest rates settle and as the headwinds of tight credit, shrinking supplies of lots for development and increasing labor costs continue,” noted NAHB Chief Economist David Crowe. Derived from a monthly survey that NAHB has been conducting for 25 years, the NAHB/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index gauges builder perceptions of current single-family home sales and sales expectations in the next six months as “good,” “fair” or “poor.” The survey Continued on page 11 also asks

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October July 2013.

Builders Fire-Up the BBQ for Associate Appreciation

NAHB designated September as Associate Appreciation Month and HBA Builders seized the moment to fire up a BBQ lunch at the HBA to recognize associate members. Roughly eighty members and guests came hungry for hot dogs, brats, burgers and all the fixin’s. See more photos posted on the HBA Facebook page.

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The HBA Sales & Marketing Council Hosts National Speakers at the Fall Home Show The HBA Sales and Marketing Council (SMC) invited two nationally-recognized speakers to teach classes at the opening day of the Fall Home Show. Beverly Koehn, author of “Loyalty is Love: How to Hold Clients Close for Life,” taught the first class on negotiation skills. She spoke about key strategies for specific negotiating situations, what makes a great negotiator and how to avoid common pitfalls and formalize an agreement. David Miles, President of Miles BrandDNA, and Joel Cox, Director of Digital Strategies at Miles BrandDNA, led a class on key sales and marketing strategies, particularly through

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Beverly Koehn and David Miles pictured with SMC Co-Chair Roy

social media and other online platforms. Miles and Cox gave participants an in-depth look at how online marketing really works and where it is important to invest limited resources. HBA members who attended both classes received an annual membership to the SMC, a platform for HBA members to received custom-tailored education and information and network with other sales professionals. The SMC is co-chaired by Roy Ragland, Homes by Chris, LLC, and Jenni Mann, Hunt Midwest Real Estate Development, Inc. To join the SMC, please contact Andrew McKeegan at or (816) 942-8800.

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October July 2013.

Home Show Visitors Get Ideas, Inspiration & Solutions

Chad Parkhurst, SPACES Magazine, pictured with SPACES Stage Stars John Gidding, Jennifer Bertrand and Kristin Rieke.

The HBA’s Home Show – Fall Edition returned to the Overland Park Convention Center September 6 – 8 and brought with it ideas, inspiration, and solutions for our homes. Thousands of visitors met the experts of home improvement and viewed new home products and services, decorating, remodeling, and design ideas. Special thanks to Dan Fritschen,, with everyone who made it a wonderful Fox 4’s Kathy Quinn. success from the exhibitors and presenters to sponsors and visitors. Be sure to contact HBA members with any of your fall remodeling or new home needs!  To participate in future shows, contact Lori Kodanaz at or 816-733-2217 for exhibitor information.

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1999 Gary Kerns Homebuilders, LLC 2001 DC Sheet Metal, Inc. 2002 Summit Custom Homes, LLC 2004 Klopfenstine Construction, Inc. Stewart Builders LLC 2007 Platte-Clay Electric Coop Decor & Company Warehouse LLC 2008 Applause Custom Sight & Sound 2009 Grisamore Group Inc. Heartland Habitat for Humanity Santa Fe Trails Plumbing, Inc. Graham-Welch & Associates Swearingin Concrete Foundations Kobush Concrete Inc Banks Blue Valley Pools & Spa Small Step Energy Solutions LLC

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2013 Executive Committee Home Builders Association of Greater Kansas City President Fred Delibero Vice President Chris Ragland Secretary/Treasurer Mark Mather Associate Representative Tommy Angotti Immediate Past President Kevin Stucker

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Continued from page 6 builders to rate traffic of prospective buyers as “high to very high,” “average,” or “low to very low.” Scores from each component are then used to calculate a seasonally adjusted index where any number over 50 indicates that more builders view conditions as good than poor. HMI component indexes were mixed in September. While the component gauging current sales conditions held unchanged at 62, the component gauging sales expectations in the next six months declined three points to 65 and the component gauging traffic of prospective buyers increased one point, to 47. All four regions posted gains in their three-month moving average HMI scores in September, including a two-point gain to 41 in the Northeast, a four-point gain to 64 in the Midwest, a two-point gain to 56 in the South and a four-point gain to 61 in the West.

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Join the HBA Leadership Circle

Take Advantage of 2014 Sponsorship Opportunities and Benefits

Once a year, the HBA offers member companies the opportunity to take part in a year-long sponsorship program with benefits and privileges that add value to the sponsor’s HBA membership. Collectively these sponsorships exemplify a unique commitment to the homebuilding industry and provide the HBA with an additional source of support for marketing, advocacy, networking, and education as well as underwriting for HBA major events. Contact Phil Yancey,, 816-733-2245, or Lori Kodanaz, lori@, 816-733-2217.


Bronze—$2,000 -HBA Membership Dues for One Year (Value: $595) -Print and PowerPoint Recognition at the Major Events -Sponsorship Acknowledgement In Building Business News -$200 Loaded Value for the HBA Educational Events -$300 Loaded Value Toward the HBA Permit Reports -2 Tickets Each to the Fall and the Spring Awards Ceremony -25 Tickets to the Spring Home Show -Use of a Specially-Designed 2014 Bronze Sponsorship Logo -1 Free Golf Tournament Golfer or 1 Free Clay Shoot Shooter $100 Loaded Value Toward a Booth in the Spring Home show

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The HBA Home Show offers unique marketing opportunities through a variety of sponsorships including: Presenting Sponsor Associate Sponsors Give-Away Sponsor Ticket Sponsor Vendor Lounge Sponsors Show Lanyards Show Badges

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Parade Committee Leads Fall and Spring Parades The Parade Committee volunteers work year round providing leadership for the Fall and Spring Parade of Homes events. They also are responsible for the awards contests including the fall Pick of the Parade, and Distinctive Plan & Design Awards and the spring American Dream Awards. The Committee Chair is Zalman Kohen, Summit Custom Homes and the Co-Chair is Patrick Willis, Willis Construction, Inc., and the HBA Staff representative is Gina Battle.

Pictured here left to right: Chris Findley, United Heating and Cooling; Justin Pfeifer, Pfeifer Homes, Inc; Patrick Willis, Willis Construction, Inc. (CoChairman); Bryan Keller, McCray Lumber and Millwork; Kevin Stallings, CGP, Dreams & Design Building; Rosemary Vitale, CSP, Reece and Nichols; Zalman Kohen, CGP, Summit Custom Homes, LLC (Chairman). Not Pictured: Jerry Braklow, Braklow Custom Homes, Inc.; Isaiah Eberhart, Wilson Lighting; Robert Frost, Frost Construction Company; Travis Graham, Graham Construction Company; Mark Mather, GBI, Richard Mather Builders; Jerry Ratway, Weber Carpet, Inc.

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Summer Ends With a Dip, But Still Strong

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August is frequently a slower month for permits and this year was no different with 354 single family permits compared to 410 in July, according to the Home Builders Association of Greater Kansas City’s (HBA) monthly Residential Building Permit Statistics report. This month was still the third highest month of 2013 and the numbers are on target to surpass all the years since 2007. In fact, the year to date tally of 2,710 surpasses the total years of 2009, 2010 and 2011. Leading the way are Jackson and Johnson counties which are both up roughly 40 percent over last year. Jackson County has 507 permits year to date reflecting an increase of 142 over last year. Johnson County has 1,120 which is an increase of 318 over last year to date. Multi-family numbers jumped in August with 179 units, all from Johnson County. For the year to date there are now 1,881 units compared to 1,062 last year. “All of the news for consumers is encouraging,” said Executive Vice President Sara Corless. “More flexible financing tools are available to home buyers than they realize and credit availability for builders is better than in recent years keeping the new home supply steady. Home values that have rebounded this year give prospective buyers the confidence to get out and look at new homes. Builders have reported strong September sales to date and that should translate to solid permit activity going into the fourth quarter.”

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October July 2013.

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

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Single Family Units^

M-F Units Sale%

M-F Units Rent

Total Units

S-F Units YTD

M-F Sale YTD

0 2 2 0 0 0 0 1 4 0 3 10 1 23

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 2 2 0 0 0 0 1 4 0 3 10 1 23

0 7 15 0 0 0 3 1 29 0 14 63 10 142

0 0 0 30 12 0 9 0 0 2 53

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 30 12 0 9 0 0 2 53

2 0 3 0 0 9 2 7 3 27 2 0 0 55

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 20 12 0 13 0 0 0 45

0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

1 0 0 4 5 3 16 2 2 57 38 0 18 6 0 152

AUGUST 2013 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 0 0 0

0 7 15 0 0 0 3 1 29 0 14 63 10 142

27 0 2 297 45 2 28 9 0 20 430

0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

27 0 2 297 45 2 28 9 0 20 430

2 0 3 0 0 9 2 7 3 27 2 0 0 55

106 0 21 20 20 49 20 34 17 213 6 0 1 507

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

0 0 0 0 0 0 0 329 0 0 0 0 0 329

106 0 21 20 20 49 20 363 17 213 6 0 1 836

0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

0 20 12 0 13 0 0 0 45

0 112 35 0 113 0 2 0 262

0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

0 112 35 0 113 0 2 0 262

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

0 0 0 0 0 20 20 0 0 0 139 0 0 0 0

1 0 0 4 5 23 36 2 2 57 177 0 18 6 0

18 0 1 36 23 83 136 9 4 358 288 3 115 44 2

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

28 0 0 0 0 170 101 0 0 0 947 0 0 0 0

46 0 1 36 23 253 237 9 4 358 1235 3 115 44 2








Single Family Units^ LEAVENWORTH COUNTY Basehor 11 Lansing 2 Leav. County 8 Leavenworth 0 Tonganoxie 2 23 WYANDOTTE COUNTY Bonner Springs Edwardsville KCK/Wyandotte Co MIAMI COUNTY Louisburg Miami County Osawatomie Paola Spring Hill

August 2013

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

11 2 8 0 2 23

54 3 37 15 7 116

0 0 0 0 0 0

0 0 0 0 0 0

54 3 37 15 7 116

1 0 2 3

0 0 0 0

0 0 0 0

1 0 2 3

8 1 85 94

0 0 0 0

0 0 306 306

8 1 391 400

0 0 0 0 0 0

0 0 0 0 0 0

0 0 0 0 0 0

0 0 0 0 0 0

22 14 0 0 3 39

0 0 0 0 0 0

0 0 0 0 0 0

22 14 0 0 3 39









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








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

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

273 224 335 444 337 333 410 354

All numbers shown in the box above are ACTUAL NUMBERS.,

Comparison of Permits By Units Issued Year to Date* 2006 - 2012 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013

S-F Units 4693 2372 1336 1637 1502 2027 2710

M-F Units

957 1500 296 223 576 1062 1881

Total Units

5650 3872 1632 1860 2078 3089 4591

*Annual totals may not match seasonally adjusted numbers. ^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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2014 International Builders Show Teams with Kitchen and Bath Industry

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The National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) officially opened online registration for the 2014 NAHB International Builders’ Show® (IBS),

the largest annual light construction tradeshow in the world. Register at www. The 2014 mega-show, to be held in Las Vegas, Feb. 4-6, is part

of the first Design & Construction Week,™ a co-location with the Kitchen and Bath Industry Show (KBIS), hosted by the National Kitchen and Bath Association (NKBA). With more than 70,000 anticipated attendees, 1,500 exhibitors and 600,000+ net square feet of exhibits, this new mega-event is the largest annual gathering of residential construction and design While professionals. the shows will remain separate and distinct, all registrants will have access to the exhibits of both IBS and KBIS as well as the exhibits of a third show, the International Window Coverings Expo.

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2014 NAHB International Builders’ Show® February 4-6 // Las Vegas

“Design & Construction Week is already generating a lot of excitement,” said NAHB Chairman Rick Judson, a home builder from Charlotte, N.C. “Now more than ever, industry professionals can find everything they need under one roof from an expansive exhibit floor with the top products to comprehensive education programs, networking opportunities and special events. Attendees will not want to miss this one-of-a-kind event.” Show attendees will have the opportunity to learn new techniques and explore emerging trends in the more than 100 education sessions offered throughout IBS. The combined show floor will feature 1,500 of the industry’s top manufacturers and suppliers showcasing the latest and most innovative products. Additional special events, speakers, awards competitions and networking opportunities are among the other major highlights for attendees. Another of the many draws of IBS is The New American Home® (TNAH) 2014, a one-of-a-kind green show home that is being built in a nearby neighborhood and will be open to attendees to tour during IBS. The state-of-the-art home incorporates builders’ best practices in energy efficiency, indoor-air quality, safety, convenience and aesthetics. The NAHB International Builders’ Show is not open to the general public. Building industry professionals and their affiliates are invited to register by visiting the show’s website at Building Business News

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