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Metro Home Building Starts 2010 on a High Note

March 25, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- Single-family building units continued to rise in the Kansas City metro last month, marking a continued growth over 2009 building permit activity to-date. A seasonally adjusted 181 single-family units were permitted in February, up from the seasonally adjusted 153 in February 2009, according to statistics compiled by the Home Builders Association of Greater Kansas City (HBA).

Metro Home Building Starts 2010 on a High Note

February 16, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- Local residential construction started off the New Year with a 9 percent jump in new-home permits in January, according to statistics compiled by the Home Builders Association of Greater Kansas City (HBA). The organization tracked a seasonally adjusted total of 220 single-family homes permitted last month, up from a revised 198 units for December.

Kansas City Housing Closes Down Year in 2009

January 20, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- Housing units in the Greater Kansas City area dropped more than one quarter last year, according to statistics compiled by the Home Builders Association of Greater Kansas City (HBA). The metro region finished 2009 with 3,651 total housing units permitted, down from 5,062 total units the year before

Local New-Home Permits Jump to Highest Mark in One Year

December 22, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) -- Metro Kansas City single-family construction permits rose 8 percent in November to their highest level since November 2008, according to statistics compiled by the Home Builders Association of Greater Kansas City (HBA). The organization tracked a seasonally adjusted total of 214 single-family homes permitted in November, up from a revised total of 199 units started in October

Metro New-Home Permits Dip in October

November 25, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) -- The extension and expansion of the first-time buyer tax credit will come as good news for local...

New-Home Construction Remains Stalled Despite August Gain

September 18, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) -- Metro Kansas City new-home permits rebounded 7 percent from July's activity but home builders say they are...

Metro New-Home Starts Remain Steady for June

August 11, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) -- The Kansas City residential construction market showed further signs of stabilizing in June as permits posted a slight gain from May, according to statistics compiled by the Home Builders Association of Greater Kansas City (HBA). The organization reported a seasonally adjusted total of 187 single-family homes permitted in June, up from a revised total of 185 homes permitted in May.

Metro New-Home Permits Up 29 Percent in April

May 19, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) — Local single-family building permits jumped 29 percent in April from last month, according to statistics compiled by the Home Builders Association of Greater Kansas City (HBA). A seasonally adjusted total of 144 single-family homes were permitted in April, up from a total of 112 homes permitted in March.

Metro New Home Starts Post Back-to-Back Monthly Gains

March 24, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) — Despite historically low housing starts for February, home builders did see a glimmer of hope with the housing industry posting a 3 percent gain in new-home permits.

Kansas City Housing Closes Down Year in 2008

January 19, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) — Metro Kansas City housing permits fell more than one third in 2008, according to statistics compiled by the Home Builders Association of Greater Kansas City (HBA). The metro region finished the year with 5,072 total housing units permitted, down from 7,909 total units in 2007.

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Senators Press NDAA Conferees to Protect Basic Allowance for Housing

U.S. Senator Jerry Moran (R-Kan.) joined U.S. Senators Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska), John Boozman (R-Ark.) and John Tester (D-Mont.) this week in a bipartisan effort to urge the leaders of the Senate and House Armed Services Committee to protect the housing benefits of dual-military families, women and junior members of the Armed Forces.

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KANSAS HOUSING RESOURCES CORPORATION AWARDS $5.2 MILLION TO DEVELOP AFFORDABLE...

Eleven housing initiatives across the state will get a boost thanks to Kansas Housing Resources Corporation (KHRC) financing. The awards, offered as deferred-payment loans, are funded through HUD's Home Investment Partnerships (HOME) Program and the National Housing Trust Fund (HTF), which provide federal funds to expand access to affordable rental housing.