Home Builders Association of Greater Kansas City Reports on New Housing Permits

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Home Builders Association of Greater Kansas City Reports on New Housing Permits Photo by Kchba Seo

Home building professionals find out who is building and where they are building with the HBA’s monthly residential building permit reports. The HBA gathers this highly relevant data thanks to a unique relationship with the permit departments in the eight counties and seventy cities that comprise the Greater Kansas City Metropolitan Area. Every month the HBA provides this valuable information in a variety of reports that are available by subscription and include a detailed report, monthly hot sheet, individual address report, subdivision activity report, builder activity report and a statistical report.

March 2013 residential permit statistics indicate a thirty percent jump over 2012 for the same quarter last year, according to the HBA’s monthly Residential Building Permit Statistics report. This year’s first quarter recorded 832 single family units compared to last year’s first quarter number of 640. The numbers were bolstered by 129 multi-family rental units in Johnson County. With the addition of 383 total starts in March, the Greater Kansas City area has not seen a first quarter this good since the first quarter of 2008.

“Building is up, remodeling is up, competition is up with builders re-entering the market, and the Parade of Homes entries are up,“ said Executive Vice President Sara Corless. “All of this rolled together signals to consumers the opportunity to buy a new home is now especially with interest rates continuing at historic lows.”

Activity of note for the quarter is that the Missouri northern counties of Clay and Platte account for 25 percent of the total permits, Missouri southern counties of Jackson and Cass account for 16 percent of the total permits and Johnson County alone accounts for 47 percent of the total. Wyandotte County is up 44 single family units the first quarter for the largest percentage increase in a county at 338 percent.


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To learn more about permit subscriptions & building permit reports contact Marcia Juergens, Marcia@kchba.org or viewing at www.kchba.org

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