We're about a month out from the start of one of the largest celebrations of Kansas City homebuilding - the Spring Parade of Homes. As a longtime supporter and member of the KCHBA, it's a privilege to be included in this year's Parade. The spirit of the event is unique in that it's about celebrating the efforts of the wonderful builders in our city, of which there are plenty. This year's Parade includes countless beautiful homes and we are proud to be in the company of the city's brightest and best builders. Our entries (#s 63 and 86) are located in Lenexa and Shawnee in the communities of Prairie Villas and Heatherglen, respectively.
Please be sure to get out to the Parade this year and check out our homes as well as our colleagues' creations!
A Parade of Vision
Ups and Downs
New statistics from the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) have indicated that though mortgage applications are currently at a 14-year low, homebuilder confidence has reached a nine-year high! Builder confidence in the market for newly built, single-family homes rose for a fourth consecutive month in September to the highest its been in nine years.
The NAHB uses a very precise system to reach these numbers: Derived from a monthly survey that NAHB has been conducting for 30 years, the NAHB/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index gauges builder perceptions of current single-family home sales and sales expectations for the next six months as “good,” “fair” or “poor.” The survey also asks 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. So, good news - home building is looking positive and if its something you've been considering, the market is in your favor!
Make the Most Of It
To follow our post from Friday and sticking with the spirit of the Spring Home Shows, this article is a convenient reference guide for how to make the most out of the home shows amidst the thousands of vendors, ideas, and inspirational models. To make the most out of these shows and tours, and help you reap the benefits of all of the information and resources available to you, read on...
Don't Rain on My Parade
Both literally and figuratively...The HBA Spring Parade of Homes is two weeks away! We hope for not only good weather but a good turnout as well! The annual event is such a fantastic and inspirational pasttime and we're honored again to be a part of it!
One of our model homes in the Heatherglen community will be a featured entry this year. We're working on getting it in shape for the Parade and will be furnishing it next week! Stay tuned for more photos to come...
2014 Spring Home Show
Whether you're a current homeowner, in the market to purchase a new one, looking to custom build your home, or just looking for new ideas and inspiration, the KC Spring Home Show is a must-see! It's been a Kansas City tradition for 66 years and together with the Flower, Lawn, and Garden Show, showcases new opportunities and choices for homeowners to get a jump on spring home and garden projects.
This annual event also kicks off the KC Parade of Homes which takes place April 26 - May 11 this year.
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