Kansas City Homebuilders Report First-Quarter Gain

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Photo courtesy of Creative Commons

Homebuilding in the Kansas City area increased in March due to warmer weather, according to data released Friday by the Home Builders Association of Greater Kansas City. For the first quarter, 863 permits were issued in the area, an increase of 4 percent over the first quarter of 2013. In March alone, 361 permits were issued, up from the 335 in March 2013.

The top five permit cities through the first three months of this year were Kansas City and Lee’s Summit on the Missouri side of the state line, and Olathe, Overland Park and Kansas City on the Kansas side.

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