The Kansas City housing market continued its robust recovery in August with single-family building permits up 36.1 percent and home sales up 8 percent compared to the same month a year ago.
The Home Builder Association of Greater Kansas City reported there were 354 single-family permits issued last month bringing the total so far this year to 2,710, up 33.7 percent from the same period last year and the strongest performance since 2007.
Jackson and Johnson counties are both up about 40 percent over the 2012 year-to-date total, the report said. Johnson leads with 1,120 year-to-date permits, or 142 more than at the same point last year.
The apartment market continued its strong surge with 170 multi-family permits issued in August, all in Johnson County, the association also reported...Read More