Monthly Archives February 2018

Metro Kansas City housing market upbeat in August

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...

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Heating concerns at renovated high-rise apartment complex in KC continue


Heating concerns at newly redeveloped high-rise apartments in downtown Kansas City continue.

Earlier this week we told you about tenants having issues with their HVAC system at Commerce Tower. Some residents say their windows ice over on really cold nights.

It’s a widespread issue in the building.

Just in the last 24 hours, some tenants have been without heat.

Now, the city says they will step in if residents will file complaints.

On Wednesday, Commerce Tower tenant Don Budd told us the HVAC system throughout the 30-plus story building was not working properly.

“There’s no heat in the wintertime,” Budd said. “It got down to 40 degrees in my unit.”

Commerce Tower Group and the owner of the building still have not returned our calls.

However, on Wednesday after...

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