August 21, 2013 12:36 PM

Kansas City area home construction soared 42 percent in July

For the year to date, 2,356 single-family permits have been issued. The Home Builders Association of Greater Kansas City said that’s the most for this time of year since 2007, the last year before the housing crash that accompanied the Great Recession. That seven-month figure also was 33.3 percent higher than the same period last year.

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