May 16, 2014 4:55 PM

Area home construction was down slightly in April

A total of 441 single-family permits were issued, down 0.7 percent from the same month a year ago. The Home Builders Association of Greater Kansas City reported that despite the slight drop in permits last month, home construction through the first four months of the year was still ahead of last year’s pace with 1,304 permits issued. That’s up 2.2 percent.

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