Home of the Day: Custom-Built Tuscany Reserve Estate

By Chris Chavez, Agent

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Tuscany Reserve3204 W 139th Street, Leawood, KS 66224 | $1,750,000

Custom built home by award winning builder. Fully automated smart home, all electronics stay. Soaring ceilings throughout home, custom…

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Home of the Day: Gorgeous Cedar Creek Estate

By Alvin Schrepel, Agent

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Cedar Creek Shadow Highlands26733 109th Street, Olathe, KS 66061 | $1,750,000

Breathtaking views greet you from every window in this custom built home. Mahogany floors, trim and cabinets throughout…

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Residential Permit Growth Continues as Fall Parade Nears (August 2017)

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KANSAS CITY, MO — Local cities and counties issued 481 permits for new single-family units during August bringing the year-to-date total to 4,128, according to the Home Builders Association of Greater Kansas City’s monthly Residential Building Permit Statistics report. This total of 4,128 is a 7 percent increase over the same period in 2016.

Kansas City, Mo., tops the list of permit issuers with 680, with the majority (504) of those in Clay County. Rounding out the top five most active cities are: Olathe (407), Lee’s Summit (351), Overland Park (318) and the Unified Government of Kansas City, Kansas/Wyandotte County (254).

Click August 2017 Residential Permit Stats for the report.

“With 286 homes on the 70th Fall Parade of Homes, the residential building industry in Kansas City is continuing to strengthen and offers options for everyone with price points from $249,950 up to $1.58 million,” said HBA Executive Vice President Josh Clark. “We hope everyone will come out during the Parade, which runs Sept. 23–Oct. 8, and visit our builders’ homes.”

While the number of single-family permits has increased compared to last year, multi-family construction has slowed down compared to 2016: new projects have decreased to 1,207 units permitted, compared with 3,062 units for the first seven months of 2016.

More information about the Fall Parade of Homes can be found at www.kcparadeofhomes.com.

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Home of the Day: Exquisite Hallbrook Estate

By The Koehler Bortnick Team, Owner, Broker, Agent

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Hallbrook2609 W 112th Street, Leawood, KS 66211 | $1,475,000

Open and airy 1.5 story estate with amazing Hallbrook Golf views! Kitchen,family and great room all open and flow…

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6 Reasons Why You Should Join the HBA

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As the voice of the housing industry, the HBA is on the front lines of protecting our industry and its growth by working with the HBA of Missouri and NAHB – powerful groups that provide advocacy on behalf of its members. The HBA/NAHB has supported pro-housing candidates to elected positions and saved $5,000+ per housing start through lobbying efforts. October is membership month so spread the word to a non-member about all the great things the HBA does for the industry.

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Giant Apple Cinnamon Roll | Food Network

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Giant Apple Cinnamon Roll | Food Network
Brunch is served with this party-sized cinnamon roll with apple filling.

Get the recipe: http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/food-network-kitchen/giant-apple-cinnamon-roll-3797228

Giant Apple Cinnamon Roll
Recipe courtesy of Food Network Kitchen
Total: 3 hr 45 min
Active: 1 hr
Yield: 8 to 10 servings
Level: Intermediate

Ingredients

Dough:
1/2 cup whole milk
One 1/4-ounce packet active dry yeast (about 2 1/4 teaspoons)
1/4 cup granulated sugar
3/4 teaspoon kosher salt
2 3/4 to 3 cups all-purpose flour, plus more for dusting (see Cook’s Note)
4 tablespoons (1/2 stick) unsalted butter, melted and cooled, plus more for greasing the pan
1 1/2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
1 large egg yolk
Nonstick cooking spray, for spraying the bowl

Filling:
8 tablespoons (1 stick) unsalted butter
2 Granny Smith apples, peeled, cored and cut into small dice
1 cup apple butter
1/2 cup granulated sugar

Glaze:
4 ounces cream cheese
3/4 cup confectioners’ sugar
2 tablespoons whole milk

Directions

Special equipment: a 10-inch springform pan and a pizza cutter

For the dough: Warm the milk and 1/2 cup of water in a small saucepan over low heat until a thermometer registers 100 to 110 degrees F. Remove from the heat and sprinkle the yeast and a pinch of granulated sugar over top. Set aside undisturbed until foamy, about 5 minutes.

Whisk together the salt, 2 3/4 cups flour and remaining granulated sugar in a large bowl. Generously butter a 10-inch springform pan.

Combine the melted butter, vanilla and egg yolk in the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with a paddle attachment and mix on low until combined. Add the yeast mixture and continue to mix on low until combined. Add the flour mixture and mix on low until a thick and slightly sticky dough forms. Once the dough comes together, switch to the dough hook and knead on medium speed, adding up to 1/4 cup more flour if needed, to make a soft, smooth ball that sticks to the hook, 3 to 4 minutes.

Coat a large bowl generously with cooking spray. Add the dough, turning to coat. Cover with plastic wrap and let rise at room temperature until the dough is doubled in size, about 1 hour.

For the filling: Meanwhile, heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add the butter and cook, swirling, until melted. Add the diced apples and cook, stirring occasionally, until tender, about 8 minutes. Turn off the heat and stir in the apple butter. Transfer to a medium bowl to cool completely.

When the dough is ready, punch it down and turn out onto a lightly floured surface. Knead a few times, then roll into a rectangle 12 inches by 18 inches, keeping the longer side closest to you. Spread the cooled apple filling evenly all over the dough. Sprinkle with the granulated sugar. Use a pizza cutter to cut the dough crosswise into 1-inch strips. Starting on the left side, roll 1 strip up jelly roll style. When you get to the end, press another strip to the first one and continue rolling. Repeat this with 2 more strips. Carefully transfer the rolled dough to the center of the prepared pan. The spiral should be facing up. Continue coiling the remaining strips of dough filling-side in around the middle roll until the pan is filled. This might get messy, but that’s part of the fun. Loosely cover the pan with plastic wrap and let rise until doubled in size, about 30 minutes.

Position an oven rack in the center of the oven and preheat to 350 degrees F. Bake until the cinnamon roll is puffed and golden brown, about 50 minutes. Let cool on a rack for 10 minutes.

For the glaze: Meanwhile, microwave the cream cheese in a microwave-safe bowl until softened, 10 to 15 seconds. Add the confectioners’ sugar and milk and whisk until smooth.

Remove the outer ring from the springform pan. Pour the glaze on top of the cinnamon roll, then use a spatula to spread it all over. Cut into 8 to 10 wedges.

Cook’s Note

When measuring flour, we spoon it into a dry measuring cup and level off excess. (Scooping directly from the bag compacts the flour, resulting in dry baked goods.)

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EPA Relaunches Smart Sectors Program to Collaborate with Industry

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guidanceregulationsonchalkboardNAHB joined EPA officials in Washington on Oct. 4 as the agency relaunched its Smart Sectors program, a business community partnership to develop sensible regulations while protecting the environment and public health.

Representing the residential housing industry, NAHB Senior VP of Regulatory Affairs Susan Asmus reminded EPA officials that “We have to be cognizant of the impact of regulations on small businesses because the majority of the nation’s home builders construct less than 10 homes a year. Home builders want a regulatory structure that is timely, consistent and predictable. As an industry, we want sensible regulatory programs with straightforward compliance requirements.”

NAHB also noted that a key component of smart regulation is ensuring that local, state and federal agencies work together to streamline permit processing. As the Smart Sectors program moves forward, NAHB will continue to provide the EPA with commonsense solutions to help relieve regulatory burdens that often delay construction and raise the cost of housing for consumers.

Smart Sectors originally launched in 2003, as an outgrowth of EPA’s Common Sense Initiative developed during the Clinton Administration. However, it was discontinued in 2009. EPA hopes the new program will also streamline its internal operations. “The Smart Sectors team will help address executive orders on regulatory reform, energy independence, permit streamlining and the reconsideration of major regulation,” the agency said.

Learn more about the program at www.epa.gov/smartsectors.

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