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  • Sick leave: It’s Spreading Like the Flu!

    Posted on Feb 9, 2018 in:
    • MBA News
    • Builders
    In November of 2016, voters in Washington state voted to establish a mandatory sick leave law for workers in their state. Starting in January of 2018, all employees covered under the Washington State Minimum Wage law must accrue one hour of paid sick leave for every 40 hours worked.
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  • Experts Share Insights on Housing and Economic Trends, Provide Outlook for Year Ahead at annual MBAKS Economic Forecast

    Posted on Feb 6, 2018 in:
    • MBA News
    • News
    • Builders
    The Master Builders Association of King and Snohomish Counties kicked off its first general membership meeting of the year—an economic forecast breakfast presented by the association’s Sales & Marketing Council, featuring presentations by Metrostudy Regional Director Todd Britsch and Morgan Stanley Financial Advisor Dan Becraft, C(k)P QPFC.
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  • The Dunn Lumber Podcast: How to Win Remodeling Projects

    Posted on Jan 23, 2018 in:
    • Podcast
    • Builders
    Dan Bawden, 2017 NAHB Remodelers chairman, is a nationally recognized remodeling expert and founder of the Certified Aging in Place Specialist (CAPS) program. At the December MBAKS RC dinner, Dan offered exclusive tips on how to win bids for remodeling projects. Listen and learn from everyone’s favorite redheaded remodeler.
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  • Hot Property

    Posted on Jan 16, 2018 in:
    • Builders
    • News
    • Industry News
    • Homeowners
    • Buy
    Can you count to 15? That’s how many months the city of Seattle has worn the increasingly heavy crown of hottest U.S. housing market.
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  • Economic Forecast 2018: Like 2017 But Slightly Better

    Posted on Jan 9, 2018 in:
    • Elliot Eisenberg Column
    • Builders
    The combination of solid, widespread global growth; strong labor markets; low inflation; improving commodity prices; a slightly weaker dollar; and continued easy monetary policy from most central banks sets the stage for a good year.
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