NEWS & BLOG

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Built by Blue Sound Construction, designed by MaKe Design, photos by Alex Hayden
  • Ribbon Cutting Held for Apprenticeship Program in Marysville

    Posted on Jan 10, 2020 in:
    • Industry Issues
    • Workforce Development
    • Advocacy
    In the coming semester, students in the program will be learning important building skills and constructing a cottage for a low-income family in need of a home. Skilled trades professions are vitally important and we are happy to be a community stakeholder in this program.
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  • Up for Growth Report Reaffirms We Are Not Building Enough Housing

    Posted on Jan 10, 2020 in:
    • Industry Issues
    • Growth Management
    • Advocacy
    Up for Growth released its report, Housing Underproduction in Washington State, which details our state’s 225,000-home shortage and highlights policies needed to achieve higher density and more housing choices.
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  • Shoreline Adopts Prescriptive Townhouse Regulations, Effective Jan. 14

    Posted on Jan 10, 2020 in:
    • Building Codes
    • Advocacy
    • Industry Issues
    The townhouse design standards and amendments will make it very difficult to build new townhomes in the city without lot assemblage. Requirements were added for outdoor space, landscaping, solid waste collection, and site configuration.
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  • 2018 Energy and Building Code Changes Now Available

    Posted on Dec 20, 2019 in:
    • Building Codes
    • Industry Issues
    • Advocacy
    Barring any changes by the legislature, the new codes take effect July 1, 2020. Please note, BIAW has begun scheduling classes covering significant changes to the 2018 codes. Space is limited and members are encouraged to register today
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  • January 2020 Builders Bulletin: NWMLS Reports Uptick in Home Prices in November

    Posted on Dec 19, 2019 in:
    • Builder's Bulletin
    The median price of single-family homes and condos (combined) was $612,000 in King County and $471,747 in Snohomish County in November 2019, according to the latest numbers from the Northwest Multiple Listing Service. This reflects a year-over-year increase of 1.16% and 4.83% respectively.
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Photo courtesy Blue Sound Construction, builder; MaKe Design, architect; and Alex Hayden, photographer