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Built by Blue Sound Construction, designed by MaKe Design, photos by Alex Hayden
  • November 2018 Builder's Bulletin: Washington’s Labor Force Continues to Grow

    Posted on Oct 30, 2018 in:
    • Builder's Bulletin
    The Employment Security Department’s latest Monthly Employment Report shows a strong labor market in Washington and Seattle.
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  • MBAKS Event Showcases Need for More Housing

    Posted on Oct 25, 2018 in:
    • Housing Affordability
    • Industry Issues
    • Advocacy
    With more than 220 in attendance, MBAKS Executive Director Kat Sims kicked off the 2018 Housing Solutions Breakfast by unveiling the association’s Action Plan for Housing. These and other ideas discussed at the breakfast are intended to increase housing supply and eliminate unnecessary and costly hurdles to new home construction, without compromising environmental or consumer protections.
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  • Still Using Windows 7 or Server 2008 R2? You Need to Read This

    Posted on Oct 23, 2018 in:
    October is budget season. Advertising, hiring costs, and accounting services may be high on your list, but have you factored system updates into your 2019 budget?
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  • ​Sen. Palumbo, Matthew Gardner to Speak at Housing Solutions Breakfast

    Posted on Oct 19, 2018 in:
    • Advocacy
    • Press Releases
    • Events
    There is growing momentum in Olympia for housing reform in the upcoming 2019 legislative session. Come hear a wide range of views from the Seattle area’s top housing experts as we work to increase housing supply and address our housing affordability crisis.
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  • MBAKS Highlights Cottage Housing Ordinances, ADU Benefits

    Posted on Oct 16, 2018 in:
    • Built Green
    • Industry Issues
    • Building Codes
    • Issue Briefs
    • Advocacy
    On October 2, 2018, we took to social media to discuss the benefits of more flexible accessory dwelling unit (ADU) rules and various cottage housing ordinances throughout our two-county region.
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