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  • PRESS RELEASE: Governor Signs into Law Permit Process Improvements to Help Housing

    Posted on Apr 27, 2017 in:
    • Press Releases
    • MBA News
    Bellevue, WA – April 27, 2017 – Governor Jay Inslee today signed into law Senate Bill 5674, providing a local option to allow administrative approval of the final plat process. The bill, sponsored by Senator Guy Palumbo (D-1st District) and Senator Joe Fain (R-47th District), will provide significant efficiencies in many jurisdictions where it can take a long time to get a final plat through the legislative process.
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  • Housing forum held at Kirkland City Hall

    Posted on Apr 27, 2017 in:
    • MBA News
    Housing, both in quantity and affordability, is undoubtedly an issue for Kirkland and the entire Puget Sound region as the area’s population continues to rapidly grow. Even for those who can afford a more expensive home, the current market is very competitive, with most listings going fast and receiving multiple offers.
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  • Trump’s trade war could mean another housing price jump

    Posted on Apr 27, 2017 in:
    • MBA News
    On Tuesday, the Trump administration moved forward with higher tariffs on imported Canadian lumber. Anything that can help jobs and bring down the price of housing is a good thing for Western Washington. This may not be it, say experts. “This is going to be another shot that’ll be tough to swallow,” said Mike Pattison. He represents the Master Builders Association, a local trade association comprised of builders, remodelers, suppliers, manufacturers and service providers to the building industry.
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Industry News

  • Built Green 2017 Conference

    Posted on Apr 13, 2017 in:
    • Builders
    • Built Green
    • Built Green News
    • Industry News
    It’s that time of year again! The Built Green 2017 conference is around the corner and we have all the latest information for you. Plus: meet our Keynote Speaker and details on our call for proposals.
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  • Taller buildings coming: Seattle council approves upzone in downtown, South Lake Union

    Posted on Apr 10, 2017 in:
    • Industry News
    The Seattle City Council voted 9-0 Monday to approve an upzone of downtown and South Lake Union. New buildings will be allowed to climb one or several stories higher, depending on location. In some cases, buildings will be allowed more floor area.
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  • New residents pour in: Pierce, Snohomish counties top the nation

    Posted on Mar 27, 2017 in:
    • Industry News
    New census data show that Pierce County saw the biggest increase in movers from within the United States of any county in the nation, which could suggest that people are being priced out of King County. This is the Southwest Estates development in Puyallup.
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