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Master Builders Association of King and Snohomish Counties
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  • What Is the Affordable Housing Council?

    Posted on Aug 14, 2017 in:
    • Affordable Housing Council
    • Shannon's 60
    This week, Shannon talks to Holly M. Davis, our political affairs manager, about the important work of the MBA's PAC in supporting pro-housing candidates, especially in critical election years like this one.
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  • Why Third-Party Verification?

    Posted on Aug 10, 2017 in:
    • Built Green
    • Builders
    One of the most commonly asked questions we get from builders and home buyers is what third-party verification is and why it is required by Built Green for certification. Let’s explore how third-party verification came about and why it is so important and beneficial.
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  • Housing bubble fears stronger in Washington than in any other state

    Posted on Aug 10, 2017 in:
    • Industry News
    A new survey found 71 percent of Washington adults think a housing bubble is coming. New York, Florida and California residents were the next most likely to fear a housing bubble.
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  • Here’s why you probably won’t retire in Puget Sound region

    Posted on Aug 9, 2017 in:
    • Industry News
    Blame the cool rainy seasons and pricey real estate for our low rankings in a new retirement survey. According to Zumper’s 2017 list of best places to retire, the Tacoma-Seattle-Bellevue metro area ranked 114 out of 117. Ranking lower were the Abilene, Texas, Boston-Cambridge-Newton, Massachusetts/New Hampshire and Albany-Schenectady-Troy, New York metro areas.
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  • Tesla has completed its first ever Solar Roof product installations

    Posted on Aug 9, 2017 in:
    • Industry News
    Tesla has already completed the first installations of its Solar Roof products, which use integrated solar panels to gather energy. The solar tiles were first introduced last year, and are designed to look essentially indistinguishable from traditional roofing materials so that they present an aesthetically attractive option to consumers who might shy away from traditional panel designs.
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