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  • Builders Bulletin: Months of Supply Remains Low

    Posted on Nov 19, 2021 in:
    • Builders Bulletin
    Though not quite a record low, housing supply is still far from healthy in the Puget Sound region. Year over year, months of supply dropped 42% to 0.57 and 27% to 0.36 in King and Snohomish counties, respectively. The East of Lake Sammamish MLS map area had the lowest months of inventory for King County, at 0.16; Belltown/Downtown had the highest, at 2.41. King County condo supply was higher, at 0.94 months of supply, than single-family housing supply, at 0.47. The Southwest Snohomish County MLS map area had the lowest months of inventory for Snohomish County, at 0.25, and Northeast Snohomish County had the highest, at 0.49. Snohomish County condo supply was lower, at 0.24 months of supply, than single-family housing supply, at 0.39.
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  • Built Green Releases New Single-Family Handbook

    Posted on Nov 16, 2021 in:
    • Advocacy
    • Industry Issues
    • Environment
    Built Green is excited to announce the release of the 2021 Single-Family Handbook. This handbook provides details, resources, and information regarding each credit of our 2021 Single Family/Townhome Checklist.
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  • Snohomish County 2022 Budget Passed – Includes Broadband Infrastructure

    Posted on Nov 12, 2021 in:
    • Advocacy
    • Builders Councils
    • DBIC
    • Industry Issues
    • Taxes & Fees
    On Wednesday, November 10, the Snohomish County Council adopted its budget for 2022. This year the County is adopting the allowed 1% property tax increase and relying on a small portion of its banked capacity.
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  • Seattle Has Submitted Townhome Reform Legislation for SEPA review

    Posted on Nov 12, 2021 in:
    • Advocacy
    • Builders Councils
    • SBC
    • Industry Issues
    • Building Codes
    Members of the SBC Steering Committee recently met with staff at Seattle’s Office of Planning & Community Development (OPCD) to review the latest draft of the much-anticipated townhome reform legislation.
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  • MBAKS Submits Two Official Letters to SDCI and Seattle City Councilmembers

    Posted on Nov 5, 2021 in:
    • Advocacy
    • Builders Councils
    • SBC
    • Industry Issues
    • Taxes & Fees
    MBAKS has sent two official policy letters to City decision-makers on behalf of Seattle members.
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