NEWS & BLOG

Breaking news and resources from across the industry.

Built by Blue Sound Construction, designed by MaKe Design, photos by Alex Hayden
  • Job Growth Still Driving Strong Demand for Housing

    Posted on Apr 17, 2018 in:
    • Builders
    • Builder's Bulletin
    Data on jobs released by the Puget Sound Regional Council recently show the four-county region added 362,800 jobs between 2010 and 2017. At this pace, the region continues to add more than three jobs for every housing unit, placing continued strong demand on housing.
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  • Membership Minute: Square Peg Construction and Weld Seattle

    Posted on Apr 16, 2018 in:
    • Membership Minute
    • Member Stories
    • Community Stewardship
    • Builders
    Amy King of Square Peg Construction shares the story of how she founded Weld Seattle and how fellow developers can help their mission while also benefiting themselves. Weld is a nonprofit that provides transitional housing and pathways to employment for those in recovery and re-entry into society.
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  • Seattle City Council Approves Significant Changes to Parking Requirements

    Posted on Apr 13, 2018 in:
    • Builders
    • Building Codes
    • Advocacy
    The Seattle City Council has approved an ordinance making significant amendments to parking requirements, the definition of “frequent transit service,” and off-street parking, to name a few. The controversial legislation passed 7-1, with Councilmember Lisa Herbold voting no.
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  • Changes to WA Uniform Common Interest Ownership Act Effective July 1, 2018

    Posted on Apr 13, 2018 in:
    • Builders
    • Building Codes
    • Advocacy
    On March 27, 2018, legislation was signed into law that will result in significant changes to the law governing Common Interest Communities (CICs) and paperwork requirements for homebuilders. The new law takes effect July 1. It is important that members review the documents that will be used after July 1, 2018.
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  • Jobs: They’re Not What They Used to Be

    Posted on Apr 10, 2018 in:
    • Elliot Eisenberg Column
    • Builders
    Between January 2008 and February 2010, almost nine million jobs were lost, but by January 2013, the number of employed Americans had almost fully recovered. The typical good news story, right? Not so fast.
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Master Builders Association of King and Snohomish Counties
scouts@mbaks.com | 425.499.1723


Photo courtesy Blue Sound Construction, builder; MaKe Design, architect; and Alex Hayden, photographer