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Built by Blue Sound Construction, designed by MaKe Design, photos by Alex Hayden
  • State Supreme Court Win for Industry on LUPA, Tort Case

    Posted on Aug 24, 2018 in:
    • Permitting
    • Advocacy
    • Industry Issues
    n August 9, the Washington State Supreme Court favorably ruled in the matter of Maytown Sand and Gravel v. Thurston County. An unfavorable ruling could have meant that a land use permit applicant would have to file a LUPA appeal on their own project as a prerequisite for a tort claim, even where the property owner was not adversely affected by the land use decision itself.
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  • PRESS RELEASE: Master Builders Association Hires Jeremy Hall as Its New Chief Operating Officer

    Posted on Aug 9, 2018 in:
    • Press Releases
    • MBAKS News
    Bellevue, Wash—August 9, 2018—The Master Builders Association of King and Snohomish Counties (MBAKS) is excited to announce that Jeremy (Jerry) Hall will join the organization as the chief operating officer. Hall, most recently principal of Brightspeed Consulting, formerly served as COO of two medicolegal services companies. He has an extensive background in strategic planning and maximizing operations efficiency. He will join MBAKS on Monday, August 13.
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  • Sure is Hot Out There. So Why’s the Market Cooling Down?

    Posted on Aug 7, 2018 in:
    • Industry News
    Is that faint rumbling we hear in the distance carryover from Seafair Weekend and its barrage of air and sea entertainment? Or could it be that ever-elusive housing bubble finally popping and coming back down to normal levels of absurdity?
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  • August 2018 Builder's Bulletin: Population Growth in Washington Down Slightly, but Still Strong

    Posted on Jul 27, 2018 in:
    • Builder's Bulletin
    Puget Sound Region’s population as of April 1, 2018 was 4,134,660. Over the past year, the region added 67,860 people, which is down from last year but still strong.
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  • 2018 Primary Endorsements

    Posted on Jul 17, 2018 in:
    • MBAKS News
    • AHC
    • Advocacy
    Each election cycle, our Affordable Housing Council (AHC) interviews candidates at the city, county, and state levels to determine their degree of support for our industry. The following candidates have received an early AHC endorsement for the 2018 election cycle.
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