NEWS & BLOG

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Built by Blue Sound Construction, designed by MaKe Design, photos by Alex Hayden
  • Governor Appoints MBAKS to Housing Affordability Advisory Board

    Posted on Nov 16, 2018 in:
    • Advocacy
    • Housing Affordability
    • Industry Issues
    This appointment continues our association’s long-time involvement with AHAB, allowing us to engage with key housing stakeholders and lend our voice to the board’s housing policy discussions.
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  • King County Updates its School Impact Fee Schedule for 2019

    Posted on Nov 16, 2018 in:
    • Taxes & Fees
    • Industry Issues
    • Advocacy
    Notable increases include the SF fee in Issaquah School District from $8,762 to $15,276 and the SF fee in Northshore School District from $10,573 to $16,038. The Federal Way School District MF fee has decreased from last year.
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  • Ignoring Cybersecurity Risks Won't Make Them Go Away

    Posted on Nov 14, 2018 in:
    • Tips & Trends
    • Builders
    Cybersecurity can be a scary subject. We get it. It’s daunting and something you just want to ignore in hopes that nothing bad will happen to you. Sorry friend, this subject is all TOO real to ignore. But we’re here. We got you.
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  • Task Force: ‘County Needs 244,000 More Affordable Homes’

    Posted on Nov 9, 2018 in:
    • Housing Affordability
    • Industry Issues
    • Advocacy
    Current estimates show a need for 244,000 additional affordable homes (below 80 percent AMI) in King County by 2040, according to the Regional Affordable Housing Task Force, a group of elected officials that has been meeting since summer 2017.
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  • Five Practical Ways Outsourcing Payroll Can Transform Your Business

    Posted on Nov 7, 2018 in:
    • Member Benefits
    • Tips & Trends
    • Builders
    You may think it would be too expensive or that you have too few employees to outsource your payroll. However, it is quite the opposite. The time you’ll gain back to focus on your company’s needs will surely reward your bottom line and give you and your employees peace of mind.
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Photo courtesy Blue Sound Construction, builder; MaKe Design, architect; and Alex Hayden, photographer