NEWS & BLOG

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  • Home Prices Up in December

    Posted on Jan 29, 2021 in:
    • Builder's Bulletin
    King and Snohomish counties ended 2020 with higher year-over-year median home prices amid continued tight supply of housing inventory for sale. The December 2020 median home price for single-family homes and condos was $676,000 in King County and $535,000 in Snohomish County, an increase of 9.92% and 8.08% respectively, compared to December 2019.
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  • COVID-19 and Design Review Processes

    Posted on Jan 15, 2021 in:
    • Industry News
    • Builders
    • Advocacy
    Administrative design review processes implemented due to COVID-19 are permitting housing faster. We should consider making them permanent.
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  • ​PRESS RELEASE: Master Builders Association Inducts Todd Levitt as President

    Posted on Jan 11, 2021 in:
    • Press Releases
    • MBAKS News
    Levitt brings an extensive background in homebuilding to his role as MBAKS president. He has worked for more than 19 years across four western states on the land side of homebuilding.
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  • Supply of Housing Inventory Continues to Drop

    Posted on Jan 4, 2021 in:
    • Builder's Bulletin
    Data show the supply of housing for sale continuing to decline in King and Snohomish counties. King County had 0.93 months’ supply of inventory, down from 1.39 months’ of inventory a year ago. Snohomish County had just 0.49 months’ supply of inventory in November, down from 1.27 a year ago.
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  • Press Release: Master Builders Association Announces 2020 Award Winners

    Posted on Dec 18, 2020 in:
    • Built Green
    • Press Releases
    • MBAKS News
    BELLEVUE, Wash.—December 18, 2020—The Master Builders Association of King and Snohomish Counties (MBAKS) announced its 2020 winners at their annual end of year awards gala on Thursday, December 17. This year’s gala was held virtually due to the COVID-19 pandemic, featuring skits, year-end retrospectives, and an awards show.
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