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Built by Blue Sound Construction, designed by MaKe Design, photos by Alex Hayden
  • Kenmore Updating Park Impact Fee for 2020

    Posted on Jun 28, 2019 in:
    • Taxes & Fees
    • Industry Issues
    • Advocacy
    The study resulted in a maximum rate of $6,663 as allowed by law. This is substantially higher than rates found in nearby cities. As a result, staff is proposing a 44% reduction to the maximum allowable rate.
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  • New Construction Trades Apprenticeships Program Needs Equipment Donations

    Posted on Jun 14, 2019 in:
    • Industry Issues
    • Workforce Development
    • Advocacy
    Thanks to the State Legislature providing funding for the Regional Apprenticeships Pathways (RAP) program, students have been enrolled who will one day enter the construction trades. Now, the program needs your help in the form of donated equipment.
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  • June 2019 Builders Bulletin: Housing Inventory Up YOY But Still Below Two Months

    Posted on May 29, 2019 in:
    • Builder's Bulletin
    April marked the second month in a row in King County and the third consecutive month in Snohomish County that the month’s supply of housing inventory was below two months.
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  • Press Release: King and Snohomish County Remodelers Win REX/T-REX Awards

    Posted on May 6, 2019 in:
    • Remodelers Council
    • Press Releases
    • MBAKS News
    BELLEVUE, Wash.—May 4, 2019—The Master Builders Association of King and Snohomish Counties (MBAKS) hosted their Remodeling/Trades Remodeling Excellence (REX/T-REX) Awards at the Seattle Design Center. Dozens of local remodeling companies attended the dinner event to enjoy an evening dedicated to celebrating gorgeous and innovative remodeling projects.
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  • May 2019 Builders Bulletin: Building Permits Down in Region

    Posted on Apr 26, 2019 in:
    • Builder's Bulletin
    Housing data contained in the latest Builders Bulletin show single-family and multifamily permits are down in the three-county Puget Sound region through February 2019, compared to the first two months of 2018.
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Photo courtesy Blue Sound Construction, builder; MaKe Design, architect; and Alex Hayden, photographer