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Built by Blue Sound Construction, designed by MaKe Design, photos by Alex Hayden
  • Last Chance to Act: Historically-High Lumber Prices are Adding Thousands of Dollars to the Cost of a Home

    Posted on Aug 30, 2018 in:
    • Guest Post
    • Industry News
    • Advocacy
    Tariffs on imported Canadian softwood lumber are contributing to increased production costs and harming home buyers. Help resolve this crisis by contacting your senators today.
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  • September 2018 Builder's Bulletin: Housing Inventory Rises in July

    Posted on Aug 28, 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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  • Think Bigger

    Posted on Aug 27, 2018 in:
    • Guest Post
    • Councils
    • Professional Women in Building
    • Events
    When someone asks you to think big, what is your first thought? For some of us, the answer would be, “Yeah, right.”
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  • 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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Photo courtesy Blue Sound Construction, builder; MaKe Design, architect; and Alex Hayden, photographer