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SBCC Proposed Code Changes
SBCC Proposed Code Changes YOUR VOICE IS NEEDED. SHBA is taking an active role in opposing these code changes, but WE NEED YOUR INPUT TO BE SUCCESSFUL. The Washington State Building Code Council is on the verge of passing the country’s most stringent and most expensive package of building codes and we must take…Read More
Frame Your Future Launch
Frame Your Future Launch SPOKANE HOME BUILDERS ASSOCIATION ANNOUNCES LAUNCH OF “FRAME YOUR FUTURE” Industry partners raise $200,000 to support local schools with residential construction trades training Spokane, Wash. August 31, 2022—The Spokane Home Builders Association (SHBA) and The Associated General Contractors of America (AGC) will held a joint press conference today (Wednesday 8/31/22) to…Read More
What is Energy Efficiency? Why Does it Matter?
What is Energy Efficiency? Why Does it Matter? We spoke with an energy efficiency expert for answers There are a lot of buzzwords around energy these days, but simply put, energy efficiency is using less energy to get a job done. And when it comes to our homes, using less energy typically means lower energy…Read More
Spokane’s Cooling Housing Market?
Spokane’s Cooling Housing Market? Spokane’s housing market is currently wavering on the razor’s edge of too hot to handle, and too cold to hold. For the first time in over a decade, July 2022 saw housing inventory increase, while the greatest year-over-year decrease in home purchases also occurred. So, what’s happening? How can we…Read More
Making Space For Change
Making Space For Change At the end of June, the Spokane City Council voted to adopt some long overdue code amendments easing restrictions on Accessory Dwelling Units (ADUs), Short Plats, and lot sizes requirements. These changes come at a time in which Spokane is facing a critical housing crisis and urgent action is necessary.…Read More
Top Five Issues Driving the Spokane Housing Crisis
Top Five Issues Driving the Spokane Housing Crisis Eight out of 10 Spokane residents can’t afford to buy a home in current market conditions. Read that sentence again. We’re in a housing crisis like never before. Home prices in Spokane rose 30% over the past year alone, hitting an all new high for the average…Read More
2022 Home and Garden Show
2022 Home and Garden Show The Spokane Home Builders Association is proud to present the Spokane Home & Garden Show happening March 11-13. With a combination of new products and expert advice from the pros, we believe the Spokane Home & Garden Show will inspire you with countless ideas on enhancing your home’s comfort and…Read More
Sustainability ‘Action’ Plan?
Sustainability ‘Action’ Plan? Spokane is desperate for sustainable solutions but may be adopting plans that aren’t feasible. In the months leading up to City Council’s vote on adopting the Sustainability Action Plan (SAP), local housing sector leaders have published a third-party feasibility study. On Monday night, City Council voted to approve the final draft of…Read More
To Build Energy Efficient Homes We Need to Focus on Science, Not Ideology
To Build Energy Efficient Homes We Need to Focus on Science, Not Ideology SPOKANE, Washington – With housing prices already squeezing many buyers out of the market, Washington State’s energy codes will shut the door on more buyers with ‘misguided energy ideologies’. Energy efficiency and carbon neutralization are important objectives that the whole community can…Read More