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The 2021 Fall Festival of Homes People’s Choice Awards Announced

The 2021 Fall Festival of Homes People’s Choice Awards Announced The People’s Choice winners are Homestead Construction, Panorama Builders, and Strohmaier Construction.   Each award was based on a specific price range for the homes. Homestead Construction won for homes priced under $599,999, Panorama Builders won the $600,000-$799,999 range, and Strohmaier Construction was voted best…

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2021 SHBA Endorsements

2021 SHBA Endorsements Find More About Government Affairs Home Ownership Member Articles Member Resources Mental Health Uncategorized Search by Date Search by Date Select Month September 2022 August 2022 July 2022 May 2022 March 2022 November 2021 October 2021 September 2021 August 2021 July 2021 June 2021 May 2021 April 2021 March 2021 January 2021…

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Spokane County is Changing

Spokane County is Changing Spokane County Will Go From Three, to Five Districts Following recent legislation out of Olympia, Spokane County will go from three Commissioner districts to five districts next year. This is due to a rapidly growing population, and the need for more representation. Spokane Home Builders Association members are in a unique…

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SHBA Announces Endorsements for City Council

SHBA Announces Endorsements for City Council The Spokane Home Builders Association PAC has announced their endorsements for the Spokane, Spokane Valley, Deer Park, and Moses Lake City Council races. In Spokane, they have endorsed Jonathan Bingle and Mike Lish. For Spokane Valley, Pam Haley and Laura Padden. In Deer Park, Hazel McGillivray, Jason Upchurch and Richard…

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L&I Emergency Wildfire Smoke Rules

L&I Emergency Wildfire Smoke Rules What You Need to Know as an Employer   The new rules apply mainly to workers that are not in environments with filtered air (offices, vehicles, etc.) So, the rules are likely to apply to construction industry employers and workers since most of the work is outdoors/in an unfiltered environment.…

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It is Time to Abandon the Housing Action Plan

It is Time to Abandon the Housing Action Plan Sign the Petition For more than a decade, Spokane has failed to build enough homes to meet the demands of our growing community. As a result, housing prices are increasing at never-before-seen pace. On July 12th, the Spokane City Council will vote on its Housing Action…

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Builders Forced to Turn Away Business

Builders Forced to Turn Away Business Housing Crisis in the News This comes as no surprise- due to the increasing cost of land, labor and lumber, builders are in trouble. Buyers are not able to afford a home and the existing supply is quickly evaporating. We have now gotten to a point where builders must…

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First-time home buyers increasingly priced out of Washington housing market

First-time home buyers increasingly priced out of Washington housing market Is Relief in Sight for Spokane Residents? (Click the photo above to view video) With a hot home buyer’s market and ongoing shortage of new construction, home builders are troubled by a growing crisis in housing: People in middle and lower-income brackets are increasingly priced…

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SHBA Wins Multiple Nationwide Awards

SHBA Wins Multiple Nationwide Awards This year the Spokane Home Builders Association took home four nationwide Association of Excellence awards from the National Association of Home Builders. They are: Best Public Relations Program Conducted, Best Education Program, Best Local Government Affairs Effort, and Best Service to Members. This is the first time SHBA has won…

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Housing Crisis Not Urgent?

Housing Crisis Not Urgent? Why is Spokane’s Housing Crisis Not a Priority to City Council? Housing inventory in Spokane is at an all-time low. Home prices have increased 21% in Spokane County from April 2020 to April 2021. Energy codes that went into effect February 1 of this year added $20,000-$30,000 to the cost of a…

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