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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 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 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 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 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 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? 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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Grant County Home Builders Meet With Senator Warnick Elections have consequences and families in Moses Lake are feeling the brunt of it. MOSES LAKE, Washington – Senator Judy Warnick met with members of the Grant County Home Builders Association last week to debrief on the 2021 legislative session. Sadly, many of the bills that were…

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