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SBCC Proposed Code Changes

SBCC Proposed Code Changes YOUR VOICE IS NEEDED. 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 action to protect our energy choice! SHBA is taking an active role in opposing these code changes, but WE NEED YOUR…

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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…

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Redistricting of Spokane

Redistricting of Spokane After every census, based on population growth, every jurisdiction must undergo modifications to their voting districts. We refer to this process as Redistricting. The County and State completed their Redistricting maps in the fall of 2021, and now the City of Spokane is in the process of making updates to their Districts.…

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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…

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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.…

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Workers in the Spokane Homebuilding Industry Receive Over $5.1 Million in Insurance Returns

Workers in the Spokane Homebuilding Industry Receive Over $5.1 Million in Insurance Returns More than 360 members were rewarded for workplace safety and received $5,106,610 in returns at The Spokane Home Builders Association’s annual Membership BBQ on June 24. ROII stands for return on industrial insurance and it is the state’s largest, longest-operating Retro (Retrospective…

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Elections Have Impact

Elections Have Impact Every election has an impact on your life… but the 2022 County Commissioner Races will be especially impactful.   Why will County Commissioner Elections be so impactful? They will shape the future of housing and economic development in Spokane.   The 2022 County Commissioner Race is not only going to impact your…

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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…

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2nd Annual Workforce Development Camp

2nd Annual Workforce Development Camp The Spokane Homebuilders Association is hosting the second annual Frame Your Future Workforce Development Camp this weekend. The purpose of this weekend long event is to give high school students hands on experience, and to have conversations with local builders to get a sense of what a career in the…

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Home Prices April 2022

Home Prices April 2022 Spokane County has reached an all time high for their home prices. The cost of a median priced home has increased by 26.3% since the previous March to almost $430,000. These prices have done nothing to change the fact that 8 in 10 families simply cannot afford any of the homes…

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