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Advocacy in Elections

August 24, 2020 | Comments Off on Advocacy in Elections

The Spokane Home Builders Association engages in advocacy in two primary ways. First, through the Government Affairs Committee we support industry-friendly legislation, monitor building, permit, and impact fee activity in various jurisdictions, and keep local government accountable to promote timely and efficient building and planning activity. Second, through the Political Action Committee we recruit, train, and support pro-housing candidates to elected office who will support housing and economic growth. Each year we evaluate candidates running for office to identify and support those who will protect the American dream of home ownership and help provide an economic environment in which a…

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House to Home

August 21, 2020 | Comments Off on House to Home

The Spokane Home Builders Association recently joined Avista Utilities in sponsoring the House to Home program, part of the Spokane Talks local online media network. Hosted by former SHBA board member Clyde Haase and current SHBA Government Affairs Director Isaiah Paine, House to Home seeks to bring relevant information and helpful tips for homeowners to help their house feel like a home. This new partnership seeks to establish Spokane Home Builders Association as a trusted resource for our community when it comes to everything related to their home. Each week’s episode will feature an industry expert who will share their…

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Creating Attainable Housing

August 14, 2020 | Comments Off on Creating Attainable Housing

Last week Spokane Home Builders Association staff and members participated in Habitat for Humanity’s Blitz Build 2020. Habitat for Humanity is a nonprofit organization that helps families build and improve places to call home. This natural partnership revolves around a common value, that attainable housing plays a critical role in strong and stable communities. Now more than ever it is crucial that our region works to provide attainable housing at all cost levels. With record low housing inventory, new home and remodel construction must be prioritized to create more and better homes for families in our community and create opportunities…

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Guide To Buying A Home

July 30, 2020 | Comments Off on Guide To Buying A Home

If you are thinking of buying a new home, you must pay close attention to many details to ensure that you find one that will suit your needs and preferences. Before you start shopping, you should sit down with the members of your household to discuss your preferences and the many options available to you. Here are some things you should consider: STEP 1: FINANCING YOUR HOME The first step in the home buying process is determining how much you can afford. Check out our Advice for Financing Your First Home to learn more about how you can prepare for the financing…

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