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Frame Your Future Launch

August 31, 2022 | Comments Off on 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 announce the launch of two pivotal new workforce development and job placement programs for the construction fields in Spokane County. At the press conference, SHBA announced it has raised more than $200,000 from building industry partners for Frame Your Future (FYF), a new program providing industry-driven curriculum and hands-on…

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What is Energy Efficiency? Why Does it Matter?

August 19, 2022 | Comments Off on 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 costs for things like electricity, gas, and water. Whether you’re a homeowner or an aspiring homeowner, understanding the basics of energy efficiency can help you save money and be a better energy-conscious consumer. To get the 411 on energy efficiency, we spoke with Tom Lienhard, a 25-year veteran of Avista and retired Chief…

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Redistricting of Spokane

August 17, 2022 | Comments Off on 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. The Redistricting Board is seeking public input on what issues are most important to the public in this process. All feedback is due by noon on Friday, August 19.  If you would like to weigh in on the process please help by clicking below to give your feedback.…

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Spokane’s Cooling Housing Market?

August 9, 2022 | Comments Off on 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 be in a housing crisis, while also simultaneously having surplus supply and lowering demand for houses?   Like all complex issues revolving around our local and federal economy, there are several factors that are all contributing to this problem.   Well, like everything having to do with housing, it’s…

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