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The Power of Advocacy

June 10, 2020 | Comments Off on The Power of Advocacy

Any good organization is consistently asking itself, “why do we do what we do?” That driving purpose keeps one focused and motivated to achieve its purpose. For the Spokane Home Builders Association, we are constantly reminding ourselves that the success of our members and their contribution to the economic flourishing of our region moves us forward. YOU are why we exist.   To accomplish our mission, three key functions guide our path:  protect, promote, and educate. Within that framework sits our Government Affairs efforts, which primarily work towards the goal of protecting the residential construction industry from government overreach, unnecessary…

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Going Virtual: How Members Are Connecting From Behind A Screen

June 5, 2020 | Comments Off on Going Virtual: How Members Are Connecting From Behind A Screen

Virtual meetings and events have become the new normal for our daily lives and work routines. As more business is conducted online, HBAs are getting creative with how they engage with members. From Zoom meetings to virtual happy hours and coffee chats, online gatherings are a powerful channel to keep communications flowing within HBA communities. But hosting a virtual gathering does not have to be a daunting task. HBA leaders are diligently working to keep their members connected, and a few of them recently shared some of their tips for success. Focus on What Matters HBABMC members gather for a virtual…

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How To Build Communities Buyers Will Love To Call Home

May 24, 2020 | Comments Off on How To Build Communities Buyers Will Love To Call Home

A shift is taking place with home buyers. They want to invest in more than a home; they want to invest in the experience of living there. As a result, home builders need to focus more than ever on “placemaking” in community and neighborhood design. What is placemaking? It is a philosophy of planning public spaces that is about people — assembling, interacting and living. It capitalizes on a community’s unique assets to create inspiring spaces that promote health, happiness and well-being. Community Character and Design People want to live in a home, a neighborhood and a community they feel…

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6 Financial Mistakes To Watch For When Building A New Home

May 8, 2020 | Comments Off on 6 Financial Mistakes To Watch For When Building A New Home

From building too big to forgetting small details, there’s no shortage of ways to blow through your budget when building a new house. Whether you’ve hired a builder or are acting as your own general contractor, be on the lookout for the following financial missteps when building your dream home. 1. NOT REVIEWING THE DETAILS (ESPECIALLY IN CONTRACTS) Before your builder breaks ground, have a lawyer review the contract. They’ll make sure the paperwork includes important details like costs, deliverables and what will happen if things go wrong. If your builder hasn’t supplied their own contract, have a lawyer draft…

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