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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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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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City Council Doubles Down on Housing Crisis Denial It’s time for the City to take action on housing, not spark political wars It is disappointing to see city leaders again dodge an opportunity for real dialogue and solutions for hurting families in Spokane.  Instead of providing alternatives or explaining the council’s stance, Mr. Beggs’ rebuttal threw…

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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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Spokane’s Soaring Home Prices When we look at home costs we focus on land, labor and lumber. Right now, all are in short supply causing a dramatically higher home price. With home prices in Spokane up 21% from this time last year, supply and demand is not the full story. We are in a housing…

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To Build Energy Efficient Homes We Need to Focus on Science, Not Ideology SPOKANE, Washington – With housing prices already squeezing many buyers out of the market, Washington State’s energy codes will shut the door on more buyers with ‘misguided energy ideologies’. Energy efficiency and carbon neutralization are important objectives that the whole community can…

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Addressing Spokane County Building Permit Delays Over the last several weeks we have heard from many builders about permit processing delays in Spokane County. That’s why Spokane Home Builders Association leadership recently sat down with Spokane County Building and Planning Department officials to discuss issues and possible solutions to these delays as well as how…

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