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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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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…

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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…

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The Cost of Needless Regulation Did you know that for every $1,000 in cost to the construction of a new home, 221 families in Spokane are priced out of building their own home? At Spokane Home Builders Association our mission is to create attainable housing options for our community. That is why we fight to…

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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…

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