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What is Energy Efficiency? Why Does it Matter?

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…

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Redistricting of Spokane

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.…

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Spokane’s Cooling Housing Market?

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…

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Elections Have Impact

Elections Have Impact Every election has an impact on your life… but the 2022 County Commissioner Races will be especially impactful.   Why will County Commissioner Elections be so impactful? They will shape the future of housing and economic development in Spokane.   The 2022 County Commissioner Race is not only going to impact your…

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Top Five Issues Driving the Spokane Housing Crisis

Top Five Issues Driving the Spokane Housing Crisis Eight out of 10 Spokane residents can’t afford to buy a home in current market conditions. Read that sentence again. We’re in a housing crisis like never before. Home prices in Spokane rose 30% over the past year alone, hitting an all new high for the average…

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Home Prices April 2022

Home Prices April 2022 Spokane County has reached an all time high for their home prices. The cost of a median priced home has increased by 26.3% since the previous March to almost $430,000. These prices have done nothing to change the fact that 8 in 10 families simply cannot afford any of the homes…

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2021 Election Results

2021 Election Results Endorsed Candidate Update While a handful of votes remain to be counted, the results of this year’s elections are all but final. Two races we have our eye on will likely enter the recount process. A machine recount is required when the difference between the top two candidates is less than 2,000…

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State Building Code Council passes emergency rules to address supply chain issues

State Building Code Council passes emergency rules to address supply chain issues From the BIAW Blog The Washington State Building Code Council (SBCC) recently released two new emergency rules to address supply chain issues brought to its attention by BIAW and others in the industry. Heat pumps Deliveries for heat pumps are unpredictable and costs…

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Sustainability ‘Action’ Plan?

Sustainability ‘Action’ Plan? Spokane is desperate for sustainable solutions but may be adopting plans that aren’t feasible.   In the months leading up to City Council’s vote on adopting the Sustainability Action Plan (SAP), local housing sector leaders have published a third-party feasibility study. On Monday night, City Council voted to approve the final draft of…

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2021 SHBA Endorsements

2021 SHBA Endorsements Find More About Government Affairs Home Ownership Member Articles Member Resources Mental Health Uncategorized Search by Date Search by Date Select Month September 2022 August 2022 July 2022 May 2022 March 2022 November 2021 October 2021 September 2021 August 2021 July 2021 June 2021 May 2021 April 2021 March 2021 January 2021…

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