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  • PRESS RELEASE: Governor Signs into Law Permit Process Improvements to Help Housing

    Posted on Apr 27, 2017 in:
    • Press Releases
    • MBA News
    Bellevue, WA – April 27, 2017 – Governor Jay Inslee today signed into law Senate Bill 5674, providing a local option to allow administrative approval of the final plat process. The bill, sponsored by Senator Guy Palumbo (D-1st District) and Senator Joe Fain (R-47th District), will provide significant efficiencies in many jurisdictions where it can take a long time to get a final plat through the legislative process.
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  • Housing forum held at Kirkland City Hall

    Posted on Apr 27, 2017 in:
    • MBA News
    Housing, both in quantity and affordability, is undoubtedly an issue for Kirkland and the entire Puget Sound region as the area’s population continues to rapidly grow. Even for those who can afford a more expensive home, the current market is very competitive, with most listings going fast and receiving multiple offers.
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  • Understanding the process of selling land

    Posted on Apr 27, 2017 in:
    • Seattle Times HomeWork
    • Homeowners
    • Build
    Can you walk me through the process of selling land? The price of land depends on location, value of any buildings, and the ability to develop and customize the lot.
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  • Trump’s trade war could mean another housing price jump

    Posted on Apr 27, 2017 in:
    • MBA News
    On Tuesday, the Trump administration moved forward with higher tariffs on imported Canadian lumber. Anything that can help jobs and bring down the price of housing is a good thing for Western Washington. This may not be it, say experts. “This is going to be another shot that’ll be tough to swallow,” said Mike Pattison. He represents the Master Builders Association, a local trade association comprised of builders, remodelers, suppliers, manufacturers and service providers to the building industry.
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  • Builders: Lumber tariff will increase cost of Puget Sound homes

    Posted on Apr 26, 2017 in:
    • MBA News
    The price of a single family home in the Puget Sound region could increase by $5,000 to $7,000 under President Trump's move to put a 20 percent tariff on imported Canadian lumber, according to the Master Builders Association of King and Snohomish County.
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