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Built by Blue Sound Construction, designed by MaKe Design, photos by Alex Hayden
  • The Developing Trade War & Interest Rates

    Posted on Aug 14, 2018 in:
    • Elliot Eisenberg
    The U.S. economy is, at present, growing very rapidly, and 2018 is shaping up to be the best year for economic growth since 2006. As a result, the Federal Reserve is a lock to raise rates by a quarter point in September and there is at least a 70 percent chance that they will do so again in December to cool down growth and prevent inflation from taking hold. But plenty can go wrong with this forecast.
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  • PRESS RELEASE: Master Builders Association Hires Jeremy Hall as Its New Chief Operating Officer

    Posted on Aug 9, 2018 in:
    • Press Releases
    • MBAKS News
    Bellevue, Wash—August 9, 2018—The Master Builders Association of King and Snohomish Counties (MBAKS) is excited to announce that Jeremy (Jerry) Hall will join the organization as the chief operating officer. Hall, most recently principal of Brightspeed Consulting, formerly served as COO of two medicolegal services companies. He has an extensive background in strategic planning and maximizing operations efficiency. He will join MBAKS on Monday, August 13.
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  • Sure is Hot Out There. So Why’s the Market Cooling Down?

    Posted on Aug 7, 2018 in:
    • Industry News
    Is that faint rumbling we hear in the distance carryover from Seafair Weekend and its barrage of air and sea entertainment? Or could it be that ever-elusive housing bubble finally popping and coming back down to normal levels of absurdity?
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  • Mill Creek Adopts Administrative Approval of Final Plat Ordinance

    Posted on Aug 3, 2018 in:
    • Permitting
    • Industry Issues
    • Advocacy
    The city of Mill Creek has adopted an ordinance allowing for the administrative approval of final plats. The measure is already in effect.
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  • Seattle Advancing Tree Protection Ordinance

    Posted on Aug 3, 2018 in:
    • Environment
    • Industry Issues
    • Advocacy
    The Seattle City Council’s Planning, Land Use, and Zoning Committee (PLUZ) received a briefing from staff on the proposed tree protection ordinance. The working draft makes several amendments, but many gaps remain.
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Photo courtesy Blue Sound Construction, builder; MaKe Design, architect; and Alex Hayden, photographer