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  • Lower Queen Anne Upzone Approval Doubles Heights in Some Areas

    Posted on Oct 10, 2017 in:
    • Advocacy
    • Builders
    The Seattle City Council on Monday, October 2, approved an upzone to allow taller buildings in the Uptown neighborhood of Seattle, known to most as lower Queen Anne. It’s the latest area in a series of upzoning approvals, following the University District, downtown and South Lake Union, Chinatown International District, and certain spots in the Central District.
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  • October Builder’s Bulletin Now Available

    Posted on Sep 26, 2017 in:
    • Builders
    • Builder's Bulletin
    The Builder's Bulletin aggregates key housing statistics of interest to our industry, such as home price and permit data and supply of housing inventory. See the October 2017 report.
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  • It’s September and Your Form I-9 is Now Outdated

    Posted on Sep 7, 2017 in:
    • Builders
    It seems like just yesterday the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) released an updated Form I-9. The changes are subtle, but still require employers to use the new form.
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  • Tax Reform is Out, Tax Cuts are Possible

    Posted on Sep 6, 2017 in:
    • Elliot Eisenberg Column
    • Builders
    After failing to repeal or replace Obamacare, Republicans are now focused on tax reform, a seemingly much easier task. However, there has been no significant tax reform since 1986; passing tax reform has historically required a bipartisan coalition to withstand the many opposition groups that intensively lobby to protect their deductions. Thus, expect a small tax cut but no structural tax changes.
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  • September Builder’s Bulletin Now Available

    Posted on Sep 1, 2017 in:
    • Builders
    • Builder's Bulletin
    The Builder's Bulletin aggregates key housing statistics of interest to our industry, such as home price and permit data and supply of housing inventory. See the September 2017 report.
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