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Master Builders Association of King and Snohomish Counties
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  • 2017 GRIP Open Enrollment

    Posted on Mar 27, 2017 in:
    • MBA Products
    • Shannon's 60
    Shannon talks to Kevin McDaniel about the benefits of using GRIP to manage L&I claims. Open enrollment ends June 15.
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  • Wood offers sturdy, natural choice for builders

    Posted on Mar 27, 2017 in:
    • Seattle Times HomeWork
    • Homeowners
    • Build
    The benefits of building with wood range from its natural beauty and structural versatility to a capacity to be uniquely crafted.
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  • New residents pour in: Pierce, Snohomish counties top the nation

    Posted on Mar 27, 2017 in:
    • Industry News
    New census data show that Pierce County saw the biggest increase in movers from within the United States of any county in the nation, which could suggest that people are being priced out of King County. This is the Southwest Estates development in Puyallup.
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  • Don’t like your city’s politics? Campaign School teaches Candidates April 12

    Posted on Mar 27, 2017 in:
    • MBA News
    Don’t like your City’s politics? Well then – do something about it! Campaign School is an exclusive one-day course blending the latest technological assets with proven voter outreach trends. It doesn’t matter what side of the fence you’re on, this school doesn’t discriminate. The ideal candidate is someone who wants to make a tangible difference in their community.
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  • Master Builders Association Addresses Affordable Housing Issue

    Posted on Mar 27, 2017 in:
    • MBA News
    With inventory down 25 percent, home values and rents both increasing, and more people moving to the region, the Master Builders Association of King and Snohomish Counties said the local housing market is struggling with a housing affordability crisis. “Despite efforts to add more housing, including a rise in apartment home construction in the region, the demand for housing has significantly outpaced supply,” Master Builders Association executive director Shannon Affholter said in a press release. “Lack of buildable land and other barriers to new home construction have contributed significantly to escalating housing costs and a housing supply shortage in King and Snohomish counties. Unfortunately, this is making it harder for families and workers to find attainable housing near job centers.”
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