April is National New Homes Month

It’s no coincidence that people are generally happier in springtime. Compared to the colder, darker days of winter, spring is the opportunity for a fresh start – from planting a new flowerbed to starting a new baseball season. And for many Americans, it’s when they plan on buying a new home.

Master Builders Association of Pierce County Hosts a Tour for Real Estate Professionals

Master Builders Association of Pierce County hosted a Real Estate Licensee Tour presented by Community One Financial on April 18, 2019 with several real estate professionals in attendance. Those who joined the tour were able to visit communities of featured builders throughout Pierce County and acquaint themselves with current inventory and start-up projects.

Boost Your Home’s Curb Appeal in Three Simple Ways

Spring is the best time to revitalize the exterior of your home so set aside a little time now to give your home some extra attention. Updating the appearance of your home is a common home improvement project that adds value to your property by generating a strong return on investment. Discover three common exterior improvement ideas to help get you started.

Puyallup City Council Begins To Work on Land Use and Housing Code Updates

At their Council Meeting on March 26th, Puyallup City Council had the first reading of their land use and housing code updates. The ordinance dealt primarily with Accessory Dwelling Units (ADUs) and received extensive public comment.

Home Buyers Reveal What They Want in Their Next Home

Spring home buying season is underway, and the home building industry is celebrating New Homes Month in April. If you’re in the market for a new home, you may be considering what features are essential on your must-have list. Do other home buyers have similar preferences?

Choosing the Right Professional to Help You Stay in Your Home

While some homeowners might dream of retiring to a private tropical island, more and more are choosing to “age in place” and live independently, comfortably, and safely in their own home, regardless of age or ability.

Around the County: February 2019

Despite the second-coming of winter weather we have had, local jurisdictions are starting the heat up and pursue more meaningful legislation, especially as it pertains to building and development issues.

Recap of the first Development Officials’ Forum of 2019

The City of Puyallup hosted this quarter’s Development Officials Forum on Friday, March 1st. The room was packed with several city staff representative jurisdictions from around Pierce County as well as MBA members.

Gain a Competitive Edge with a Professional Designation

In today’s evolving market, it’s more important than ever for building-industry professionals to maintain their competitive edge. Earning a professional designation can be a great way to distinguish yourself – and your company – from your competition. During National Designation Month in March, seize the opportunity to advance your industry knowledge and skills.

School Concurrency Comp. Plan Application Sees Radical Transformation

Read the new version of the School Concurrency Comprehensive Plan Amendment application here.

Join the Legislative Strategy Committee: MBA’s Attainable Housing Advocacy Team

Our Government Affairs program is an active participant in the policy and regulatory processes in Pierce ...

Winners announced for Master Builders Association of Pierce County 2018 Member Recognition Awards

Master Builders Association of Pierce County held its annual Presidents Gala and Member Recognition Awards on Thursday, December 12th, 2018 at the Courtyard by Marriott Tacoma Downtown. This is a special event for Master Builders Association of Pierce County. Not only does the event celebrate the installation of 2019 board members and leadership, it also recognizes outstanding members. The President’s Gala is a night where we can say thank you and farewell to the outgoing MBA President, and welcome the incoming MBA President for the coming year.

MBA Helps Fend Off a Near 500% Transportation Impact Fee Increase in Gig Harbor

On Monday November 26th, Gig Harbor had the second reading of their Transportation Impact Fee (TIF) Proposal Ordinance.

Senate Republicans’ plan addresses affordable-housing problem in Washington

A press release from the Senate Republicans.

Members, Don’t miss Lowe’s *Special Offer* Nov. 9-11, 2018!

We pride ourselves on the many benefits our members receive when joining the Master Builders Association of Pierce County. In addition to value on a local level, there are even more perks provided on a state and national level that many members might not know about. Limited Time 10% + 2% Discount for NAHB Members. Nov. 9th – Nov. 11th when using your Lowe's Account Receivable (LAR) and Lowe's Business Account (LBA).

MBA & AHC PC Endorsed Candidates for 2018 General Election

The Master Builders Association of Pierce County (Master Builders Association of Pierce County) endorses housing-friendly candidates at the local, state and national levels for every election regardless of their political affiliation.

Rising Risks for the Housing Outlook

View the 27-minute webinar by Robert Dietz, PH.D., Chief Economist for NAHB.

Pierce County TIF Proposal to Arrive in Committee Next Monday

A series of anticipated projects throughout Pierce County are included in the recent proposal from the Transportation Advisory Commission and, along with these proposals, are adjustments to current Transportation Impact Fee (TIF) rates to provide necessary funding.

Pierce County Industry Notice – Shoreline Code Updates Coming Soon

This is a copy of the industry notice from Pierce County Planning and Public Works Director, Dennis Hanberg regarding Shoreline Code Updates.

Tacoma Staff Unveils Affordable Housing Action Strategy

Tacoma City Staff presented their Affordable Housing Action Strategy plan to City Council.

Developers & Builders: Class Opportunity from the WA State Dept. of Ecology

New class available: Determining Low Impact Development (LID) Feasibility and Improving Your Site Layout. BIAW is working with Kitsap County, Herrera Environmental Consultants and the Washington Stormwater Center on a grant-funded class for Builders, Developers, Remodelers and those who work the sites (excavation, site prep, roads, etc). The grant is funded by WA State Department of Ecology.

Local Jurisdictions Joining the Fight for Condo Liability Reform

Master Builders Association of Pierce County has been joining other home building associations around Washington ...

NAHB International Builders’ Show – September Only Special Offers

The National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) International Builders Show takes place February 19-21, 2019 at the Las Vegas Convention Center in Las Vegas, Nevada. With over 1,500 exhibitors and more than 130 classes, attend IBS to learn the latest on home innovation. Sign up by Sept. 30 for special discounts!

New Mandatory Definition of “Engaging in Business”

The minimum threshold for engaging in business will be $2,000 per year in cities for businesses that do not have a location in a specific city they are working in.