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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
Read the new version of the School Concurrency Comprehensive Plan Amendment application here.
Our Government Affairs program is an active participant in the policy and regulatory processes in Pierce ...
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.
On Monday November 26th, Gig Harbor had the second reading of their Transportation Impact Fee (TIF) Proposal Ordinance.
A press release from the Senate Republicans.
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).
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.
View the 27-minute webinar by Robert Dietz, PH.D., Chief Economist for NAHB.
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.
This is a copy of the industry notice from Pierce County Planning and Public Works Director, Dennis Hanberg regarding Shoreline Code Updates.
Tacoma City Staff presented their Affordable Housing Action Strategy plan to City Council.
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.
Master Builders Association of Pierce County has been joining other home building associations around Washington ...
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!
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.
Mark your calendars for September 29th and 30th as the popular Tour of Remodeled Homes returns to the Tacoma/Pierce County area. Master Builders Association of Pierce County has been a voice of support for the home building industry since 1945, and the tour is another unique way to further advocate for our community of remodelers who exemplify the very best in quality, safety, and innovation.
It is no surprise to anyone in the industry that we currently find ourselves in the midst of an affordable housing crisis. The MBA and its members are always working on new and creative solutions to make housing more attainable. Among the viable solutions, we feel that jurisdictions should adopt and implement fee simple townhouse codes.
The 2018 Master Builders Association of Pierce County celebrated its 21st Annual Remodeling Excellence Awards on Tuesday, May 22, 2018 at Tin Can Alley. Many of our Pierce County local members went on to submit project entries for the state-level Excellence in Remodeling Awards (EIR).
The 2018 Membership Recognition Awards will be presented at the President's Gala this December.