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This weekend and Oct. 4-6 will be the dates for this year's Fall Festival of Homes, presented by the Spokane Home Builders Association. The show sponsor is Pro-Build Spokane.
This year's show features 32 new homes by 18 builders, constructed at assorted area sites. The four “host” sites are River District in Liberty Lake, Elk Ridge Heights in the Spokane Valley, Five Mile Heights in North Spokane and Eagle Ridge in South Spokane.
Hours will be 10 a.m.-5 p.m. daily. For more information, go to SpokaneFestivalofHomes.com. Maps and event information are available. You can also look at the printed special insert in the Sept. 25 edition of the Spokesman-Review.
The event includes readers' polls and a number of promotions including prizes from several Spokane-area retailers.
The SR and Spokesman.com featured a business story today on the rising hope that the area's housing market is coming back.
Today's Washington Post had the exact same idea today. Here's its take, which is nearly identical to the SR story, in terms of why people care about new home construction:
New homes are popping up in more and more neighborhoods around the country in recent months, offering one of the most promising signs yet that the nation’s long-suffering housing market is actually starting to heal.
The increase in new home construction is particularly encouraging because of the economic benefits that ripple out each time a construction crew breaks ground. The growing demand for new homes has put contractors back to work, helped shore up some municipal budgets and pumped money into local economies.
“When you create jobs again in the housing market, you create some multiple of those jobs elsewhere,” said Brad Hunter, chief economist at Metrostudy, a national research firm that tracks new home construction. “To build a house, you’re causing more demand for lumber, furniture, drapes, carpets, cement, steel, appliances . . . These are all industries that get stimulated by housing.”
Spokane Home Builders Association (SHBA) has hired Michael Cathcart as its director of government affairs.
Good weather and the annual home show. Your weekend awaits.
The annual Spokane Home Builders Association's Premier Home Improvement Show kicked off earlier this week and runs through Sunday at the Spokane County Fair and Expo Center.
Tickets are $8.00 with kids 12 and under free.
This year the featured attractions include a G&S Landscape “pro corner” and a 72-inch doghouse and a chicken coop built by student apprentices in the SHBA training program. Hours Saturday are 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday.