Master Builder

Master Builders Association is the nation’s oldest and largest local homebuilders association, serving the Greater Seattle area and all of King and Snohomish counties. If you're looking to buy, build, remodel or maintain your home, we’re your source for qualified, local professionals and practical information on getting the job done right.

Master Builder Grow Your Garden in the Shade Sponsored: Grow Your Garden in the Shade
It’s rare that a garden or yard is fully engulfed in sunshine. But if you have shady areas in your yard where nothing seems to grow, you don’t have to give up those dreams for color, drama and vibrant blossoms. There is a suprising variety of plants that actually thrive in the shade.
Master Builder Home Repairs You Can't Afford to Ignore Sponsored: Home Repairs You Can't Afford to Ignore
When it comes to home repairs, it’s important to weigh short-term savings against long term value, because cheaper is not always better in the long run. Acting quickly when you notice problems is the smartest way to reduce home repair costs.
Master Builder  Sustainable Building Trends Sponsored: Sustainable Building Trends
“Going green” isn’t just a flash in the pan. For more and more Puget Sound homeowners, sustainability is an important part of planning a dream home. Here are some of the popular sustainable features currently on trend.

Ductless Heat Pumps are continuing to gain in popularity.
Master Builder Summer Cookout Caution! Sponsored: Summer Cookout Caution!
There are few things we cherish more than being able to get outside and enjoy the summer season with a great barbecue. But combining explosive fuels with food, hot metals, and large groups of people can be a recipe for disaster if you ignore important safety rules.
Master Builder Choosing Your Next Home: Old or New? Sponsored: Choosing Your Next Home: Old or New?
For some potential homebuyers an older home holds charm, history and character. For others the idea of a brand new home that has never been lived in is much more appealing. The rule of thumb used to be that new homes were more expensive than older homes, but that is no longer always the case.
Master Builder The Truth About Brick Homes Sponsored: The Truth About Brick Homes
Brick has been a popular building material for centuries and for good reason. It is energy efficient and relatively maintenance free, but many first-time brick home owners are unfamiliar with the signs that their brick home is in need of repair or maintenance. Here are a few things to watch for.
Master Builder 5 Home Maintenance Tips for Summer Sponsored: 5 Home Maintenance Tips for Summer
Nothing says summer like a big “to-do” list. With longer days and warmer temperatures, summer is the perfect time to take stock of your home’s condition and make any (hopefully minor) repairs and upgrades. But there’s no need to spend your entire summer with a tool in hand.
Master Builder Keeping Your Older Home Cool Sponsored: Keeping Your Older Home Cool
In most cases, older homes are poorly insulated. Energy codes have gone through much iteration over the years, helping to make homes more energy efficient. A well-insulated home holds in warmth during cold weather and keeps out the heat on hot days.
Master Builder What to Expect When Planning an Addition Sponsored: What to Expect When Planning an Addition
Many homeowners love their neighborhood and their home and have no desire to move, but due to changes in the size of their family, they really need more space. A home addition can provide extra living space and add resale value to your home.