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Celebrating Asian Pacific American Heritage Month: The Impact on Washington State Real Estate

May is a month of celebration as we honor Asian Pacific American Heritage Month. This annual observance supplies an opportunity to recognize and appreciate the rich contributions and cultural diversity of Asian Pacific Americans...

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NAR Welcomes FHFA’s Cancellation of August 1 LLPA Fee Increase

National Association of REALTORS®, the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) rescinded its proposed loan level pricing adjustment (LLPA) upfront fee on borrowers with debt-to-income ratios...

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Governor Inslee Signs Major Housing Bills Into Law

On Monday May 8, Governor Jay Inslee signed into law a number of major housing supply bills before a group of legislative sponsors and housing advocates...

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Governor Signs Agency Law Bill

Governor Inslee signed the REALTOR® Supported Agency Law Reforms Bill (SB 5191) into law...

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WR CEO Steve Francks to Retire

After more than 26 years of extraordinary service, Washington REALTORS® CEO Steve Francks has announced that he will retire from WR on July 14, 2023.

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Session Ends: Historic Housing Wins

The housing-heavy Legislative Session ended on April 23rd, showcasing huge wins on REALTOR® Legislative Priorities.

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Celebrating WR Leaders During Women's History Month

Women's History Month is about commemorating and encouraging the study, observance and celebration of the vital role of women in American history, including our own REALTOR® history!

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Remembering Janice Hall Matteo

Washington REALTORS® is sad to announce the passing of Washington and Clark County Association of REALTORS® leader Janice Hall Matteo...

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Mongolia Home Stay Program Success!

So grateful for this opportunity to host 8 Mongolian REALTORS this year for our first homestay program. Participants in the program got to stay with their host families for a few days last week..

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Margo Wheeler Path to Leadership Grant

The Margo Wheeler Path to Leadership Grant was created on January 22, 2019. It is with great honor that Women's Council of REALTORS - Washington State has opened up applications for 2023 awards to encourage higher leadership in memory of leader, Margo...

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Black Homeownership Initiative

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Early Session Wins for REALTORS® in Olympia

Friday, February 10 will be the 33rd day of the 105th day in the 2023 Legislative Session. While it is a budget year, typically the first half of the session is dedicated to policy issues and this year is no different. Washington REALTORS® came into this session with big asks of the Legislature...

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Real Estate Agency Law Reforms – Bill Summary

Washington State’s real estate agency law, Chapter 18.86 RCW, has not been updated since its adoption in the 1990s. Existing law does not require certain basic consumer protections, and does not reflect modern industry best practices. This legislation will both protect consumers and avoid litigation seen in other states.

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Q&A WITH WR’S ONCE AND FUTURE PRESIDENTS

Incoming president Alisha Harrison sits down to answer some questions about her upcoming presidency...

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Partnership With Black Home Initiative

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February Is Black History Month

Black History Month is an annual observance in the United States during the month of February to honor the contributions and accomplishments of African Americans throughout history...

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REALTORS® Support Bipartisan Legislation to Promote Transit-Oriented Development

Washington REALTORS® greatly appreciate Gov. Inslee and Sen. Liias’ bipartisan bill to promote transit-oriented development (TOD) in Washington..

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Governor Inslee Gives His State of the State Address With A Focus on Housing

On Tuesday, January 10th, Governor Jay Inslee gave his first in person State of the State address in person, in Olympia. The primary focus of the address was the $400 Billion bond to increase housing and affordable housing across the state of Washington....

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Washington REALTORS® - 2023 Legislative Priorities

The legislative priorities for the 2023 session include a lot of work on creating housing inventory, particularly affordable housing..

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It's Time For TikTok

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